Life’s a beach
Holidays to the Larnaca region of Cyprus will certainly deliver on the beach front. Beach lovers can choose from small secluded coves to long stretches of powder white sand, with shallow crystal clear waters gently lapping the warm shores. Nissi Bay is an area close to Ayia Napa and this is where you will find some of the islands best beaches. All the beaches in this area are gently shelving and are packed with watersports and a good choice of restaurants and beach bars within easy reach.
Fig Tree Bay is the main beach in Protaras and is a great beach for families due to its Blue Flag status and shallow waters.
Swaying palm trees and long promenades are the backdrop to popular Larnaca Beach also known as Finikoudes Beach. It’s packed with sun loungers and parasols making it a great spot to chill in the Mediterranean sun.
Mackenzie Beach is another popular beach close to Larnaca and is a great choice with families due to its calm waters. It has plenty of water sports, and diving is also available at the Zenobia shipwreck, the number one dive site in Cyprus. And, with its close proximity to Larnaca Airport, this beach is an ideal spot for plane spotting.
Best hotels in Larnaca Region
Looking for a package holiday including cheap flights to Larnaca? This area of Cyprus has a fantastic line-up of accommodation available including, villas, apartments and hotels. So, whether you’re looking for a relaxing family holiday, a livelier shindig celebrating a special occasion with friends or planning that ultimate wedding abroad, this beautiful area of Cyprus will have a holiday that’s right for you.
Fancy a more upbeat holiday? Head to vibrant Ayia Napa. The River Rock Hotel is part of TUI’S Scene collection and is adult focused. This hotel is close to Ayia Napa’s beach and nightlife, keeping you in the thick of all the action.
The Tofinis Hotel located close to Ayia Napa is a Splashworld property and has its very own water park onsite. Tots, teens and adults too are catered for here with a top line-up of adrenaline rides. Location wise, you’re only a 5-minute walk from the beach.
TUI Family Life Atlantica Aeneas Resort & Spa in Nissi Beach is home to one of the biggest pools in Cyprus and that’s not the only one, how about another five thrown in for good measure. For that added bit of luxury, a selection of room upgrades are available including swim-up rooms and family suites.
The King Jason Protaras Hotel is an Adults-only boutique-style hotel and is in an enviable position, right next to the beach. All rooms here are super trendy and include free Wi-Fi, bathrobes, slippers and you even get a free beach bag on arrival, how cool is that.
Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Fig Tree Bay, the Silver Sands Beach Hotel is in a beachfront location and only a 2-minute walk from the centre of Protaras. This hotel is bright and modern with a minimalist feel.
Places to Visit
The ancient city of Kourion
The ancient seaside city of Kourion is around a 15-minute drive from Protaras and has over a 1,000 years of history to soak up. The Greco-Roman amphitheatre, built way back in the 2nd century has been restored to its former glory and now hosts many plays and concerts throughout the year.
Dating back to the Medieval Period, Limassol Castle stands majestically in the centre of the city. Built during the Ottoman rule, this mighty castle is now home to some amazing relics, including, ancient pottery and suits of armour.
The journey into the Troodos Mountains is spectacular with some of the best views in Cyprus. As you weave around the mountainside, you’ll pass through enchanting Cypriot villages where time has stood still. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Kykkos Monastery is also located in the Troodos Mountains and is the largest and most famous monastery on the island, renowned for its many gold icons and well-preserved frescoes.
Make a splash at WaterWorld waterpark
Fancy cooling down? WaterWorld waterpark in Ayia Napa is just the place. With rides to suit everyone from tots to teens and adults too, Europe’s biggest themed waterpark is a great choice for an action-packed day out. Whether you’re bobbing about in the wave pool, hurtling down the kamikaze slides, or taking it easy on the lazy river, this waterpark will keep you busy with a full day of fun.