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“sun,sea,sand and plenty of night life”
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west midlands
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
47 helpful votes
“sun,sea,sand and plenty of night life”
Reviewed 29 January 2007

Me and my boyfriend have been to cyprus twice now and we love everything about it. We have been with family and friends and would recommend you try it as it is such a beautiful country.
If you are into the night life and thats all you want your holiday to be about go to ayia napa its fantastic, best club we found was the castle it has loads of different rooms with different choices of music from 70's,80's to r&b and dance music,its usually open untill 5am enjoy it while you can as there is not much open after then.
In the day time there is still plenty to do if you feel like it,try the water park its got loads of great slides and different rides or you could go down to nissi beach where the sand is white and the sea is so clearit could easily pass for a carribean coutry,the beach is great for those who like to pose as the men are all flexing there muscles and the women think they are in a beauty contest,its about whos got the biggest muscles,fittest body and bestest tan.
If you dont want to be in the middle of all the night life stay in protaras which is just as nice but you will find more families and couples here,there are still lots of bars and resturants with 2 small night clubs which stay open untill around 2/3am and if you want to pop over to ayia napa its only 15 minutes away in a taxi which costs around £10 there.
Its best to hire a moped so you can get to see the whole island and the roads are really easy to travel on as they use the same road signs and travel on the same side as us,the petrol is really cheap to.
If you like shopping there are some great shops for designer clothes or jewellery.
They have a small water park in protaras to which is great for a cheap day out for the family,the ride where you have to where rubber gloves is dangerous but fun be carefull many were coming off with nose bleeds.
Visit cape greco and if you have got the guts take a jump off,there are many visitors who go there purely for this so you can just go and watch others as they take the plunge.
I advise you to try the american diner for a bite to eat,great if you like steak,pizzas etc.
On the beach there are many different water activities try the flying fish i have never seen this in any other country and its real fun.
All in all the country is beautifull you will never want to go to spain again once you have been here and its what i would call a proper holiday(unlike any spanish country)no affence.

26 Thank shelly-dWestMidlands
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
118 helpful votes
“Worth a visit - friendliest people”
Reviewed 5 October 2006

Spent two weeks in Cyprus - hubby working at University & wife just touring. The reason for the 4 stars rather than 5 is that if you are interested in archeology the sites are sparse. There are other areas in the region - read Greek islands - that promise more for the money. But this is the place if you want to avoid American tourists. However, you have to put up with hordes of Brits. On the other hand, if you just want to chill out - then 5 stars all the way. Be sure to spend some time in the Toodos mountains.

A couple of hints - for the independent traveler. Cyprus is expensive! Approaches major European cities even for a budget traveler. Hint: Buy a package from Thomsons or other provider. Even if you don't stay all the time at their hotels or don't take your meals at the hotels you will probably come out ahead. Many of the packages include a car, and some allow you to move about the island with stops in the major tourist areas.

Traditional Cypriots eat their main meal at mid day - say 2 PM. Evening meal begins no earlier than 7 or 7:30. If you want to meet Cypriots plan your meal times to fit their schedules; otherwise you will be talking to tourists like yourselves. Sunday mid day meal is HUGE family time. Many non-tourist restaurants are closed Sunday evening. Hint: Take a drive Sunday to the countryside. Beginning about noon you will find private Cypriot cars (those with the YELLOW license plates - not the RED ones that signify rental) congregating about a particular restaurant. GO THERE! You will have a fantastic meal, for about 1/3 less than the tourist restaurant, and as a bonus will spend time with Cypriot familes - who will discuss any or all of the world's problems with you. However, if you're a Bush devotee you may want to keep this factoid to yourself.

We stayed mostly at 2 star hotels, which tend to be older, smaller, family owned and not directly on the beaches. No one is building NEW 2-star facitilies - it's too expensive to do so. These hotels vary in quality, but none even approach the room comfort you will find in a standard Holiday Inn. These hotels typically have very adequate public areas, with a decent swimming pool, but the rooms are often cramped. ALWAYS look at the room before agreeing to stay - even if you have a prepaid reservation. Nonsmoking rooms typically aren't available, and many of the rooms are unihabitable for a non-smoker. On the other hand, the families are mostly delightful, and will do their utmost to insure a quality experience. But be aware - they are limited in facilities.

22 Thank Les N
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