With over 400 miles of scenic coastline and gloriously golden sands, Cyprus is a truly beautiful holiday destination for those seeking a stunning stay. From serene beaches to dramatic rocky stretches, the shores of the third-largest island in the Mediterranean are filled with contrasting seascapes.
Here you’ll find family-friendly resorts and pretty fishing villages, ancient monuments and breath-taking mountain vistas, making this a captivating destination for tourists looking for sun-filled Cyprus villa holidays. During your getaway, you can indulge in dishes at traditional tavernas, browse the wares at local markets and explore everything this country has to offer.
So, whether you’re planning a party break, or you’re planning a holiday hidden away in your own countryside bolthole, you’ll find your dream villa break in this classic holiday hotspot.
Villa Plus has a diverse selection of properties available with over 100 villas offering everything from countryside hideaways in the country to centrally-located villas. So, you can select your villas in Cyprus to perfectly fit your likes and requirements. Here at Villa Plus, our customers are always at the forefront of our minds. We have a selection of handpicked, self-catering villas which you’ll instantly fall in love with. Whether you fancy a spot of pure relaxation in a peaceful countryside retreat, spectacular patio views at sunset or a property in a central location within walking distance of restaurants and the beach, we’ve got everything covered. As locals to the destination, we’re on hand 24-7 to ensure you have the perfect getaway you’ve been dreaming of. We live and breathe Cyprus and want to make sure that you leave the country loving it just as much as we do. For a holiday that provides the best of both a hotel resort and a villa holiday you have the option of choosing a VP Resorts villa at the stunningly situated Aphrodite Hills resort complex.
Cyprus is a delightful mixture of where old meets new, full of history, culture and endless warm sunny days. Alluring beaches and tempting waters await you on this scenic coastline, whilst inland you’ll find rolling hills scattered with olive, citrus and banana groves. Make sure you sample plenty of the local wines and mouth-watering cuisine; the seafood is fresh, and the salty baked halloumi is definitely one to try. Coral Bay is lively with rustic tavernas, friendly bars and a fantastic sandy beach. Protaras is on the South East coast of Cyprus and has plenty to keep you and the family entertained. You can choose any one of our many villas in Cyprus and enjoy a holiday you will dream about for many years to come.
Located off a coastal road west of Paphos, Coral Bay is a popular seaside resort. The main attraction here is the 660 yards of sandy Coral Bay Beach, which carries Blue Flag certification. The warm shallow waters are perfect for paddling, while the surrounding bay is a water sports hotspot. You'll find lively nightlife and a good choice of restaurants.
Latchi is ideal for a relaxing holiday, with its own laid-back rural charm and culture. There's no sign of noisy bars or high-rise resort-style developments here, with life centring around the authentic Latchi Harbour – a particular highlight for seafood fans. In the early hours of the morning, while you are fast asleep, the fishermen are out catching the fish you’ll eat for dinner.
Polis is a small town with a lovable sleepy ambience. In short, it provides the perfect environment to forget about everyday life. Although it is less than an hours’ drive from the crowds and bustle of Paphos, it is a world away in terms of atmosphere. When it comes to restful and rejuvenating holidays, Polis is hard to beat.
Peyia is a quiet resort with plenty of authentic Cypriot charm, just 10 minutes drive from Coral Bay. Villa Plus rentals are located near this village, which sits on the hillside with magnificent views across the bay. It has supermarkets, shops, a town hall and a choice of restaurants, bars and cafes. Peyia village is well known for its local tavernas where you can try delicious Cypriot meze.
St Georges is situated by a rugged, unspoilt stretch of coast, right at the edge of the Akamas peninsular. It has undergone development but has still managed to maintain its natural beauty. There is also a small fishing harbour, which has a small, sheltered bay of sand and small pebbles gently sloping into the clear waters, as well as a handful of charming tavernas serving mezes. If you want to visit the region’s spiritual attractions, St Georges is home to a couple of churches dating back to the 6th century.
Chloraka Village is around 20 minutes’ drive from Paphos Airport and is located just before the resort of Coral Bay. It sits at a valley with a view of the Mediterranean Sea and has two sides – the upper part, where most of the shops, banks, restaurants and tavernas are, and the lower part next to the sea, which is more residential and home to the pretty St George Church.
Protaras is located on the southeast coast of Cyprus and is a lively, family-focused resort. Its coastline is lined with sheltered sandy bays, while the main street has plenty of places to eat and drink. It stretches around 10 miles and is divided into many sub-resorts, such as Konnos Bay, Green Bay, Protaras Main Centre, Pernera and Kapparis. Amongst all these resorts, you’ll find lots of places to buy souvenirs, eat and drink. It's most famous beach is Fig Tree Bay but there are plenty of other options here too.
