Cyprus has a reputation as the island of love and a honeymoon destination.
The Cyprus Tourism Organisation shares ten reasons why clients should choose Cyprus for their honeymoon.
1. Cyprus is the island of love
When visiting the ‘island of love’ and birthplace of Aphrodite herself, honeymooners can follow in the footsteps of the goddess of love. Aphrodite’s Rock on the Pafos coast – the fabled birthplace of Aphrodite before driving to Polis to the Baths of Aphrodite, a secluded pool where legend holds that the goddess is said to have seduced Apollo.
2. Spa products
Cyprus has many 5-star hotels offering diverse, internationally recognised spa treatments and products. The island has a selection of spa and wellness offerings across the island – from spas set in the Troodos mountains to those with panoramic views across the Mediterranean Sea. There are tailored, holistic experiences to ancient aromatherapy massages and treatments maximising the healing powers of local sulphur springs.
3. Ideal weather
Cyprus is a year-round destination with a good climate: mild winters and a long summer season. May and September are particularly popular months for romantic breaks but there are over 300 days of guaranteed sunshine each year.
4. Scenery and nature
The coastline, mountains and forests make a beautiful backdrop for a romantic break.
5. Exotic yet close to home
The island is just a short flight from the UK (approx. 4.5 hours) so clients can visit somewhere exciting and exotic yet close to home.
6. Hospitality and gastronomy
Cypriots are warm, friendly. The island has made advances in gastronomy and offers wholesome food with European sophistication as well as an increasing amount of non-ethnic cuisine.
7. The place to toast the honeymoon
Home to award-winning local wines, it has seven different wine routes, each leading to quality, boutique wineries.
8. Europe’s cleanest beaches
The country has several Blue Flag beaches and a calm, clean ocean.
9. Great for active couples
Cyprus has a range of sport, outdoor and adventure activities on offer from windsurfing, scuba diving, water skiing and kite-surfing to spa & wellness, mountaineering, walking, cycling, trekking and golf.
10. Something for everyone
It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and attracts over two million tourists annually. Cyprus is a year-round island appealing to a wide range of personal tastes and lifestyles, from families and couples, to culture and nature-oriented travellers.