Nothing beats sitting by the water’s edge in the sizzling summer heat, and this year, beachgoers heading to the glistening east coast of the island are spoilt for choice when it comes to beach bars and lounges. My Cyprus Insider has narrowed down some of our absolute favourite new spots…just kick back and enjoy!


1. Kalifi, Paralimni

Right by the water’s edge, this new kid on the block offers outstanding views of the gorgeous Kaparis area. Head here if you want to escape the more manic crowds in Protaras and sip on refreshing drinks and cocktails as chill out music takes you on a brilliantly blissful, calm and dreamy summer journey! You can also enjoy a variety of platters as you enjoy the al fresco ambience.



Where? Odos Poseidonos, Paralimni. Tel: (+357) 96-640911

2. Salty Fig, Fig Tree Bay, Protaras

A real hip and happening hot spot right by the popular Fig Tree Bay, this cool lounge bar was recently opened up by a happy couple with a love for great summer vibes. Salty Fig is the perfect place to visit if you’ve been splashing about in the sea and want to kick back with friends and family to quench your thirst in the shade with magnificent views of the entire coastline. And what with Fig Tree Bay voted over and over again as one of Cyprus’ finest beaches, you have all the more reason to visit the area for a day unlike the rest.



Where? 7 Dimitri Lagiou, by Fig Tree Bay. Tel: (+357) 99-360044

3. Nava Seaside Lounge and Restaurant, Protaras

Sleek and incredibly hip, this place situated in the Pernera area of Protaras is the epitome of all things cool where rustic wooden furniture and whitewashed surrounds combine with all things cool and contemporary in the most picture-perfect setting. You can also tuck into sushi and entrees, made for sharing, as you take in the blissful surrounds.



Where? Nava Seaside Lounge and Restaurant, 37 Pernera, Protaras. Tel: (+357) 99-920444