Pomos is a picturesque village located in the North West pennisula with unspoilt rustic charm, breathtaking sea views and local tavernas lining the waterfront. It’s sandwiched between forest cloaked mountains and the sapphire sweep of Chrysochou Bay. The small shingle beach is ideal for families as the warm shallow waters are perfect for paddling, while the surrounding bay is a water sports hotspot.
Part of the VP Resorts collection, Aphrodite Hills offers guests an outstanding holiday experience. With a choice of onsite restaurants, leisure facilities and activities for all the family, you can unwind and try something different. Nearby Paphos and the hotel's beach club offer great options for days out.
Cyprus is a great destination for a carefree holiday. On this beautiful island, there are fantastic beaches, traditional local villages and archaeological sites to be explored. Nature lovers will appreciate the Troodos Mountains and Akamas National Park.
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park includes sites and monuments from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages, while most remains date back to the Roman period. The marvellous mosaic floors of four Roman villas form the impressive epicentre of the finds. This complex includes other important monuments, such as the Asklepieion, the Odeon, the Agora, the Saranta Kolones (Forty Columns) Fortress, the Limeniotissa Ruins of early Christian Basilica and the Tombs of the Kings.
The western tip of Cyprus is an area of breathtaking rugged beauty. Only accessible by 4 wheel drive vehicles and on foot, you can explore the many trails and discover the Fontana Amoroza pool and Avakas Gorge. The area comes alive in springtime with over 530 species of plants including orchids providing a blaze of colour. Pack water, sunscreen and a hat and prepare for a mini-adventure.
Green turtles and loggerhead turtles nest only in a handful of select locations around the world – Cyprus just happens to be one of those locations. The pollution-free sands of the Akamas Peninsula (particularly Lara Bay) and the beaches near Polis are great for turtles to lay their eggs. Seeing some of these magnificent animals in the wild is an experience you’ll always cherish.
Cyprus is well known for its beautiful beaches with golden sands and crystal-clear waters. Coral Bay resort is famous for its Blue Flag beach, while the beaches of Polis and Latchi are where the locals like to frequent. In Protaras area, there are many fantastic beaches with Fig Tree Bay being one of the most beautiful on the island.
The best place to soak up the Cyprus sunshine is at the beach, and with more than four hundred miles of coastline, there are plenty to choose from. Cyprus has a diverse geological terrain resulting in sandy and pebbly beaches. You'll find plenty with restaurants, beach bars and sunbed hire as well as undeveloped bays. In the larger resorts of Coral Bay and Protaras, you can enjoy a choice of watersports and boat trips.
Moving from the North West of the island and following the coastline to the East you can visit a beach of your choice. The "Blue Flag" is awarded to beaches meeting strict criteria relating to environmental education and information, beach area management and quality of bathing water.
The horseshoe shaped bay of Coral Bay with a Blue Flag status has everything you need for a long day on the beach, with soft golden sand and calm waters great for families with young children. There are plenty of sunbeds and parasols to hire as well as traditional Cypriot tavernas meaning you can enjoy a light lunch or chilled cocktail. With clear waters the beach is popular for snorkelling and there are a range of watersports on offer including water skiing and parasailing.
Fig Tree Bay is the most popular and beautiful beach in Protaras and it has been declared by TripAdvisor as the third best beach in Europe. It has fine, golden sands and crystal-clear waters, making it ideal for families. There are numerous amenities on the beach, including toilets, changing rooms, sunbeds, umbrellas and water sports facilities, as well as a few restaurants.
Green Bay Beach is located in Protaras resort and features shallow waters suitable for beginner divers. It is also a great place to avoid the summer crowds. This beach has a few facilities, such as sun loungers and parasols which are available to hire here. The small sandstone platforms to the south of the beach also provide a nice setting for a picnic.
The stunning beach of Cavo Maris is a small bay at the western end of Protaras which is perfect for those sport enthusiasts with a range of watersports available. With sunbeds and parasols for hire, why not relax soak up that Cypriot sunshine and go for a refreshing swim in the cool waters. In respite of the sun there are beach bars and restaurants offering chilled beers, cocktails, cooling ice creams and tasty lunch options.
Fireman's Beach or Kapparis Beach is located a little north of the Protaras resort town. It features an amazingly beautiful bay which is decorated by a steep, white limestone cliff, protecting the beach from the winds. The beach is perfect for families as it is compact and secluded with shallow waters. You can also rent sun loungers and umbrellas here.
Corallia Beach is also known as Laourou Beach and is slightly smaller than Coral Bay. The picturesque beach has fine sand and crystal clear waters as well sunbeds and parasols for hire. There are a number of WC and shower facilities, making it a perfect day out for the family.
Latchi Beach is a short stroll from the Latchi Harbour, along the main resort road. It consists of a long stretch of sand and pebbles and is ideal for snorkelling due to the crystal-clear waters. The scenery from here is framed by forested hills, while there are plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas for hire at the beach itself. There are also many tavernas close by, so you can enjoy lunch or dinner before and after a day at the beach.
