There’s something undeniably glamorous about marinas. Even if, like me, you hardly know your aft from your elbow, the sights and sounds of a yacht marina can be compelling – think Monaco or St. Tropez.
Karpaz Gate Marina is the first international yacht marina in North Cyprus, a unique, pioneering development in the untouched Karpaz Peninsula, with plenty to enjoy for sailors and landlubbers alike. In this private bay, you can stroll along the boardwalk and listen to the sounds of the sailboats chiming in the breeze.
Head for the Beach Club, with its sandy beach and outdoor infinity pool, Turkish bath and spa. Lunch or dinner at Hemingway’s Resto-Bar is a fine dining experience and you can stay the night at the Marina’s own boutique hotel. For boat owners, the Marina boasts a top “5 Gold Anchor” rating, offering high-standard berths, leisure facilities and technical capabilities.
Managing director Liza Singer has been with the project since 2002. She said Karpaz Gate Marina is an idyllic location for intimate holidays, peaceful retreats, special occasions and business meetings.
“Our aim was for the resort to combine touches of nautical flair, imaginative design, first-class service and modern facilities, all working in harmony with a deep affinity with the sea, connection to the environment and respect for the natural beauty of North Cyprus. The Karpaz is a unique location, remote and off the beaten track. We supported the development of the local economy, helping to create the welcoming atmosphere felt by our guests,” she told the Luxury Editor website.
“From the beginning, we recognised the importance of respecting and protecting the unspoilt area. We implemented an eco-friendly approach within the infrastructure and today the resort is immersed, but also reliant, on its natural surroundings. Vibrant trees and flowers thrive in the on-site nursery, while the vegetable and herb garden and greenhouse provide fresh produce straight to the plate alongside home-made bread and fresh, locally-sourced dairy, fish and meat.”
Liza added: “Demand is increasing for a pampering experience with the right elements, such as high-quality linen, an exceptional sleeping experience, a luxury shower and enough living space in the rooms. The desired atmosphere will create an ambiance in which there is no need to dress up and feel uptight. Barefoot luxury is the best feeling.”