Essential information for Nissi Beach
When to go
Most people booking holiday packages to Cyprus prefer to visit during the summer months, when temperatures soar past 30°C. Nissi Beach is at its liveliest at that time, with a mix of families who like the friendly surroundings and party-goers who use the village as a home-from-home, close to the vibrant Ayia Napa.
Either way, Nissi Beach welcomes visitors all year round. If a quieter winter break is what you’re after, expect temperatures between 15 to 25°C – much more agreeable than the UK. As you’d expect, the best Cyprus holiday deals are also to be found during those off-peak times, but you’ll be missing out on a lot of events that can only be enjoyed during those hot summer months.
Passports and Visas
British citizens don’t need a visa to enter Cyprus but must have a valid passport. By law, you must carry your passport with you and may need to show it when paying by credit card. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cyprus/entry-requirements.
Health and safety
As with any holiday, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover yourself and family on your trip. It’s also a good idea to apply for a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving the UK as this entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Cypriot nationals. It won’t, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment.
If you are visiting Nissi Beach specifically to take part in sports or watersports, including hiking, you should make sure your insurance covers this. See our holiday extras page for more information and for the latest health and safety information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cyprus/health.
Nissi Beach is well connected to the rest of Cyprus, with numerous buses running day and night to take you near and far. Whether you’re off to hit the bars in Ayia Napa or taking a guided tour of the city of Larnaca, you’re going to have an easy time getting from A to B. Buses are also cheap, although there’s nothing stopping you renting a vehicle to make your own route.
If you’re planning your Cyprus holidays All Inclusive or as another type of holiday package deal, it’s likely your tour operator will include airport transfers, meaning getting to your resort is effortless.
Advice for travellers with children
Nissi Beach is a modern resort that is ideal for families, with plenty for the little ones to see and do. They’re bound to get excited at the idea of visiting the nearby waterpark. Rest assured kids will be more than welcome at the many family-friendly restaurants and bars here.
Cyprus uses the same kinds of plugs, as well as the same voltage, as is used in the UK.
If you’re in need of emergency assistance, Cyprus’ direct emergency number is 199.
If you are a victim of crime or affected by a crisis overseas, or if something happens to a relative or partner contact the British Consulate of Cyprus, based in the island’s capital, Nicosia.
Phone: +357 22 861100
Office address: Alexander Pallis Street, PO Box 21978, Nicosia, 1587.
It’s best to make an appointment before visiting in person, to guarantee that you’ll be served.
The Saveco Health Centre is close to Nissi Beach, but most medical concerns fall under the remit of Famagusta General Hospital, in Paralimini, an eastern Cypriot city. You can reach the hospital on +357 23 200000.