14 Ayios Minas
Maroni Village
Tel: 00 357 (24) 333 053



Maroni is a delightful village set apart from the usual tourist tracks, offering the perfect base for touring this lovely Mediterranean Island, situated as it is midway between the 3 major Towns of Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca, each only 30 minutes drive away.

Set on the edge of a dry river valley and surrounded by gentle rolling hills with views of the sea to the south, a 2 minute drive or ½ hour walk to sandy beaches, and to the north of the Troodos Mountain Range and ski slopes, an hours drive away.

The neighbouring Village of Zyggi is famous for its waterside Fish Tavernas, and many other surrounding villages all have their own delightful Tavernas offering warm hospitality and good local food.

Within a very short drive there is a Camel Park, a choice of sandy beaches, one with water sports, a Neolithic village, and fascinating working villages all offering small surprises for your discovery…. for example I came across the village of Kato Dryss where I discovered a bee-keeping museum run by the most delightful of couples fully cognisant of all things bee related… I could barely tear myself away, clutching their own delicious honey and vinegar.

Also in Kato Dryss, a magical tiny corner shop of an alchemist called Elli, who takes fruit and vegetables and turns them into the most delectable chutneys and jams, the like of which has people coming from all over the Island to spend a happy half hour tasting and buying. Not one of my guests has left empty handed from "Jars".

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Mazotos Camel Park

Leave Maroni taking the coast road east towards Larnaca, a lovely drive along an unspoilt stretch of coastline with many a lovely sandy beach en route, to Mazotos and our now famous Camel park, a mere 12 minute drive from Little Lodge open every day from 9am till around 7pm.

The Camel Park provides a delightful, shady, park like space to pass a day with the children. It is well maintained and has a variety of animals from the Camels to goats, donkeys, horses, ponies, ostrich and deer.

The children are encouraged to feed the animals with carobs provided, for a small fee, at the entrance.

For the nominal entrance fee of 6 Euros the children have use of all the parks various entertainments, from the swimming pool, bumper cars, mini golf and a games room, as well as a 5D cinema screen where they can watch a wide choice of films as respite from the heat and sun.

The restaurant offers a wide variety of meals and snacks.

Little Lodge guests have told me many times how much they have enjoyed the Camel Park and so I visited there recently to check out their facilities and was very impressed.

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