Best Place To Stay In Cyprus

First Time in Cyprus: Where Should I Stay?

What is the best location to stay in Cyprus? This really depends on what you are seeking. Most tourists like to stay close to the major attractions or activities. Or they want to stay away from them all, especially if they are seeking a quiet and relaxing vacation away from the crowds. Cyprus is one of the largest islands on the Mediterranean. You will find it all here.

There are big cities, popular beaches, lonely coves, hills, forests, medieval villages, ancient history, and UNESCO Heritage-listed sites. You will find hotels, resorts, B&Bs, guest houses, and villas for rent in Cyprus. They are located throughout the island.

However, each part of the island is unique. The west has the historic town of Paphos and Peyia. The south has Limassol, the island’s second biggest city, and Larnaca. Protaras and Ayia Napa are in the east. Ayia Napa is compared with Ibiza. It has one of the most happening nightlife scenes in Europe. Everywhere you go, you will find awesome beaches. The center of the island is hilly.

Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, is not the most popular tourist place. But you will still find many good museums here. Cyprus is a unique island. Its northern part is Turkish, officially called the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Most tourists visit the island’s southern areas.

West Cyprus

South Cyprus

East Cyprus

The more historic part of the island. The entire city of Paphos is UNESCO Heritage listed. There are Roman ruins that go back to the 3 rd century. There are tombs, Doric columns, castles, catacombs, medieval baths.

You will also find waterfalls and a beautiful gorge. Birthplace of the Greek god Aphrodite.

Limassol is close to the UNESCO listed ancient Kourion, which has a history of 6000 years. It has castles, museums, a beautiful fishing harbor, and a salt water lake.

Larnaca is very laid back. It is very popular with divers because of the MS Zenobia, which is close to the coast. See the Old Turkish Quarter.

Protaras and Ayia Napa are the top destinations in the east. The Cape Greco National Park has many nature trails. You can do hiking and biking here. Designated picnic spots and camping areas.

Beautiful sea views. There are sea caves with tunnels. Pirates used to hide their treasure in these places.

  • Best Beaches in West Cyprus – Coral Bay, Blue Lagoon Akamas, Lara
  • Best Beaches in South Cyprus – Finikoudes Beach, Mackenzie Beach, Dassoudi, Kourion Beach
  • Best Beaches in East Cyprus – Fig Tree Bay, Nissi Beach, Konnos Bay

My First Visit to Cyprus

Question: Where should I stay in Cyprus for a first-time visit?

Answer: This depends on what you are looking for.

Purpose of visit

Best location

Clubs, Nightlife, Party Ayia Napa, Limassol
Couples, Romance Paphos, Pissouri
Family Holidays Coral Bay, Pernera
Diving Protaras, Larnaca
Best Beaches Protaras, Larnaca, Coral Bay, Paphos
History, Ancient Sites Paphos, Limassol
Foodies Pernera
Golfing Aphrodite Hills
For Relaxation Coral Bay, Fig Tree Bay, Akamas Peninsula
Hiking, Adventures Troodos Mountains, Akamas Peninsula, Cape Greco
Shopping Larnaca, Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos

Best Places To Stay In West Cyprus

Paphos and Peyia are the top towns in the west. You will find many very good luxury villas for rent in both these places. Easy access to some of the best beaches on the island, places of historical and archeological importance, and UNESCO Heritage sites.

See the amazing rock formations at the Avakas Gorge and the iconic Aphrodite Rock. You can also stay at a villa in the Aphrodite Hills golf resort.

Cyprus Villa Weston

Villa Weston

Located in Aphrodite’s exclusive community, Villa Weston is the perfect vacation paradise for you, your family and friends. With fantastic ocean views, this 4 bedroom, 4 and a half bath, luxury villa has everything you would need for the ideal Cyprus getaway, including an expansive terrace, heated pool, and hot tub.

Best Places To Stay In South Cyprus

Choose from villas in Limassol or Larnaca vacation rentals. Larnaca is very laid back, but Larnaca offers more history. You can visit the UNESCO listed ancient Kourion. There are many restaurants, cafes, bars, and tavernas at both Larnaca and Limassol. Sunshine, Villa Estancia, and Casa Blanca are some of the best villas in Limassol.

Cyprus Villa Estancia

Villa Estancia

Perfect getaway at 20,000 square-foot luxury villa. Located beachfront in the gated community of Limassol, Villa Estancia features 10 immaculate bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and an endless stream of amenities for you and your guests.

Best Places to Stay in East Cyprus

Ayia Napa and Protaras are both very popular in the east. The Nissi Beach and Fig Tree Bay, both top beaches, are located here. Protaras is good for diving, while Ayia Napa is famous for its nightlife. There are 80 bars, 12 nightclubs, and many restaurants.

Villa Morning Star, Ocean Villa, Beach Vibes, Paradiso, and Sunrise villa are some of the best places to stay in the east coast of Cyprus.

Cyprus Villa Ricardo

Villa Ricardo

Ricardo Villa will surpass your expectation in every way. This is a 5-bedroom exclusive property for rent in the south-eastern end of Cyprus. The huge garden with palm trees goes all the way to a small, private beach. Outdoor/indoor living and dining spaces. The 5 bedrooms are all airy and offers more room than hotels.

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