ZENING Beach & Spa Wellness Holiday Village

Latchi, Polis Chrysochous, CYPRUS

 

ZENING Elia Village is a green and healthy holiday resort village offering wellness vacation with deep relaxation.

This upscale grade A holiday village on 100 acres of hilly landscape is located in Latchi village by a yacht marina on Chrysochous Bay of the Mediterranean, in nature reserve of Akamas region in the north west of Cyprus.

143 village style apartments in 18 blocks distantly spread through the vast hilly landscape provide privacy and nature immersion. Resort is a hundred yards from the pristine pebble beaches of Latchi.

ZENING is a village style holiday experience on principles of sustainability and inner wellbeing.

The resort village has winding walking paths and steps through herbal gardens that provide a chance to exercise walk in nature with stunning views of Mediterranean.

A wellness & zen vacation at ZENING is for complete relaxation from stress of modern life.

The resort offers choice of yoga and meditation sessions, relaxing spa therapies, delicious and nutritious cuisine and a chance to disconnect and detox for a holistic mindful vacation.

Studio and one-bedroom cottages are in two level blocks, each one with balconies and verandas opening on to gardens spread through wild landscape, giving space, privacy and joy of living.

Two outdoor swimming pools, one of them in the quiet adults only zone provide a chance to soak in the sunshine under palm trees.

Soma Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with amazing sea views.

A vacation at ZENING is a back to nature escape from stress and a journey toward complete & deep relaxation.

 

Location of ZENING

ZENING Elia Village resort is located in the mythological playground of Aphrodite. It is situated in Chrysochous Bay which is a north facing seabay without a highway access, in Latchi harbour village. The road to Latchi is a winding mountain road with slow traffic. Polis town is 3 kms away and has banks, post office, museum, general hospital and government services. Paphos city and airport are 40 kms away. Larnaca (LCA) airport is a 2 Hr drive. Limassol is 100 Kms away and drive to capital Nicosia is 2 Hrs. The region has many charming mountain villages with tavernas and inns.

 

Akamanthos Avenue road runs from Polis to Baths of Aphrodite where it ends. ZENING is located with direct access to this road. The beach is across in front of resort across Akamanthos Av. with moderate village and tourist traffic.
There is no industry or large city and the area is mostly an agricultural region growing orange and citrus.
Yacht marina of Latchi and many traditional taverns are a short walk. Polis has well known taverns, museums and town square.
Latchi is in north west of Cyprus, a European Union member with Euro as its currency. Driving is on left side of the road.
Paphos and Larnaca airports connect Cyprus to more than 70 European, Russian and Gulf cities served by nearly 25 airlines.

Accommodation

Accommodation at ZENING is in 143 studio and one bedroom sea facing apartment suites.The spacious rooms are built in traditional Cyprus village style with minimalist simplicity of design to channel the unique energy and light of this healthy riviera. Colourfulness and eclectic ethnic design of comfortable living areas create a space for mindfulness.

All rooms have individual air conditioning, solar water heaters, small kitchenette with tea & coffee making facilities and a veranda or balcony. All rooms are provided water individually from spring water source. No minibar is available. Room TVs do not have pay per view or cable TV channels. Apartments are homely, minimalist and spacious. Village was built in 1998 and refurbished in 2014.

Access to rooms is through stone walking paths, which are often steep and have steps on hill, requiring walking. No wheelchair, cart or vehicle access is available. Guests may have their luggage delivered to their rooms.

Rooms @ ZENING

Studio Garden & Sea View

Spacious studio with tiled floors, french wooden shutters opening to beautiful views of gardens & the Mediterranean Sea.
Yogi Studio rooms have two single beds that may be joined with mattress topper to make single queen
sized bed.
Size: 25 m2. Floor: Ground floor with veranda.

 

One Bedroom Apartment Sea View

Large one bedroom, one living room suite apartment with a spacious 36 m2 living area, tiled floors, eclectic and ethnic furnishings, french shutter doors opening to verandas and balconies. Bedroom features two single beds which can be joined.
Living room has a comfortable seating area, a TV, dressing table providing space for another two single beds ideal for friends, groups and families.
Karma Apartments have a modernized bathroom with soaking bath tub and shower.
Size: 36 m2. Floor: Ground Floor, First floor with garden or sea facing balcony in the living room and the window opening to mountain view or sea view in the bedroom.

