Clockwise from above left: entrance to Cap St Georges; Cleopatra Spa indoor pool; Cap St Georges lobby; Mesoyios’ terrace lined with olive trees
Nestled along the southwestern coast of the illustrious island of Cyprus, Cap St Georges Hotel & Resort is a luxurious and exclusive enclave boasting magnificent views of the azure Mediterranean Sea. A place where serenity and sophistication are delivered in droves, the resort features an array of sumptuous accommodations designed to provide guests with the utmost comfort and privacy.
Situated near the village of Pegeia, a short drive from the popular town of Paphos, Cap St Georges Hotel & Resort benefits from its prime location, where the rugged Cypriot coastline meets pristine beaches. The resort’s scenic surroundings include dramatic cliffs, crystal-clear waters, and panoramic sunsets, creating a perfect backdrop for a relaxing getaway.
Over and above its sublime setting, Cap St Georges Hotel & Resort offers a range of top-notch facilities to cater to the needs of its discerning guests. These include an infinity-edge swimming pool with mesmerising sea views, a well-equipped fitness centre and spa, and beautifully landscaped gardens that invite leisurely strolls.
Gastronomy also plays an integral role in the property’s standout offerings, promising guests both delectable Cypriot delicacies and international cuisine that spotlight the height of culinary excellence. Whether enjoying a romantic dinner with a loved one or savouring a casual meal with family and friends, the myriad dining venues at Cap St Georges Hotel & Resort promise to tantalise taste buds with exceptional flavours.
FOUR sits down with Panayiotis Markou, Director of Sales & Marketing at Cap St Georges Hotel & Resort, to discover what else makes this property a must-visit on the island.
Can you provide us with an overview of Cap St Georges, including the resort’s vision and philosophy on hospitality…
The ultra-luxurious Cap St Georges Hotel & Resort welcomed its first guests in June 2022. The concept is to create the leading lifestyle destination, an upscale luxury resort in Cyprus, where discerning guests love to stay in their own luxurious community in an idyllic location, experiencing personalised high-calibre services and enjoying exciting cuisine.
Our goal is to make our guests’ dreams come true and transform their experiences here into lifelong memories.
How would you describe the target market and clientele of Cap St Georges Hotel & Resort?
Cap St Georges Hotel & Resort welcomes valued guests from all over the world. Having opened its doors a year ago, the resort has fast become an attraction for the upscale international community.
Cap St Georges Hotel & Resort is much more than “just a hotel”; it’s a real lifestyle destination made for exploring. It’s a phenomenal world, a world unto itself, defined by its seclusion, serenity, and supremacy, where we strive to create a safe and comfortable environment for our valued guests, enhancing their luxury lifestyle experience. It’s a destination within a destination.
High-end travellers seek personalised experiences and attention to detail. How does Cap St Georges ensure a bespoke and unforgettable stay for its discerning guests?
Whilst the resort provides a plethora of exciting activities for each and every guest, there’s even more to explore in the surrounding area! Put yourself in the hands of one of our resort’s expert tour guides and discover the wealth of archaeological, historical, cultural and natural sites on our doorstep.
Clockwise from above left: exploring Avakas Gorge; picnic at White River Beach; excursion to Matrona Chruch; Champagne on the rocks at Maniki Beach
Cap St Georges is renowned for its breathtaking location. Could you describe the natural surroundings and how they contribute to the overall experience at the resort?
Uniquely located at the cusp of the Akamas National Park in Paphos, Cyprus, the five-star Cap St Georges Hotel & Resort occupies a stunning natural seafront, the surrounding area lending to the air of authentic local character and redefining world-class luxury hospitality.
Our five-star resort is set against breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean, with jewel-like islands dotting the horizon and enveloped by verdant gardens brimming with centuries-old olive trees, fragrant herbs and endemic flora, making Cap St Georges Hotel & Resort a sanctuary of holistic serenity and delivering an authentic island experience.
The resort has been crafted from natural Cyprus stone and designed to reflect the surrounding landscapes and embody the island’s rich culture in every line.
Over and above its beauty, what makes Cyprus, and Peyia in particular, a must-visit destination in your opinion?
