The first time I saw Cyprus, I quickly fell heavily in love with the area. It was a summertime holiday plus the great weather packaged with the balmy, inviting waters of the Mediterranean were quickly enchanting. There’s a close link between Britain and the Greek area of Cyprus so it felt more like your own property when compared with other places in the Mediterranean.

We arrived at Larnaca which is relatively well connected with various United Kingdom airports]. Our waiting taxi took us east towards our accommodation at the well known resort of Ayia Napa. It has a warranted reputation as a lively destination, mainly throughout the summer season but we’d reserved a 5* hotel around 2km from the centre at Nissi Beach.

Our hotel was the Aeneas Hotel a superb 5* hotel situated over the road from Nissi Beach. Our hotel was situated is lovely gardens and the main swimming pool may be the largest individual swimming pool I’ve ever seen in a hotel. We were booked into a regular room that was nice and clean, modern and comfortable and a few of the superior rooms opened up directly to the main pool. Throughout the daytime, the swimming pool, or rather a piece of it, was central of the exceptional entertainments team who worked the entire day keeping visitors busy.

Breakfast time in the hotel was a variety of traditional English or continental breakfasts. There’s a terrific range of food together with plenty of fruit which is always a pleasant sight on holiday. At night, we usually ate away from the hotel because there is an enormous choice of bars, cafes and eating places in easy reach or possibly a short taxi journey away in the middle of Ayia Napa. There’s a large range of places to eat around the resort of Ayia Napa. One night, we even attempted crocodile meat. In Ayia Napa, I spent a few days diving with a dive centre within the resort. The sea was welcoming but regrettably, there isn’t anywhere near the same degree of marine life I had seen in Egypt. We also paid a couple of visits to the nearby Waterworld Aqua Park which is a superb day trip for kids of all ages.

One more place to visit is nearby at Protaras. The Sea Aquarium Park has in excess of 400 species of marine existence on show and outside within the gardens, you’ll see enclosed ponds with turtles and crocodiles. Nevertheless, this Cyprus holiday was primarily a beach trip and we spent most of the time either across the road from Aeneas Hotel at Nissi Beach or around the huge hotel pool. We didn’t really explore the rest of Cyprus throughout our holiday. That adventure will need to hold off until we the next time.

An increasing number of travellers are discovering the beauty of this idyllic setting on their Cyprus holidays. Also published at Cyprus – My Initial Thoughts of Cyprus.

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