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Villa LydiaKapparis, Cyprus

FROM £845 - £1795

Located down a quiet cul-de-sac in the ever popular Bluewater Bay resort in Kapparis, Villa Lydia caters particularly well for toddlers and is only 3 minutes walk to the safe sandy beach and the same distance in the other direction to the town.

At a glance

  • 6 Guests (+ 3 cot spaces)
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • TV, Satellite, DVD
  • Private Pool
  • Large Garden
  • Outside dining & BBQ
  • Poolside shower

Guests really love...

  • How perfect the villa is for babies and toddlers.

Villa Lydia is very popular with families with babies and toddlers. Three bedrooms upstairs; the master bedroom is en-suite and the two twin bedrooms share a family bathroom. The single beds can be pushed together to be made up as double beds if required. There is space for cots in any of the bedrooms.

The master bedroom has a small Juliet balcony and one of the twin rooms has a balcony overlooking the pool with a small table and chairs. All balcony doors and the windows upstairs have child safe locks on which allow them only to be opened a few cm unless an adult opens them.

Downstairs is open plan with kitchen, dining area and a comfy lounge. There are two sets of patio doors that open out to the pool area or you can get to the garden through the side or rear doors as well.

Being down a cu-du-sac with 5 other villas, we often find children from the neighbouring villas gather to play together in front of the villas in the evenings.

Two story accommodation

Ground floor (open plan)

Kitchen

Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Hob, Fridge/freezer, Water cooler, Breakfast bar and stools, Safety gate preventing toddler access

Dining Room

Dining table and 6 dining chairs

Lounge

A/C, 2 Sofas, TV, Satellite, DVD player, Wii and games, 2 double sets of patio doors to pool and toddler play area

Bathroom

Shower, WC, Washbasin

First floor

Bedroom with en-suite

A/C, Double bed, Bath with overhead shower, WC, Washbasin, Juliet balcony

Bedroom

A/C, Twin beds, Balcony overlooking pool

Bedroom

A/C, Twin beds

Bathroom

Shower, WC, Washbasin

Utility cupboard

Washing machine

Outside

A lovely private garden with bordering plants and plenty of space for outside dining, sunbathing and lots of space for the kids to have fun! There is a large Cypriot style stone built BBQ with sink and preparation area which makes cooking outside a delight.

There is a bolted gate to ensure you control access to the garden and the poolside shower is a big hit and makes it very easy to top up the baby paddling pool with cold or warm water! If you need it we provide fencing across one section of the garden to create a toddler play area with play house and toys away from the pool so one of the patio doors has access to it. This means you can leave that door open so toddlers can play inside or outside in the fenced area away from the 8 x 4m pool. There's outside dining for 6 people with a large sun umbrella, sun loungers, pool and garden lighting if you are sitting outside late in the evening.

Although plenty of street parking is available, there is a driveway if you would like to park the car in the villa grounds.

At a glance

  • Car not needed (transfers available)
  • Beach 3 mins walk
  • Supermarket 3 mins walk
  • Restaurants 3 mins walk
  • Pharmacy 3 mins walk
  • Villa Manager available 8-6pm and 24hrs in emergency

The villa is located in Kapparis, a beach resort on the East coast of Cyprus just north of Protaras and Pernera. It is an up-and-coming town which has all the amenities of a bigger resort without the downsides. It’s only 3 minutes walk in one direction to the safe sandy beaches and the same distance in the other to all the restaurants and shops in Kapparis.

Beaches
There are 3 local beaches to choose from, Malama bay being the nearest (3 min walk) and the furthest Fireman’s bay (about 8 minutes’ walk). You can drive and park at the beaches too if you've got too much to carry.

All the beaches are sandy and very sheltered (so perfect for paddling) and along the edges of the coves there are rocky pools & caves to explore! The snorkelling is amazing. The two main beaches (Malama and Fireman’s) are very well maintained and have sunbeds & umbrellas for hire (€2.50 a day) and Malama Bay has a nice tavern where you can enjoy a cold beer and watch the sun go down. Our favourite (we call Bear cove!) is between the two and is nearly always deserted. It does have quite steep steps down to it, but for us definitely worth it.

