Nothing beats sitting by the water’s edge in the sizzling summer heat, and this year, beach-goers 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 spots…just kick back and enjoy!
1. Siko Seaside, Fig Tree Bay, Protaras
Last year, beach lovers went mad over a seriously hip summer haven called Salty Fig, perched above the notorious Fig Tree Bay. This year, it looks as though things are off to a totally new start, with a change of management and name. It’s time to welcome the equally cool Siko Seaside!
Oozing boho-chic vibes, it’s the perfect place to visit if you’ve been splashing about in the nearby sea and want to kick back with friends and family while quenching 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) 97 715168
2. Antamoma Events Venue & Chill Out Bar
There’s no better place to unleash your inner Tarzan and Jane than Antamoma beach bar, boasting the ultimate tree-house vibes, complete with lush vegetation provided some much needed shade, and raw wooden furniture.
Hide away in a cosy cushioned corner, sink into a beanbag or sit up on a stool and watch the world go by on the heavenly Golden Coast Beach! As the sun goes down, the twinkle of fairy lights adds to the paradisaical appeal as you sip on your cool summer cocktail or iced coffee. Needless to say, this place is also incredibly romantic so just set that date and get sparks flying! There are also cheese an fruit platters to share and narghile to puff as you gaze across the horizon.
Where? Golden Coast Beach Hotel, 64 Pinias Street, Paralimni. Tel: (+357) 97 650794
3. Kalifi, Paralimni
Right by the water’s edge, this spot boasts 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
4. 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 Bohemian-cool where rustic wooden furniture and whitewashed surrounds combine with all things contemporary in the most picture-perfect setting.
Don’t head here for peace and quiet – this place is for those who want to see and be seen! If it sounds like your thing, head here hungry- tuck into sushi and entrees, made for sharing, both day and night, as you take in the blissful surrounds. Things do get livelier here come sundown, with numerous performers arriving to send crowds into a frenzy under starry summer skies.
Where? 37 Pernera, Paralimni. Tel: (+357) l 22 777744