Ayia Napa, located on the southeast coast of Cyprus, is renowned for its array of brilliant beaches. This post will give you some top tips, recommending the ones that are guaranteed to suit your holiday needs. Whether you want to dance the night away or relax in the midday sun, there’s bound to be a spot that’s perfect for you.
Best Beaches for…Partying
There’s no party like a beach party! Head down to one of these amazing shorelines with your friends for the full Ayia Napa experience.
This place is one of the most popular party beaches Ayia Napa has to offer. DJ’s start blasting their dance anthems at noon, carrying on till the late evening.
Drink and snack bars are located in several spots across the gorgeous sands, and snorkelling equipment is available to hire if you fancy a dip in the sea.
During the day, this spot may appear a little quieter than most. It’s modest, but still has some great amenities including lounge chairs, parasols, and a beachfront restaurant.
The party gets going in the evening, and from 7pm the place is suddenly bustling with tourists and locals. There is a large stage for live performers, and plenty of pop up bars for your party needs.
Again, the daytime facilities here could attract all types of holidaymakers. Easily accessible for families as well as wheelchair users, Vathika Gonia is suitable for all. There are restaurants, cafés, and even massage providers located along the shoreline.
For partygoers, the fun doesn’t stop there. The restaurant becomes a party spot, providing brilliant music to sing and dance along to all night!
Top Tip: Check out this blog post for some fantastic advice on how to make the most of your party holiday!
Best Beaches for…Relaxation
If you’re looking for a slightly more chilled-out day on the sands, look no further than these two beautiful spots…
This secluded paradise if perfect for a quiet rest by the ocean. Located down a private path, Kermia is amongst the most picturesque places in Ayia Napa. Relax under the palm trees and parasols, or take a cooling dip in the gorgeous clear sea.
More adventurous options such as jet skiing and kitesurfing are available if you want to liven up the day, and don’t worry, boats are taken quite far out so they don’t disturb the peace!
LOUKKOS TOU MANDI
Another of Ayia Napa’s beautiful spots, naturally decorated with stunning lava stone. Palm trees provide well-needed shade, and the shoreline is easy to access.
Despite being a perfect place for relaxation, this beach is not family-friendly. Rocks in the shallow water can be slippery and dangerous, and there are no nearby cafes, which may be a problem for those travelling with youngsters.
Best Beaches for…Playing
Sometimes you just need a seaside spot that the whole family can enjoy. If safety, fun activities, and helpful amenities are what you’re looking for, these are the beaches for you.
Located at the centre of a popular tourist spot, restaurants, cafes and shops are not hard to find at Glyki Nero. There are always a number of lifeguards scattered around, so parents can finally relax a little!
Activities such as sailing boat trips are ideal for getting out and about to explore the caves of Ayia Napa. Jet skiing and canoe trips are also available, so there’s something for everyone.
A fantastic place for families! The clear, shallow waters at Louma are safe and perfect for snorkelling and paddling. Its central location means restaurants, kiosks and bars are just a short walk away, and the coastline is easily accessible from the bustling streets.
Louma’s quieter atmosphere is perfect for small children, and the beautiful scenery makes a fabulous photo backdrop.
Where to Stay
- Vassos Nissi Plage Beach – Just 2 minutes away from the infamous Nissi Beach, this resort is perfect for partygoers. Also situated close to the town centre and popular landmarks, you won’t miss a thing at this great value hotel.
- Elegance Elite Luxury Home – With modern facilities and stunning rooms, this villa really is the ideal place to relax on your holiday. Enjoy a well-equipped kitchen, hot tub, and flat screen TV while you plan your visits to Ayia Napa’s quietest of coastlines.
- Alion Beach Hotel – This hotel offers several amenities for the family to enjoy, including a spa, a gym, and for the kids – an outdoor pool. Alion Beach also organises fun themed evenings to entertain the masses, and is in a brilliant location for daytime activities.
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How to Get There
Travelling to Ayia Napa is simple. A flight into Larnaca Airport from the UK takes around 4.5 hours, with the drive from here to most of the above hotels averaging at about 50 minutes. To make your transfer even easier, I suggest booking online with Shuttle Direct. You will be picked up outside the airport and taken straight to your chosen hotel or villa.
With Shuttle Direct, there are also options for group transfers if you are travelling with a large party. Children’s car seats can be booked online too if you are family travellers, and for holidaymakers looking to relax straight after landing, why not book a private taxi and chauffeur?
About Shuttle Direct
At Shuttle Direct, we can provide safe and reliable transfers to your destination at an extremely reasonable price. Our team are always looking to help you start and end your journey in a hassle-free way, so you can really make the most of your travels. Book online here.