Cyprus is an amazing and fabulous island, whose beauty and contrasts are not descriptive. Almost always here is clear and warm weather. Golden sandy beaches, surrounded by luxurious hotels on the seafront, are replaced by the pristine beauty of nature: orange groves, cool cedar forests and picturesque mountains. It smells an inexpressible atmosphere of lightness and serenity, and, thanks to a fairly high standard of living and low crime, this paradise island is a favorite place not only for recreation, but also for the everyday life of a huge number of our compatriots.
On the territory of the resorts of Cyprus there are many hotels of different categories: from simple and budget 2-star to luxurious and expensive 5-star rating. Classification of stars here, as in Europe, is standard. At the same time, the cost of a room in an hotel influences not only the number of stars, but also the distance from the beach to the hotel, its quality or the presence of its own.
It should be noted that the hotels in Cyprus, as a rule, do not extend the full board, and from the meal you can provide only breakfast. Here the guests who give a tip are very appreciated, although such generosity is not obligatory, since the rest in Cyprus itself is very expensive. Cyprus hotels at different resorts have their own peculiarities. Let's examine them in more detail.
Ayia Napi Hotels
Ayia Napa is a spa town in Cyprus, located in the eastern part of the country, 8 km from Protaras. Its main attraction is the magnificent beaches and the Venetian monastery of the Renaissance. Among the entertainment is a huge popular water park Water World Water Park.
Ayia Napi hotels have a different classification. 4 and 5-star hotels meet the European standards of quality, as well as have excellent service and clean beaches. In hotels, the lower level happens that the equipment of the hotel 3 *, located near the sea, is no different from 2-star rating, and the service in it is lower than in standard hotels 3 *. So if you want to save, then book hotels in Ayia Napa with special vigilance and specify the level of service with the tour operator.
Larnaca is a small port city and one of the most popular resorts in Cyprus. It is located on the southeastern coast of the country, about 70 km from Limassol. Not far from the resort is the main international airport of the island. Larnaca is an excellent place to relax and discover ancient Cyprus. Of special interest here is the Promenade of Phoenicides, which is busy with palm trees. From it opens an indescribable view of the moored yachts in it. There are plenty of street cafes and restaurants in which you can have a great time while enjoying the seascape.
Hotels in Larnaca are presented in a huge amount. These are expensive hotels of 4 * and 5 *, and cheaper hotels. There are also the simplest apartments that do not have a classification. The most luxurious hotels in Larnaca are located on the coast, at a distance from the city. In the center of the city there are many hotels of the average level - 2 * and 3 *, as well as various apartments. These places are preferred, as a rule, those who want to spend more independent and active rest.
Hotels in Limassol
Limassol is one of the most cheerful resorts in Cyprus. It is located on the southern coast of the island. At the end of February, here is a carnival where the atmosphere of serene joy smells, and thousands of people in masks, national costumes, and outfits of ancient heroes flock through the streets. And in May there is a colorful and impressive festival of flowers. Many Limassol hotels are owned by well-known networks in Europe and the world, such as Atlantica Hotels or Le Meridien, which are also found in other cities of Cyprus and Greece.
Hotels of this level provide their guests with plenty of leisure options, including entertainment venues and small clubs. In 4 and 5-izvestzniki there are, as a rule, many restaurants specializing in different cuisines. The more modest Limassol hotels in the city center also have the bulk of bars and clubs, so you will not have to miss the resort. Hotel service may be a bit worse, compared to similar hotels in Larnaca.
Nicosia - a resort town in the heart of Cyprus, located in the fertile Valley of Mesaoria, between the two mountain cities - Kyrenia and Troodos. There is no access to the sea, which means that it is simply not possible to get to the beach, but there is a unique opportunity to have active rest in bars, restaurants, clubs, as well as go shopping and supermarkets. Modern Nicosia is a cosmopolitan center for culture and business.
Nicosia hotels are subdivided into the world-famous Holiday Inn, Intercontinental and Hilton, which are designed for people with high income. The hotels have their own conference rooms, secretarial services, and have continuous internet access. If it's important to maintain a shape, you can visit excellent gyms, fitness centers, spa and beauty salons. In the old city there are cheap hotels of 2 or 3 stars, which will be great for Europeans.
Paphos is the most elite resort in Cyprus. It is located on the southwest coast of the island. Mostly wealthy people are resting here. The resort is not focused on family holidays, so the tourists with children here will not get the appropriate entertainment, but isolated beaches, cozy hotels, wonderful restaurants and other infrastructure of "beautiful life" here at least increased.
Paphos hotels meet the high class "luxury", distributed on 4 and 5-isvezdniki with all sorts of masterpieces. Extravagant design solutions and chic restaurants with expensive dishes will please even the most picky tourists. Examples include Paphos hotels like Amalthia Beach, Alexander the Great, Intercontinental Aphrodite Hills Resort, and Elysium resembling a medieval castle.
Protaras is a dynamic resort of Cyprus, located to the east of Ayia Napa and separated from it by Cape Greco. Scuba diving enthusiasts, sandy beaches and poetic landscapes come here. You can also have a great rest with your children. In Protaras there are about 40 hotels of different categories. The best hotels in Protaras have a 5 * classification. Among them: the tranquil Grecian Park, with unspeakable views of the Cape Greco, Constantinos The Great, located on the shores of the Gulf, as well as small hotels for 20-30 apartments with the highest level of service.
About half of the hotels of Protaras have a category of 4 *. These are basically modern hotel complexes, designed for 150-250 rooms. Protaras hotels 3 * are located in all areas of the resort, but mostly - in the coastal zone with incredibly beautiful views of the bay.