We're currently in the process of finding and booking our summer holiday for 2013. The last few years we've been to the Canaries but fancied a change this year and we've never been to Cyprus before. We don't know too much about any of the resorts so would like some guidance.
Now due to having strict dates we can only really fly to Larnaca so would prefer something on this side of the island. We are travellingg with our 17 year old son and want somewhere where we can relax, leisurely stroll along the seafront and laze about where we want to whilst he also wants there to be some sort of life/atmosphere. We'd like a decent beach, suitable for swimming and somewhere that retains a bit of its Cypriot roots. We'd like to be able to go on a few excursions and see what Cyprus is like and find out more about the culture. Has anybody got any suggestions of what resort would be suitable and possibly a couple of hotel recommendations (preferably not apartments).
I understand that Ayia Napa is the place for youngsters partying so Im guessing it wouldn't be suitable.
Also does it ever get unbearably hot or is it tolerable most of the time?
Thanks in advance