My partner and I stayed at the Grecian Sands on 22nd August for 2 weeks. Well what can I say. Wow. We booked a standard room but was put in an amazing room with a sea view. This hotel is right on the beach and I cant say I found anything bad about it. We stayed B & B and there was plenty of choice each morning. We sometimes ate lunch at the hotel as well and the food was lovely. I have to say though drinks are rather expensive compared to other places I have stayed in. 7.90 euros for a cocktail and right in the centre of Ayia Napa you can get them in some places for 2 or 3.5 euros. There is a supermarket at the top of the hill which is about 3 min walk and you can bring stuff in. There is signs up saying no food or drink which isnt bought in the hotel but they are quite flexible as long as you tidy up your stuff. A lot of people got up very early to put towels down or even at night which was rather annoying but I find that is standard practice in hotels abroad. They supply free towels daily so I wouldnt bother taking your own beach towels as they add to luggage weight and if your flying from Glasgow we found that they even weigh your hand luggage now so be careful.
We ate out each night in the centre of Ayia Napa. There is something for everyone. I have been to Ayia Napa 4 times now and each time I go its amazing. I cannot find fault. My partner was a bit worried with all the clubs but when we arrived he loved it just as much as me.
Top bars to drink in are liquid, Golden Arrow, Tommys, Queen Vic, Romeos and Napa Star. They all offer tribute bands or karoke. Excellent. Restaurants well we ate at different ones each night but the best are Zi Zi's Italian Restaurant and Liquid also does nice food.
We went on a VIP Cat Cruise which is fab and highly recommended. Its 89 euros per person but well worth it. Free booze or soft drinks all day and dinner is included. We also did a Famagusta safari trip. It was half a day but takes you round all the places you need to see. This only 8 takes people in a jeep so its best. There are others which include a big red open top bus but if you choose this book very early as trying to get seats up top are almost impossible. We also went to Waterworld which is great fun. We also went on a cheap boat trip which was 5 euros each but worth it.
All in all this is a fabulous hotel and a fabulous Country and I will definitely be visiting again this year.
If your looking for a more centre hotel try the Napa Plaza which is also amazing and a bit cheaper. Ive stayed here 3 times and cant say a bad word about it.
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- Five-story Holiday Hotel situated on the Mediterranean coast, 45 km from Larnaca Int'l Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grecian Sands Ayia Napa
- Hotel Grecian Sands