Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Protaras - Cyprus Travel Guide

Stunning gold sand beaches, turquoise waters and great nightlife.

No work, just serious rest and lots of play


•Protaras is a popular resort for singles, couples and families. It is was formerly known as Fig Tree Bay and it is 8km from Ayia Napa.

•It is about 4 and a quarter hours from the UK, with transfers about an hour from Larnaca airport depending on whether you travel by private taxi or shuttle bus.

•Beaches in Protaras: Protaras lies on four miles of golden sand nestling next to warm turquoise shallow waters. The best beaches on the island including Fig Tree Bay and Nissi Beach can be found in Protaras. Or you can explore the small coves to the north of the island but you will need a car. There's a great choice of watersports including paragliding, water skiing, jet skiing and diving. A quieter beach can be found at Cape Greko where the rocky shoreline provides some great snorkeling and diving.

•Eating out in Protaras? There is a good choice of traditional, modern and international cuisine. You must try out the Mezze which is a selection of local foods including dips, bread, olives; spanakopita,vine leaves stuffed with rice and meat; stuffed vegetables, casseroles and stews, plus the famous souvla or kebabs.

•The best restaurant in Protaras? Our customers currently rate the Sushi Bar in Eden Square as the best restaurant, closely followed by the Fig Tree Bay CafĂ©. Let us know which restaurant tickled your taste buds when you get back.

•Nightlife in Protaras: in Protaras the nightlife is varied with shows, entertainment provided by hotels, bars, restaurants and clubs. The well known club scene of Aya Napia is 8km away.

•Excursions in Protaras? The Troodos mountains, boat trips from the harbour, day trip to Nicosia, sea caves and Roman ruins. Or you can simply walk, jog or cycle along the coastal path to Ayia Napa.

•Is Protaras Family Friendly? We have an excellent choice of hotels in Protaras, many of which are 4* with All Inclusive options. Here are just a few of our customers' comments:

•Visit Fig Tree Bay- the beach is fabulous and the sea is crystal clear and shallow, ideal for small children. Sunbed (x2) and umbrella cost £3.75 Cypriot pounds per day.We also visited Waterworld in Ayia Napa about a 20 min drive from Protaras. We had an excellent day out and it wasn't too crowded. The park was extremely clean and tidy and had plenty of sunbeds and umbrella's available. The rides were good and catered for all ages, which was really good considering we had a 3yr old and a 10yr old to entertain." - "Bedrock - go there with children is fab, great food, good prices and entertainment all eve for the kids... great fun " - "The Magic Dancing Water show in Protaras is a must see for everyone. "

•Top Family Tip: Make sure that your hotel is close enough to enjoy all the entertainment on offer, but far enough away to ensure a good night's sleep.

•Hotels in Protaras.We have an excellent choice of hotels in Protaras all with our lowest prices guarantee.

•Car hire in Protaras?To really explore this wonderful stretch of coast, a car is very useful.

•We can offer great deals on car hire in so check us out when completing your holiday booking,

•Cheap Flights to Protaras.We have cheap flights to Protaras with all your favourite airlines and operators. The flight takes just over from UK airports.

•Transfers to Protaras? We can book your transfers to your hotel in Protaras by either shuttle or private taxi.

•Holidays to Protaras: We have an excellent choice of holidays in Protaras.

•Hotels in Protaras: We have excellent hotels in Protaras, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.

•Cheap Flights to Protaras: We have cheap flights to Protaras.

The flight takes just over 4 hours 30 minutes from UK airports.

•Car hire in Protaras: There's so much to explore, you would be wise to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in Protaras so check us out when completing your holiday booking.

•Transfers to your hotel in Protaras: We can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in Protaras. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.

•Protaras Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.

Did you know? There are no fig trees in Fig Tree Bay, but the views are still stunning.

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