North Cyprus Villa Holidays
If seclusion and privacy are important elements of a holiday then renting a villa is ideal. Many holiday villas in North Cyprus are relatively new and usually have a pool and BBQ but be aware a few may have a shared pool or none at all. This is a great option for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday, especially for a group of family or friends. Another popular choice for a friendly laid-back atmosphere is a self-catering villa on a holiday village complex. Families may prefer somewhere with the advantage of children’s facilities to hand and others may wish to enjoy the social aspect of being with other people. The villas can be sprinkled amongst gardens, but are never too far from a beach and, besides a restaurant and bar some have more than one pool and a gym. Have a checklist of necessary requirements such as AC in the bedrooms and lounge, it can be very hot in summer, and a fully equipped kitchen. A TV is usual in villas and private villas may also have a DVD player, which is good for rare unsettled days. Long stays are a good option, over the winter months especially. The climate is ideal and prices usually negotiable. Just make sure they have a wood fire for cold nights.
There are some fantastic villas in lovely locations close to the sea or overlooking the ocean. The tranquil location of a villa in the countryside, especially on the mountainside, with some tree shade and wafted by a cooling breeze tempts many. Others may prefer to be more in the heart of things, close to local villages or even in Kyrenia itself. Location can be very important so research carefully. It’s no use choosing a remote area if access to supermarkets and local entertainment is a necessity. Villas along the Karpas aren’t as numerous as nearer the areas either side of Kyrenia. The gently rolling terrain of this windswept area has some fantastic beaches and interesting areas. It’s hard to believe now that it was once heavily populated.
Whatever your choice, a hire car is a must to get out and about exploring or just heading out to the beach and shops. Many rental companies offer to book flights, pick-ups from Ercan or Larnaca and a hire car as part of a package.