Larnaka Tourism Hits High
Larnaka is enjoying a starring role in Cyprus’ tourism sector following a record number of arrivals and hotel bookings this summer, which is set to continue, and is further aided by the flourishing city and boutique-style hotels.
Tourists from all over the world – and particularly UK, Germany, Russia, Lebanon, Poland and Romania – are discovering the delights of Larnaka region in their droves, resulting in an increase in local hotel bookings of up to 12%, with most units fully booked until at least the beginning of November.
Larnaka town is unique on the island for its high number of small boutique-style and city hotels, whereas resort hotels are more prevalent in other areas of the region (Pyla, Voroklini, Pervolia and Alaminos). October is a popular time of the year, as the summer vibe - and temperatures - still prevail, with hotels remaining at full capacity during our 'extra summer months'.
New hotels that opened in the city centre this year included Mikes Kanarium, Qbik, and Edem en Suites – all very favourably received. A further cluster of small hotel units will open by next year, along with two higher-end hotels - the Radisson Blu near Larnaka Port, and Lebay in Voroklini (former Lenios Hotel). In 2019 a Radisson Blu Conference and Airport hotel will open by Larnaka International Airport, and Solaar Boutique and Spa Hotel (former Michael's Beach) will open in Voroklini, with other hotels also planned.