Don’t worry there’s still Cyprus. This is one of my favourite times of the year for holidaying in Paphos.
All the flowers are in bloom, the sea is blue and with only the odd wispy cloud in the sky – a sun lover’s paradise.
The sun does get very hot in the middle of the day in July and August so make like the locals and take an afternoon siesta. Maybe have lunch on the terrace or eat inside in brand new air conditioning still with stunning views through the window. Finally cool off with a power shower before heading off to the beach.
Visiting the award winning beaches and taking a dip in the sea is the perfect way to cool off during the day but there’s more to do than just swimming. The West Coast of Cyprus has one of the largest selections of water sports and activity centres. There’s snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, jet skiing, wind surfing, wake boarding, banana boats and even pedalos to hire at Coral Bay.
For those who prefer sporting activities on dry ground there are championship golf courses, holistic spa treatment centres, hiking, mountain biking, sky diving, quad biking, 4×4 off roading in the Akamas peninsula or up in the Troodos mountains. There are also local rugby and football clubs with frequent international games.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite then what better place for a Cypriot style BBQ than in a flower filled patio with stunning sea views. If you want someone else to do the cooking then there are lots of delicious restaurants, cafes, take aways and bars in Paphos, Coral Bay and the nearby village of Chlorakas. Some bars and restaurants have amazing sea views and others are in the hustle bustle of the town centre – there’s something for everyone.
Late night bars, live music venues and nightclubs are located in both Paphos and Coral Bay equidistance from Bella Vista. Nightclubs in Paphos tend to open until 5am so often the sun rises before you do.
If you do make it home before the dawn chorus then after a night out dancing what better way to relax than to sit on the edge of the moonlit pool and dangle weary feet into the cool water.