Diving & Snorkeling
Dive in warm, crystal clear waters
With water temperatures remaining pleasantly above 25C well into October, Cyprus has a longer diving and snorkeling season than most of its competitors nearby. The clarity of the sea, often vital to good diving, is also excellent. But even without the fish common at the Red Sea resorts, Cyprus does offer some very enjoyable diving and snorkeling sites such as the recent Jason Decaire Staylor underwater museum in Ayia Napa. A nearby dive center to Solaar Hotel is the Viking Dive center in Voroklini. (Photo by LTB)
One of the top ten wreck dives in the world
Rated one of the top ten wrecks dives in the world, the Zenobia is a real treat for experienced diver. Zenobia lies on her port side with 108 articulated lorries which can still be seen alongside the wreck. MS Zenobia was a Swedish built Challenger-class RO-RO ferry launched in 1979 that capsized and sank in the Mediterranean Sea, close to Larnaka, Cyprus, in June 1980 on her maiden voyage. (Photo by LTB)
Don’t waste a moment! Catch that wind!
Kiting is a popular sport in Cyprus, and many beaches present excellent conditions for surfing. In Paramali. located between Limassol and Paphos, this 2km long beach works best with the southwest winds that blow in the summer months. Other great spots include Aroktiri, Pissouri, and Kiti Mazotos & Pyla near Larnaca (known to have some of the best conditions this side of the island). Ladies Mile and Santa Barbara within and near Limassol are also excellent spots. (photo by LTB)
Banana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana!
Within Larnaka, there are multiple spots where water sports can be found, including the Larnaka Marina, Finikoudes Beach, Mackenzy area, and Anemos Watersports in Voroklini. (Photo by LTB)
Bring out your best swing!
Located within the Larnaca city center sits the new-founded Larnaca Tennis club. Larnaca Tennis Club offers five-star facilities, great turf surface courts, and beginner or aspiring pro programs for all ages. Just remember to bring the right shoes! Optionally, the hard court Herodotou tennis club sits just 15 minutes outside Larnaca, and is a pristine facility for all ages and levels. (Photo by LTB)
Designated Hiking Trails. Remember to wear the right shoes!
There are many great hiking trails within and around Larnaka, including a 7.7 mile roundtrip around the Salt Lake, starting from Kamares Aqueducts. Other great trails can be found here
For trails involving a drive a little farther out, a hike up to the Alexigros Wind Turbines offers a fantastic viewpoint of Larnaka as well as the sunrise and sunset. Other great hiking spots include the surrounding dams such as Kalavasos Reservoir (30 minutes from Larnaca) or Xyliatou Dam (about an hour drive from Larnaca).
Bird Havens in and around Larnaka!
For keen Bird watchers, Oroklini Lake, located only a few minutes away from the hotel, is an excellent destination. Other spots include Mazotos, hosting passerine migrants such as Flycatchers and Wheatears which can be seen just after dawn and before dusk. Kiti Dam, when replenished with water, is a magnet for wintering Wildfowls, White fronted Geese and Red-crested Pochard. And of course, Larnaka Salt Lake, a WHS, is famous for its wintering Flamingos, Wildfowls, Gulls and Tems. (Photo by LTB)
Karting - Daytona Raceway
In need for speed?
Book a group karting, biking or drifting session at the 1180 meter Daytona Raceway, only 35 minutes from Larnaca. This raceway is great for Kids, Adults and Families alike. Go karts reach up to 100 km/hr so strap in and keep your eyes on the road!