Kenny didn't want me to write that we stayed at the Intercontinental Resort Hotel, the nicest hotel in Cyprus. He would die of embarrassment if people were to think we paid full price to stay there. The truth is, we found a good deal on Jetsetter. Jetsetter allows us to travel in style without breaking the bank. And, RyanAir now goes to Paphos so our flight was reasonable too. In fact, we were on the first flight to that destination so we were greeted with food, drinks, music, dancers, photographers, news crews, and a goodie bag filled with local treats.
Yes, we got a deal on the flight and the room but we had to be mindful about what things cost around the facility. We catered our own breakfasts and sat in the hotel lobby to access the free wi-fi.
They nickel and dime you to death on small things, but other big things were free. They had a kids' club that would watch your children for free just about all day. We wanted to have a nice family vacation so we didn't take advantage of the free babysitting but I thought it would be a really nice place to go with friends during deployment when we need a break from our kids.
They also offered fun kids' activities. On the morning when I got my hair done Kenny took Sophia on a scavenger hunt and she got a free tennis lesson.
There was a beautiful park overlooking the ocean that was appropriate for big and little kids.
There were was an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and gym facilities.
They even had a private beach with chairs, umbrellas, towels, and water. It was a bit of a rocky beach but we found that to be normal across the island. The beach was a short drive from the hotel.
We liked to get out and explore the island with our rental car. But, you could have an excellent holiday just staying at the resort. They have plenty to offer with the pools, beach, tennis courts, golf course, stables, soccer fields, basketball courts, planned activities, the spa, and restaurants.
And, the weather was beautiful for spring break. The forecast was for high temperatures in the 70s but it often felt warmer. The ocean was chilly but swimmable and jackets were nice in the evenings after dark but the days were absolutely perfect.