There are loads of amazing places in Cyprus, but the beauty of Paphos really stands out with its enchanting sunsets, picturesque rugged coastline, Blue Flag beaches with pine-fringed sands and clear waters, unspoiled nature, and rich history.
There are many things to do in Paphos. It is great for fans of archaeological sites and those looking to get active on their vacations. Inhabited since the Neolithic period, it was once the centre of the cult of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty and fertility. There’s always something new to discover!
The city of Paphos is known for its archaeological treasures. If you want to learn about history, you should definitely not miss the Kato Archaeological Park with its ancient Roman villas and mosaics, the harbour with the medieval castle, the Tombs of the Kings and much more. Designated a European Capital of Culture in 2017, the old town was completely refurbished. It’s now a fine place for a stroll while discovering hidden surprises.
Our resort’s expert tour guides invite guests to explore a variety of archaeological, historical, cultural, and natural sites in Paphos. You can visit the ancient baths of Adonis or embark on a thrilling excursion through the Avakas Gorge. Nature enthusiasts can watch baby turtles hatch in Lara Bay, hike the circular Trail of Aphrodite (a must-see from March to May due to its stunning panoramic views and rare wildlife sightings), or charter a yacht and head out to the famous Blue Lagoon. With so much to see, do and experience, you’ll want to return to Paphos again and again.
Fine dining is an essential component of the luxury travel experience. What culinary delights and gourmet experiences can guests expect at Cap St Georges?
Cap St Georges features 10 themed restaurants and bars.
At Mesoyios, the discerning palate can island-hop across the Mediterranean with creative culinary interpretations of many local dishes featuring freshly sourced fish and seafood. The sommelier’s favourite wine and champagne labels will grace your every celebration from day to night, all set under a canopy of olive trees and with an uninterrupted vista of the St. George coastline. Mesoyios is an epicurean indulgence beyond measure: a dining experience evoking the wonders of the Mediterranean, it’s a sensory journey through the aromas, images and flavours of chic beachside living.
At Bonsai, enjoy the nuanced flavours of the Orient, offering a contemporary nod to delectable Asian cuisine. Your personal chef will entertain you with unique teppanyaki skills that bring a touch of magic to each individual teppanyaki station while sushi experts prepare their intricate creations behind the bar.
Named after the Italian word for ‘flavours’, Sapori offers a whistle-stop tour of Italy’s rich array of gastronomic regions. This intimate venue delivers a quintessential trattoria experience, with rustic stone walls and a mouth-watering menu of exceptional Italian fare garnished with hearty servings of world-class hospitality. The menu is a celebration of beloved Italian recipes characterised by authentic notes of truffle, rosemary and pesto, to name just a few. Carefully crafted pastas and pizzas, delicious meats, and succulent seafood dishes are paired with a premium selection of best-in-class names from the Italian, Cypriot and international wine scenes.
Kohili, the Greek word for ‘shell’, is an enchanting alcove for exquisite beachside dining and barefoot adventures. Discerning diners can soak up the picturesque views across the lush gardens to the sea at this coastal haven. Whet your appetite with innovative summer recipes and cool down with exotic refreshments. Sink your toes in the sand to the rhythm of inspirational musicians and explore mesmerising shisha flavours. Allow your heart to lead you to Kohili for sun-kissed moments marked by destiny.
Our Chroma Lounge & Bar’s 180-degree views of the sea can be enjoyed from the terrace in a way that is unlike any other. Lap up breathtaking panoramas with a unique sunset whilst enjoying our signature cocktails.
The resort’s “epicurean festival”, ‘Sky Stars’, has become a popular culinary event on the island. Renowned Michelin-starred chefs from all over the world each bring their signature menus to Cape St Georges Hotel & Resort for a few days. The events are held at Sky7 fine-dining restaurant and offer an unforgettable gastronomic experience for our guests.
Clockwise from above left: alfresco dining at Mesoyios; interior of teppanyaki restaurant Bonsai; sunset views from Chroma Lounge & Bar; terrace at Sapori
Wellness and relaxation offerings are paramount for many travellers. How does Cap St Georges cater to the wellness needs of its guests?
