Jasmine House is a fully air-conditioned, well furnished, 2 bedroom bungalow adjacent to the large communal swimming pool and children's pool, on the exclusive, gated Gemstone Village development, Choirokoitia.
There are front and rear terraces as well as a fantastic roof top terrace, ideal for sunbathing, BBQ's or enjoying an evening drink whilst watching the sunset over the surrounding hills.
With one double, one twin bedroom, and a large open plan kitchen / dining / lounge area all on one level Jasmine House is ideal for families or those just wanting to relax!
As well as flat screen TV , DVD / CD player and ipod docking station you can stay connected with Internet access via wireless broadband.
There is a family friendly Taverna conveniently situated right next to the development as well as several other bars and restaurants in Choirokoitia and the surrounding villages.
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The Larnaca area
The Larnaca area has a long and varied coastline spanning central southern Cyprus, from the beautiful turquoise water and white sand of the east, to the stunning black sand beaches backed by white chalk cliffs in the west.
Inland there are many charming, traditional villages in the foothills of the Troodos mountains, including the picturesque village of Lefkara renown for its' fine handicrafts including filigree silverware and lace.
There are several archaeological sites to explore, many churches some with ancient frescoes or mosaics, and the 4th century Stavrouni Monastery stunningly perched on the edge of a rocky peak.
The region enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and virtually no rainfall between mid May and mid October - excellent for swimming, sunbathing and a whole range of water sports from sailing to scuba diving. The remainder of the year is mild with many sunny days but an increased likelihood of some rain days - great for walking, cycling and exploring the island as a whole. In spring there are carpets of red anemones and other wild flowers covering the landscape.
The sea is warm from April until November, and is still warm enough for a quick dip during the winter months.
Larnaca has a lovely palm tree lined esplanade, a marina, an atmospheric old 'Turkish quarter' and several attractive Churches and Mosques. It is also a popular centre for scuba diving especially the dive on the wreck of the Zenobia an enormous car ferry which sank in 1980 just outside the port.
Limassol is the largest seaside resort on the island and offers a wide range of activities including winery tours, various museums, a medieval castle as well as many restaurants, cafes and bars. Nearby you will find Fasouri Watermania, one of the top water parks in Cyprus.
The island capital of Nicosia is now the only divided city in the world. It has an attractive medieval quarter at its core, a good range of shops including some trendy boutiques as well as some excellent restaurants. It is also home to the Cyprus Museum which houses one of the best archaeological collections in the Mediterranean. It is possible to cross to Turkish occupied North Nicosia on foot and to explore the Turkish part of the City.
For children as well beaches and water parks, there is a Camel Park which contains various attractions and where you can take a ride on a Camel (an interesting experience!), a Donkey Sanctuary and some good cycling trails.
There are several golf courses on Cyprus including the championship course at Aphrodite Hills set in a stunning location in the hills overlooking the sea. The very reasonably priced course at Vikla is set in the mountains amoungst olive groves and is only half an hour away.
The family run Rainbow Taverna is right next to Gemstone village and serves excellent, reasonably priced meals in a child friendly environment. There are numerous other local restaurants as well as fish tavernas at nearby Zigi.
How to get there:
There are frequent Chartered and Scheduled flights, including low cost airlines, into both Larnaca and Pafos all year round.
Car hire is advisable and is available from all the main players at the airports. Local companies are also available and we can make a recommendation if requested. Costs are reasonable and fuel is cheaper than in the UK.
Driving in Cyprus is a pleasure, traffic is light, you drive on the left, and there is a good motorway system. Journey time from the new Larnaca airport is about 25 minutes and Pafos airport is just over an hour away. In both cases the route is easy and nearly all motorway.