Student Life in North Cyprus

 It is sometimes a nerve racking time for students who are thinking of studying overseas as part of their life experience, let alone for their future studies and careers, so what does North Cyprus have to offer students in the way of a social life when coming to study here at one of the prestigious university campuses that are fast gaining a worldwide reputation for excellence?

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Malpas 5 Star Hotel, North Cyprus

The Malpas 5 star hotel has been a wonderful addition to the recent surge of top class luxury hotel opening in North Cyprus, and after a few years in the making it opened its doors to guests in 2007. 

The Malpas is finished to the highest standards and it has utilised modern technology in an effort to create an eco-friendly facility particularly with regards to its plumbing and re-use of water, (a small but significant step in the right direction).  The hotel can offer both residents and non-residents a wealth of amenities and attractions too, and it has proved a welcome compliment to the range and location of hotels across the northern third of the island. [Read more...]

Beaches West of Kyrenia, North Cyprus

North Cyprus has some wonderful beaches, and whether it’s long soft stretches of sand you’re looking for or indeed some rocky little coves or deserted coastline, then there is something on the island for everyone.  In this article we will detail the particular beaches and seaside facilities to the west of Kyrenia.

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Beaches East of Kyrenia, North Cyprus

Some of the best beaches you will find in North Cyprus are to the east of Kyrenia, and if you’re not particularly interested in mingling with lots of other people then the further east you go, the quieter the beaches become!  In this article we will detail the main beaches along the coast up to the Karpaz and back down on the southern stretch through to Famagusta.

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Beach Clubs in North Cyprus

If you’re looking for some rest and relaxation, a bit of pampering and some activities to keep your children occupied – and this applies to all those holidaying or living in North Cyprus – there are now a number of beach clubs that can cater for all your whims!

If you like to be sociable and want to become part of the social beach scene then there are great facilities available at some great venues!  In this article we will detail the main beach clubs for you, giving their locations and what they can offer their guests. We have been quite selective as there are not many true beach clubs on offer, but the ones that are good deserve recognition!

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North Cyprus Casino & Gambling Scene

The Casino scene in North Cyprus has been hitting seriously dizzy heights over the last few years, and a mix of holiday makers and big spending gamblers from Turkey, the south of the island and the Middle East make the industry one of the highest profit earners on the island.  Come to North Cyprus for any of the major public holidays and you will see what we mean!

Gambling is not legal in many countries and therefore people are prepared to travel to North Cyprus to satisfy their wish to hit the jackpot, as it were!  A law dating back to 1975 actually allows for licensed betting and casino premises to open on the island, but only in the1990s did the trend for gambling really become popular and since then more and more casinos have been built to accommodate this now popular pastime.  Besides casinos there are a number of specialist high street betting shops these days as well, where horse and dog race betting is popular and of course having the odd flutter on football games too!

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Kyrenia Casinos, North Cyprus

The centre of the casino world in North Cyprus is most certainly Kyrenia, it being the most popular destination for holidaymakers and visitors on the island too.  Casinos on the island can certainly satisfy most peoples’ gambling tastes, but at the same time many boast excellent additional on-site facilities for those who also enjoy a relaxation break, providing luxury accommodation, spa packages and dining excellence for example.

In this article we will detail casinos available in the Kyrenia area and its surrounds, but if you would like to find out about the selection of casinos available in other areas then please read our article on premises in the Famagusta and Lefkoşa areas, or our more general overview article.

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Lefkoşa and Famagusta Casinos, North Cyprus

The highly successful business of casino gambling in North Cyprus means that there is a fair amount of competition to offer the most up to date technologies and the widest array of gaming options to patrons, and in this particular article we detail a selection of the casino offerings available in the Famagusta and Lefkoşa areas.

Famagusta is one of the holidaying hotspots in North Cyprus, and as a result it caters for a variety of gambling tastes at the 5 star accommodation in the area.  Lefkoşa seems to offer visiting businessman suitable gambling venues, but it’s also worth remembering that these venues can also provide a great option for a weekend away from home, or for city break lovers.  Please also check our other articles on casinos, and Kyrenia casino options.

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Club & Disco Scene, North Cyprus

Living in or visiting North Cyprus you’ll probably be pleased to know that there is plenty of nightlife available – and whether you’re a pub fan or a dancing queen (!), there is a wealth of night-time activity to keep you occupied.  Not being of pensionable age just yet, it was one of the first things that we checked out anyway!

Don’t get us wrong, North Cyprus is as peaceful and tranquil as you want it to be, but once in a while it’s nice to know that you are not far from some entertainment like dancing, singing or just listening to some good music within a disco atmosphere for example.  We have also covered the pubs and bars of North Cyprus in a separate article if you’re not a disco lover!

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Music in North Cyprus

North Cyprus is home to a really wide variety of music and musicians of various genre, and you can find some great venues across the island in which to listen to music, get involved or dance to what you hear!  The island is a base for some wonderful home-grown talent in the classical music genre and in the rock world too, and there are music classes and private tuition available on the island for youngsters to learn new skills.

Restaurants and hotels are beginning to realise the benefits of having their own house bands, providing jazz, pop and Turkish music nights for example.  These pull in local crowds as well as entertaining hotel guests.

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