The Island of Cyprus
A jewel of an island in the Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus is Europe’s sunniest island.
Stunning beaches, delicious food, and rich history make this one of the most popular Mediterranean islands for international visitors.
Here are 6 beaches in Cyprus that we recommend:
Five of the best beaches in Cyprus
Protaras is a resort town on the southeast coast of the island.
Fig Tree Bay is a golden sandy bay located at the southern end of the Protaras seaside promenade. Shallow calm waters with lots of places to eat make this an easy choice for visiting families, both local and international.
Naturally beautiful beach
One of the most beautiful beaches in Cyprus, Blue Lagoon Beach/ Fontana Amorosa has clear- blue- waters perfect for snorkeling. It’s a bit remote, and the road there is rough and, in places, very narrow. Your best option is a day trip on a boat directly from Ayia Napa or Latchi/Paphos.
Beach for party people
Ayia Napa is, without question, the party beach in Cyprus. The main square and the Ayia Napa Strip are where most of the all-night action is centred, with many clubs not even opening until midnight.
Nissi Beach is the most popular beach in the Ayia Napa area. It is made up of 2 connecting beaches, one long and lively, the other smaller and quieter. Water is clear and ideal for bathing.
Perfect for couples
Kervansaray Beach is a small beach in the region of Kyrenia, the most popular destination for visitors to Northern Cyprus. The harbour/ marina, with its 16th-century castle, is possibly the prettiest on the island and has lots of great waterfront dining options. There are walking trails in the mountains and lots of beautiful back streets to explore in the old town.
Stay at this sea view villa with a private pool.
The wild west
Loggerhead turtles come to Lara Bay on the west of the island to nest each year. The best time to visit is from May to the end of October, as the road- more like a dirt track- is a difficult drive in the rainy season. Get a 4×4 or a rented off-road buggy, or get a guided tour from Paphos. The turtles are the attraction here, so there are no bars, cafes, or toilets. However, the waters are crystal clear and shallow for safe swimming.