TRAVEL DIARY: CYPRUS 2017
Sunburnt and sleepy, I have returned from my week-long honeymoon to Cyprus. The trip gave me more than just a tan, and you may have already noticed some changes around my blog if you’re especially eagle-eyed! I’ll be getting into that in a separate post.
Cyprus was in the midst of a heatwave when we were there, with highs of up to 37°C during the day and temperatures cooling down to about 25°C in the evenings. Luckily we had aircon in our room, and the last two days were slightly breezier and cooler by about 8 degrees during the day. Our hotel was called Tasia Maris Hotel and was adults-only, which was perfect! There were no children around ruining the holiday for us.
As I mentioned, our hotel room had aircon to help cool us down. We also had the use of a fridge with a freezer section for our water bottles, and a balcony that had a swim-up pool. No one else that had a swim-up room used the pool (nine rooms in total) so we had the pool to ourselves. Our balcony had two sunbeds so we could sunbathe and swim without ever leaving the room (if we wanted to).
There were two other pools in the hotel, as well as a sandy beach 50 metres away. The main pool had a swim-up pool bar which meant all the food and drinks were in easy reach all day, and as we were all-inclusive, it was all free. It’s probably how I gained 3lbs in the week we were away…
The food was lovely, with a buffet breakfast and dinner and a menu lunch. There was also a rooftop à la carte restaurant, which we went to on our last night. It was a bit too posh for a commoner like me, with tiny portions and fancy food to choose from. It was really tasty, though, and the meal was free once a week for all-inclusive guests.
Around the hotel was a long strip of shops and bars, which meant we could buy a beach ball and snorkel for a day on the beach, where we made friends with a hermit crab. It was a lively place, as we were just 15 minutes walk from Ayia Napa, a renowned party district, but we were far enough away from it all that it felt peaceful and relaxed.
We took a trip to the waterpark, which was only 7 minute bus ride away. Me and Chris love waterslides and rollercoasters so we had a lot of fun there, especially in the wave pool which was the best I’ve ever been in. It was a little pricey, but we had fun and it got us out of the hotel for a day!
Finally, the plane journey wasn’t too bad, at four hours there and four and a half on the way back. However on the return trip, we were delayed by just over an hour and had a powercut just before takeoff, which was a little scary. But we arrived home without dying in the sky, so I can’t complain too much.
I’m looking forward to sharing my ‘revamp’ plans with you! I’m so motivated at the moment with my blog so I’m excited to see where this enthusiasm will take me. I’ll have a travel vlog up on YouTube tomorrow, so make sure you’re subscribed if you want to check that out.