Restaurants and Shops
Kapparis is a very family friendly town with around 10 great places to eat including Italian, Cypriot & Greek European. There is a very nice modern Italian place (called Just Italian) and 3 local Cypriot restaurants that we really like.

Our favourite is Faliros where the food is fantastic, cocktails are 3 Euros and they have great entertainment on Thursdays! There are about 6 bars, ranging from Mello which is very relaxed with comfy soft sofas inside & out to relax on, to the sports bars that focus more on the latest sports and have pool tables etc. There are plenty of other shops and a fabulous bakery called Marangos which has every type of dessert you could imagine; cakes, breads, sweets and they do takeaway food like lasagne and roast chicken if you don't fancy cooking.

There are 3 supermarkets in Kapparis that cover all the basics; food, fresh fruit and veg, frozen foods, children's essentials (nappies, baby food etc), fun things for pool and beach, and a well stocked off-licence that sells beer and wine called Bottom's Up! Just up the road is a fabulous butchers and further shops with more choice for fresh fruit and veg.

Children's Activities
Kapparis has a great children’s play area with a huge choice of bouncy castles, giant inflatable slides, trampolines and other rides. There’s a parent’s area for relaxing (with a drink and food if you want) while the children play in the park.

Good to know

  • Transfer time from Larnaca 45 mins
  • Flight time from UK 4 hrs 30 - 5 hrs 10 mins
There are two nearby airports:

Larnaca Airport is a 60 km (36 mile) 45 min drive
Paphos Airport is a 170km (100 mile) 2 hr drive.

Travel from airport to villa

Car hire – plenty to choose from. Some will meet you in the arrivals hall, a few have desks there and some are located just outside the airport. We can recommend a good hire car company that meets you as you come out of the arrivals hall.

Transfers – again plenty to choose from. We have worked with a fantastic transfer company for many years that beat the others on both price and service. They cost €50 each way for 4 people plus luggage and provide child seats for no extra cost. Just let us know your children’s ages and they select the appropriate seat. Its €70 for up to 6 and €80 for up to 8 people. They know all our villas well and make sure you are settled into the villa before they leave you.

Taxi – there is normally a queue of taxis waiting outside the arrivals hall, so a nice and easy although expensive option.

UK flights to Larnaca – there are lots of different options but these are some of the popular routes from UK airports:

London Heathrow

Flight time
4 hours 30 mins

British Airways Cobalt

London Gatwick

Flight time
4 hours 45 mins

British Airways Cobalt EasyJetNorwegian Thomas CookTUI

London Luton

Flight time
4 hours 30 mins

Blue Air

London Stansted

Flight time
4 hours 30 mins

CobaltJet2TUI

Belfast

Flight time
5 hours 10 mins

Thomas Cook

Birmingham

Flight time
4 hours 45 mins

Blue AirJet2Thomas CookTUI

Bristol

Flight time
4 hours 40 mins

Thomas CookTUI

Cardiff

Flight time
4 hours 45 mins

Thomas CookTUI

Doncaster Sheffield

Flight time
4 hours 40 mins

TUI

Edinburgh

Flight time
5 hours 5 mins

Jet2

Exeter

Flight time
4 hours 40 mins

TUI

Glasgow

Flight time
4 hours 50 mins

Jet2Thomas CookTUI

Leeds

Flight time
4 hours 50 mins

Jet2

Liverpool

Flight time
4 hours 50 mins

EasyJet

Manchester

Flight time
4 hours 50 mins

Cobalt Jet2Thomas CookTUI

Newcastle

Flight time
4 hours 40 mins

Jet2Thomas CookTUI

Nottingham (East Midlands)

Flight time
4 hours 45 mins

Jet2Thomas Cook

Villa LydiaKapparis, Cyprus

Eleven 5 star reviews

  • “Villa passed all expectations”
  • “Most amazing time!”
  • “Ideal for a relaxing holiday”
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K.M. - May 2018

