Every beach is totally spotless. Head to Nissi for a really lively stretch of soft, white sand, where you can hop onto a banana boat or try out jet-skiing. For something a little quieter, try pretty Konnos Bay, a sleepy curl of sand fringed by pine trees.
Ruins and forests
Get to grips with Ayia Napa’s past on a visit to the picturesque 14th-century monastery. Further west, there’s a remarkably well-preserved Roman aqueduct. Or, pack a picnic and spend a day exploring Cape Greco, a beautiful nature reserve on the headland to the south, filled with rare flowers, birds and untouched coastline.
Nights to delight
There’s plenty going on in this sought-after Cypriot resort, especially when the sun goes down. Head to the harbour where fabulous fresh fish restaurants dish up their daily catch, then relax in one of the cool cocktail bars and watch the world go by. Families can have their fill of quiz and karaoke, while music fans can catch big-name DJs at the Main Square clubs.