|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Thalassa Beach Resort is set in the beautiful conservation area of Bafra, at the foot of the Karpas peninsula in Northern Cyprus. This region is acknowledged for its unspoilt beauty with glorious sandy beaches, clean Mediterranean waters and a ruggedly spectacular coastline, along with a backdrop of the Besparmak mountain range.
This high specification two bedroom, two bathroom apartment penthouse has a large private roof terrace with jacuzzi hot tub, BBQ area and shower boasting beautiful sea, beach and mountain views. Thalassa Beach is itself an idyllic peaceful location yet only a 5 minute drive from Bafra beach with its 2 x 5* hotels with restaurants, bars, water parks and casinos. The nearest town of Bogaz has a pretty harbour with excellent harbour side restaurants serving caught that day fish and the excellent local meze dishes. You will also find a well stocked supermarket here to look after all your shopping needs.
There is a large communal free-form pool, fully equipped gym with hot tub, bar restaurant / convenience store, beach volleyball court, mini golf, table tennis, kayaks, children's play area, communal BBQ area and pool bar. The complex also has has its own beautiful private beach and jetty, decked areas and sun beds, parasols and other shaded areas.
The apartment is fully furnished with an open plan lounge with HD television + Blu-ray / DVD player, dining area and kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with a gas hob and oven, additional rotisserie grill, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, espresso machine, kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board. There is also remote control air conditioning throughout.
A reserved underground car parking space is also provided. It is nice to be able to get into a cool car parked well out of the way of the hot summer sun. A lift operates from the car park and takes you to within a few feet of the apartment entrance.
Car hire with car pick-up at Ercan or taxi pick-up from Ercan or Larnaca can be arranged to make your holiday run smoothly. Driving is on the left as in the UK so is easy to adapt. There are excellent and largely traffic free roads in Northern Cyprus which make sightseeing a real pleasure. Local guide books are also provided in the apartment to plan all your excursions.
Many people do not realise that the currency in Northern Cyprus is the Turkish Lira. The economic problems with the Euro, which are in the news at the moment, are limited only to South Cyprus. Northern Cyprus has a completely separate government and financial system, which does not use the Euro. The banking system is functioning as usual and, thankfully, it is not affected by any financial problems.
You can change your pounds to Turkish Lira before departing, or whilst you are here. The exchange rate is favourable so you will find that eating out, sightseeing and shopping all represent excellent value for money. If you want to withdraw money there are plenty of cash-point machines, and banks in all of the main centres. Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants.
A holiday in Northern Cyprus is the perfect opportunity to relax and spend time with friends and family. The pace of life is unhurried and the local people friendly and welcoming.
I live in Harlow, Essex and run my own on-line business selling innovative building tools and supplies.
John Urbanek purchased this apartment in 2012
I first visited Northern Cyprus on my honeymoon in 1997 and fell in love with the relaxed unspoilt charm of the country and its warm hospitable people. After a number of further holidays there I decided to purchase an apartment on this development due to its superb beachside location.
Fantastic large private rooftop terrace with hot tub, shower, sink BBQ area + 4 sun loungers. This is a sun worshipers dream with fantastic beach, sea & mountain views.
Had a lovely time at Thalassa. The pool and beach areas are stunning and very peaceful.
The apartment was lovely and we particularly enjoyed the views from the roof terrace.
John was extremely helpful assisting us with airport transfers and car hire.
We look forward to returning soon.
Very well appointed apartment in an excellent resort. Lots to do if you hire a car or you can chill out on the beach / on site bar & restaurant. I would recommend Northern Cyprus, lovely people, great food, fantastic scenery and beaches. With the Turkish Lire it's excellent value too.
Wonderful place, what you see in the photos it's what you get! Very good apartment with a great great balcony, wonderful big swimming pool, gym and a perfect beach that was only for us with beds and sun covers! We spend a really perfect time there! The bar served very good food and the people are very nice. Also the places around is worth a visit and the location of the apartment is very good for that. For sure a place to come back. And also we would like to thank John who was very nice and helpful.
Sehr schöne saubere Wohnung mit viel Komfort. Die Wohnung liegt in einer großen Anlage sehr weit außerhalb, Auto dringend erforderlich. Sie verfügt über viel Komfort wie Waschmaschine, Spülmaschine, Whirlpool auf der Dachterasse.
Die Betten sind nicht so bequem, Platz in den Schränken ist knapp. Bettwäsche war sauber, hatte aber einen Brandfleck. Die Anlage ist sehr schön angelegt, aber bei unserem Aufenthalt wurde gerade sehr viel umgewälzt und gebaut. Es war daher relativ laut und der Pool war ohne Wasser. Zeitweise hatten wir keinen Strom, ohne informiert zu werden, obwohl man uns im Office auf Nachfrage mitteilte, das es geplant war.
Bafra is the gateway to the beautiful Karpas Peninsula. Here you will find magnificent mile after mile of unspoilt beaches. On the north coast there is the brand new Karpas Gate marina with a fantastic beach club, restaurant and other facilities. The Apostolos Andreas monastery is also right at the northeast tip of the Karpas. You will often see more wild donkeys than people as you drive through this magnificent area. If you would like to get back to nature beach huts can be hired for the night up at Golden Beach on the south coast. And on the north coast in the same area you will find Turtle Beach, home to the green turtles that nest there.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$148|
Included in the quote is a damage deposit of £120. The rental charge includes £30 electricity usage per week. The major factor with electricity usage is the amount the aircon is used. At the end of the stay the electricity meter is read + apartment inspected. Assuming no breakages / damage to the apartment the damage deposit is returned less any adjustment for additional electricity use. This takes approx 7 - 10 days to process.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.