From the initial booking - after much research! - and the helpful tips, this is the perfect first holiday for you and your children. The villa surpassed all expectations, with all the conveniences one would hope for when you have a small child, from the plastic cutlery, crockery and play area, to the bed guard, stair gate and general safety of the villa, with children in mind. There was no shortage of toys/DVDs specific to your child’s age and a BBQ for lazy evenings indoors. The 40 minute taxi journey from the airport is ideal for taking in the surrounding area, the transportation on arrival and departure was pre-booked to remove any complications, and offers peace of mind. The location is ideal. Tony’s bar was perfect for our pre-evening drinks with a large softplay area filled with other children. There is no language barrier between children! Surrounding restaurants are a short walk and plentiful. Little rock pools and shallow water at the nearby beach make it a perfect attraction for little children. Our regret? Next time we shall book for 10 nights through Villas4kids.com. I need say no more. Chris is most helpful and goes out of his way to ensure the perfect holiday. Thank you.


C.P. - May 2018

We honestly had the best stay, it was perfect and the villa was great! Thank you again and to Rosie for everything!


X. - April 2018

The villa was fantastic and had all we needed for our family, from the moment we arrived we just loved our stay, thanks so so much. We will be back and that’s a definite.


E.H. - November 2017

Have just returned from a fantastic week staying in Villa Lydia in Cyprus! We visited as a family with two young children (9 months and 2 1/2 years) and grandparents - it was ideal for all of us but especially the children. The villa was perfectly equipped with everything from a baby monitor and stair gates to toys and dvds. Everything you could possibly imagine and more! The outside area was beautiful in the evening with seating and lighting around the pool and practical during the day with a safe play area for the children outside away from the pool. Location was very family friendly, close to a beautiful beach and restaurants. My eldest particularly enjoyed the bouncy castles at Tony’s. Booking was easy and Chris was very helpful answering questions and special requests. Rosie was on hand the whole time and was very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this holiday with young children, it was actually relaxing and I didn’t think this would be possible! Thank you villas4kids for a fantastic holiday, we will be back!


C.A. - October 2017

Loved the Villa, sparkling clean, joyful garden, excellent welcome. In the end we didn't use the fencing but if A had been younger it would have been essential.
The toys were great and played with every day - very much needed and appreciated.
Loved the local beach. Had everything we needed - glad we hired car so we could go to metro supermarket regularly and butchers.
Car hire people were very helpful.
Best thing was family time.
Would absolutely recommend the Villa to others.


J.C. - September 2017

We stayed at Villa Lydia protaras in the first two weeks of September, with 4 adults and We stayed at Villa Lydia in September with three children aged 4, 2 and 9 weeks old. The villa was perfect. Upon arrival, we noticed a selection of age appropriate toys, books and dvds were left out ( a big hit with my older two) along with baby essentials such as steriliser, baby bouncer chair, play mat, and baby pack with wipes, couple of nappies and a night light. We asked for bedguards for the two beds my 4 and 2 year old were in and these were also supplied, as well as an extra stair gate in addition to the ones already there and these were all present on arrival. A double buggy was also supplied which was fantastic as we didn't have to bring ours with us. There is air conditioning in all the bedrooms, and the villa was spotlessly clean. The pool area was great with a fenced section with Wendy house and lots of inflatables, and at night the canopy area was lit up beautifully and lovely to sit out in. Rosie, our contact over there, was great. She arrived the morning after our arrival and couldn't do enough to ensure our stay was fantastic. The villa sits in blue water bay kapparis. Having read the description on Villas4kids website, I wondered if it truly was as close to the amenities as suggested, but the villa was exactly as decribed. It was 3 minutes walk to the local bars and restaurants. (Tony 's was a hit with all the inflatable bouncy castles) and just under 5 minutes to the local beach. The other beach (Firemans beach) is about 8-10 minutes walk. Both beaches were beautiful, lovely sand and still crystal clear water. On a few of the days there was a bit of debris on both beaches, cigarette ends etc most likely brought in by the tide, which is a real shame as it spoilt the appearance of what is a beautiful beach but overall lovely and safe for little children to play on. Sun beds were 2.50 Euro for the whole day. It did get busy at the weekends so you'd need to get there early. Kapparis itself is essentially a strip of bars and restaurants, not the most picturesque and if you're looking for nightlife maybe not the best choice, but for us, with 3 young children, perfect. A great holiday.


