Family friendly Paphos is a great holiday resort to enjoy, combining Cypriot culture with the beautiful beachesEXPLORE PAPHOS
Four and a half hours from London, in the eastern Mediterranean is the fantastic holiday island of Cyprus. Famed for its nightlife and beautiful beaches, a holiday in Cyprus is popular with families, couples and friends. Weather here is relatively warm year round with summer temperature reaching well into the 30s.
Larnaca and Paphos are the two airports on Cyprus and both offering flights from across a number of airports in the UK, with airlines including easyJet, TUI and Ryanair. Paphos is on the west of the island, perfect for resorts like Peyia and Coral Bay, while Larnaca is in the east, and better for holiday resorts like Ayia Napa and Yanathes.
Although there are public buses on the island, booking a package holiday is a great idea if it includes your in resort transfer, as it makes life much easier. Alternatively hiring a car is a great way to get to your hotel, as well as see more of Cyprus at your own pace. Perfect for if you fancy a day away from the pool.
Being such a big holiday destinations there is loads to do on Cyprus. Whether you've five swimming pools or you're in a cheap self-catering apartment, if you're hiring a car, you've got to make the trip to Nissi Beach. Beautiful soft sand and incredibly stunning turquoise waters make this a very popular place to hang out. Try getting there early to enjoy the beach before the crowds roll in.
Boat trips are another ideal way to spend the day on holiday. For families, this kids will love it, while for grown ups you may be able to book onto more of a party boat if you prefer. Meanwhile Waterworld water park in Ayia Napa and Waterpark Fasouri are both jammed packed with fun water slides and rides for the whole family.
Cyprus is also well known for its wine so why not take a trip out into the countryside and explore one of the many vineyards in Cyprus. Alternatively for a bit of culture, head to Nicosia and discover the Machairas Monastery, rich in history and free entry too.
With loads of resorts to choose from, it can be difficult to work out where to stay in Cyprus. Lively resorts like Paphos, Limassol and Ayia Napa are perfect if you like busy areas with plenty of bars and nightlife. Most resorts will offer a variety of accommodation types including self catering apartments and five-star luxury resorts.