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Where in Cyprus, which resort?

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Where in Cyprus, which resort?

Hey

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

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1. Re: Where in Cyprus, which resort?

Protaras possibly?

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2. Re: Where in Cyprus, which resort?

Nissi Beach area could be a good choice. We stay at the Pavlo Napa Beach Hotel which is on Sandy Bay a two minute walk from Nissi.

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3. Re: Where in Cyprus, which resort?

Protaras or Nissi area of Agia Napa

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4. Re: Where in Cyprus, which resort?

Don't dismiss Ayia napa..it not all about partying and youngsters boozing. This part is really very small.There are some fab restaurants and bars in the area...the beaches are fantastic and plenty to do. The harbour area is nice and plenty boat trips available. The red bus trips to either famagusta or the half day village tour is very enjoyable. A trip to the troodos either by coach or even better by jeep is a great way to see some of the island and there are plenty other excursions you can do. There are some lovely hotels available to stay in as well.

We as a family ranging from early teens to seventies return to Ayia napa every year.

Alternatively look at protaras which is the next resort along the coast which again has plenty bars etc and good beaches and is also very family orientated.

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5. Re: Where in Cyprus, which resort?

Which part of Ayia Napa should be avoided then?

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6. Re: Where in Cyprus, which resort?

Anyone?

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7. Re: Where in Cyprus, which resort?

Most of the partying is around the 'square' which is near the monastery This does not get really busy until late on at night ie midnight. I have been up that way with my young daughter and never encountered any problems. Have a look at some of the hotels along nissi avenue near nissi beach area...there are some lovely hotels depending on your needs and budget.

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