Lying on the south coast of Limassol, Cyprus, Governors Beach was the pick of the beaches for the British Governors during colonial days. The beach is still highly popular today, and has been awarded the highly coveted European Blue Flag for cleanliness and safety for many years. A holiday rental villa on Governors Beach has fantastic access to all that is beast about Limassol, from the towns of Larnica and Limassol to the dramatic peak of Mount Troodos, the archaeological marvels of Nicosia to the glorious cove beaches that line the coastline.
Of course, the beach life ranks very highly on the list of things to do from Governors Beach accommodation. The beach is the best for swimming and sunbathing in the whole of southern Cyprus due to its wonderfully fine, clean sands and crystal clear, shallow waters. Family holidays are particularly popular from a villa in Governors Beach as conditions are safe and there are a huge number of secluded coves along the coast for those who prefer a little privacy on the beach. The white rocks which mark the western end of Governors beach are a perfect spot to go snorkelling or fishing too. There are in fact a great range of water sports to enjoy in the sea, especially sailing and windsurfing, with equipment rental and lessons readily available.
The countryside that separates Governors Beach from the Troodos Mountains are perfect for walking and horse riding excursions. The land is wonderfully lush and natural, and the surrounding hills are a maze of nature trails and paths, suitable to tackle on foot or on horseback. The region is a wonderfully romantic one, known for its dramatic sunrises.
Many people head to Governors Beach in the evenings for their evening meal. There are a great range of tavernas and restaurants along the back of the beach, letting you eat sublime seafood watching the sun dipping below the watery horizon. There are few settings as romantic for a meal than the restaurants of Governors Beach.
The historic city of Limassol is a fantastic place to visit during your stay in Governors Beach. If you can bear to tear yourself away from the beach, the impressive Berengaria Castle is well worth exploration, whilst the ancient finds in Curium and Amathunta are truly inspiring. The calendar in Limassol is filled with events and festivals, attracting visitors and Cypriots from many regions, especially during the summer months. Every night sees Limassol turn into a hive of activity, and if you are looking for a great night out from a self catering Governors Beach villa on night, the short trip to Limassol city is an excellent option to have.
The fantastic beach at Governors Beach is perfectly complimented by the fantastic climate in which the region basks. During July and August, temperatures touching 40˚C are not unheard of, but the reliable, gentle sea breezes mean that the air remains fresh and feeling cool. The almost impossibly long summers mean that you can bask in glorious temperatures from May, right through until late September.
A holiday rental in Governors Beach is accessible from both Larnaca Airport (LCA), which lies just 20 minutes away and Paphos Airport (PHO), 35 minutes away. Larnaca Airport is extremely well served by flights from the UK, which arrive from more than ten British airports, predominantly provided by Thomas Cook Airlines and ThomsonFly.