Apartment in Bafra, Nr. Famagusta, Cyprus - 5 Minute Walk To The Beach, Private Pool
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Family with 2 teenagers August 2019
Communication with Martin the owner was excellent via whatsapp. Had to use whatsapp as didn’t realise there was very high roaming charges once you cross the border into NCyprus.
Airport transfer was arranged with Tavor mgt but would recommend ensuring you get exact quotes in writing as there is sometimes a disconnect between what you are told and what you pay.
Apartment is on the ground floor and after walking around the complex the whole family thought it was the best location out of all of them. The only better location was on the corner but your privacy would have been compromised a little more. We loved where we were 100%.
It was perfect in the morning sun if you are an early riser, waking up with a coffee, walking outside onto the decking looking out to the sea and reading your book before anyone else woke up...pure bliss.
During our stay there were some minor blips but was very quickly sorted such as a new boiler being installed(only took a couple of hours max) and this didn’t impact our stay whatsoever. Worth noting that maintenance staff have a master key if you are not in but we never had any real concerns about our personal property.
The kitchen was fairly well equipped but tea towels were missing during our stay and possibly one or two extra pots and pans, measuring jugs might of been handy but we improvised easily.
A big recommendation to the owner would be to leave a guest book for guests to leave hunts and tips of where to go, what to see, best places to shop for groceries and other little gems that can be passed onto other guests.
Our teenagers aged 14 and 16 felt totally at home and loved the quiet ambience. Water sports at the beach is forgetful in all honesty as the person running it lacks any charisma and approachability. My son 16yrs had a go on the jet ski and broke down towards the end of his 10-15 min session and had to use a sea kayak to make it ashore whilst the staff dragged the jet ski to shore. Not sure if they only put enough fuel in or if it was faulty. Needless to say our kids didn’t really use them again. Health and Safety in NCyprus is way below UK standards in the water sports sector so choose wisely on your trip. We saw many near misses between jet skis as well as parasailing speedboats.
Car hire with Surcar is interesting. Tavor Mgt arrange this for and is straight forward. Watch out for variance in excess and make sure Tavor Mgt get it changed back to £200.
Fuel is pretty cheap so just fill the tank.
Very nice place, ideal for families
Quiet and clean place, nice beach.
Brilliant location and great facilities and host
This apartment has the best location in this resort, its literally 2 minutes to the beach, 1 minute to the restaurant/shop/gym and 4 minutes walk to the big pool. Its extremely convenient for people with mobility issues. The place is very spacious, especially the living area which is compromised of 2 big settee, dining table and kitchen, its a big spacious area. I liked the fact that it was furnished sensibly with no "clutter furniture", with 2 young kids it was great not worrying about whether they could cause any damage. The view from the veranda is exceptional, could just literally spend the whole day sitting there. I went with my mum and 2 daughters during the off season, so the resort was quite empty however we felt very safe and everyone we met were very nice and friendly. The resort is very well looked after, tidy and clean. The pools are cleaned every day including the one that belongs to the flat. People running the restaurant and shop were great, I didn't hire a car and was able to get everything I needed from the shop. They ordered anything I needed if they didn't have it. Food at the restaurant is very good as well. The big pool and water slides were great fun for the kids. Overall somewhere I can definitely see ourselves returning. We had all our breakfasts in the veranda, just an utterly peaceful and gorgeous place. Martin has been a great host as well, answering all questions and always being available. We weren't very lucky with weather having gone in April but still enjoyed every day. They are building an indoor pool as well, which is due to open at the end of 2019 and a bigger restaurant.
I'm absolutely thrilled that Elif and her family enjoyed their holiday so much .It was a real pleasure to host them and they treated the apt like it was their own home .We kept in contact at regular intervals to make sure everything went smoothly,They intend to return and I look forward to seeing them ,they were an absolute pleasure.
Relaxing in Great Surroundings
Lovely apartment , everything you need available and well kept.
