The Mediterranean region is one of the most beautiful in the world. There is no lack of culture, food, music, dance, and anything else a vacationer could ask for. Many people who want to go to the Mediterranean usually plan trips to Greece and Turkey, which are both great places, but a place to make sure you check out is Cyprus. The island is a serene paradise in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. When you check out Cyprus you have to stay in a place as beautiful as the country itself. Here are 10 of the best places to stay on your holiday in Cyprus, in no particular order!
Olympic Lagoon Resort
To start with, the Olympic Lagoon Resort is one of the best places to stay while on holiday. This is a great place for not only families but couples as well. There are a host of different options available for food from Japanese to a 1950’s American Style Diner. There are plenty of entertainment opportunities available for kids, so parents don’t worry about alone time. You can send them to the kids club which has a cinema room, arcade, internet cafe, soft drink bar, and swimming pool. And for those of you without kids, there are plenty of kid free zones you can escape away to, such as the adults-only relaxation pool that includes a whirlpool and a lazy river. For extra privacy, look into the Fisherman’s Village rooms which have a shared private pool.
Capo Bay Hotel
This hotel has what I would like to call a prime location. It is right on the beach of Fig Tree Bay in Protaras and less than 1 km away from a dance club. Although there is a dance club nearby, there is no shortage of entertainment at this resort. From water volleyball, aquaerobics, and tennis to two outdoor swimming pools, one indoor pool and a pool bar that has a satellite tv. The Capo Bay Hotel also has live music regularly. Everything you need to enjoy your holiday can be found right on the grounds.
Tsokko Beach Hotel
The Tsokko Beach Hotel is a hotel that is great for all types of groups. Whether you are a family, couple, or a group of friends you can’t go wrong with staying here. It is close to the beach and the Protaras center which is filled with bars and restaurants. The hotel has a bar, video games, darts, ping pong, pool table, and live music. I know that personally, between the bar and the bar games available to play, me and my group of friends could have a blast all week.
Christabelle Hotel Apartments
This is the perfect location for groups trying to enjoy the nightlife of the Ayia Napa area of Cyprus. There are plenty of options when staying in the Christabelle Hotel Apartments. You can choose to stay in a studio apartment, one bedroom or two bedroom apartment. The number of friends you travel with and the length of your stay could all play a role in your choice of room when staying in this laidback vacationer community.
Tsokkos Paradise Village
Not to be confused with the Tsokko Beach Hotel, this village is just as beautiful and welcoming. The Tsokkos Paradise Village is a great place for families. Most of the accommodations are for adults and kids alike, making this resort a better family stay. The center of Ayia Napa is a bus ride away and the village is also right across the street from the beach, making trips to and from not hard at all!
Nissi Beach Hotel
Everything is right in the name. This hotel in Ayia Napa is located directly on Nissi Beach. It boasts seven different bars, five of which are beach side with taverna lunch options. There is a fantastic spa offering a gym, indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam bath, beauty salon, and hydro massages are available. It also has plenty of athletics available as there is a beach volleyball court, floodlit tennis courts, and a basketball/mini-football court. One of the coolest features though of the Nissi Beach Hotel is the diving school which gives guests the chance to take diving classes in the Mediterranean.
The Annmaria Hotel seems like the perfect place to go if you’re looking for nothing too crazy and just want to enjoy a modest time in Cyprus. It is a place that people of all ages can appreciate. It overlooks a rocky beach and the Ayia Napa center is just a 15 minute walk away. Don’t let the rocky beach scare you away, about 15 minutes down the strip there is a perfectly sandy beach that is great for sunbathing and jet skiing. It has a buffet, pool bar, lounge bar, and tennis court. All in all, this is a great location for those just trying to relax and enjoy the get away that beautiful Cyprus is able to offer.
Ascos Coral Beach Hotel
Another hotel that the name says a lot. This hotel sits right on, you guessed it, the beach. If you haven’t picked up on a general theme of the island quite yet let me help out, everything is right on or right across from the beach. The Ascos Coral Beach Hotel is in Coral Bay and tends to cater better for older and more mature guests and couples. It is on a rock and shingle beach, offering a view that you are unlikely to find most anywhere else.
Tsokkos Gardens Complex
This complex is a combination of a hotel and an apartment complex, allowing for a wide range of choice in the kind of room you would like to stay in. the choices range from studio apartments to traditional hotel style rooms with two or three beds. Tsokkos Gardens Complex is located in Pernera but is very close to Protaras. There is a beach walkway that connects Pernera to Protaras so that guest staying in in Pernera won’t miss out on the nightlife that Protaras has to offer.
Napa Plaza Hotel
To round off this list we end in the familiar location of Ayia Napa. The Napa Plaza Hotel is in the center of Ayia Napa right next to the monastery, which may make for an interesting and unique daytime visit. The architecture of the hotel is actually based off of the same style as the neighboring 14th century monastery that was previously mentioned. This is a modern resort and its biggest draw, to me anyway, is the fact that it is right in the middle of the city. The hustle and bustle happens around this resort, making it the place to be.
There it is, 10 of the best options for your stay in Cyprus. Make sure you do your research and choose the best option for your vacation. Or maybe plan 10 trips and try them all out. A guy can dream right?