Thalassa Beach Resort is set in the beautiful conservation area of Bafra, at the foot of the Karpas peninsula in Northern Cyprus. This region is acknowledged for its unspoilt beauty with glorious sandy beaches, clean Mediterranean waters and a ruggedly spectacular coastline, along with a backdrop of the Besparmak mountain range.
This high specification two bedroom, two bathroom apartment penthouse has a large private roof terrace with jacuzzi hot tub, BBQ area and shower boasting beautiful sea, beach and mountain views. Thalassa Beach is itself an idyllic peaceful location yet only a 5 minute drive from Bafra beach with its 2 x 5* hotels with restaurants, bars, water parks and casinos. The nearest town of Bogaz has a pretty harbour with excellent harbour side restaurants serving caught that day fish and the excellent local meze dishes. You will also find a well stocked supermarket here to look after all your shopping needs.
There is a huge communal free-form / lagoon style pool plus a separate fun pool with 3 aqua slides, fully equipped gym with hot tub, bar restaurant / convenience store, beach volleyball court, boules, mini golf, table tennis, kayaks, children's play area, communal BBQ area and pool bar. The complex also has has its own beautiful private beach and jetty, decked areas and sun beds, parasols and other shaded areas.
The apartment is fully furnished with an open plan lounge with HD television + Blu-ray / DVD player, dining area and kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with a gas hob and oven, additional rotisserie grill, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, espresso machine, kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board. There is also remote control air conditioning throughout.
A reserved underground car parking space is also provided. It is nice to be able to get into a cool car parked well out of the way of the hot summer sun. A lift operates from the car park and takes you to within a few feet of the apartment entrance.
Car hire with car pick-up at Ercan or taxi pick-up from Ercan or Larnaca can be arranged to make your holiday run smoothly. Driving is on the left as in the UK so is easy to adapt. There are excellent and largely traffic free roads in Northern Cyprus which make sightseeing a real pleasure. Local guide books are also provided in the apartment to plan all your excursions.
Many people do not realise that the currency in Northern Cyprus is the Turkish Lira. The economic problems with the Euro, which are in the news at the moment, are limited only to South Cyprus. Northern Cyprus has a completely separate government and financial system, which does not use the Euro. The banking system is functioning as usual and, thankfully, it is not affected by any financial problems.
You can change your pounds to Turkish Lira before departing, or whilst you are here. The exchange rate is favourable so you will find that eating out, sightseeing and shopping all represent excellent value for money. If you want to withdraw money there are plenty of cash-point machines, and banks in all of the main centres. Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants.
A holiday in Northern Cyprus is the perfect opportunity to relax and spend time with friends and family. The pace of life is unhurried and the local people friendly and welcoming.