The areas of Protaras, Ayia Napa and Larnaca all offer a wealth of holiday accommodation choices to suit every taste and budget. Whether you are looking for a budget self catering apartment, a luxury hotel or a private villa with your own pool you will certainly not be disappointed.
Choosing The Right Accommodation
Before selecting your holiday accommodation it is important to think about what type of holiday you want, who will be coming with you and if you want to be located near to a specific area or facilities.
Couples and Individuals
Generally speaking a large villa with a pool, whilst very luxurious may not be the best option for just the two of you. If you like your own privacy and want the option to eat out, have a barbecue or even order in a takeaway your best option may be an apartment. Most apartments are part of large complexes which offer facilities like a communal pool, showers, sun beds and in some cases lifeguards and security.
Apartments vary in size but the main options range from studio’s to 3 bedroom apartments so this option may also suit a small family or a group of couples. Living areas and kitchens can be quite small and private outdoor space is mostly limited to a small balcony or veranda. If you have small children or more elderly members in your party this may not be a suitable option unless the apartment is on the ground floor or the complex where you are staying has a lift. Apartments are also great for those who rent a car whilst here on holiday as most have covered parking areas close by to the entrance to the apartment block.
Another great option for couples but a little less private is staying in a hotel. There are many hotels on the South East Coast, many of which are located on or near the beach. In high season finding a sun bed around the pool may be an issue as these hotels can get very busy and if you not an early riser you may find that stipulated meal times is also not to your taste. Many hotels have luxury facilities like saunas, jacuzzi and a variety of activities and entertainment throughout the day for adults and children alike. If you like socialising and meeting new people this could well be the option for you. To make the most of the fantastic restaurants and entertainment on offer in surrounding areas we recommend a bed and breakfast option if staying in a hotel giving you the chance to sample some of the fantastic local cuisine and surrounding nightlife.
Apartment hotels can be a good option for couples as they give the best of both worlds with on site hotel facilities but also the option to cook and prepare your own food or eat out as you please.
Families and Groups
When travelling as a family or large group all accommodation options have points for and against. Apartments on the same complex for a number of couples or family groups would work well as you all have your own living area and privacy but can all enjoy the communal areas together. Again with young children or elderly group members it is worth considering access and mobility options.
The alternative option to this is to stay in a hotel together. A hotel offers the same communal benefits and individual privacy as apartments. It also offers the option to have restaurants, entertainment and other facilities on site which is a big plus if you have young children or elderly group members that don’t wish to go far.
In addition many hotels are very close to or even on the sea front so you can also enjoy the beach and water sports knowing that you are close by to your accommodation.
Another great option for families or groups is a private house or villa. There are some exceptional villas in South East Cyprus, many with their own private pools or jacuzzi and some even have their own games room. The benefit of a villa is you can all be together, eat out when you choose or have your own private barbecues by the pool or even get a take away delivered. This can often be a great option for families with children who can entertain themselves around the pool and villa all day which is especially beneficial if you are not beach lovers, enjoy your privacy or are on a limited budget.
Many families choose this option for the privacy and the experience of all staying together. Some villa rental companies in Cyprus can offer the option of adjoining villa’s or villas located next door to each other in the same street or cul de sac.
Book Your Cyprus Holiday Now!
Whichever holiday accommodation appeals to you the most, Cyprus is certainly the perfect holiday destination and there is no better time than now to book your next trip here.
Hotels, apartments and private villas, especially those close to the resort areas and the beaches get booked up very quickly so don’t delay, book today and start counting down the days until you return to or experience for the first time the beautiful island of Cyprus.