STELLAR promotion: Get there from only €499 per person.
We know we’re barely out of August, but if you’re already thinking about getting away next summer, our friends at TUI have the deal for you.
Thanks to its sandy stretches, ancient sights and up-tempo nightlife, Cyprus is a firm holiday favourite, attracting everyone from families to clubbers. A mix of laid-back and lively resorts fringe the island, along with beautiful beaches – and if you go inland, you’ll find sleepy villages, hidden hamlets and the scenic Troodos Mountains.
For families, you can’t go wrong with the Larnaca region, especially the resort of Protaras. Its golden beach and clear shallow waters are a winning combination for anyone with little ones, and its main strip has a good mix of restaurants, cafés and bars. Further south is Ayia Napa, best known as a clubbing mecca, but also home to one of the island’s best beaches and a pretty old town. Neighbouring Nissi Beach completes the trio of resorts, boasting a waterpark and white-sand beach with its own islet.
History buffs will love the town of Paphos, the best-known resort on Cyprus’ west coast. A traditional harbour town, it’s got a handful of golden beaches, a pretty marina and a long list of historical sights, including the Tombs of the Kings. Elsewhere in the region is Limassol, which has a seven-mile stretch of beach, and Coral Bay, where you’ll find a large horseshoe-shaped cove with Blue Flag credentials. If you’re after somewhere away from it all, the quiet seaside villages of Polis, Amathus Bay and Latchi give you an authentic slice of island life.
Sounds gorge, but the best part? You can fly direct to Paphos from Dublin airport, with prices starting at €499 per person based on two people sharing. Is that a nice lil treat to plan for payday next week or what? To book, visit tuiholidays.ie.
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