Deluxe Studio on the pool

Superior Nirvana spacious studio opening to Fontana Pool , 32 m2 are a quiet, private, adults only sanctuary.
The deluxe studios are for enhanced private space with Mediterranean style furnishings and french shutter doors opening to a terrace overlooking beautiful views of pool, palms, and gardens. The studios are south west facing, thus abundant in fresh aroma from Akamas brought by southern breeze.
Studio features comfortable queen size double bed or twin beds that can be joined.
Bathrooms with a bathtub and shower. Size : 32 m2. Floor: Ground floor with terrace

 

Deluxe Studio with Sea View

A superior spacious Nirvana deluxe studio with soothing interiors and amazing views of the Mediterranean, beaches with a shared private garden.
Studio is serene and subtle, fitted with double bed or two single beds and traditional furniture with modern touch. The north facing Bay views are soothing and uplifting.
A nature inspired bathroom with deep soaking bath.
Size: 32 m2. Floor: Ground floor with private terrace

Room amenities

  • Individual split Air condition units inside the room, compressor placed outside each room

  • Individual water pumps for each room

  • Individual Safety Box for mobile phones, passport and cash

  • Coffee and Tea making facilities

  • Hairdryer

  • Kitchenette with mini-refrigerator for tea & Coffee, no minibar

  • VOIP telephone for internal, local and international calls

  • Solar heated hot water

  • Drinking water fountain in room

  • Dressing Table

Facilities & Infrastructure

  • 143 studio and apartment rooms in purpose built two floor, 18 blocks.

  • Soma Restaurant & Bar

  • Veda Spa with indoor pool, steam, sauna

  • 2 Outdoor swimming pools

  • Aphrodite Yoga Hall

  • Yoga Barn

  • Meeting and seminar rooms

  • Amphitheater for cultural events

  • Children’s play pool & Play rooms

  • Seasonal Pool Bars

  • Social TV, Internet Cafe

  • Hill landscape with abundant flowers, fruit and olive trees, herb and organic vegetables.

Restaurant & Bars

Soma Restaurant

The restaurant serves multi cuisine buffet for the whole family. The food is nutritious, wholesome and delicious and our chefs strive to bring you a taste of the local cypriot delicacies along with best loved recipes from around the world.

The restaurant offers the same stunning view of the sea and marina and partaking a meal here is a delight for the palate and for the soul.

  • Breakfast 7.30 – 10.00;

  • Lunch 12.30 – 14.30;

  • Dinner 19.00 – 22.00 * (timings are subject to change)

Eden, Fontana and Red Square bars are seasonal and serve from June to September.

Red Square

Ideal for hosting a private concert or private movie night with family and friends, the open air Red Square cafe brings you the charm of live concerts and cinema under the stars.

It is a great place to enjoy a companionable evening.

Athena Amphitheater

Set on the hilltop against the stunning backdrop of the Mediterranean our amphitheatre has the grandeur, ambience and acoustic brilliance of ancient greek amphitheatres. Our animation team brings alive the most amazing and original shows here. The magic of this place is palpable whether watching a show under a starry moonlit sky or just watching the sun set over the horizon.

The Hut

The Hut is welcome area of ZENING. It is a cabin made of recycled waste wood which would otherwise have ended in a landfill.

A shabby-chic construction, it is a rustic hut, unpretentious and, without wasting any new resources it reflects the natural, green and ecological aspect of our resort. The Hut is a traditional village like welcome area of ZENING.

ZENING Pools

Eden pool

Eden pool is the biggest of the four pools at Zening. Perfect for the whole family and close to the Eden Barn, the Nebo Deck and the Soma Restaurant, it is a great place to spend the whole day.

Fontana pool

The second pool is reserved for the adults. Its swaying palms and many fruit trees create a perfect haven for quiet relaxation. It is set away from the lively noise of the Eden pool, so adults can enjoy peace and tranquility. Its bar serves delicious drinks

Veda Spa @ ZENING

Veda SPA

The Veda Spa is the place to be for an indulgent beauty treatment, deep oil massage and various other rich relaxing therapies. It has an extensive menu of treatments and our specialist therapists will take care of your wellness and beauty.

