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.
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.
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!
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
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!