I won't lie - having read reviews and seen some pictures, I had my reservations about our up and coming family holiday to the Pafian Sun. Without sounding stuck up, all inclusive family resorts were not my usual holiday, however with 13 member in our party, including 5 children from the age of 1-5, we needed a resort that was value for money, good location and offered something for everyone and the Pafian Sun was that. It by far exceeded my expectations and we had an absolutely brilliant holiday. The rooms are large and spacious and offer standard facilities - fridge, hob, kettle etc. Although they are clean and were serviced daily by the cleaning team, the decor is very dated and they could do with a make over
The pool area was also always clean, there was a constant atmosphere and a lovely buzz of happiness from everyone enjoying themselves. We particularly enjoyed spending a couple of days at the quiet pool too as the grass area was ideal for my 1 year old to crawl around on. It also offered fantastic views of the sea. The entertainment staff were great fun, offering simple but enjoyable activities day and night for all ages to participate in. The waiting staff and reception staff were also very helpful and pleasant.
The food - something that is very important to us all!! The food could not be faulted - there was a large variety of hot and cold foods available at all meal times and all of it was very enjoyable. The only evening that was a disappointment was the formal sit down night that you are invited to join in on certain nights of the week depending on your room number.
Items sold in the shop were fairly pricey compared to at home - chocolate bars were approxmiately 1-2 euros each, a can of coke was €1.80 however they weren't any more expensive than the supermarket accross the road.
The location was fine for us as we only planned to travel out on one day for a wedding, however if you wanted to travel around to various places, buses/taxis/ car hire is needed. A bus journey is only €1 per adult, children are free, however taxi's can be expensive.
All in all it was a thoroughly enjoyable week had by us all and I would definitely recommend the Pafian Sun to any family considering going to Cyprus.
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