I thought I'd utilise my time, before doing our last live show, by conducting a brief interview with Simon to find out his thoughts on Ayia Napa. I started by asking him why he thinks holiday makers should come to Ayia Napa and this was his response:
"I think both young and old people should come to Ayia Napa, because there are endless amounts of things to do. If you're old or young, you have Nissi beach at your disposal. Cyprus is also rich in history. You can take a trip ten minutes down the road from Ayia Napa and see the ghost town, where no one has been since 1974, when turkey invaded Cyprus, and of course you have the night life, which if I'm not mistaken is the biggest party destination size-wise."
As I was starting to feel a bit peckish, I thought I'd ask him to give a few recommendations in regards to eateries to suggest to people who may wish to come to Ayia Napa. This is what he came up with:
"The places I would recommend to eat would be Los Bandidos. It's a Mexican restaurant with really good service. Helvetia is a really nice restaurant which have the best T-bone steak. Palazzo Bianco is an Italian/Mexican restaurant. The food is really nice and it's also probably the cheapest. Wild West restaurant, is on Nissi Avenue and the food portions are the biggest I've seen out here and the food is nice. If you are looking for a good Chinese, then Jade Garden is by far the best food for quality and portions."
I started to feel thirsty sat out in the midday sun, so I took a sip of my drink and then continued. Like before, I asked Simon the places that he'd recommend to go for a night out in Ayia Napa. He replied:
"The best place to start your night off would have to be Simos Magic, just for the fact of having a four-litre bucket, which you lads know how much that catches up on you. If you're looking for games and a show, Senior Frogs is the place to go. If you want to party with the Scandinavians, it has to be Blue Moon, but wear appropriate footwear. Starsky is where Russians, Cypriots and English people go, and it's a good place to party and look at the girls dancing on the bar. And to finish your night off, it's the one and only Aqua after party, where anything goes and you lose track of time because you're having a great time."
In addition to what Simon has recommended, I'd like to add that I had one of the best meals I had was at Palazzo Bianco. The service was exceptionally great and the price was great to match. Also, if you're up early and fancy having breakfast, I would advise going to The Three Lions, because the service in there, again, is exceptional and very friendly.
I love Irish bars as they always live up to their name, and Paddy's Bar never failed to live up to my expectations. In fact, it was better. Complete with live music and more interactive than I'd usually give them credit for, come here early to get a seat if you want to just relax and enjoy music.
Finally now I'd like to just say my thank you to Party Rock Holidays for giving us this opportunity, to everyone who looked after us while we were there, to the friends we made who made the holiday what it was and to Sharon and Mark for showing us life outside of Ayia Napa. Thank you very much and we hope to be back soon.