|Photograph Frances Howorth|
Karpaz Gate Marina, in Northern Cyprus, has opened a luxury beach club, built to international standard and featuring an array of leisure facilities to enjoy all year-round.
The beach club is located adjacent to the marina and includes a newly opened 33m infinity swimming pool, unique to any beach club in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. A Jacuzzi is to set to one side and there is a decking area with loungers. A children’s pool and play area are also featured in the beach club.
Guests can choose to sit around the pool, on the beach or under the pergola or shades at the beach restaurant and bar, which serves light meals, pizza and grill. A 150m long private sandy beach is just steps from the beach club and includes private lounging areas under the shade. Showers and changing rooms are provided.
It costs 10 Turkish Lira per person, per day to use the beach club and have access to the pools and private beach. Berth holders and boat owners have complimentary access to the beach club.
Other leisure features at the marina include the popular Hemingway’s Resto-Bar with seating inside and on the terrace. Hemingway’s offers an international menu and traditional Cypriot cuisine as well as hosts a busy calendar of special nights. A modern, well-equipped fitness centre is also on site.
We recently visited Karpaz Gate Marina, located on the Karpasia Peninsula in the north eastern top of Northern Cyprus and found it to be an impressive set up.
We found it to be one of the most advanced marina facilities in the Eastern Mediterranean, benefiting from 300 berths for vessels up to 55 metres and boat maintenance facilities on site including an 18,000 sq m dry dock for refit and repairs, as well as a substantial 300 ton travel lift that is capable of lifting vessels up to 45 metres and with a beam of up 10 metres
There is also a mini Market on site, a Yacht Brokerage office operated by Cyprus Yachts and a chandlery.