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Responsible tourism: Polis, Cyprus villa & hotel accommodation

Living up to its name the Natura Beach is a hotel with a strong environmental ethos:

Design:
The characteristic low-profile design of the hotel buildings and their distance from the beach are part of our effort of not imposing upon the surrounding environment.

Water conservation and sewage treatment:
A separate piping network provides ground water from our own well to lavatories thus saving valuable drinking water. The ground water is also used for the irrigation of our plantations and herb gardens. All waste water is collected in a sophisticated on-site biological treatment station and the treated water is used for irrigating the lawns. Guests can help in our efforts by choosing when to change towels and by refraining from throwing solid waste or chemicals in the drain.

Energy conservation:
A solar panel system ensures that for most of the year no fuel at all is used for heating the water. Economy light bulbs are used in all rooms and common areas. The air-conditioning units will go off when the glass doors to the balcony or terrace are not well shut avoiding wasteful use. Air-conditioning and all lighting in the bedrooms will also go off when the key holder is removed from the slot when the guest is away.

The Beach:
The absence of bright lights and water sports on the beach is in recognition of the fact that the Polis Bay is a breeding ground for Sea Turtles (both the Careta Careta and the Chelonia Mitas). Turtle nests are monitored and protected. Our front office can provide information and advise on ways that hotel guests can get involved.

The Plantations:
The hotel plantations, on the left and right of the buildings, provide most of the vegetables and fruit used by our kitchen. Depending on the season guests can participate in olive and orange picking. The small animal farm is an attraction for children and also provides for some of our requirements for meat and eggs.

Education:
Occasional lectures and slide shows on the nature of Cyprus and guided walks to the Akamas Peninsula nature reserve are organized by the hotel and are freely open to all guests.

Reviews of Polis, Cyprus villa & hotel accommodation

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 05 Sep 2011 by

This has been the 3rd visit to this hotel. Definitely will return. A*. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Apr 2010 by

Watching the sunset from the terrace of my room. Excellent view, great location., good local food. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2010 by

Excellent. A really relaxing break - I hope to make a return trip. Very encouraging to see a smaller-scale family hotel; well-organised, clean, comfortable, friendly and beautiful, with a positive impact on its local environment. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Apr 2009 by

Ours was a relaxing and quiet holiday in a beautiful spot near Polis in Cyprus. If you want to go somewhere delightful, peaceful and unspoilt then this is the place. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2009 by

Very good indeed, we've been to this part of Cyprus before and to this hotel and always enjoyed it. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2009 by

Watching a fantastic lightning storm at sea from the comfort of the hotel terrace was the most memorable part. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2009 by

The breakfasts were good. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Aug 2008 by

The view from the hotel of the beach and the clear blue sea was amazing. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 May 2008 by

The hotel was really nice, quiet and secluded, very good staff and excellent food. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Apr 2008 by

The wonderful peaceful setting and its proximity to the lovely pebbly beach was the most memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Nov 2007 by

The staff are extremely friendly, very courteous and the hotel clean and very comfortable. The hotel itself is in a perfect spot, very peaceful and quiet - quite perfect. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2007 by

The villas are simply furnished but comfortable. We breakfasted on the first floor roof terrace of the villa overlooking the hotel’s gardens, and relaxed by the sunny private pool secluded from our neighbours by tall vegetation. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2007 by

Idyllic location. It was a perfect family holiday Read full review

Reviewed on 01 May 2007 by

It was all that I expected it to be, and more besides! The hotel was peaceful and quiet, with no noisy discos or other entertainment, (which I don't like), and the food was good too ~ lots of it being from their own organic gardens. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Apr 2006 by

We had the most wonderful holiday; there were lots of hugely memorable moments. Arriving at the hotel was pretty good: it was in pristine condition, the staff were very friendly and there were lots of glorious flowers. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Apr 2006 by

Most memorable - watching a whip snake raid a nest of sparrows and eat some babies before being scared off by hotel owner. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Aug 2005 by

This hotel is a wonderfully peaceful and relaxing place to stay. It's also the only hotel I've ever stayed in where there were always enough sun-beds to go round. Friendly staff, good food, pleasant rooms with wonderful views. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2005 by

We did really enjoy the holiday - it was both relaxing and refreshing. The hotel that I found through you was, we think - probably the best hotel in its category; firstly because it grew and used seasonal vegetables and fruit; secondly, because it was largely quiet and peaceful and lastly, but not least, because of its location. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2005 by

The views from the hotel front were great - and we were close to the Akamas Peninsula, excellent walking country. Overall we had an excellent holiday, especially as the weather was pretty good for January. We would be happy to go again. Read full review

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