Coral Bay holidays
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When: Coral Bay tends to bask in the sunshine all year round so it doesn’t really matter when you fancy going but if you want to avoid the school holidays, aim for either May or June (when it’s REALLY hot) or perhaps late September (when they’re safely back behind their school desks!)
Where: Coral Bay is probably the ideal place to stay since it’s a lot quieter than the main resorts and has a really friendly atmosphere.
Why: Be your own boss and head up your own little adventure on Coral Bay. Whether you choose to spend the day meandering round the shops or just lazing on the beach with that latest novel you’ve been itching to read, you’ll find it the perfect place to kick back and relax.
When: The weather’s great here all year round so you can quite safely pick any month that suits the majority of the group the best. Diaries at the ready then?
Where: If you’re travelling as a group, Paphos is a great place to try as it’s livelier than Coral Bay itself, yet isn’t difficult to get to. It’s about 30 minutes on the bus and is well worth a visit, with its lighthouse and quirky harbour.
Why: Given that there’s so much to do in and around Coral Bay it’s a great idea to travel as a group as you’ll never get bored. The two award winning beaches also provide the perfect setting for beach BBQ’s, so what are you waiting for?
When: The best time to travel is outside the school holidays (it’s not like you need any competition building those sand castles). If you aim for June, make sure you pack the Factor 30 because that’s when you’ll find Coral Bay at its hottest. Once the little rugrats are back at school you’ll find a much more bearable temperature, without needing your duffle coat!
Where: Coral Bay is a great place for couples. Head for one of the many tavernas along the bay and try the seafood meze with a decent bottle of Carignan Noir. In fact, if you really want to up your game, aim for a candlelit meal and watch the sun set over the Bay. Ahhhhh …
Why: With two beautiful beaches, Coral Bay is the perfect place to lie back, relax and enjoy each other’s company (well, that’s the general idea at least!).
When: It goes without saying that you’ll have to travel during the school holidays so between July and September you’ll be hitting some really decent temperatures. That said, the Easter holidays are also a good time to visit, since the climate tends to be warm without temperatures getting too hot.
Where: Coral Bay is definitely a good place to stay as a family but you can’t miss a trip into Paphos either. Aside from the harbour and castle, the town is jam packed with ancient sites and there’s a great archaeological park there too. Speaking of old relics, don’t forget that Cyprus is also home to Peter Andre – you never know who you might bump into over here!
Why: There’s so many reasons Coral Bay is great for families but one of the best has to be the Blue Flag beaches. And that’s not all – in fact, far from it! The locals around Coral Bay are also family-friendly and you’ll find some great kids’ dishes at the local tavernas, which also host nightly entertainment where you’ll all be made to feel welcome.