While the United Kingdom is still awakening from its traditional long and cold winter, the temperatures in North Cyprus are pefect for a spring holiday break
With an average of nine hours of sunshine a day and around 22 degrees daytime temperature, it is easy to see why many visitors come to Northern Cyprus in the spring. The warmth and the sun produce an amazing array of wild flowers, and the countryside is green, fertile and full of life.
It is a proven fact that sunlight is good for us, so a spring holiday to North Cyprus could be just what the doctor ordered! Feel the warmth of the Mediterranean sun and enjoy the beautiful scenery. A walk through the fields gives the perfect opportunity to see a diverse range of flowers, which include cyclamens, narcissi and anemones. Possibly, you will be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the famous and rare black tulips, much sought after and expensive to buy in garden centres but which grow freely in the rich soil here. Rockier areas are home to Cyprus Roses that can be found in an assortment of different colours. Hyacinths are also abundant. For the more adventurous walker, a mountain trail can provide a glimpse of some species native to the island, including Cypriot rock cress and sage.
The orchids of Northern Cyprus are also well known and much admired, with over 30 different species including the rare Cyprus bee orchid and the Lapithos bee orchid, both indigenous to the island. Other varieties that can be seen here include the monkey orchid, holy orchid, bug orchid and giant orchid - aptly named as it can grow up to half a metre tall. A visit to the herbarium at Alevkaya is one of the best places to see samples of orchids and other wild flora found here and organised walks are available during the cooler spring months. Of course the area is renowned for its citrus and other fruit trees, and the beginning of the summer is heralded by the sweet scent of lemon and orange blossom.
A1 Cyprus offers over 30 carefully-selected North Cyprus Hotels, ranging from small boutique hotels, to family-run friendly establishments and prestigious 5-star luxury resorts with every conceivable modern amenity, including top-class restaurants and casinos for anyone who fancies a flutter! All our hotels are easily reached from either Ercan or Larnaca airport. With the added bonus of being a Euro-free country, North Cyprus is probably the prime Mediterranean destination for holidaymakers seeking value for money!
Whatever your requirements or budget, A1 Cyprus has the perfect hotel for you. Whether you want city centre properties, such as the Pia Bella Hotel that is a popular choice with guests returning time after time, The Rocks Hotel that offers a sea-front location and top class service, or The Savoy Ottoman Palace, with its rich and opulent furnishings and careful attention to detail. If you are happy by the beach, the family-run Hotel Sempati offers excellent service and a location that allows you to enjoy the amazing scenery whilst being just a couple of minutes’ walk from its own private sandy beach. The Acapulco Resort provides the perfect family getaway with a multitude of amenities, including an Aqua Park and private beach.
A1 Cyprus offer a choice of UK departure airports and your package holiday with us includes VIP transfers direct from the airport to your chosen destination. Our resort representatives are local to the island and have a wealth of local knowledge, from which restaurant to visit to what time local buses run. They can also advise on trips, excursions or car hire, should you choose to explore the island for yourself.