A couple of hours' drive from the island's airports, the Akamas Peninsula is a corner of immense natural beauty.

Nestled between pine-clad hills and the windswept beach, Anassa is a village of whitewashed buildings surrounded by gardens and connected by long walkways and a picturesque square complete with a church.

The eastern wing is dedicated to couples, making the 177-room resort feel positively private.

Book a Garden Studio or Junior Suite and you'll have your own private pool. Be sure to visit the Thalassa Spa.

WOW FACTOR: The serenity, gardens and village atmosphere.

GO: Original Travel (originaltravel.co.uk) offers seven nights B&B from £1,263 per person, including transfers. Easyjet (easy jet.com) flies to Paphos from £146 return.