With more than 120 miles of powder white sands, drenched with over 300 days a year of sunshine, luxury beachfront accommodation and the opportunity to observe baby turtles taking their first steps against a back drop of the setting sun, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were reading about some far off tropical destination. However the Paradise on Earth being described is much closer than you might think.
Crystal clear waters of North Cyprus sea coast
Northern Cyprus is home to some of the finest hotels, perfect beaches and cleanest waters to be found along the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. So impeccable is the quality of these crystal clear waters, Cyprus has been declared one of only two countries in Europe with the cleanest waters which are 100% fit for bathing by The European Parliament. No wonder then that the Loggerhead and Green Turtles choose the sandy expanses of Golden Beach and the equally impressive Alagadi Beach, in which to nest. Once hatched, the baby turtles find their feet and head for the azure seas that gently lap at these shores.
Baby turtle reaching the sea for the first time
The beaches of Northern Cyprus are as stunning as the aqua seas they adorn, from the uninterrupted stretches of sand to pebble edged enclaves and dramatic sheer cliffs. Whether you wish to simply lay back, relax and enjoy the touch of the sun on your skin, or fancy being slightly more adventurous and explore the secluded coves, the options are right here… literally at your feet.
Explore the Mediterranean Sea
The coastline of Northern Cyprus houses an impressive choice of desirable beach front resorts. A particularly impressive jewel in the crown of the Mediterranean is the 5* ‘Acapulco Beach & Spa Resort’. Situated in verdant gardens, guests have a choice of either hotel room based accommodation or swish studio style apartments. The vast range of amenities available, cater for every age and individual whim. If it’s a spot of pampering you’re craving, then the decadent ‘Ocean Spa’ with its Far East massages, saunas and full body care treatments will be sure to hit the spot. However, if something to get the adrenaline racing is desired, then the Aqua Park comprised of the hotel’s 3 outdoor pools is just a splash away.
Acapulco Beach & Spa Resort & the fine golden beach
As the sun sets over its 2km long private bay, an al-fresco dining experience awaits in the hotel’s beach front restaurant. The culinary quality is second to none, with the very best in Northern Cypriot fare that this enchanting part of the country has to offer.
Enjoy the sunset and the finest cuisine on the island
Another fantastic resort, located to the north of Famagusta, is the ‘Long Beach Resort,’ (http://www.cyprusparadise.com/long-beach-resort-offers) providing comfortable individual bungalows and villas. Much of the accommodation is situated so close to the water’s edge, guests can open their front door and step straight onto the soft sand.
Waking up to the breathtaking views of the sea
The resort also offers a large freshwater swimming pool, as well a smaller pool with play area, perfect for the little ones in your holiday party. When it comes to dining at ‘Long Beach Resort,’ the mouth-watering variety of delights on offer will appeal to the whole family. From spiced meats and freshly caught fish, to the plethora of cheeses, breads, exotic fruit and vegetables, every taste is catered for.
Just one question remains… Which resort to visit first..?