Coral Bay is a beautiful place to visit for a holiday. The sea is clean and a clear blue.
When I was there on holiday, I stayed in my apartment, which is situated only down the road from Coral Bay in a small place called Peiya, which is where my family and I live now. Every day we drove into Coral Bay, which took only five minutes. There are lots of water sports available on the beach, such as para-gliding, scuba diving, glass boat trips (which is a must), jet skis, banana rides, water skis, speed boat hiring, pedaloes, windsurfing and canoes.
There are also plenty of places to eat and drink just up the road from the beach. In the evening we went to a taverna and bar where there was a pool table for the kids and the owners let them play on this free of charge. The people there were very polite and generous. Coral Bay, also, has a few shops which do come in handy too, especially the supermarket. It is not a place for lots of night life. It mostly caters for families and couples and is generally a quiet place to stay. Personally, I like a quiet and relaxing holiday and that’s what it was. Of course, it was the month of March when we were on holiday here, so there it was quiet, as there isn’t much open that time of year.
There is transport in the form of a bus and this runs until eleven o’clock at night in high season and only until six in the evening in low season. Car hire is another way to get around, especially if you want to head out further afield, such as visiting Troodos mountains, Nicosia (the capital), Polis and Latchi Beach. From Coral Bay you can visit the centre of Paphos. There you can visit shops, tavernas and bars. There is a harbour at Paphos where you can take a stroll in the day or night. We sometimes come here and have an ice cream whilst taking a stroll. There is a water park in Paphos too and this is an excellent day out. Bus routes go to Paphos everyday for just one euro and fifty cense.
Of course, the best part is the weather, as it is pleasant in March and it get’s better and warmer by April, sometimes reaching 80 farenheit during the day, but pleasant in the evening. Cyprus rarely has rain in the summer months. I have experienced many wet rainy days here now, but by April it is dry. November is the start of the rainy season with an odd day of rain here and there. It usually only rains during the winter months, which is January and February.
As we stayed in our apartment, we only had to pay for our flights, which we booked via the Internet and paid £150.00 per person. You can actually book an apartment or villa separate to your flight if you want a self catering holiday on the Internet using a Cypriot Estate Agent. They rent properties out much more cheaply than booking it as a package holiday. Do a search on the internet for holiday rentals in Cyprus.
If you travel earlier in the year you can actually get flights and accommodation a lot cheaper with package deals. Hunt around for these, because sometimes Thomas Cook Holidays may have some cheap package deals for Cyprus at the moment.