Karpaz Gate Marina in North Cyprus has announced a 10% growth in the total number of people visiting the luxury venue between January and August this year compared to 2014.

The figures for 2015 reflect a rise in general visitors using the marina’s Beach Club, watersports centre, restaurants and other facilities, as well as an increase in boat owners taking up short-term moorings during the first eight months of the year with a significant growth in numbers specifically in July and August.

Karpaz Gate Marina improved the benefits and incentives for boat owners this year, introducing attractive berthing packages that include free leisure and entertainment options, transportation around the region and discounts for using on-site facilities.

Additional activities were also offered for the first time at the Karpaz Peninsula destination, including dinghy sailing with the new Karpaz Gate Marina Sailing Club and yoga classes, with diving tours and tuition with Mephisto and kayaking still available.

The positive trend in visitors discovering the 5 Gold Anchor Karpaz Gate Marina coincides with an encouraging overall picture for tourism in North Cyprus. Official statistics released from the Government’s Department of Tourism in September show an increase of 10.1% people travelling by air and sea to North Cyprus for the period January to August 2015.

Karpaz Gate Marina harbour master Deniz Akaltan comments: “Berthing prices at Karpaz Gate Marina offer excellent value for a beautiful, safe and convenient place for your boat. Plus we have all the facilities anyone could require, such as an extensive dry dock area, berth services and leisure options, and a stunning location on the Karpaz Peninsula surrounded by nature, historical sites and pristine beaches. We are committed to strive to make even more improvements and I encourage boat owners to come and experience everything we have to offer.”

The increase for 2015 in air and sea travel can partly be explained by charter flights in August from Poland, Slovenia, UK, Iran, France, Italy, Denmark, Hungary and the Czech Republic bringing tourists to the north.

The majority of tourists coming to North Cyprus are from Turkey, with large numbers also arriving from countries such as England, Germany, Iran and Russia.