The beautiful indoor pool, the sauna, the hammam and the relaxation room are a treat for both your body and your mind.All day, you can enjoy the shades and colours of mediterranean change in front of you as sun moves across the sky.
Natural cool breeze, stunning views make one feel a deep spiritual peace feeling at one with nature.
This beautiful area is a great place to enjoy the many moods of nature any time of the day or night.

NEBO Deck

The Nebo deck offers breathtaking view of the latchi marina and the Chrysochous Bay. You can watch the sunset in west over Akamas and in the North East you can see Pomos village and its lights, 35 miles away.

All day, you can enjoy the shades and colours of mediterranean change in front of you as sun moves across the sky. Natural cool breeze, stunning views make one feel a deep spiritual peace feeling at one with nature. This beautiful area is a great place to enjoy the many moods of nature any time of the day or night.

Seabreeze Fitness Area

This outdoor shaded cabin has a few basic pieces of fitness equipment. It is a mini gym with facilities for a light workout. Natural cool breeze, stunning views make one feel a deep spiritual peace feeling at one with nature.
This beautiful area is a great place to enjoy the many moods of nature any time of the day or night.

Beach Volleyball and Petanque

With unhindered view of the sea is our expansive family picnic area with some outdoor play area facilities for children and Petanque and Volleyball provision for grown ups.

This beautiful area is a great place to enjoy the many moods of nature any time of the day or night.

Yoga @ ZENING

Events, Yoga Venues

Aphrodite Hall

Main Yoga and seminar room of ZENING is a spacious, bright and delightful room for yoga, seminars or meditation. It can accommodate up to 60 persons at any time for yoga and more than 120 for conference style seating. It is a perfect place for barefoot laid back meetings, brain-storming & teambuilding sessions, personal improvement workshops, cross-cultural dialogue, yoga and meditations.
Size: 200m2

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Yoga Barn

In quiet zone of ZENING a large wooden structure is the largest Yoga Barn of its kind in Europe for over 200 persons to join in yoga or dynamic meditations , weddings or celebrations.
Size: 560m2

Secret Garden

Secret Garden is a sunken green space in the heart of ZENING. It is ideal for in-the-nature seminars and group activities. Secret Garden was once a parking lot. Now, guests can enjoy nature immersion in this little piece of paradise.
Size: 200m2

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Yoga Lounge in Aphrodite Hall

Yoga Lounge in Aphrodite Hall is a small library and friendly social space for Yogis to meet and lose awareness of time, destress, socialize with yogis, sharing stories and joy.

Meditation Whispers Room in Aphrodite Hall

Opening to the North sea facing side of resort this long room is for meditations, power naps and sleep workshops.

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Yoga white room

The white room is a quiet studio specifically made for yoga practice. Well lit, spacious and noise free, its serenity and simplicity help one achieve all the holistic benefits of yoga. A former accounting office, this minimalist room is conversion at its best. Ideal for small business meetings in yoga & meditation format this room takes away all stress and anxiety and allows guests to focus within.
Size: 85m2

Babylon

Next to Secret Garden through a hidden passageway guests can enter this grassy enclave surrounded by a green wall of leaves and flowers. Guests leave their shoes and worries behind and gather here for barefoot contact with nature to enlighten their mind. This, former parking lot is a testament to ZENING green innovation.
Size: 230m2

 

Travelers of ZENING

ZENING is a solo, female traveler friendly resort providing a safe, enriching and joyful community environment.
Families, friends, yoga retreats and team building groups are welcome.

We host many yoga retreats and spiritual workshops each year. Many retreats run concurrently and guests socialize and meet over meals and at community yoga to enrich their social experiences.


The resort is not handicapped accessible and no vehicle access is permitted to ensure guest safety and serenity.

YOGA Retreats & Workshops

ZENING guests may join in daily Yoga and Meditation sessions and join regular specialized retreats and workshops. Advance booking and extra payment is required for yoga retreats and ZENING wellbeing workshops which are subject to availability.


ZENING guests are offered a choice of yoga, meditation and wellbeing retreats.
One daily free yoga and meditation introduction is offered to all guests.


Group yoga classes are for 20 Euros, individual coaching starts at 60 Euros per session and weekly retreats, intensive yoga and meditation and wellbeing programs start from 300 Euros per week. Weekend programs start from 60 Euros. Room, board, spa are extra. Guests are provided yoga mats, cushions free of charge.