L.F. - February 2017

We stayed in Villa Lydia for a week in January with a 3 year old and 2 month old for a change of scenery! Villa Lydia was exceptional and had everything we needed! It was immaculately clean and tidy, a selection of books and movies were left out for my 3 year old to enjoy (appropriate for a girls liking so Rosie and the team had obviously taken note of that!). Not to mention all the toys and gated play area outside that had been set up! My little girl was so excited to play with it all! We really did take full advantage of all of the equipment Villas4Kids had to offer! Bed guards, pushchairs, the lot and they even provided a little box of baby essentials incase you run out of a nappy or wipes! Location of Villa Lydia was also a bonus, so close to the beach and also to the bars and restaurants of Kapparis which are open even in January! You'd think packing for a trip with 2 under 4 would be a nightmare but it was the easiest packing ever knowing everything I needed was already waiting for me! I could go on and on about how fantastic I found this Villa, if I could afford to live there full time I would and will definitely be making a return trip! Thank you once again to Rosie and Chris who answered every question and query even when it was nothing to do with the Villa!


P.K. - July 2015

We can't praise this villa, or the owners and local manager, enough, on every possible level. Not only is it great for little ones, as so many guests have attested, it is also great for the bigger ones, and it's fascinating to see my teens and twenty-somethings naturally adapt the environment to suit their own needs - water polo, water basketball, wild races in inflatable boats, dolphins, donkeys (?!), floats that double up as weapons (oops, sorry, we broke one), whatever is already available from the owners or previous guests or easily supplemented from the glorious, mad, treasure trove that is Orphanides! My kids even took our table tennis stuff and adapted the garden table to a (somewhat smaller, admittedly) table tennis table. The Wii is a huge bonus - allowing them to retreat during the really hot hours to have fun in an air conditioned interior, and the DVD player gave many hours of evening enjoyment catching up on all the DVDs we brought from home and hadn't had time to savour. There is all-day sun, and always ample shade from the villa itself and HUGE umbrellas. The villa is fully equipped with absolutely everything we needed (including a wonderful water cooler and BBQ equipment) and Kapparis itself has everything that one could wish for (apart from clubbing, which is - I understand - available at Ayia Napa...), with a wealth of very good, friendly, bars, restaurants and shops - the baker's, Rosso's, is particularly excellent. The water park just off the A3 is the best we have encountered anywhere in Europe and, though expensive, it is, we think, worth every cent. If this sounds up your street, you have found a gem - do not hesitate!


T.G. - June 2015

We visited Villa Lydia in June for 2 weeks with our toddler and had the most amazing time! Everything was set up at the villa ready for our arrival - stair gates, baby monitor, pool fencing and a fabulous selection of toys and DVDs. The villa itself was clean and very well equipped.
We were able to have a relaxing 2 weeks, secure in the knowledge that our daughter was happy, entertained and most importantly safe. Chris could not have been more helpful in answering our questions before we arrived at the villa.
The mid-stay towel and bedlinen change was a welcome surprise - other villas we have stayed at have not offered this service. Not sure what else I can say - super holiday, super villa, we hope to return next year.


S.S. - June 2015

We stayed in villa Lydia and absolutely loved it. It had everything a family with young children needed and more. From the moment we booked it we were looked after by Chris so we knew exactly what to expect. The villa was set up with the things we asked for...stair gates, beds sides, fencing around play area for our arrival.
Location is ideal for a relaxing holiday, no drunks and groups on the streets, just locals and residents so going out for a meal in the evening was perfect. (A must visit is Faliros restaurant) and the local bar Tony's is ideal for evening fun for the children, perfect after we'd had an evening BBQ.
We loved it that much we've rebooked for this year and are hiring a car so we can get out to see a few more beaches though there is a good few only a few minutes walk away from the villa.
We did miss having the cleaners in during our stay but Chris has happily arranged this for us for our coming stay.
We'd definitely recommend this holiday and have done to friends who are now also going this year too.


