FROM child-friendly beaches and water sports to ancient sights and theme parks; Cyprus has plenty of attractions to fill your family holiday.
The Mediterranean island, located just south of Turkey, boasts year-round warm weather with average temperatures of 32C in the summer months.
From the medieval castles of Paphos to the white sands of Nissi Beach, read on for our top Cyprus family holiday hot spots and the best deals for your trip.
Larnaca – for beach & culture
Located on the south coast of Cyprus, the port city of Larnaca has many family-friendly attractions while holding onto a traditional Cypriot charm.
Take a boat trip from the marina, visit the 9th century St Lazarus Church or try birdspotting at the Larnaca Salt Lake.
Explore historical sights on a family holiday in Larnaca, Cyprus
The kids will love the golden sandy beaches and clear waters of Finikoudes Beach, which is just moments from the city centre and one of the most famous beaches in Cyprus.
Plus, there’s a lively palm-lined promenade here with plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from.
Find great holiday deals for Larnaca for 2019 with On the Beach and Thomas Cook.
Ayia Napa – for party people
There are 14 blue-flag beaches along the Ayia Napa coastline in Cyprus
With a whole host of restaurants, cocktail-bars and all-night clubs, Ayia Napa is well-known for it’s nightlife.
But there’s much more to this resort town on the south-east coast of Cyprus.
You’re spoilt for choice of seaside days out thanks to 14 blue-flag beaches along this stretch of coastline.
Try family-friendly Sandy Beach for a more chilled out vibe and water sports from parasailing to scuba diving – or Makronissos Beach for shallow waters and the nearby ‘WaterWorld’ water park.
Find cheap Ayia Napa 2019 holiday deals with Lastminute.com and Love Holidays.
Nissi Beach – for world-class beaches
Nissi Beach, Cyprus has some of the best beaches in the world
One of the world’s best beaches and Blue-Flag awarded, Nissi Beach is a great choice for sun seekers.
The white powdery sand and turquoise waters often draw the crowds during the day but there are secluded spots to find a piece of sand to yourself.
With Ayaia Napa five minutes down the road, you can expect a quieter, laid-back atmosphere in the evenings in Nissi Beach.
Find traditional tavernas, where you can enjoy a meal by the sea, and often with children’s playgrounds to keep the little ones busy.
Find Nissi Beach holiday deals for your 2019 family holiday with TUI and Thomas Cook.
Our tips for finding top holiday offers
There are plenty of choices to make with breaks away – even after you’ve decided on a destination. Here’s how you can ensure you’re getting a good deal
BOOK LAST MINUTE If you’re able to look last minute you’ll often find good deals, as companies look to encourage bookings and fulfill availability.
SPECIAL OFFERS Great offers depend on travel companies’ willingness to cut prices, but some companies maintain a special offers section – like Jet2Holidays. Deal sites like Travelzoo are also worth checking.
BE FLEXIBLE Flexibility of travel dates and connections can save you money. As can travelling outside of peak periods, or – if not travelling with children – outside school holidays.
USE DISCOUNTS Find discount codes with The Sun Vouchers, including for TUI, Expedia, First Choice, Lastminute, and Jet2Holidays.
SET ALERTS Airfarewatchdog and Skyscanner provides alerts on air fares, so you can get flights at their cheapest. Kayak offers alerts for flights and hotels.
Protaras – for active families
Neighbouring Protaras boasts more beautiful beaches and a great choice of water sports including kayaking, jetski, wake-boarding and stand up paddle.
Try Fig Tree Beach for tons of water sports options – as well as golden sands to sunbathe on – or Green Bay beach for scuba diving.
The kids can explore sea caves and visit the aquarium and water park here, while mum and dad will find plenty of bars and restaurants to relax in after an active day.
Find holiday deals for a 2019 family holiday in Protaras with On the Beach and Jet2Holidays.
Limassol – for a cosmopolitan city break
Located on the south-eastern coast of Cyrprus, the city of Limassol has ancient sights, blue-flag beaches and lots of family-friendly attractions.
With secluded sand and pebble beaches, lined with cafes and tavernas, and a cosmopolitan city with plenty of sightseeing; you can get the best of both worlds here.
Visit the medieval Limassol castle, the ancient city of Amathus and the many restaurants and shops of the marina.
The whole family can enjoy the zoo and Fasouri Watermania: the biggest water park in Cyprus.
Find great value Limassol holidays for 2019 with Love Holidays or Travel Supermarket.
Paphos – for sun & sightseeing
One of the best-known resort towns in Cyprus, Paphos lays claim to golden sandy beaches, a bustling marina and plenty of historical attractions.
From the UNESCO-listed Kato Paphos Archaeological Park and the Tombs of the Kings to Paphos Castle and the Chrysoroyiatissa Monastery; Paphos is brimming with ancient sights to explore.
There are also many family-friendly water sports and beach activities, such as boat rides, snorkelling and the Paphos Water Park.
Just north of Paphos, Coral Bay is a lively seaside spot with white sandy beaches and waterside restaurants and cocktail bars.
Find cheap Paphos holidays for 2019 with Jet2Holidays and TUI.