Cyprus in October
webmum · 10/05/2003 00:18
Has anyone been to Cyprus in October? What's the weather like? We'd like to go but feel very unsure, as we'd still like to swim in the sea.
any recommendations for good hotels with childcare?
hmb · 12/05/2003 20:46
I did it years ago, but without kids. It was in the mid 70's, warm and sunny, tee shirt weather. In the heat of the day it was very sunny so you will have to take care with the sun cream. We went towards the end of October, and we did have two amazing thunderstorms. Not sure if that is common. The sea was fine, but then I took all my summer holidays in the UK, so I might just be tough
Can't help re the child care, but the Cypriots are very child positive, and lots of children eat out in the evenings, without anyone getting sniffy about them.
GRMUM · 14/05/2003 11:00
Can't comment definitively on the weather but imagine it would be fine as I think they have less winter than we do.Beginning of October should be lovely weather.Sea will be warm as its slowly been heated up all over the summer.
rosehip · 15/05/2003 15:03
Been to Cyrpus as early at end of March and as late as beginning of October and the weather has been great. Four Seasons Hotel in Limmassol, Amathus Beach (both Paphos & Limassol) are very good have stayed in these but only in Amathus Beach L&P (2 centre) when DD was 18 months old. The Meridien in Limmassol is supposed to have excellent children's facilities. The sea is always warmer at teh end of the season rather than the beginning! Forgot The Annabelle in Paphos a couple we spoke to raved about this one.
wiltshirelass · 15/05/2003 16:09
have been to the anassa in cyprus in mid sept with a 3.5 year old and an almost 2 year old. lovely place, excellent children's club, extremely expensive (nicest hotel in Cyprus). the Annabelle is a sister property to the anassa so i would expect the children's club to be equally nice and relaxed and kind. they did things like go to the beach to find nice pebbles and then take them back and paint them - nice gentle things for 3 year olds.
sea is lovely late in the season as it has had all the heat of the summer on it - it is early in the season that you have to be careful as it is freezing until around June.
webmum · 19/05/2003 14:59
thank you everyone,
I've seen some of the hotels mentioned but they seem so expensive, even in October...at leats now we know the wethear will be good so all we need to do is keep looking!!!
Neena · 19/05/2003 17:28
Hi, I statyed at the Amathus Beach Hotel in Pathos a few years ago. We paid extra for a room facing the sea so enjoyed fabulous sunsets every night. There was a creche at the hotel, beach was O.K but not brilliant. However there was a great pool with that fake grass around it which was good for kids. We went in October and the weather was fabulous. Hotel was very nice but pricey and we tended to eat out in Tavernas etc. People were very nice with little kids and really made us feel welcome. If you come from North London like me you will definately feel at home!!
hmb · 19/05/2003 17:58
We stayed in a one bed room appartment in Pissouri which was fine. Had a swimming pool, and a taverna as part of a low rise development. This was a while ago, but it wasn't that expensive when we went (cos we were broke at the time). Have a look at appartment prices, they may be more competative. You'd also have the option to feed the children when they needed it, rather than waiting for the hotel to dish up tea.
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