Chloraka Beach is situated between the main resorts of Coral Bay and Paphos next to the Chloraka Village. It has golden sands which are protected by rocks so it keeps the big waves away, making it ideal for children. The beach isn’t far from St George Chapel, which attracts both locals and tourists, if you’re looking for to experience other local attractions while you’re there.
Lombardi Beach is located on the outskirts of Protaras. It has been awarded the Blue Flag status because of its clean and crystal-clear waters. The beach has many amenities, including sunbeds, umbrellas, toilets and water sports facilities, and the cove has a rocky coastline on either side, giving you that extra bit of privacy.
Polis Beach is located a short distance from the Polis village square, or around a 30 minute walk from the seafront of Latchi Beach. Polis Beach has a mixture of coarse sand and shingle, with stones and pebbles in the water. You can hire sunbeds here and there are also toilet facilities.
Trinity Beach is locally known as Ayia Triada Beach and has a small white and blue church that sits above, looking down over the sand. The translation of Ayia Triada is Holy Trinity, hence the name Trinity Beach. This beach is a small sandy bay with shallow, calm waters and is very popular with families. Sunbeds and parasols are available for hire. Bars, cafes and a large patisserie are a short stroll from the beach.
The beach of Protaras sits next to Vrissaki Hotel – this is why it’s sometimes known as Vrissaki Beach. It has a long strip of fine golden sand and shallow waters which are well suited to snorkellers. Awarded Blue Flag status for its cleanliness and water quality, this beach is just a short distance from the Protaras resort centre. There are also water sports facilities, sunbeds and parasols available to hire. The beach has disabled access and toilet facilities on site.
White River Beach is a beautiful sandy cove situated at the edge of the amazing Akamas Peninsular. It has clear water and is great for bathing and swimming. There is a small beachside snack bar on hand and toilet facilities are available at a nearby taverna. There is a single track, concrete road leading down to the beach, and the last 550 yards needs to be completed on foot.
This beach is the perfect place for those who want to while away with a good book or just sit back and relax. The shallow crystal waters are great for families with children or for those of you who love snorkeling.
The shingle beach of Pomos has calm waters and soft sand. Why not lay back and simply relax? There is also a lively beach bar serving cocktails to keep you cool from that Cypriot sun. You'll also find a nearby restaurant serving traditional Cypriot dishes overlooking the beautiful Pomo harbour and surrounding views.
Whether you’re travelling with teens or little ones, there are a lot of activities and events for families planning their Cyprus villa holidays. A large selection of our properties in Coral Bay are ideally placed for diving fans. The striking coral in the bay, as well as the underwater caves and sunken ships make this a prime spot for those who want to take the plunge.
Staying in Coral Bay, you can all while away the days at Ithaki Amusement Park, which features a mini golf course, trampolines and games arcade. If animals are your thing, Paphos Zoo is a short journey from Coral Bay and home to tigers and giraffes, plus the daily bird show is a must-see. While you’re in Paphos, you can all take a trip to Aphrodite Water Park. This is filled with rides, slides and wave pools for adults and children alike.
Another popular water park in Cyprus can be found in Protaras. Aquamania Waterpark is a one of the main attractions in this popular family resort. You’ll also find Protaras Ocean Aquarium and Star Leisure Mini Golf here, both ideal for a fun family day.
The country has a balmy Mediterranean climate, with long dry summers lasting from May to October, and mild winters from December to February, separated by shorter autumn and spring seasons. It’s gifted with plenty of sunshine, too, and over the summer months, there’s an average of 11.5 hours of bright sunlight per day! Summer is generally a season of high temperatures and cloudless skies. You can cool of during the night, with air conditioning in all bedrooms.
Once ruled by Greek, Assyrian, Egyptian, British and Persian regimes and empires, amongst others, Cyprus officially gained independence in 1959. The country is rich in history, with many archaeological finds left over from previous civilisations. Now, these lost worlds have been uncovered and are here for you to visit – start with a trip to either the House of Dionysos, the Temple of Aphrodite or the Tomb of the Kings.
Throughout Cyprus, the typically Mediterranean landscape is blessed with the timeless beauty of antiquity. There are crusader fortresses situated next to tall cypress trees, Greco-Roman theatres carved out of cliffs and Byzantine monasteries perched on mountaintops. Being an island with such a varied and interesting history, there are many places to explore. The wealth of archaeological sites, museums, castles, monasteries and old Cypriot churches are all well worth visiting if you’re wanting to delve into the country’s past.
Perhaps best of all, for some people anyway, Cyprus is also foodie heaven! The food here is mainly fresh, organic and local. If you want to eat in true Cypriot style, order a selection of meze (the Greek-Cypriot equivalent of tapas) – a big selection of little dishes such as souvlaki, tzatziki, calamari, halloumi, taramasalata, hummus and tahini.