Conferences / Events / Seminars

ZENING is an ideal resort for inner wellness group seminars, coaching and self-improvement sessions, yoga & meditation retreats with a unique “Gather in Green” meeting concept where seminars can be held on green spaces under the shade of trees.
Indoor venues for up to 100 guests are available and fitted with all audio-video equipment.
Large outdoor venues, yoga halls allow for many simultaneous sessions in privacy.

Weddings and Celebrations

ZENING is a romantic story connected to Greek mythological goddess of beauty, Aphrodite. The nature and landscape of the resort lifts the human spirit and creates feelings of love, harmony, companionship and intimacy. Green spaces, gardens, hilly paths and amazing views of the resort provide a unique setting for celebration of love.
It is a new age holistic lifestyle resort ideal for couples in love seeking a quiet, genuinely intimate and loving wedding.

Beach of ZENING

Peace & Relaxation

ZENING is across the road from the public beach of Latchi. Guests can expect to pay for beach beds and umbrellas. The blues of Mediterranean change shades several times a day. It is calm, clean, soothing and ultimately relaxing experience with miles of beaches. Beaches are operated by municipality and loungers, umbrellas, showers, toilets are accessible for additional payment.

ZENING is a romantic story connected to Greek mythological goddess of beauty, Aphrodite. The nature and landscape of the resort lifts the human spirit and creates feelings of love, harmony, companionship and intimacy. Green spaces, gardens, hilly paths and amazing views of the resort provide a unique setting for celebration of love.
It is a new age holistic lifestyle resort ideal for couples in love seeking a quiet, genuinely intimate and loving wedding.

Nature

ZENING is in a unique nature reserve zone of Cyprus at the confluence of Asia, Africa and Europe. It is a European Union designated NATURA 2000 conservation area. Annual Mediterranean turtle nesting and arrival of millions of birds each spring from Africa and the North is a testament to abundant natural richness of this region.
ZENING is dedicated to preservation and enrichment of nature. Guests may expect to hear cheerful birdsong, see many native creatures, wild flowers and plants and be prepared to be amazed by varied gifts of nature. Living at ZENING is to “be in nature.”
Akamas region which is home to ZENING is an area of unique natural beauty and heritage. Many rare plants, rock formations, rich flora and fauna making it the very centre of Cyprus and Mediterranean ecosystem. The region is as fragile as it is beautiful and bountiful and relies a great deal on sensitivity of its human inhabitants and visitors to continue to play its crucial role in the conservation of ecology of the area. We ask our guests to be tender, mindful and respectful of natural heritage of Cyprus and this playground of Aphrodite

Excursion & Activities

Daily boat excursions to Blue Lagoon are popular in summer months. Boats leave from Latchi Harbour a walking distance away from ZENING.
Many water sports, diving, sailing activities are provided by licensed providers in Latchi.
Guests can book group or private excursions to Baths of Aphrodite, Wine Tour, Tour of churches and museums of the area.
Akamas and Paphos forest have many walking trails.

Green Practices & Sustainability

ZENING is a resort for ecological, “back to nature” living. Sustainability & green practices are at the core of ZENING ethos with its own organic herb & vegetable garden; locally sourced foods; energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, unlimited free spring water ; minimal chemical use and renewable energy.
ZENING offers nature-immersion and eco-therapy vacation on the principle that no material luxury compares with health and natural enrichment thus defining minimalist and simple aspects of design, furnishings, landscape, facilities, provisions and lifestyle at ZENING.

Zening Resorts

Resort is located in NATURA 2000 European Union designated area of Akamas nature reserve which is dedicated to protection of native flora and fauna.
ZENING has green principles and sustainability in its DNA. The resort has been developed in harmony with nature. There are no boundaries between wild and curated gardens. The dry climate of island and water shortages demand responsible living. We recycle water and use it to water numerous plants. There are more than 500 trees and thousands of herbs, plants, flowers in ZENING. Many grow naturally, others are planted and care for. Do not be surprised to see many wild flowers and plants. Grass is left untouched for it can be a gift in this hot dry climate. Thousands of birds migrate to ZENING each year because of this little oasis like sanctuary.

