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Sunwing Sandy Bay Beach
Ranked #34 of 102 Hotels in Ayia Napa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 September 2013

We stayed here with our 2 kids and my mother in September 2013. We had never stayed at this kind of Scandinavian all inclusive hotel before, and we were so surprised - it was even better than expected! The food in the buffet restaurant was very varied and tasty, especially the Middle Eastern and Cypriotic evenings. The kids have their own buffet, incl. dessert buffet with ice cream and eat free with a paying adult. But best of all were all the kids activities! We barely saw our 4 year old daughter all week, since she was busy in the kids club, pool disco, kids after beach, mini stars, playing and swimming with her new best friend in one of the six swimming pools etc... The evening shows are very high standard and we spent several nights in the bar, listening to great music. The only thing that disappointed us was the closest beach, Sandy Bay. To get to a good beach, you have to go to Nissi beach (about 10-15 minutes walk on a rather small and wobbly path) and with 2 small kids and one 70-year old mother this was a bit too much in the heat. But then again, the kids were happier in the shade at the pool anyway, so not much to complain about.

Room Tip: We stayed close to the pool. Lovely view and close to the restaurant. The evening shows are on until...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

In general a very good hotel with some friendly staff. I you're not a scandinavian I CANNOT recommend this hotel :-)

PROS:
Friendly staff og quick service.
Rooms are being kept clean every day. We had a 2-room apartment - very spacious.
Great pools for babies and young children.
Miniland for children is very good and there are a lot of acitivities which the children can sign up for.
A lot of scandinavian visitors which were great for our children.

CONS:
If you dont eat at the hotel there is a lot of dining opportunities just outside the hotel. Only thing is that the food in general is much below average.
Pool area is very crowded.
All inclusive food is mediocre.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

Nice place to be with small children. The hotel is very scandinavian, almost everyone speaks swedish, norwegian or danish so if you understand these languages you can almost feel like home. We were lucky, our flat was only 15 metres from the pool area. The food on the hotel area was very good, we ate several lunches on La Tasca restaurant. In the evenings we went to the restaurants outside the hotel where it was a little cheaper but reasonable good food. When we went to the breakfast, there was 23 strollers outside the breakfast area so you can understand that this i a childfriendly hotel. It is also a friendly hotel for those who has f ex glutenfree diets or lactosefree diets. There was separate menues for these diets. Overall a very good place to have a family holiday and lolo and bernie are the best. The only negative thing is that the pool area was very crowded and the sun beds reserved if you weren´t there very early in the morning.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

Located outside Ayia Napa and close to Nissi Beach wich is one of the nices beaches on the island.

The hotel is suited for familys with children up to early teens. Not very exciting for couples or ages 15-20. Nice poolarea and just a five minute walk to Nissi Beach.

The food buffet is quite varying in quality. The Tex-mex is a disaster but the mid-east and cyprys buffets are really nice.

Ayia napa is not worth even a visit. Boring shops and all tourist influenced restaurangs and stores.

If you looking for a week of relaxation and just leaving the kids to play by them selfes its a perfect hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms with poolarea wiew are a must!
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Stayed for 2 weeks and tried both a refurbished two-room flat the first week which was fresh and nice. Loved the bath/shower-room and the big terrace. The second week I had to move to an old one-room flat which was a bit smelly and not at all as nice... Tried to get to stay in the first flat, since no-one was moving in, but No. "You have booked a different type of flat, bla bla..." Yes, I know but...? And All flats were reduced due to the low season and the hotel not fully booked.

Room Tip: Pick a refurbished two-room flat
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Swinglish11
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

Spent 1 week at Sunwing with my girlfriend and we have not much to complain about at all. The staff was always very friendly to us and helpful. The rooms where clean and big! almost like a small apartment with a kitchen with all you need, big livingroom with bed and a nice bathroom. Our room was located near the main street so i was afraid of alot of noise but didnt hear much of it really.

The hotel is very nice located 100m from beautiful Sandy bay. I see someone said it's a rocky beach but it's not! it has a very nice sand beach, shallow water, clean and calm. The waterjet rental people are very friendly and nice. Compared to Nissi beach wich is located 800 m from the hotel i liked Sandy bay alot better.

The hotel it self is very good, VERY familiy and children friendly, also very friendly for people in wheelchair. 2 restaurants with good food. Alot of different pools, alot of activitys for the whole familiy and some really good shows. for 12 euros a week you can use the gym and get acsess to a relaxing lounge with your own pool and sunbeds with cover, and that was very very good.

There is a bus stop just 100-200m from the hotel that comes every 20min and it cost 1 euro to take the bus into ayia napa centrum. after 11 at night it cost 2.5 euro. there is some good restaurants at the nissie avenue as well. just oposite of the road there is a western style restaurant who has one of the best stakes i ever had in my life and good prices, specially for the set menus! paid 14 euro for a 3 course stake dinner!

If you want a clean, calm, family and couple friendly hotel, this is it! breakfast is very very good as well.

happy hour in the bar from 6-7 every day =) buy a drink and get one same drink for free..thats 2 drinks for 5-7 euros and they are very good, not like the cheap horrible drinks you get in the bars downtown Ayia Napa.

This hotel is perfect for anyone who wants to relax in a safe and cosy hotel. If you want to experience the partying and the vibes out it's just a 5min bus drive away. Absolutly brilliant.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Rune83
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

Was on a vacation at Sandy Bay for 3 weeks this summer; July-August. The hotel; rooms and pools were great. The kids loved it. Plenty of sunbeds and calm environment.

What surprized us most was the lack of friendliness and smiles from the local staff. Many of them looked and acted bored and discontented. The Ving.staff was more friendly and even took time to smile to the children.

We also experienced that one of the staff in a restaurant at the hotel punched our son in a way that inflicted pain!! This in a familiy-hotel!!?? We could hardly believe it. Neither could the hotel- administration; so nothing was done about it...

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank TanteGul
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Additional Information about Sunwing Sandy Bay Beach

Address: Nissi Avenue, Ayia Napa 5330, Cyprus (Formerly Sunwing Resort Sandy Bay)
Region: Cyprus > Famagusta District > Ayia Napa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Ayia Napa
#16 Spa Hotel in Ayia Napa
#17 Luxury Hotel in Ayia Napa
#23 Family Hotel in Ayia Napa
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sunwing Sandy Bay Beach 4.5*
Number of rooms: 360
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to one of Cyprus 'best family paradises.' Sunwing Sandy Bay Beach is one of the most popular family hotels in Cyprus. It has six pools, which includes three children's pools. The nice pool area has something for everyone. There is also a water slide, which is guaranteed to become every kid's favorite hangout during the holidays. All apartments at the Sunwing Sandy Bay Beach have been renovated in 2014, and in the spring of 2015. The low buildings at Sunwing Sandy Bay Beach provide a great feeling of a quiet Greek village. In Fino Restaurant & Grill and La Tasca we served Mediterranean flavors and international dishes. In the evenings, you can relax with a refreshing drink in the Lime Bar, while enjoying our professional stage shows. In our Fitness & Spa, you can choose from a wide range of fitness classes and beauty treatments, plus you can work out in our gym or outdoor gym for free. We have also our Lollo & Bernie Mini Land for children's activities plus our Teen Lounge for children over 8 years. Free and fast Wi-Fi available in all rooms and public areas. Sunwing Sandy Bay Beach is located in a quiet area, directly on the sea. Outside the hotel there are restaurants, pubs and souvenir shops. ... more   less 
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Sunwing Resort Sandy Bay Hotel Ayia Napa

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