The main beach is appropriately and simply named Sands. It's a relaxing stretch which is backed by dunes giving tourists and locals plenty of space to sprawl out on. This beach never gets too crowded even during peak seasons and the shoreline remains shallow making it perfect for a lazy walk in the sun.
Explore the terrain
Nature walks and history lessons are the day time activities for visitors here further enhancing Amathus Bay's reputation as a laidback resort.
There is evidence of Amathus city's long past with remains found close to Amathus Bay while the small town of Agios Tychonas has been built right on top of and by an interesting ruins site.
Behind your accommodation you'll see the Troodos Mountains, Cyprus's largest mountain range. Ranging from casual strolls to hard-core hikes, hours and days can be spent exploring the wildlife, waterfalls and historic areas spread throughout. So remember to pack appropriate footwear.
If you stay in Amathus Bay, you're going to spend your evenings relaxing within the hotels but the nearby town of Limassol is a source of livelier nights.
Limassol's entertainment is split between the beach and the town but within walking distance of each other. Spending time here after dark you'll want to enjoy the beach bars, cocktail lounges, live music venues and dance clubs. The nightlife is not as rambunctious as Ayia Napa but it offers a fun night out for adults.
Atlantis Bay Hotel in Amathus Bay boasts a selection of Waitrose products but for real retail therapy, head over to Limassol. Makarios Avenue is a great location to shop for the latest fashion trends, head into My Mall where you'll find selections such as Zara and Monsoon.
On Amathountos Avenue, you'll find a host of great food selections that can satisfy most cravings. Pubs, Greek tavernas, Japanese or Chinese food can all be found around here in great restaurant surroundings. Look out for Cypriot cuisine that is similar to Greek with some nuance added for originality and flavour.
Cycling distance to Limassol
Amathus Bay is found in between Larnaca's and Paphos's airports, it will take approximately 40 minutes to reach the resort from both.
Amathus Bay is very small and the walk from your hotel to the beach will take two minutes via an underpass. To head into Limassol, regular busses run between the resorts with the trip only taking around 15 minutes.
Taxi services run between the towns but this can often be a much more expensive option compared to public transport. Cars, scooters and bikes are available for hire too if you wish to make the journey yourself.
Best time of year to visit
Amathus Bay enjoys Cyprus's hot summers but mild winters too. Temperatures in January and February settle at 12C while July and August reaches around 27C.
This isn't a bustling resort and peak seasons during the summer and autumn should never be too crowded. A holiday between May and October will provide great temperatures with a virtually non-existent chance of rain.
Location of Amathus Bay