A short, twenty minutes drive from Leonardo Crystal Cove Hotel & Spa by the Sea in Protaras, Nissi Beach is a 500 metres stretch of sand. Nissi Beach got its name from an islet not far from the coast of Ayia Napa. It is a very busy beach, well organized, with sun loungers and parasols, some thatched, looking rather exotic compared to other beaches in the region. The sand is white and fine, and the water calm, shallow, and very clean – safe for the little ones and for inexperienced swimmers. In fact, you can walk to the Nissi islet on foot through the shallow waters.
Nissi Beach is well organized, and despite the shallowness of the sea, there are lifeguards on duty every summer. A popular destination with families travelling with children, the beach also attracts young partygoers who favour the Nissi Bay Beach Bar, where there are music and all kinds of parties. There are also other facilities by the beach, including restrooms, changing rooms, kiosks, and beach shacks serving grilled halloumi cheese and souvlaki.
Of course, there are several water sports for the more active beachgoers, including jet skiing, banana boat rides, pedal boats, kayaking, parachuting, windsurfing, parasailing, fly fishing, kitesurfing, free diving, and much more. Two beach volleyball courts roundup the offer of sports and activities at Nissi Beach.
Nissi Beach in Ayia Napa is circa 13-20 km from Leonardo Crystal Cove Hotel & Spa by the Sea in Protaras, depending on the route you choose.