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Holidays in Nissi Bay
Nissi Bay is the quiet corner of famous Ayia Napa, set in a turquoise bay in Cyprus’ southern coast. Newly blossomed into a resort in its own right, Nissi Bay boasts the best beach in the area and a laid-back resort centre, with the best of Ayia Napa’s attractions within walking distance. You have kid-friendly things to do like Water World and go karting to hand, plus the legendary nightlife of Ayia Napa.
June and July for daily sunshine.
Larnaca International Airport (LCA).
Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Nissi Bay to have Cyprus’ most beautiful golden beach on your door step, with all of Ayia Napa’s attractions within walking distance.
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Head straight to the silky white sand of Nissi Beach to find the best spot for sunbathing, or wander a few minutes towards Ayia Napa to enjoy the party atmosphere and top line-up of beach bars. The water sports here are fantastic, from zipping across the water on a jet ski to scuba diving out to the famous wrecks off Cyprus’ coast. There are plenty of family attractions in Nissi Bay, with Ayia Napa’s top water park within easy reach as well as fun stuff like mini golf and go-karting. In the evenings, keep it low-key with a meal on Nissi Avenue, or head to Ayia Napa for a big night out.
The dazzling white sand and pale blue shore of Nissi Beach is one of the finest on the whole island. Blue Flag-awarded for its upkeep and quality, the beach has beautifully clear waters and lots of sun loungers, umbrellas and lifeguards. The beach reaches all the way to Ayia Napa, and this end is loud and lively with buzzing beach cafes and bars and some of the best beach activities in Nissi Bay. Try jet skiing, banana boats or pedaloes, or visit the local dive centre for an excursion off the coast. If you’re after a little peace and quiet, you’ll find less crowded areas closer to Nissi Bay.
There are lots of things for kids to do in Nissi Bay, with local favourite Water World just five minutes’ drive away in Ayia Napa. The park has dozens of water slides, from hair-rising Kamikazes to gentler ones for little kids. You can also hang out on the lazy river and wave pool, then grab lunch at the park’s pizzeria or fish and chips bar. Challenge the kids to a game of mini golf by Nissi Bay’s waterfront, or take stroll into Ayia Napa to visit the popular Seasons Go Karts for a race on the tracks.
Nissi Bay is the ideal place for boat trips, with Ayia Napa’s bustling harbour providing a variety of excursions along Cyprus’ turquoise coast. Take a glass-bottom boat trip for front row seats to the underwater life without having to get wet, or take a dolphin-spotting safari further afield. In the evenings, Nissi Avenue is the place to go in Nissi Bay for family-friendly restaurants and a handful of upbeat bars, plus some good options for fresh seafood and Cypriot cuisine. If you’re interested in a big night out, Ayia Napa’s legendary bars and clubs are on your doorstep.
Families: Nissi Bay is packed with kid-friendly attractions, with lively beaches, a water park and go-karting tracks.
Beach lovers: The award-winning beach is one of Cyprus’ best, with powdery white sand and a colourful seafront promenade.
Couples: Nissi Bay is a beautiful spot for a couples’ getaway, with Ayia Napa’s famous nightlife on your doorstep.
Language: The languages spoken in Nissi Bay are Greek and Turkish
Currency: The currency used in Nissi Bay is the Euro (€)
Local time: Nissi Bay is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Larnaca International Airport (LCA).
Flight time from UK: Approximately 4.5 hours
Tourist Information: Further Nissi Bay tourist information can be found at www.visitcyprus.com
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cyprus for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Nissi Bay
Temperature: Around 27°C in the peak summer months.
Best time to visit: June and July for daily sunshine.
Cyprus experiences a Mediterranean climate, with dry summers and mild, wet winters. The weather in Nissi Bay starts warming up around May, staying around the mid 20s (°C) before hitting its peak in the hottest months of July and August.
By taxi: It’s easy to find a taxi in Nissi Bay, and they are a good option for airport transfers and quick transport into Ayia Napa.
By car: For visitors interested in exploring the island and taking a lot of day trips, driving will be the easiest way to get around Cyprus. The island is fairly small and there are plenty of international car hire companies at the airport.
On foot: Nissi Bay itself is a small and flat resort, making it very walkable. The beaches, main street and even Ayia Napa are walking distance from most of the hotels.
Ayia Napa festival: Neighbouring Ayia Napa hosts its Summer Festival every August. Taking place in the town’s main square, the festival is a great way to experience Cypriot culture and customs, with a variety of free performances including music concerts and exhibitions.
Wine festival: Around an hour’s drive away is the city of Limassol, the centre of Cyprus’ winemaking. In August and September, the city hosts the Limassol Wine Festival in the peaceful Municipal Gardens. Visitors are required to pay a small entrance fee, and then can sample unlimited local wines.