Owner ~ The Boss "He likes to think"
Whether you’re looking for an alternative accommodation experience from the classic hotel, a short-term getaway, a luxurious break, a solo escape, a family adventure, a long-term home, a peaceful retirement haven or just a winter escape from the colder climates – The Almond has your covered – Here you are guaranteed a home from home environment and a unique authentic experience where you have the space, the room, the variety of choice, the facilities, the service and the flexibility…
The Almond Family have recently taken their 25 year of experience in Tourism & Hospitality to another level by re-branding `Almond-Holidays` which is now offering a one of a kind concept – A new Concept of Living & Holiday “Enhanced Living” (ELE) with Private Residences in an Independent (IL) – Worry Free Living Community offering Long Term Self Catering Rentals, Short Term Self Catering Rentals, Holiday Lets and Guest Rooms “.
As well as offering holiday options The Villas & Bungalows at The Almond now offer a great opportunity for guests to downsize and focus more on lifestyle, community with the added convenience of services and enjoy the assurance of 24-hour security and staff availability if assistance is needed and also becoming part of something truly unique – a part of The Almond Family. We aim to provide “A Holiday, Short or Lifetime, in a family run beautiful, vibrant resort – style community in Sunny North Cyprus and to encourage Friendship, Unity, Solidarity, Connection & Fun”.
Ali and his family have a 100% Turkish Cypriot Heritage and a passionate attention to detail. The Traditional Cypriot Family Culture, Legendary Hospitality and Friendliness will embrace you in an informal yet very professional way as soon as you walk through the Almond doors… The efficient service and family hospitality is guaranteed throughout your stay. Each family member has superb knowledge of the Island and its history and would be more than happy to assist you with anything you wish to know. With the advantage of having lived in the UK all the family is fluent English speaking. The family is available throughout the day, therefore you can rest assured that any unexpected situation will be easily and quickly dealt with.
You will find that nothing is too much trouble for the Almond family and staff as they are all eager to make your stay the most enjoyable. The Almond Family does not only consist of family members and staff but also their very much loved pets. Ali & family are passionate collectors of antiques and “museum quality” ethnographic items – which are artfully displayed in every corner of their delightful complex, adding to its unique authentic character & charm, separating itself distinctively from other Resorts in North Cyprus.
But their love is not only for their business and Cyprus but also for the planet… As a responsible, environmentally friendly resort they are always looking for ways to help our planet and practice sustainability in all areas.
Ali and his family have updated, upgraded and evolved their business over the years – always looking forward , following trends and guests needs…The Almond was never your classic hotel but always a flexible authentic sustainable alternative experience where customer satisfaction , choice & flexibility is everything…
The Almond in North Cyprus, Alsancak – Karavas, Kyrenia District was built from scratch with a tremendous amount of hard work, belief & passion by current owner and director Mr. Ali Riza Asik. He bought the land in 1994, which was very dry and occupied with dead trees… Only a few trees to include “wild almond trees “survived the lack of water and attention before purchase…But the beauty of the “Flowering Almonds” – “The Eternal Symbol of Love, Hope & Constancy” bewildered Ali, thus giving us our name…and the story behind our logo…
The Almond, officially opened their doors to business on the 16th of April 1999. Since then Ali, Dervişe and their children, Gülten, Ahmet, Ayşe & Afet have been proudly running their much loved business together. The family sees their business as welcoming guests to their own home and their aim is to make sure each and every guest has a comfortable & memorable stay and enjoy Northern Cyprus as well as The Almond. We guarantee that the exceptional & incomparable Cypriot family hospitality & an overwhelming Mediterranean ambiance created with 100% traditional Cypriot heritage and a passionate dedication to detail will touch your heart forever…
“Flowering Almonds” – In Mythology….There lived in Thrace a beautiful princess. Her name was Phyllis (Greek: Φυλλίς/ Turkish: Filiz) daughter of the Thracian king Sithon. She fell in love with Demophon son of Theseus, the mythical king and founder-hero of Athens. Demophon fought in the Trojan War and was one of the 30 of 40 soldiers that entered the city in the Trojan horse. On his way back to Athens, he stopped off in Thrace and went to the courtof King Sithon where he met Phyllis and fell in love with her. They married, but after a while, Demophon began to become nostalgic for his homeland. Phyllis did not want to see him sad and so agreed that he should return to Athens for a short visit. She felt that if Demophon really loved her, he would soon return to her. However, time passed and Demophon did not return. One version of the story tells how Phylllis began to pine and wither while waiting for her lover and finally died of sorrow. However, the gods wanted to save her and so turned her into an almond tree so that she could continue to wait for her lover. When Demophon finally returned, he could not believe that his wife was a dried out tree without leaves in a cold environment. In desperation and guilt, he wound his arms around the trunk of the tree and immediately the dried branches of the trees bloomed into small pink-white flowers and sprouted leaves in the middles of winter thus winning a victory over death. The blossoming almond tree became a symbol of true love – unconquerable by death, constancy & eternal hope.
Owner ~ The Boss "He likes to think"
General Manager ~ 2nd Born
Owner ~ The reel Boss by far
Public Relations & Artist ~ Twin no 1
Managing Director ~ 1st Born
External Relations ~ Twin no 2