Summer Sea ‘Must-dos’

One of the best elements of summer is getting to spend time in the sea! Even if you have never tried water sports before, now is a great time to ‘take the plunge’ and get acquainted with the deep blue. And to help you, we have compiled a list of the top five sea endeavours for summer 2017.

Sea Yoga: Take your yoga to the next level by connecting to nature through a session on the calm morning sea. Windsurfcity Cyprus at Mckenzie Beach holds 1-hour morning yoga sessions, which take place on SUP (Stand-up and Paddle) boards. Lessons are €16 per person, with more information here.

Mini Cruises: Pop along to Larnaka Marina to catch one of the mini cruises that take place three times a week throughout summer (until October). There are two options available: Relax Fishing Trip (9am – 2pm), and Larnaka to Ayia Napa- Protaras (9am-3pm). Cruise prices include lunch, open bar, use of snorkelling equipment and entertainment. For more details visit Larnaka-Napa Sea Cruises Facebook page.

Inflatables: For something really fun, the latest in water adventures is the Crazy Sofa (€15 per person). The towable inflatable is shaped somewhat like a couch that you sit on – and attempt to stay sat on as it is pulled through the water! Also available is a ‘flying’ version that takes riders out of the water and into the air. The inflatables can be enjoyed on various beaches in Larnaka region, including the beach in front of the hotels in the Pyla area (Dekeleia Road), from 9am – 6pm. Information can be found on the Central Watersports website.

Wake Boarding: One of the most thrilling water sports is wake boarding, whereby the rider stands on a wake board and is towed across the surface of the sea by a motorboat. The cost is €30 per tow; available at Central Watersports on the beach in front of Golden Bay and Sandy Beach hotels (Dekeleia Road) from 9am – 6pm. Information can be found on the Central Watersports website.

Snorkeling: Discover the wealth of the underwater kingdom through snorkelling, which doesn’t require any specialist equipment other than a simple snorkel mask to look beneath the water to see the varied marine life. Whilst there are many great spots for snorkelling in Larnaka, the richest areas are the waters of Xylofagou village coastline (click here for underwater route), and the seas of Pervolia-Kiti (Cape Kiti).

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