Leonardo Laura Beach and Splash Resort

No need to worry about keeping the kids entertained at the Leonardo Laura Beach and Splash Resort, this recently refurbished hotel has its very own waterpark! Complete with Boomerango and Super Bowl water slides and a wave pool, the hotel is a hit with water babies young and old. A spa, sauna, jacuzzi and gym are also on-site. What’s more, it’s located just a few steps away from a sand-and-shingle beach. Paphos centre is 5km away with the nearest nightclub just 6km away. Buses run just 150m from the hotel, so exploring the area nice and easy.

Overview of Paphos

The ancient town of Paphos lies to the southwest of Cyprus and is a treasure trove of ancient archeology. While Paphos has gradually got bigger over the centuries and now boasts a bustling harbour area, the old town has retained its ancient architecture, gaining a handful of trendy pavement cafés and boutiques along the way. An ideal location for history lovers and beach bums alike, the town received UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1980. Summer weather is dry and warm in Paphos with a pleasant sea breeze to take the edge off the heat. Temperatures reach around 30°C in the summer and dip to 17°C in the winter.

Things to do in Paphos

After a day spent splashing about at the Leonardo Laura Beach and Splash Resort, jump on a bus and explore the many historical sites to be found in Paphos from St Paul’s Pillar on the western side of the 4th-Century Chyrsopolitissa Basilica to the medieval Castle of Paphos which sits defiantly at the harbour mouth. Kids will love spending a day or two at the Aphrodite Waterpark while grown ups head out into the open seas to do some scuba-diving. Buzzing with sea life and shipwrecks, Cyprus is home to some of the best dive spots in Europe. Foodies are encouraged to try as much meze as they can eat, along with other traditional Cypriot dishes such as souvlaki. Paphos is a truly family-friendly resort where sun, sea and sand combine to create the perfect holiday destination under the Mediterranean sun. A holiday to Cyprus is sure to create unforgettable memories for the whole family.

Resort Summary

Not many places could define Cyprus and its long history quite as well as Paphos, which is located on the southwest coast of the island.

A rich thread of history is woven into every part of Paphos, and it shows in the architecture and outlook of the city’s people. It’s said that the Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, once called the city home. Her mythic touch can also be felt in nearby sites like Amathus Bay, where a temple still stands in her honour.

There are places all around that demonstrate why the city’s been chosen as European Capital of Culture 2017. Such as Paphos Castle and the Randi Gorge in Aphrodite Hills, where Aphrodite is said to have risen from the sea. These landmarks of a bygone era have to be seen to be believed.