An upbeat holiday spot
Coral Bay is a lively seaside town on Cyprus’ west coast, nestled among banana plantations and vineyards. A long main strip runs through the town centre and along the waterside, offering up rustic tavernas and a handful of cheery cocktail bars. And when it comes to length, the sandy beach measures up pretty well, too.
Blue Flag beaches
Coral Bay boasts a peaceful white sand beach backed by limestone cliffs. The shallow turquoise waters make swimming super safe on this Blue Flag beach, and there are plenty of bars dotted along the front. Shuttle buses run every 15 minutes to the quieter Potima Bay, a large expanse of beach with sunloungers, umbrellas and a couple of beach bars.
Daytrips to Paphos Town
It’s a 15-minute drive to Paphos Town. There are mosaics dating back 2,000 years at Kato Paphos Archeological Park. Just a short stroll from there is Paphos Castle, a Byzantine structure right on the water which you can walk around. You’ve also got the fascinating Tomb of the Kings to see. At night you can saunter down Agiou Antoniou Street and drop into one of the quieter tavernas for a glass of Keo beer.