 

Sustainability
ZENING is a nature resort – at the core of our philosophy are ideals of simple living with minimal or no wastage. Sustainable effort is an integral part of ZENING lifestyle and philosophy.
We intend to minimize carbon emissions and be a zero-carbon footprint hotel by 2022
The process of rebuilding and renovation at ZENING involved enormous recycling of old furniture, fittings, furnishings. Nearly 80% of 15 to 25 year old furniture has been reused in new construction. The Hut and SeaBreeze Fitness areas are just two of the examples of recycling.
Our “buy local ” policy means no processed frozen foods or international products are used in ZENING. We serve as per ” 15 minutes from farm to Fork” policy.
Our fish is local – bought from fishermen in Latchi harbour and a vast majority of vegetables, fruits and wines are sourced from within a 50 km radius. We grow organic vegetable and fruits for our consumption on site.

We say no to imported wines and serve local wines of Cyprus wineries.


It takes 35 calories to produce 1 calorie of beef and other red meats. Red meat production is seen as a major contributor to climate change. We serve meat and poultry but encourage guests to eat healthy and choose locally sourced fresh mediterranean legumes and seafood.
Electricity consumption in hotels is at levels catastrophic for environment and for economy. We have invested in energy saving and invite guests to join us in responsible living of water and energy conservation. We have replaced all possible lighting with LED and energy saving lamps thus saving nearly 40% on electricity bills. State of the art air conditioning without harmful gases has been installed in rooms to provide major electricity savings. Street lights are LED, and flood lights are replaced with motion sensor LED lights.
Spa design provides for sea-breeze ventilation thus eliminating air conditioning as much as possible in summer.


Fitness area has been relocated to a sea-front location with fresh sea breeze instead of enclosed air conditioning rooms for ideal workout conditions.
Our yoga rooms have no air conditioning – on rare days when there is no breeze and temperatures reach orange levels, we provide centrifugal fans and humidifiers that have no adverse affect on nature.
ZENING is an ” in the nature ” resort which means that meetings, yoga, dance and entertainment are organized in outdoor venues. All events are held “barefoot” on grass or wooden floors.


Plastic bottled water transportation emissions and waste have reached dangerous levels in tourist destinations. At ZENING we shun plastic bottles and provide free drinking water to all guests. Water stations have been built to pump drinking water all around the property.
ZENING is a 100 hectares of territory with hundreds of trees and flower beds. We compost our organic waste to fertilize our flowers and vegetable gardens.


Cleaning supplies are biological and chemical use is shunned as much as possible.
All staff are given First Aid, Emergency drills and “Green Team ” training to check energy use.
A rainwater harvesting program is being designed that will provide nearly 20% of all water consumed annually at ZENING.
All appliances are Energy Star rated.
With this commitment to sustainability we believe we have credibility when requesting guests to minimise their electricity use, not leave key cards in rooms with air conditioning on, and not waste water. 

What To Expect

Smoking is not permitted in rooms, balconies & green zones for safety and prevention of brush fires. There are designated smoking areas for smokers.
ZENING is a quiet resort and guests are requested to leave their personal devices in rooms.
Cars, vehicles are not permitted.
ZENING is a remote village and guests may expect limited modern urban luxuries and facilities.
Guests may expect to hear birds, see many creatures of land and see and hear hum of human activity and endeavour. Zening is always in motion.
ZENING is dedicated to promoting Cyprus culture and traditions and does not embrace industrial practices that may have negative impact on climate and nature. ZENING is a slow life resort where nothing is rushed. Residents of this region are known for their genuine smile and hospitality and guests are requested to respect their culture,lifestyle and slow pace of life.
ZENING has no lifts, no carpeted corridors, no formality and no pretensions of luxury so as to create a laid back, casual and truly zen holiday.

Church of Prophet Elias

Cyprus has a long tradition of spirituality and faith. A Church of Prophet Elias has been erected at ZENING as a symbol of respect and gratitude to the history of Cypriot people.

Transport To Resort

Cyprus public routes buses, intercity buses, airport shuttle service, hotel pick up, taxi and limousine transfer & rent-a-car options are available for arriving guests to reach ZENING.
Cyprus has excellent roads and driving to ZENING is no more than 2 hours and usually only an hours comfortable drive.