The North’s New Luxury Marina
The North’s New luxury Marina. If you’re lucky enough to own a luxury boat or see yourself as a sailor aboard a superyacht one day, then Northern Cyprus boasts one of the most advanced modern marinas in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Described as ‘much more than a parking lot for your boat’, Karpaz Gate Marina provides everything you could possibly need for a deluxe sailing trip (www.karpazbay.com).
Opened in 2011, Karpaz Gate is the region’s first in the north’s new luxury marina and is located on the scenic panhandle peninsula in the north-eastern tip of the island. Until comparatively recently this coastal area was prohibited and as such lay undiscovered by the yachting fraternity.
Strategically protected by a beautiful bay, the marina offers 300 berths and can accommodate up to 16 luxury super and mega yachts. With superb technical services and leisure amenities, it has been developed to the standards of a first-class tourist destination and is fast becoming a haven for yachtsmen from all around the world
For the nautical experts, its technical facilities and services start with a huge dry dock with the latest marina equipment including a 300-ton travel lift and pump-out station; electricity and fresh water; yacht maintenance including excellent refit and repair services; marina office services with multi-lingual staff, a shuttle service; a state-of-the-art security system; a ship chandlery and a sailing school.
The marina is recognised as a port of entry and so – thanks to its duty-free status – visitors can enjoy discounts on its technical services and supplies, including berthing fees and fuel.
For the recreationally-minded, the leisure facilities include but are not limited to a stylish promenade; a mini-market selling branded and local produce; a fitness gym; wifi; ATM; car hire; and the marina’s own restaurant with terrace and bar. In fact, the Hemingway’s Restobar is fast becoming one of the key dining destinations in the Karpaz region. It not only offers an eclectic menu and wine list but has a programme of events which include live music, movie nights and screenings of international sports fixtures.
What’s more, once the superyacht is serviced, visitors can take the plunge into the crystal clear waters to enjoy the spectacular underwater wildlife. The Mephisto diving centre at Karpaz Gate Marina caters for both beginners and experienced divers. Once in the water you can expect to see stingrays, turtles and even dolphins against a backdrop of colourful coral!
For those seeking recreation on dry ground, there is the brand new international beach club adjacent to the marina. A sensational 2013 opening party has just kicked off an exciting line-up of events throughout its debut summer season.
Events will include sunset barbeques, brunch on the beach, live music, DJ’s and a wellness programme. The new club can be enjoyed by berth holders, boat owners and visitors alike who can take advantage of a stunning infinity swimming pool with views of the sea and marina; a private stretch of beach; a children’s pool and pirate-themed play area; shower and bathroom facilities; and a beach restaurant and bar. Berth holders and boat owners have complimentary access to the club.
Or for something more tranquil, the nearby villages offer a wonderful contrast to the modern marina resort. The unspoilt landscape in this region is so picturesque with its rolling green landscape, indigenous wild donkeys, ancient Byzantine churches and mile upon mile of deserted beaches and sandy coves.
And Karpaz Marina is the perfect location from which to explore the natural treasures of the North in true nautical and luxurious style.
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