The beautiful beach resort of Coral Bay is often described as the best bay on the west of the island. And it's no surprise, when you consider the calm turquoise sea, dipping gently into some of the clearest off shore diving space in the Mediterranean, the scattered palm trees, the 600 metres of soft white sand and, in summertime, the almost cloudless blue skies.
Tourism came to the seaside village of Coral Bay later than many other Mediterranean holiday destinations, and despite its popularity the resort has retained a genuine local charm. The pace of life is very laid back and things tend to centre around the activity on the beach. You will also find lots of very friendly tavernas and restaurants selling delicious local dishes, with seafood a speciality.
The relaxing environment of the resort, the long warm days and simple pleasures of good food and beautiful views may well lull you into that perfect holiday mood. However, if you want to get up and explore, Coral Bay is a wonderful base from which to see Cyprus' best and most secluded beaches. All along this coastline you will find little sandy coves, protected by the rugged coastline, just perfect for a day trip out. If you don't fancy the walk this may well be the time to make use of your free hire car.
Coral Bay Villas - A short drive from Paphos
Our holiday villas in Coral Bay are just a short drive from the city of Paphos, once the capital city of the island. Dating back to pre-Roman times this has been a bustling city, so it is literally full of sights of archaeological interest. For example, the Tombs of the Kings is an amazing subterranean world full of hugely decorous tombs, with pillars and ancient engravings. Also of note is the Agia Solomoni church, which is still covered in some 12th Century frescos, a rare sight this far east in the Mediterranean, while according to legend the tree outside the church has healing properties. Meanwhile, the Mosaics of Paphos are considered among the finest in the eastern Mediterranean. With so much to explore, why not let one of the Villa Parade representatives at your resort suggest a sightseeing itinerary to get the most out of your visit?
The Sea Caves Area
Here at Villa Parade we also have a range of stunning Cyprus villas in the exclusive Sea Caves Area. Known as one of the island's most luxurious, glamorous residential areas, Sea Caves is a popular getaway for those who enjoy the finer things in life. Thanks to the great offers of Villa Parade, however, a stay in one of our holiday villas in this area of Cyprus will be affordable as well as enjoyable. The unspoilt coastline of the Sea Caves resort is scattered with several breathtaking little sandy coves, which are the perfect spot to enjoy an evening picnic as the stunning sunsets fill the sky.
St George's Area
Also known as Ayrios Georgios, this picturesque fishing harbour is one of the island's best places to enjoy a seaside holiday. The fantastic sandy beach is popular with sunbathers and leads into a gloriously warm, clear sea. You can enjoy all sorts of seaside pastimes including snorkelling, safe bathing and even scuba diving. If that doesn't whet your appetite then the menus in the local fish tavernas certainly will. With amazing fresh local fish being hauled right into the harbour every day, the selection of fine seafood dishes is mouth watering. Our recommendation is to try a fish mezze in one of the restaurants overlooking the ocean.
25-minute walk to Pegeia village. 30-minute walk / 3-minute drive to Coral Bay resort. 15-minute drive to Paphos centre. 110-minute drive to Larnaca airport