C.C. - May 2015

Villa4kids does what it says on the tin. Safe fenced area for infants next to the pool with loads of toys to keep them happy. DVDs for quieter moments and Wii for everyone at night. Two beaches within walking distance pushchair friendly. Excellent restaurants 2-10 mins walk. Villa well equipped for all infants needs (good quality and clean). Nice helpful team of people phone call away if required (e.g. small charge to run you to better and cheaper supermarket as we did not bother to hire a car). So good that we stayed for a month. Make use of the buses to get about as only costs 2 Euro return trip into Protarus or Ayia Nappa. Nice touch that Chris (the owner) came to the villa so make sure everything was perfect. Would definitely recommend this villa for families with children aged 3 months to 12/14 years old.


THE VILLA

At a glance

  • 6 Guests (+ 3 cot spaces)
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • TV, Satellite, DVD
  • Private Pool
  • Large Garden
  • Outside dining & BBQ
  • Poolside shower

Guests really love...

  • How perfect the villa is for babies and toddlers.

Villa Lydia is very popular with families with babies and toddlers. Three bedrooms upstairs; the master bedroom is en-suite and the two twin bedrooms share a family bathroom. The single beds can be pushed together to be made up as double beds if required. There is space for cots in any of the bedrooms.

The master bedroom has a small Juliet balcony and one of the twin rooms has a balcony overlooking the pool with a small table and chairs. All balcony doors and the windows upstairs have child safe locks on which allow them only to be opened a few cm unless an adult opens them.

Downstairs is open plan with kitchen, dining area and a comfy lounge. There are two sets of patio doors that open out to the pool area or you can get to the garden through the side or rear doors as well.

Being down a cu-du-sac with 5 other villas, we often find children from the neighbouring villas gather to play together in front of the villas in the evenings.

Two story accommodation

Ground floor (open plan)

Kitchen

Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Hob, Fridge/freezer, Water cooler, Breakfast bar and stools, Safety gate preventing toddler access

Dining Room

Dining table and 6 dining chairs

Lounge

A/C, 2 Sofas, TV, Satellite, DVD player, Wii and games, 2 double sets of patio doors to pool and toddler play area

Bathroom

Shower, WC, Washbasin

First floor

Bedroom with en-suite

A/C, Double bed, Bath with overhead shower, WC, Washbasin, Juliet balcony

Bedroom

A/C, Twin beds, Balcony overlooking pool

Bedroom

A/C, Twin beds

Bathroom

Shower, WC, Washbasin

Utility cupboard

Washing machine

Outside

A lovely private garden with bordering plants and plenty of space for outside dining, sunbathing and lots of space for the kids to have fun! There is a large Cypriot style stone built BBQ with sink and preparation area which makes cooking outside a delight.

There is a bolted gate to ensure you control access to the garden and the poolside shower is a big hit and makes it very easy to top up the baby paddling pool with cold or warm water! If you need it we provide fencing across one section of the garden to create a toddler play area with play house and toys away from the pool so one of the patio doors has access to it. This means you can leave that door open so toddlers can play inside or outside in the fenced area away from the 8 x 4m pool. There's outside dining for 6 people with a large sun umbrella, sun loungers, pool and garden lighting if you are sitting outside late in the evening.

Although plenty of street parking is available, there is a driveway if you would like to park the car in the villa grounds.

Around & about

At a glance

  • Car not needed (transfers available)
  • Beach 3 mins walk
  • Supermarket 3 mins walk
  • Restaurants 3 mins walk
  • Pharmacy 3 mins walk
  • Villa Manager available 8-6pm and 24hrs in emergency

The villa is located in Kapparis, a beach resort on the East coast of Cyprus just north of Protaras and Pernera. It is an up-and-coming town which has all the amenities of a bigger resort without the downsides. It’s only 3 minutes walk in one direction to the safe sandy beaches and the same distance in the other to all the restaurants and shops in Kapparis.

Beaches
There are 3 local beaches to choose from, Malama bay being the nearest (3 min walk) and the furthest Fireman’s bay (about 8 minutes’ walk). You can drive and park at the beaches too if you've got too much to carry.

