I’m lucky to have travelled quite a lot this year and one destination on my list that I’ve always wanted to visit Cyprus. Their scenic beaches instantly drew me in when researching the island and I knew it would be the perfect place for a family holiday.
We haven’t had a relaxing family holiday since we visited Sorrento last year so we decided to jet off to Cyprus for a week away in the sun. Cyprus can be on the more of the expensive side of the scale when wanting to jet away for the all inclusive life and some relaxation in the sun, but it is incredibly worth it. I recommend Olympic Lagoon Resort Paphos if you are looking for a combination of these two things, it surely will not disappoint!
Firstly, lets talk about the resort in particular. After our 4 and half hour plane journey from Gatwick to Paphos, it was getting late in the evening when we arrived so it was such a relief for the hotel to be around a 20 minute drive form the airport.
Our rooms overlooked the back of the hotel which meant opening the curtains when we woke up to be greeted with the beautiful sea view. It was the perfect location for watching the sun set of an evening.
The quality of the rooms were excellent. We had one of the biggest beds I have ever slept in, a marble effect bathroom, slippers and dressing gowns waiting for us and a chocolate on our bed every night. What a dream. You could not fault anything about the rooms, certainly the best I have ever stayed in.
The food and drink on site was incredible. The extensive list of cocktails meant there was never an empty drink as we made it our mission to try as many as we possibly can. If you are a huge cocktail fan then this resort is the perfect choice. The bar staff met any needs you required and never left a glass empty! They could not to more for you.
We ate at a variety of different places in the resort as they had 5 restaurants as well as a main buffet area. These included an Italian, American Diner, A la carte, Cypriot and Pan Asian (where I had the most amazing duck I have ever had in my life). I thought this was such a clever idea for a resort to do this as it allows you to try a variety of different foods and gives you a change from the buffet every night to more formal dining. Again, the staff were so friendly and helpful.
I was blown away by the hotel entertainment team. They work so hard every day and evening to perform some amazing shows such as We Will Rock You, Musicals and Jersey Boys. Certainly a credit to the hotel.
The sun beds and pool facilities also topped any we had visited before. The hotel has 5 swimming pools to choose from (and even a swim up bar pool!). There were always enough sun beds for everyone which makes a change compared to some other European holiday destinations. If you don’t want to hang around by the pool, the beach is located behind if you prefer the view of the sea.
There was not a whole lot of things to do around in Paphos but we still ventured out of the hotel for a wander. We walked along the beachfront, caught the bus into the harbour, visited the brand new shopping centre and stopped in Old Town to see more cultural side of Cyprus.
If you are looking at visiting Cyprus any time soon, I highly recommend the Olympic Lagoon Resort. It is a hint of luxury and well worth the money. We are already looking at going back for longer than a week next time!