Magazine article The Spectator

In Love with Aphrodite Hills

Magazine article The Spectator

In Love with Aphrodite Hills

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Kate Newman relaxes in a sophisticated 'CentreParcs' on Cyprus

Give most women a lie-detector test and quiz them about their holiday preferences and they'll probably falter when asked if they really enjoy staying in rented villas. Villa life is sometimes not dissimilar to signing up for a hot house-swap. A dodgy dishwasher, strange supermarkets and the domestic Groundhog Day exhaustion that comes with running an unfamiliar house in an unfamiliar country in unaccustomed heat while pretending to relax. Proper holidays need to supply luxury, pampering and a break away from the routine grind of everyday life.

For those desperate housewives honest enough to admit they want more from a holiday than just making sure everyone else is off having a good time, there is an easy solution.

InterContinental Aphrodite Hills, the sprawling 578-acre resort ten miles east of Paphos in Cyprus offers the best of both worlds. …

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