Know as the ‘year round island’, Cyprus has the warmest climate & the warmest winter in the Mediterranean with temperatures regularly in the 20s even in the middle of winter & you can bag yourself a real bargain in the low season as these ‘Spotlight on Cyprus’ offers demonstrate.
For a holiday offering a mix of culture and entertainment for visitors of all ages, Cyprus is a perfect choice for holidaymakers of all tastes and budgets. With all resorts offering stunning golden beaches and irresistibly warm water your days could be spent quite happily on the beach with a good book, a cool drink and nothing but peace and quiet.
For those who want to explore more of Cyprus there are a number of museums to visit, which give great insight into the history which makes up this beautiful island. For those visitors with young children there are a number of activities that the little ones will love. The Lucky Star Amusement Park in Larnaca features a number of roller coasters and rides, go karting for those who want to feel the breeze in their hair and of course restaurants for when you get peckish.
Shopping is another popular leisure activity in Cyprus, with a number of shopping centres available as well as boutiques and tourist shops, offering everything you could possibly need. For a real treat though find out when the market opens in your resort as they sell local produce that you won’t find anywhere else, whether that’s food for those who will be cooking their own dinners or traditional Cypriot products like pottery, lace and ceramics.
If cooking while you are on holiday is not for you then the restaurants in Cyprus offer some simply delicious morsels. Typical Mediterranean cuisine offers fresh produce, simply cooked with lots of vegetables, fruits and fish, guaranteeing you a fantastic meal every night.
Once dinner has digested you can either choose to try one of the local bars for a relaxing drink or else make your way to one of the nightclubs or discos which are happy to welcome you and entertain you all night long.
Beaches are only part of the story on a holiday to Cyprus. The island is also home to mountain scenery, centuries-old sights and unforgettable food.
Thanks to its sandy beaches, ancient sights and up-tempo nightlife, Cyprus is a firm holiday favourite, attracting everyone from families to clubbers. Beautiful beaches and a mix of laidback and lively resorts fringe the island. And if you go inland, you’ll find sleepy villages, hidden hamlets and the scenic Troodos Mountains.
The Larnaca region of Cyprus is home to the family-favourite resort of Protaras. Its golden beach and clear shallow waters are a winning combination for anyone with little ones, and its main strip has a good mix of restaurants, cafés and bars. Further south is Ayia Napa. It’s best known as a clubbing mecca, but it’s also home to one of the island’s best beaches and has a pretty old town. Neighbouring Nissi Beach completes the trio of resorts. It boasts a waterpark and white-sand beach with its own islet.
The town of Paphos is the best-known resort on Cyprus’ west coast. A traditional harbour town, it’s got a handful of golden beaches, a pretty marina and a long list of historical sights, including the Tombs of the Kings. Elsewhere in the region is Limassol, which has a 7-mile stretch of beach, and Coral Bay, where you’ll find a large horseshoe-shaped cove with Blue Flag credentials. If you’re after somewhere away from it all, the quiet seaside villages of Polis, Amathus Bay and Latchi give you an authentic slice of island life.