Martin is most helpful and made arrangements for us prior to arriving to insure everything went smoothly.
Facilities at the resort are very good and people are very friendly.
Would definitely return.
Lovely apartment in an ideal location
We had a brilliant holiday at this apartment ! A lovely spacious ,beautifully maintained,easily accommodated 6 adults ,2 teenage boys Fantastic private pool and outside area. The apartment is superbly situated ,literally a 5 minute walk to a beautiful ,safe beach with great facilities. There is a well stocked supermarket and a good restaurant within walking distance too .We hired a car and found the thalassa resort to be a perfect base to be able to explore other beaches,villages etc.
Martin was brilliant,so helpful and excellent communication willing to help in anyway and ensured we had a great holiday.
We would highly recommend this property !Thank you Martin!!
It was great to have my very first guests from Poland .Peter and his family were an absolute delight,a lovely friendly family group , they treated the apartment like their own home and loved the facilities at Thalassa .I would highly recommend them as guests and hope they will visit again real soon .
Peace and quiet
We had a fantastic 9 days at this resort. The location of the apartment within the resort is ideal. You are literally a 2 minute walk (if that) from the beach, the pool, the gym and the restaurant. The resort really has thought of everything you might need, especially for those with children! The communal pool is huge and always had a range of seating and shelters to choose from. Our children (aged 4 and 5) loved the children's pool and spent most days there. The water slides were also a brilliant feature for the whole family and it was good to have a covered playground to take the kids to while waiting for our food to be ready at the restaurant.
The food at the restaurant was very good (although the menu was somewhat limited and got a bit 'samey' after a while) and the owners were extremely friendly. I got a bit sick near the end of our stay and the lovely chef even made me a special chicken soup! The beach looks lovely but unfortunately we couldn't swim in it due the copious amount of rocks and rubble in it. There are plans to fully clean the beach and when they do, this resort will really have everything you need for a relaxing holiday! However, a few minutes drive away is Bafra beach, which is stunning with amazing turquoise clear water. There weren't too many people at the resort either and everyone we did meet were very friendly. In fact on our first few days there weren't more than 10 of us around the huge pool! We all made good use of the spa services too- I'd recommend the reflexology!
The apartment itself had a lovely private pool. It was too deep for the children to swim in, unfortunately, but we enjoyed the occasional dip.
You will definitely need a car to get the most out of your stay. Northern Cyprus is not a highly developed tourist area (one of the reasons why we liked it so much) and there is nothing within walking distance. We enjoyed the food in all the restaurants we visited: Kiyi in Bogaz had an amazing value and delicious fish meze as well as having the most amazing view. (In fact, all the food was extremely good value.) Hemingways at the Karpaz Marina was also very good.
Communication with the owners was excellent and Martin replied to and sorted out all the minor issues immediately. He organised transfers and car hire for us which was really useful. If you want a quiet and relaxing stay, where you get a lot for your pound and amazing weather, I'd recommend it!
I'm so glad the Edwards family had such a great time and really appreciate all their kind words.They treated their apartment like there own home and it was a delight to host such a lovely family .I hope they will come back soon for a return visit , they're always welcome.
Special interest holidays:
Turtle conservation on the island, historical sites and castles in Salamis and surrounding areas.
Direct access to private beach is a couple minutes walk from the apartment (approx 200m).
Thalassa is easily accessible from both airports, Ercan airport in Northern Cyprus is only 68km away (1 hour 10 minutes), and Larnaca airport in Southern Cyprus is 94km away (1 hour 30 minutes).
The apartment is also very close to the village of Bafra, and a few minutes drive away from the fishing village of Bogaz. Here you will find a selection of beach front restaurants & bars. Continue another 15 minutes or so along the coastal road and you will reach the historic towns of Famagusta and Salamis.
Local shop on resort (5 minute walk)
Please note, Northern Cyprus very good exchange rate for Turkish Lira
Full management facilities on site.