Good practice business NISSI BEACH RESORT

Contributor Herbert Hamele
Country Cyprus
  • ETGG2030-GP
Postal address 5340 Ayia Napa, Cyprus
Release date 08/04/2022
Landscape type Coastal
  • Good Governance & CSR
GSTC Criteria for Industry
  • A1 Sustainability management system
  • A3 Reporting and communication
  • A4 Staff engagement
  • D3.1 Biodiversity conservation
  • D3.2 Invasive species
Marketplace category Accommodation Providers Accommodation Providers
Type Best Practice Business (Best Practice Business)
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Guest house and local tour operator



Protected areas nearby:

Sand dunes important for biodiversity

Certifying body:

Travelife for Accommodation


Outstanding contributions

Nissi Beach Resort is a sizeable resort complex providing hotel accommodation and a wide range of leisure services. The resort strives to achieve a low environmental impact from its operations. Its sustainability policy and report is available on its website, alongside its certification by Travelife. This identifies action taken in a wide range of areas, including energy saving, water use, waste management, local purchasing and reduction in the use of plastics. It also sets out quantified results from monitoring. All employees receive training on sustainability issues and guests are kept informed about actions taken. 

A special initiative has been the rejuvenation of the Nissi Beach shoreline. The sand dunes were covered in an invasive plant species that suppressed biodiversity. Hotel staff set about removing these plants and replacing them with species that are endemic to the area, which also protects the dunes from erosion.  Native plants growing wild on the site have also been monitored and protected. The results have been highly successful. Signs have been erected to inform guests about the plants and the importance of protecting the dunes. The resort has also involved staff, guests and local people in other conservation and management activity, including beach cleans.

Key SDGs related to this action


See: Tourism for SDGs - Recommendations for Companies