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Get into the festive spirit in Cyprus

5th November 2009 Print

The Christmas break here in the UK is anything but relaxing and certainly a strain on the purse strings! From huge shopping bills to family fall outs and burnt turkey, the holiday season is far from stress free. This year, why not escape the festive rush and jet off to the island of Cyprus where you can still enjoy all the traditional trimmings but this time from the comfort of the 5-star All Inclusive St Raphael Resort.


The 5-star St Raphael Resort is the perfect Christmas retreat for all the family and offers guests a traditional and exciting festive programme, guaranteed to bring you that special Christmas feeling and its All Inclusive basis means all the festivities are included in the price of your holiday! Traditional carol singing, a complimentary champagne breakfast on Christmas morning, a festive cocktail reception held for guests by the management of the hotel and a wonderful New Year’s Eve gala dinner are just a few delights on offer creating a celebratory ambience all around.


The St Raphael Resort is a wonderful hotel for children and at Christmas time, their stay is that extra bit special! The supervised mini club will have them making Christmas cards for their friends and family, they can help decorate the hotel’s wonderful Christmas tree and not forgetting the anticipated magical arrival of Santa Claus bearing gifts for those children who have been good!


Whilst the children are pre-occupied with all things festive, the adults can take advantage of the daily happy hour in the “Captains Bar” or enjoy the mulled wine and mince pies on offer on Christmas Eve. A specially prepared Christmas day gala dinner will entertain all the family with the resident band playing festive tunes. Adults who want to indulge in a pampering session can enjoy luxurious Thalgo treatments at the hotel’s spa at a special 20% discount on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.


The St Raphael Resort is situated on the largest sandy beach in Limassol, 11km from the town centre, and offers a wide range of facilities including; two freshwater outdoor swimming pools, The Captain’s Bar & Terrace, tennis courts, a health club and spa and delicious dining options, not forgetting the award winning (not part of the AI but a discount is granted) Sailor’s Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant. Guests can explore the hotel’s private marina or take a walk along the beachfront, perfect for an after dinner stroll.


Specialist tour operator, Planet Holidays, offers 7-nights All Inclusive at the 5-star St Raphael Resort from £955 per adult. The price is based on a standard inland view room with return flights from Gatwick departing 22nd December 2009 with private taxi transfers. Alternatively stay 14-nights from £1510 per adult. Regional departures are also available. To book, call Planet Holidays visit For further information about the hotel, visit