All the beaches are sandy and very sheltered (so perfect for paddling) and along the edges of the coves there are rocky pools & caves to explore! The snorkelling is amazing. The two main beaches (Malama and Fireman’s) are very well maintained and have sunbeds & umbrellas for hire (€2.50 a day) and Malama Bay has a nice tavern where you can enjoy a cold beer and watch the sun go down. Our favourite (we call Bear cove!) is between the two and is nearly always deserted. It does have quite steep steps down to it, but for us definitely worth it.

Restaurants and Shops
Kapparis is a very family friendly town with around 10 great places to eat including Italian, Cypriot & Greek European. There is a very nice modern Italian place (called Just Italian) and 3 local Cypriot restaurants that we really like.

Our favourite is Faliros where the food is fantastic, cocktails are 3 Euros and they have great entertainment on Thursdays! There are about 6 bars, ranging from Mello which is very relaxed with comfy soft sofas inside & out to relax on, to the sports bars that focus more on the latest sports and have pool tables etc. There are plenty of other shops and a fabulous bakery called Marangos which has every type of dessert you could imagine; cakes, breads, sweets and they do takeaway food like lasagne and roast chicken if you don't fancy cooking.

There are 3 supermarkets in Kapparis that cover all the basics; food, fresh fruit and veg, frozen foods, children's essentials (nappies, baby food etc), fun things for pool and beach, and a well stocked off-licence that sells beer and wine called Bottom's Up! Just up the road is a fabulous butchers and further shops with more choice for fresh fruit and veg.

Children's Activities
Kapparis has a great children’s play area with a huge choice of bouncy castles, giant inflatable slides, trampolines and other rides. There’s a parent’s area for relaxing (with a drink and food if you want) while the children play in the park.

Getting There

Good to know

  • Transfer time from Larnaca 45 mins
  • Flight time from UK 4 hrs 30 - 5 hrs 10 mins
There are two nearby airports:

Larnaca Airport is a 60 km (36 mile) 45 min drive
Paphos Airport is a 170km (100 mile) 2 hr drive.

Travel from airport to villa

Car hire – plenty to choose from. Some will meet you in the arrivals hall, a few have desks there and some are located just outside the airport. We can recommend a good hire car company that meets you as you come out of the arrivals hall.

Transfers – again plenty to choose from. We have worked with a fantastic transfer company for many years that beat the others on both price and service. They cost €50 each way for 4 people plus luggage and provide child seats for no extra cost. Just let us know your children’s ages and they select the appropriate seat. Its €70 for up to 6 and €80 for up to 8 people. They know all our villas well and make sure you are settled into the villa before they leave you.

Taxi – there is normally a queue of taxis waiting outside the arrivals hall, so a nice and easy although expensive option.

UK flights to Larnaca – there are lots of different options but these are some of the popular routes from UK airports:

London Heathrow

Flight time
4 hours 30 mins

British Airways Cobalt

London Gatwick

Flight time
4 hours 45 mins

British Airways Cobalt EasyJetNorwegian Thomas CookTUI

London Luton

Flight time
4 hours 30 mins

Blue Air

London Stansted

Flight time
4 hours 30 mins

CobaltJet2TUI

Belfast

Flight time
5 hours 10 mins

Thomas Cook

Birmingham

Flight time
4 hours 45 mins

Blue AirJet2Thomas CookTUI

Bristol

Flight time
4 hours 40 mins

Thomas CookTUI

Cardiff

Flight time
4 hours 45 mins

Thomas CookTUI

Doncaster Sheffield

Flight time
4 hours 40 mins

TUI

Edinburgh

Flight time
5 hours 5 mins

Jet2

Exeter

Flight time
4 hours 40 mins

TUI

Glasgow

Flight time
4 hours 50 mins

Jet2Thomas CookTUI

Leeds

Flight time
4 hours 50 mins

Jet2

Liverpool

Flight time
4 hours 50 mins

EasyJet

Manchester

Flight time
4 hours 50 mins

Cobalt Jet2Thomas CookTUI

Newcastle

Flight time
4 hours 40 mins

Jet2Thomas CookTUI

Nottingham (East Midlands)

Flight time
4 hours 45 mins

Jet2Thomas Cook

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Villa LydiaKapparis, Cyprus