Its that time of year when the shops are full of beachwear, sandals and sun hats. So if youre ready for some much needed time off but havent had a chance to think about where to go, weve got the perfect place for you.
St. Elias Resort and Waterpark can be found in Protaras, Cyprus, just a little over four hours from London. With warm sunshine, delicious cuisine and with plenty of adventures up for grabs, its perfect for the whole family.
Protaras is known for its stunning sandy beaches including the iconic Fig Tree Bay, famous for its lone tree. Here you can relax with a snooze in the sunshine, get active with a swim to the nearby island, or go further afield by hopping on a jet ski. You also wont have to stroll too far for a look into Cyprus history, as just above the beach youll find incredible excavated Hellenistic tombs. Fun, sun and a dash of culture, all within a short walk? Sounds dreamy to us.
For those who cant sit still and who fancy packing a pair of trainers as well as their bikini, there are a number of hiking trails to explore, with protected pine forest routes at Cape Greco National Forest Park. Take your costumes with you and once youve worked up a sweat, youll be able to cool off with a refreshing dip in the clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
Back at St. Elias Resort, theres something for the whole family and all budgets are catered for. There are comfortable studio rooms for couples or those flying solo, or if youre looking for something a little more luxurious (and private), there are one-bedroom suites which come complete with their own pools, so you can make a splash whenever the mood takes you.
And getting straight into holiday mode couldnt be easier, with the journey from Larnaca airport to St Elias Resort taking just half an hour. Plus with no jet lag to contend with, you can kick back and relax into your much deserved break straightaway.
At this beautiful spot, youll only ever be just a few moments from the beach, where youll be able to listen to the crash of the waves, top up your tan and try a taste of the local cuisine; the perfect place to dive into your new book or spend quality time playing with the kids. And with a free shuttle service taking guests straight to the beach, reaching the golden sands couldnt be more convenient.
But if leaving the resort sounds like a step too far, dont worry, weve got you covered. Theres so much going on at St. Elias Resort, you wont have to go anywhere.
There are plenty of plush areas to unwind in, whether its just you or the whole family and if you believe food to be one of the most important elements of a holiday then youll love the newly-refurbished restaurant Meze by Elliniko.
With outside dining and stunning sea views, you can take your time over long, languorous lunches and atmospheric suppers as you enjoy traditional Greek dishes prepared with the finest ingredients. But there are plenty of other options available too, with tastes curated from around the world if you fancy mixing it up.
You dont even have to take your wallet out. Ultra all-inclusive guests will be able to indulge in a tipple (including imported alcoholic drinks) and freshly made snacks at a choice of bars and restaurants around the resort, including the Jacaranda bar and the Carob Pool snack bar.