As a destination for holistic wellbeing and sensory bliss, the exceptional Cleopatra Spa, with its luxury branded product lines, bespoke therapies and abundance of therapy rooms, is a world-class wellness destination. Sprawled across some 2,585m2 on the hotel’s ground floor, it is a tranquil haven of physical perfection and spiritual balance where exceptional treatments integrate with cutting-edge practices and premium products.
Step inside this sumptuous, Verde Guatemala green-marble-clad sanctuary, and embark on the ultimate bespoke journey to enhanced wellness, beauty and serenity. Our unsurpassed facilities include a spacious indoor spa pool, hydrotherapy whirlpool, and cold plunge pools, as well as an expansive lounge space, thermal saunas, steam rooms, and aromatherapy experience showers. There are also eight treatment rooms, two Private VIP suites and a handful of signature Rasoul mud treatment chambers.
In the hands of our expert therapists’, bespoke treatments inspired by indulgent global rituals and premium products from the world’s most high-end result-driven brands, including Valmont, Cinq Mondes and Kypwell, will deliver a truly transformative experience fit for the most beautiful kings and queens the world has ever known.
Combining expansive high-end facilities with the very best in cutting-edge fitness technology, our state-of-the-art Nautilus gym is the perfect place to achieve your fitness goals. With top-of-the-range Nautilus-branded equipment spread across two spacious training rooms, the gym also features an indoor pool area while expert personal trainers are on-hand to support your progress.
The travel industry is evolving rapidly – how does Cap St Georges stay ahead of these trends and adapt its offerings to meet the changing demands of travellers?
The ever-increasing speed of technological advancements and changing consumer expectations make it arguably more difficult to forecast the future of the tourism industry than ever before.
We believe the trends favour the end consumers and organisations that are “most adaptable to change”. Connectivity and personalisation are essential; anticipating guests’ desires, offering exclusive services and attention to detail such as private dining, your own Personal Lifestyle Curator, and 24-hour security are just a few to ensure the ultimate comfort and privacy of all our guests. We seek to captivate our guests and indulge them with an array of unique emotions and experiences lasting a lifetime.
The resort’s accommodations play a significant role in creating a luxurious stay. Could you describe the different accommodations available and the special amenities they offer?
Delivering some of the island’s most expansive, premium accommodations, Cap St Georges comprises 202 sea-facing rooms and suites, 29 with private pools, all thoughtfully curated with contemporary luxuries and amenities. Bathed in natural light flooding in from the floor-to-ceiling windows, these exquisite escapes combine chic, understated elegance with tasteful references to the local Cypriot culture.
Our rooms and suites are designed to cater to couples, families and business travellers; the rooms feature unsurpassed upscale furnishings and are elegantly dressed in exquisite white oak and Crema Marfil marble. Boasting stunning views out over the vast expanse of the Mediterranean from oversized panoramic windows, all our rooms and suites are elegantly adorned in earth tones with a minimal riviera aesthetic to highlight the beautiful surroundings.
There are twelve distinct room and suite categories, along with interconnecting family suites and accessible rooms in each category, plus a 7-bedroom Presidential Villa Suite “Akamas” with a private pool.
Each room and suite has been envisioned to encourage guests to chill and soak in the endless blues from their spacious private balcony or retreat from reality in the irresistible king-size bed. They all feature expansive bathrooms with opulent free-standing baths and double wash basins. A pull-out sofa bed allows for up to three guests to sleep comfortably.
Clockwise from above left: Panorama Room; Cap One-Bedroom Suite balcony; Cap Deluxe Room bathroom; Presidential Suite terrace with private pool
How do you hope a stay at the resort impacts guests? What emotions/memories do you want them to leave with?
The entire hotel’s team is dedicated to providing excellence in quality, exceeding clients’ expectations. Our reward is and reflects the genuine gratitude of our guests, stating it has been an absolute pleasure meeting us and getting to know us, enjoying a wonderful stay at our stunning hotel Cap St Georges and thanking us for caring for them in such a way that will create unforgettable memories that last a lifetime. That’s what we all strive for on a daily basis at Cap St Georges, creating these unique guest moments and emotions.
