A new project is being worked on in Esentepe and we’ve gone down there to found out what is currently happening:
There will be 51 log cabins for renting out where the new car park is to be constructed. The restaurant will be overlooking the sea and half will be glass bottomed so you can look down over the cliffs. There will be steps down to the beach to the right of the car park. Each cabin is costing approx 23,000 TL although there is no finish date yet. The area where the old derelict restaurant was will be grassed over and possibly become a picnic area.
They are boring holes in preparation for the planting of palm trees and they have also started to build the steps or path down from the road down to the beach area. They have now also started to lay the bricks in the restaurant building so things are moving ahead very nicely.
The restaurant on the beach should be ready by August and a jetty is being built for boat launching. Also more log cabins are proposed to be built in line with the restaurant. The land between the restaurant and the east beach is not owned by the Belideyesi but the Ko-op and no decision has been made as to what that will be used for.
The project is a good idea and let’s hope that the beach and facilities will be well looked after and used by Turkish Cypriots and expats and all other foreign tourists alike.
Source: Graham Brown. To find out more about Esentepe and things happening there, please visit esentepecyprus.org.uk