Deep azure skies; the gentle caress of a sea breeze; the timeless hum of waves lapping at a pristine sandy shore - little in this world compares to the magic of standing on a sun-drenched beach in the Mediterranean paradise of Cyprus. From Polis in the west to Protaras in the east, dozens of golden sandy beaches await exploration. All in all it's a perfect setting for those seeking relaxation or adventure on their vacation.
The quiet coastal villages of Polis and Peyia in Western Cyprus provide sun worshippers with a haven of peace and tranquillity. Here, long sandy beaches stretch out into the distance offering plenty of space to enjoy the serene glittering waters that ebb and flow along the shoreline. You can walk the beach and collect some seashells before sunset, or just revel in the spectacular heavenly hues as the sun drops down below the ocean horizon.
For more in the way of beach activities, Coral Bay, Paphos, Limassol and Larnaca are not to be missed. Each one has its own unique charm, offering visitors a vast array of experiences to tickle the senses. Coral Bay, which is only a short distance from Peyia, furnishes visitors with a sweep of pure white sand sandwiched between rocky headlands. From the shore all manner of water sports and activities can be enjoyed, from banana boat rides to 'doughnuting'.
On the eastern fringe of Cyprus are the beautiful beaches at Ayia Napa and Protaras. Backed by a multitude of quality restaurants and bars, the golden sands here provide all the excitement you'd expect of a top European vacation resort as well as sanctuary in the sun for those who like to experience the best of Cypriot nightlife.