If you are planning a holiday in Cyprus, look no further than Finikoudes Beach. I spent two weeks there this summer and will only consider staying there on future trips to Cyprus. I have visited Cyprus about seven times and this is by far the most convenient location. Everything you could possibly need is within walking distance to the beach including an abundant supply of restaurants and bars and on the beach itself you will find a clean toilet/shower block. Good idea to hire sunbeds for the day from Stelios. He offers a great price and gives refreshing watermelon slices to his customers, a really lovely guy! I stayed above the Hagen Daas restaurant and had a breathtaking view from my wonderful self catering apartment's balcony. Finikoudes beach is especially great for families with very young children, as the seas tide tends to be very far out and there is a lot of scope for safe shallow play. Children play happily on the shore with very little risk due to the deep tide (OBVIOUSLY PARENTAL GUIDANCE IS NECESSARY AROUND WATER) and parents can enjoy the peace of mind offered by such an unusual beach.
There are ample amounts of family restaurants all catering for different pockets. I would highly recommend THE TUCK INN for meals especially lunchtime snacks. The food is always fresh and plentiful (trust me, only order one chicken kebab sandwich with all the various salad fillings available as this will COMFORTABLY feed two! Delicious and real chicken!)
Behind the main beach strip you can find several familiar shops such as Marks and Spencers Benneton and Zara nestled among more traditional Cypriot souvenir shops. Hot tip, do not buy goods for self catering needs from the expensive supermarkets on the beach front, walk five mins behind KFC and you will find excellent supermarkets (SMART supermarket in particular located in a car park) ,delicatessens and a great butchers. An added bonus is the available buses which leave from the beach front for various main towns such as Ayia Napa, Limassol and Pathos at very reasonable prices lessening the need for car hire. All in all Finikoudes Beach resort Larnaca, is a wonderful safe place to truly relax and enjoy a convenient family holiday . 10/10
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