Gorgeous Cypriot sun, sea and sand is more affordable than you think
Flights from the UK average around four and a half hours, giving you the perfect amount of time to relax into holiday mode before touching down on the beautiful shores of Cyprus.
Nissi Beach, located just a stone’s throw from the island’s clubbing capital of Ayia Napa, boasts a picture-perfect beach dotted with sunloungers and beach bars. There are plenty of watersports and games just waiting to be discovered on the delicious white sands.
Cheap things to do around Nissi Beach
Enjoy the sight of 500 metres of sugary, white sand gently rolling out into the brilliantly blue Mediterranean. You can also walk out to the namesake Nissi island in summer and climb the small hill to look back on the resort.
When you’re not busy trying out the plethora of watersports on offer, relax under the shade of an umbrella with refreshing drinks from a nearby beach bar. Tucked behind the beachfront you’ll find a handful of cosy tavernas offering authentic Cypriot dishes, the perfect spot to enjoy some mezze and plenty of locally-produced wine.
For a fun day out, take a trip to Waterworld where you’ll find 18 jaw dropping water slides, lazy rivers and a sun terrace for when you need a break from the action. Ayia Napa can be reached in less than 20 minutes on foot where alongside its vibrant nightlife and beach parties, visitors can wander around the charming monastery and quaint streets.
How to get a great Nissi Beach holiday deal
If one of your holiday requirements is lovely, hot, sunshine, then the best time to visit Nissi Beach is from early spring right through to late autumn, with the best deals being picked up eight weeks or less before departure.
Milder temperatures around the low 20°C’s can be found in May with the height of the summer seeing soaring temperatures of over 30°C. If you’re not limited to school holidays, you’ll find some of the best deals in June and September across the resorts modern and contemporary hotels.
There are plenty of other fantastic resorts to choose from in Cyprus’ Larnaca region if you’re still undecided. Place yourself in the thick of the action and book a trip to the infamous Ayia Napa, where during the summer months the city turns into a non-stop party.
Alternatively, visitors looking for something a little more laid-back and authentic might take a look at Pernera, famed for its serene coastline.
If you think Nissi Beach might be the place for you, find out more in our travel guide and read on below for a range of cheap hotels.
This adults-only 4* hotel is the perfect reprieve, just a stone's throw from the beach. It's close enough to the action should you wish to paint the town red sipping on fish bowls until the sun comes up, but far enough to offer a tranquil and serene atmosphere away from the vibrant clubbing centre. You're welcome to take advantage of the extensive list of activities on offer throughout the day, from water aerobics and line dancing to quizzes and organised games. If you'd rather soak up some rays, simply lounge by the lagoon-like pool with a refreshing drink from the swim-up bar.
Just a 20-minute walk from the centre of Ayia Napa, and within close proximity to a collection of bars and restaurants, this newly built, modern hotel is located directly on Nissi Beach. All 62 contemporary rooms boast private balconies with sea views and you'll find plenty of activities to keep you busy throughout the day. Take it easy by the pool or enjoy a dip in the large hot tub, flex your freshly tanned muscles at the gym, enjoy a game of tennis on the floodlit court or head down to the white sands to check out the array of watersports on offer.
You won't be stuck for things to do with a stay at this modern hotel designed in the style of an old Cypriot monastery. By day, enjoy a game of mini golf or table tennis, get involved in one of the beach volleyball tournaments on the white sands of nearby Nissi Beach or simply relax by the serene pool and enjoy waiter service from your sunlounger. Live music is offered at the hotel bar with Cypriot dance shows and cabaret held nightly at the resort's sister hotel located just a 10-minute walk away.