We always see last minute deals to North Cyprus and there is a good range of cheap B&B hotels or more expensive all inclusive hotels to choose from. You may need to be flexible with your dates to get the best late deal but we recommend checking North Cyprus specialists like Go North Cyprus and Cyprus Paradise alongside online travel agents such as Travel Republic to get the best deal
As North Cyprus is not an internationally-recognised state, there are no direct flights there from the United Kingdom. Indirect flights, which get to North Cyprus via Istanbul, take off from a number of UK airports including Newcastle, Edinburgh and Stansted. The gateway to your holiday in Northern Cyprus is Ercan International Airport, and as it's located a good half an hour to 45 minutes away from the major towns you may want to hire a car. You stand a greater chance of a good deal on car hire if you book online before travelling.
Northern Cyprus has an extensive bus system, and private taxis are readily available. However, you can make huge savings if you're willing to squeeze yourself into a shared taxi, or kombo. These are flagged down like buses and can take you within and between towns at a fract"ion of the cost of private cabs. Of course, if you're hoping to explore some of the more out-of-the-way countryside during your holiday, hiring a car is the most convenient choice.
While the rest of Cyprus can often be mistaken for a particularly sunny section of England during tourist season, what with the influx of Brits and the plethora of British restaurants and pubs, a last minute holiday in North Cyprus is generally a quieter, more escapist affair. As a result, good deals on hotels are available, and it's well worth shopping around online to capitalise on some of the bargains available.
Savvy tourists can enjoy a holiday in North Cyprus without breaking the bank. Avoid the high-end restaurants (which can too often be tourist traps anyway) and head to some proper Turkish and Middle Eastern restaurants where you can feast on succulent kebabs and mezze spreads at very reasonable prices. This is particularly worth doing as Turkish-Cypriot cuisine features many dishes that even seasoned visitors to Turkey may not have come across before. And if you're after a tipple, don't splurge on marked-up wine: try the traditional aniseed-flavoured drink, raki!