6 family hotels perfect for discovering Cyprus

There is a certain mystery to Cyprus. Tales of goddesses and sea monsters are rife across the country. The untouched coastlines and luscious nature reserves make for a peaceful serenity while the towns and cities are a hive of activity.

Cyprus has been gaining notoriety as a holiday destination and it’s easy to see why. It has everything anyone could want – incredible beaches, interesting sights, bustling nightlife and glorious weather all year round. The hardest part will be choosing where to go. The young revellers will instinctively head for the party town of Ayia Napa while there is a much more family-orientated vibe in Larnaca and Paphos.

We’ve picked out some of our favourite hotels to whet the appetite for a family break in Cyprus.

King Evelthon Beach Hotel & Resort 5* (Paphos)


Sample a little of the high life with a stay at the King Evelthon Beach Hotel & Resort. This 5-star hotel is a pearl in the mystical town of Paphos. Located right on the beach, you can spend every morning waking up to incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea and pull up a lounger on the expansive poolside patio complete with a beach bar.

The kids will have the time of their life sliding down the twisting tubes of the mini waterpark or the younger ones can have a paddle in the dedicated toddlers’ pool. Mum and Dad could enjoy a little pampering at the spa and wellness centre and then in the evening took into exquisite cuisine at one of the on-site restaurants. Oh, and the centre of Paphos is only a short walk away – bliss.

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Avlida Hotel 4* (Paphos)


Modern, stylish and a stone’s throw from the heart of Paphos – what more could you want? The luxurious Avlida Hotel can provide the perfect base for your stay in Cyprus. It is within walking distance of the famous Tomb of the Kings and just a short stroll to the shops, restaurants and bars as well as the beach.

Rooms are spacious and come with all the typical mod cons as well as a private balcony with either pool or sea view. The pool area is complete with a Jacuzzi and six waterfalls and complemented with large sun terrace, perfect for relaxing during the day.

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St Nicolas Elegant Residence 4* (Chloraka)

St Nicolas Elegant

Tucked away near the picturesque village of Chloraka is the St Nicolas Elegant Residence. This 4-star hotel can boast a relaxing pool area with artificial rock lagoons and mini waterfalls evoking images to the Baths of Aphrodite in the north of the country. Take a break, pull up a sun lounger and top up your tan here in the heat of the day.

Rooms range from studios to two bedroom apartments that can cater for up to six people; the latter are perfect if you’ve chosen a self catering break. Despite being in the quieter Chloraka area you still only 10 minutes from the centre of Paphos.

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Panareti Coral Bay 3* (Coral Bay)


Overlooking the glorious Coral Bay area of Cyprus is the Panreti Coral Bay hotel. This quaint 3-star accommodation is a real favourite with families thanks to its comfortable, air-conditioned rooms, balcony and extensive list of amenities.

Take a dip in the unusually-shaped pool and grab a drink from the poolside tiki bar. The kids can run wild in the on-site playground while if you’re feeling a little more active there is a gym, sauna and full-size tennis court. The restaurant serves a host of delicious local and international dishes throughout the day and the beach is just a short walk away.

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Paphiessa Hotel and Apartments 3* (Paphos)


If you’re searching for an ideal family-friendly hotel within a short walk of Paphos then look no further than Paphiessa Hotel and Apartments. This family-run 3-star accommodation has a relaxing atmosphere that will make you feel right at home the moment you step through the door.

Choose from All Inclusive, half board and self catering options and a variety of bedrooms that can accommodate up to four people. There is a cosy pool area with sun terrace as well as a gym and sauna. Want to get out and about? You’re in luck as Paphos’ main attractions and the beach are just a short walk away.

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Aqua Sol Holiday Village 3* (Coral Bay)


Want to give the kids an extra surprise? Then book into the Aqua Sol Holiday Village in Coral Bay. Watch their faces light up as they set their sights on the 3-star hotel’s extensive waterpark. Boasting a number of exciting slides, you’ll have no problem keeping them entertained for your entire stay.

As if that wasn’t enough, Aqua Sol Holiday Village sits directly on the beach so the choice between building sandcastles and taking on waterslides is made a little easier. As night falls, enjoy delicious food in Aphrodite Restaurant and take in live music in the lounge bar.

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Thinking of taking the family to Cyprus this summer? Then start your search at www.sunmaster.co.uk. We’ve extended our biggest ever sale so you can take advantage of deposits from as low as £49pp and save up to 50% on high street prices. Book now and you will receive a free Kids Pass (while stocks last) worth £75.

Want to know more about Cyprus? Check out our resorts page.