Many call the district a clubbing haven, others are mad about the white sand beaches, while some like nothing more than a leisurely cycle through the many nature trails that look out to the open seas.
Truth be told, the area of Ayia Napa and Protaras can be whatever you make of it, with just about everything on offer catering to a traveller’s every whim. With clubs and bars luring in the younger party loving crowds, couples and families return to the area year in and year out in awe of the stunning coastline blessed with fine powdery sand and transparent turquoise waters that are enough to make you want to set up base in the area forever.
For quieter shores freckled with colourful umbrellas, head out of the Ayia Napa bubble towards Protaras where beaches like Konnos, Serena and Fig Tree Bay will give you good reason to want to top up your tan for days on end.
Then there’s just about every water sport imaginable on offer, giving thrill seekers good reason to rejoice, from diving and paragliding to water skiing, jet skiing and wake boarding.
As you drive out of Ayia Napa along the winding coastline, the rugged Cape Greko national forest park is characterised by great walking and cycling paths worming across the top of the charming whitewashed cliffs that look out to the blue horizon.
Snorkelling opportunities are endless in the hidden coves, while avid swimmers will no doubt spend hours in the iridescent waters. Not without things to do and see in town, the Ayia Napa Monastery is a tourist favourite with its Venetian architecture and medieval castle feel.
Suffice to mention that the whole area is buzzing at night with a hub of restaurants and cafes to cure the hunger pangs as the sun paints its deep red and orange hues over the much talked about coastal paradise.