I now live near Coral Bay. My home is situated only down the road from Coral Bay in a small place called Peyia. A drive into Coral Bay from here takes only five minutes. There are lots of water sports available on the beach, such as para-gliding, scuba diving, glass boat trips (which is a must), jet skis, banana rides, water skis, speed boat hiring, pedalo hire, windsurfing and canoes. Coral Bay is a beautiful place to visit for a holiday too and it has it’s own beach, which is the best in the whole of Paphos.
There are, also, plenty of places to eat and drink just up the road from the beach. In the evening you can go to a taverna or a bar, where there is sometimes a pool table. Coral Bay, also, have a few shops, which do come in handy too, especially the supermarket, but these small supermarkets in the tourist areas tend to be expensive, especially since the Euro came into effect in Cyprus last year. The effect of the money changing from Cypriot pounds to the Euro has hit Cyprus in a bad way. It has become very expensive here, whether you are on holiday or even living here.
Coral Bay is not a place for night life, as it is only small. It mostly caters for families and couples, and is generally a quiet place to stay for a vacation. Personally, if I was on holiday here, I would like it to be more quiet and relaxing.
There is transport, by bus and this runs until eleven o’clock at night in high season and in low season the bus service stops at six in the evening. Car hire is another way to get around, especially if you want to head out further afield, such as visiting Troodos mountains, Nicosia (the capital), Polis and Latchi Harbor. From Coral Bay you can visit the centre of Paphos. There you can visit shops, tavernas and bars. There is a harbor at Paphos where you can take a stroll in the day or night. We sometimes come here and have an ice cream, whilst taking a stroll. There is a water park in Paphos too and this is an excellent day out. Bus routes go to Paphos everyday for just one euro and fifty cense.
Of course, the best part is the weather and it is hot and humid in the summer months of June, July and August. Cyprus rarely has rain in the summer months. I have never experienced a wet rainy day here between April to October. The rain starts sometimes at the end of October, but mostly in November and this occurs only here and there at first. It usually only rains during the winter months, which is January and February. In March, the rain is slowly stopping and by April you will not tend to see anymore of it.
Flights to Paphos have been known to be very expensive in recent years. Booking one works out cheaper by searching on the internet for one. You can actually book an apartment or villa separate to your flight if you want a self catering holiday. Searching for holiday villas or apartment rentals is easy enough on the internet. There will be plenty of choice there. If you travel earlier in the year, you can actually get flights and accommodation a lot cheaper. At the moment, Thomas Cook holidays are doing special package holiday deals from the United Kingdom to Cyprus and this I have heard from tourists here on holiday, is an all inclusive package with accommodation and flights staying in a four star hotel.