Many travellers value exclusive experiences and activities. What unique experiences or excursions does Cap St Georges offer to cater to the interests and preferences of its guests?
Within its expansive grounds, the resort boasts a well-developed infrastructure: a modern sports centre built to international standards, including full UEFA-approved football fields; a six-kilometre-long cycle and pedestrian path; George’s Horse Ranch, which is a horseriding club; an amphitheatre; a night club; a gaming lounge with professional computers and PlayStation 5 consoles; our very own farm-to-table concept, a 44,000m² Perivoli garden offering fresh and organic fruits and vegetables; and many other facilities.
Cap St Georges Hotel & Resort offers an extensive range of activities and unique life experiences: horse riding by the sea, yachting, fishing, bicycles and buggies rentals enabling guests to venture off into Akamas, the Avakas Gorge and other local attractions; trips to the Paphos Zoo, fruit picking from our Perivoli garden, beekeeping, traditional cheese-( Halloumi) and olive-oil making, plus Cyprus wine tasting.
Our guests also have the opportunity to swim in the White River at the entrance of Akamas or visit the beach of Kafizis (awarded with an EU Blue Flag), where they can enjoy refreshing cocktails or snacks while listening to the chillout beats by the in-house DJ.
Any other highlights at the resort you’d like to spotlight?
Mediterranean Spirit – Fishing Adventure
Experience the warm Cyprus hospitality and unmatched knowledge of our local fishermen on an exclusive private boat tour on a traditional fishing vessel. Journey out into the Mediterranean, where the watery blue depths hold an array of aquatic secrets. Unlock the key to this hidden world as you learn about the unique local ways of fishing, followed by a delightful seafood lunch.
Sustainability and environmental responsibility have become increasingly important in the luxury travel industry. How does Cap St Georges integrate these values into its operations?
At Cap St Georges, besides the traditional approaches to improving our company’s ethical positioning — for instance, by adopting fair labour practices and using eco-friendly, recycled or organic materials in our daily operation, we strongly believe the key to success is authenticity.
We pursue sustainable luxury as our narrative. We genuinely implement sustainability and environmentally-friendly models into our daily operations; we embrace change by implementing an Environmental Management System, adopting Green Marketing Strategies and Employing Low-cost Environmental Strategies while simultaneously applying for Green Certifications.
Here at Cap St Georges, we are dedicated. It’s all about passion, and we invite a forward-looking continuity hand in hand with the human touch.
Clockwise from above left: horseriding on the beach at Cap St Georges; interior of Chroma Lounge & Bar; Cap St Georges cinema; Thalassa Pool Bar at dusk
Do you have many returning guests? If so, why do you think this is the case?
Despite being open just over a year now, since June 2022, we already can look back to a substantial track record of returning guests, with the trend increasing.
We believe in delivering an authentic island experience that reflects the surrounding landscapes and embodies the rich culture of Cyprus throughout, in addition to the expected luxury surroundings and sublime personalised services.
Monitoring these in an active guest engagement process, we always welcome and encourage guest feedback either by elegant surveys or real-time guest feedback to uncover new insights. Reputation management is as important as ever, and we are filled with joy to have achieved high rankings on all guest evaluation platforms and channels within such a short time of operation.
Finally, what exciting developments or expansions can we expect from Cap St Georges in the future? Are there any plans for new amenities, events or partnerships on the cards?
This is just the beginning. Moreover, the project’s second phase will include a private clinic in collaboration with a well-known German medical centre, a private school and the island’s largest summer school in partnership with a Swiss house, and a state-of-the-art interactive museum highlighting the rich history and archaeology of the region. In addition to an on-site helipad and a 16-course tennis academy, our culinary and shopping experiences will equally be expanded with several luxury retail shops and restaurants with an additional clubhouse.
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Clockwise from above left: Panayiotis Markou, Director of Sales & Marketing at Cap St Georges; Wet Area with Russian Banya at Cleopatra Spa; picking fruits at Perivoli farm; private pool at Cap St Georges residences