Coral Bay Travel Guide
Coral Bay in Cyprus © TomasNY
Around 4 miles (6km) north of Paphos, Coral Bay is
the perfect location for those keen on a traditional Mediterranean
holiday of soft Cypriot sand and poolside cocktails. Relax in this
gorgeous location as the warm deep waters of the Mediterranean
stretches off to a dreamy horizon.
There's something for everyone, with boats lazily
drifting across the sea, jet skis flying over the waves, and scuba
diving trips to discover the secret world beneath the blue surface
of this Blue Flag beach. On dry land, visitors can be equally
pampered at the various coastal hotels or explore the surrounding
landscape on various hikes and excursions around the Akamas
For those who are more culturally inclined, there are
many ruins to explore which illustrate the rich ancient history of
nearby Paphos. Roman villas are begging to be discovered while the
large necropolis of the Tombs of the Kings should always be on the
bucketlist when travelling to Cyprus.
Shopping Shopping in Coral Bay is not about sprawling shopping malls and
extravagant boutiques. Instead, retail therapy is confined more to
the small charm and magic of small arts and crafts stores, and
There are numerous restaurants and eateries in and
around Coral Bay, with dishes sure to oblige every palate. Whether
it's the fresh seafood found at Molos or the unique interiors of
the Armonia Restaurants, there's a veritable feast of options and
guests will be satisfied with the glut of both local and
international menus. Various bars offer ideal cocktails and
beverages to watch the sun set on the gorgeous Mediterranean
waters. One may feel transported to another time and place, whether
it's on the broad terraces of the Dionyssos Bar or socialising in
the Odyssey Bar and Nightclub.
There isn't much of a nightlife in Coral Bay. But
what is available sits mostly on Coral Bay Avenue, affectionately
known as 'The Strip'. Bars stay open quite late, with closing time
sometimes well after midnight. While there aren't massive parties,
entertainment is still varied and enjoyable, ranging from
traditional Cypriot music to modern dance shows and band sets.
Coral Bay is a favourite destination for those
seeking a luxury Mediterranean getaway, complete with deep blue
oceans and stretches of white sandy beaches. While most are content
with catching a tan with a cocktail in hand, there's a whole host
of activities if you want to stretch your legs.
Explore a whole new world beneath the waves with some
of the best diving sites around, whether that's by snorkelling just
below the surface or descending lower with in full scuba gear. The
alien landscape is one of lost ruins, spectacular caves, and weird
and wonderful marine life. Alternatively, there are other water
sports activities like water skiing, paragliding, jet skiing, and
boat rides, as well as the ever popular water slides.
For those looking for more cultural endeavours, the
city of Paphos is 6km away. It contains the Paphos Archaeological
Park, famous for its necropolis called the Tomb of the Kings and a
complex of exquisite Roman villas dedicated to figures of Cypriot
mythology. The ancient acropolis of Kourion boasts aquaducts,
baths, villas, and the Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates.
Negatives Those wishing to learn about and discover the ancient history of
Cyprus won't find it in Coral Bay. Indeed, this resort is all about
Mediterannean fun in the sun, coupled with luxury and relaxation.
However, the city of Paphos is only 6km away and contains the
Paphos Archaeological Park, complete with the necropolis called the
Tomb of the Kings, as well as the acropolis of Kourion.