Excellent place to stay!
Review Submitted: 20 August 2012
Date of Stay: August 2012
We had a marvelous stay at Sun Bay! The description about the apartments is very accurate, but there was more. Very hospitable hosts: Eleni welcomed us with cold water, cold beer, Cypr wine and lovely smelling flowers (indian jasmin) in the room. There is a special tap in the kitchen for potable water; we filled our bottles, put them in the freezer and had cold fresh water all day. It was very hot, so the water was a necessity… There is a washing machine, which came in very handy because of the heat wave: we had fresh tops etc whenever we wanted. The terrace has good sun beds with cushions and a nice big parasol. All the windows have sun blinds, and the bedroom is air-conditioned.
Eleni told us she wants to make her guests feel at home; well as far as we’re concerned she did a wonderful job! When she went shopping, she bought delicious rolls for all the visitors. The apartment gets cleaned two times a week and if we were not up-to-date with doing the dishes: Eleni and/or her friendly helps did them for us. Nice big towels, a good sweep and clean sheets, kitchen and bath room. Both Eleni and Antonis are easy to talk to; we learned a lot about the Cyprian way of life and we were told what would be nice to visit.
We did not hire a car, but used the busses. The bus to Larnaca comes about every half hour, from there you can go everywhere. We used www.cyprusbybus.com to plan our travels; because of the available WiFi and the tablet we brought with us very simple. Travelling by bus is cheap on Cyprus; for example: you can buy a day ticket for € 3,=. Our first trip, from the airport to the Sun Bay apartm, gave us the first example of the hospitality of the island: the driver called Eleni for instructions and brought us to the door of the apartment. Late at Saturday night the busses are not spectacular: the last bus to the airport is at 8 p.m. But Eleni and Antonis found a very acceptable solution. Thanks again!
On foot we went a couple of times to Mama’s to eat; tasted good and the prices are okay.
We made an organized trip to the Troodos mountains with stops at Kakopetria and the Kykkos monastery. The reservations were made at nearby Golden Bay hotel; the pick-up was at the same place. A really nice day. On August 15th we went to Kiti and witnessed the procession in and around the church. Very impressive.
I could go on and on. But the overall conclusion: do visit Cyprus and try to get an apartment at Sun Bay!
Pieter and Jacqueline, Tijnje, The Netherlands
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