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KGM Opening Season Party

Karpaz Gate Marina is celebrating the opening of the season with a VIP reception and party to launch its new international beach club on Saturday, the 8th of June.
The luxury marina in Northern Cyprus is inviting local guests and dignitaries, marina clients and residents from the area to attend the occasion and is offering boat owners arriving for the event free berthing on the night of the party.
The Karpaz Gate Marina season opener will be a musical and artistic celebration, with the early evening reception and cocktail party at 6pm heralding the opening of an exhibition by renowned Brazilian photographer Dudu Tresca.
With a special area at the marina converted into a gallery, the photography exhibition will feature scenes from the beautiful Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and will be free to view for all the guests attending the party. The exhibition will then be open for a further month (TBC), with visitors charged a small fee to be donated to a local village.
Well-known in the region for his work on the ‘Istanbul, European Capital of Culture, 2013’ project, Tresca specialises in panoramic photography and virtual reality and has been involved in the photographic industry for clients all over the world for 40 years.
The Dudu Tresca exhibition will be officially opened at the VIP reception, with Northern Cyprus Minister of Tourism Erdoğan Şanlıdağ (TBC) addressing the guests, before Karpaz Bay Resort Ltd’s Liza Singer and Karpaz Gate Marina Harbour Master Deniz Akaltan welcome everyone to the venue.
When the party begins at 8pm, the music of Austrian band Makossa & Megablast will provide the entertainment, while a variety of refreshments will be available as Karpaz Gate opens its doors to guests, marina clients and local residents. Described as an authentic and unique fusion of African rhythms and electronic club music with great vocalists, the up-lifting Makossa & Megablast is comprised of Marcus Wagner-Lapierre and Sascha Weisz.

The official launch party precedes an exciting line-up of events at the beach club during the 2013 season, including sunset BBQ’s, brunch on the beach, live music, DJ’s and a wellness programme.

Built to international standard and with views of the scenic beach, the club is located adjacent to the marina and includes a 33m infinity swimming pool, unique to any beach club in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. A jacuzzi is set to one side and there is a decking area with loungers. A children’s pool and play area are also included, along with showers and changing rooms.

A beach restaurant and bar serves light meals, pizza and grill, which guests can enjoy under the pergola or shades, while there is a 150m long private sandy beach just steps from the beach club with private lounging areas under the shade.

It is the latest addition to the extensive array of leisure facilities already on offer at Karpaz Gate Marina, one of the most advanced marina facilities in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Soner Arabaci, the resort’s Operational Manager, said: “We wanted to start the first summer season for our beach club in style. We hope our guests and visitors will celebrate with us at this party to open the first summer and then continue to enjoy all the facilities at the club and the marina for many seasons to come.

“The beach club will be open for boat owners and visitors to enjoy throughout the year, complementing our existing leisure features. Visiting yacht owners can relax pool-side or down by the beach or workout in the fitness centre at the marina before spending the evening at our fine dining restaurant Hemingway’s on the promenade.”

Berth holders and boat owners visiting Karpaz Gate Marina have complimentary access to the beach club. For other guests, the cost is 10TL per person, per day, to use the beach club and have access to the pools and private beach.

Other leisure features at the marina include the popular Hemingway’s Resto-Bar with seating inside and on the terrace. Hemingway’s offers an international menu and traditional Cypriot cuisine and also hosts a busy calendar of special nights. A modern, well-equipped fitness centre is on site and Mephisto Diving Centre is located nearby.

Benefiting from duty-free status, Karpaz Gate Marina, located on the north eastern tip of Northern Cyprus, opened in 2011. It provides 300 berths for vessels up to 55 metres and boat maintenance facilities on site including an 18,000 sq m dry dock for refit and repairs, as well as a substantial 300-ton travel lift that is capable of lifting vessels up to 45 metres and with a beam of up 10 metres. There is also a mini-market on site, a Yacht Brokerage office operated by Cyprus Yachts and a chandlery.

Northern Cyprus is unaffected by the economic problems associated with the Euro in the south of the country, as it has its own currency, the Turkish Lira.

Anyone interested in more information or to reserve a place at the party on Saturday, May 25, please contact Operational Manager Soner Arabaci at or by phoning +90 392 374 5155.


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