And the Winner is…

After loads of fantastic entries, and a lot of time looking through your holiday pictures we’ve chosen our winner for the photo competition!  We are pleased to announce Georgina Bowerman’s air shot of her son paragliding off a mountain in Olu Deniz in Turkey is our winner.

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LateDeals Photo Competition Finalists

The finalists of the LateDeals Photo Competition have been decided! The competition was open for several weeks and we received some really great entries. We’ve narrowed it down to the final 10 photographs, 1 will be announced the winner of the £500 travel voucher or iPad2 on Friday the 14th September 2012.

Who do you think should win the prize? Help us decide and give us your thoughts by leaving a comment.

Future Competitions

Did your picture not make the cut? Don’t worry, you still could be a winner!

We’ve had a fantastic response to our photo competition, with hundreds of entries, and we want to share some more of your great shots. We will be running 5 separate competitions in the future using the photos that you’ve submitted, breaking them down into the following categories:

  • Night Shots
  • Water Shots
  • Sunsets & Sunrises
  • Beaches
  • Miscellaneous

We’ll be updating our blog with new photos for each of these categories, and details on the prizes. Keep checking back and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep updated with future competitions.

The Best Hotels in Cyprus

When searching around for a holiday you will have a few things in mind, and choosing a nice hotel is one of them. If you’ve been to Cyprus before you’ll know that it can be hard to know which of the award winning hotels to stay at, so we have drawn up a shortlist of 3 of the islands best hotels.

Amathus Beach Hotel in Limassol, Larnaca Region

Conveniently situated in ancient ruins and winding coastline, Amathus Beach Hotel’s location is just one of the many reasons why so many of its guests return time and time again. The area is really beautiful, with picturesque views and the added benefit of being just a short walk from Limassol’s Medieval Castle and ancient harbor.

With a five star rating, it’s hard to talk about Amathus Beach Hotel without giving a mention to the fantastic facilities you can make use of during your stay. As you would expect, every room provides exceptional quality throughout, however it is Amathus’ junior suites that really make it stand out from the rest. You’ll be greeted by a sea view, private pool, and complimentary toiletries by Bvlgari, you’ll know you’re staying in luxury accommodation. The senior suites have up to 3 balconies, a jacuzzi, a cocktail cabinet, and an all marble bathroom.

Jasmine Hotel Apartments in Limassol, Paphos Region

Jasmine Hotel Limassol is one of the few deluxe hotel apartment complexes in Cyprus. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, Jasmine Hotel Apartments is situated between the old town and beach promenade. This excellent location provides its guests with an easy walk to tourist areas, shopping district, beach and restaurants.

All the apartments have been recently refurbished and offer both luxury accommodation and excellent views over private gardens. In addition to excellent rooms, the hotel also has it’s own restaurant where you can have breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For those seeking a refreshing drink, the lobby bar also serves afternoon tea and an extensive range of specialty cocktails throughout the day.

Its comprehensive list of on-site activities will also make your stay fun and enjoyable for the whole family. There is a games room, playground and pool for the kids, and sauna, steam room, and boutique shops for the grown ups, full relaxation!

Hotel Mediterranean Beach in Limassol, Paphos Region

Surrounded by lush gardens just a short walk from sandy beaches, the Mediterranean Beach Hotel is set within a central location with uninterrupted panoramic views of the beautiful Limassol Bay. Both the hotels rooms and public areas have recently been renovated and are designed with blues, white and natural woods in order to reflect the sea.

Amongst couples and families, the hotels popularity is constantly growing due to its comprehensive list of facilities. Within the hotel complex, you will find indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a gym, tennis courts, exercise classes, and a scuba diving center on the beach. For those with kids, there is also an amusement center to be used in the day, and a baby-sitting service allowing parents to enjoy any number of the hotels six gourmet restaurants.

Booking cheap holidays to Cyprus? LateDeals has a range of hotels that are perfect for families and couples. It’s not too late to book your getaway for 2012.