This friendly beach resort boasts one of the island’s best beaches at Fig Tree Bay. While further north lies a choice of secluded coves and inlets for those honeymoon couples wanting more privacy.
Protaras is located on the southeast coast of Cyprus between Cape Greco and the village of Paralimni.
The resort is also home to a lengthy seaside promenade perfect for sunset strolls and a smorgasbord of open-air seafood restaurants, nightclubs, disco bars and pubs.
And if you want to party-on into the small hours of the morning, Cyprus' renowned party capital of Ayia Napa is just 16km (10 miles) away.
Climb up to the tiny Ayios Ilias Church, which overlooks the resort from a 100m-high hill and be rewarded with spectacular scenic views of Protaras and the coastline – especially beautiful in spring when the cliff tops are covered in wild flowers.
Go hiking, cycling and horseback riding in the beautiful Cavo Greko National Forest Park, which offers lush forest, impressive cliff top views, rocky outcrops, secluded bays and dramatic sea caves. The latter are best explored on a boat trip.
Check out Larnaca's 17th-century Turkish fort and the attractive orthodox St Lazurus Church. Then visit excavations revealing Larnaca's ancient history as far back as the 13th century BC at the Kition Archaeological Site.
Unwind on the fine, golden sand of one of Cyprus’s best beaches that is perfect for sunbathing, swimming and pursuing a variety of watersports from paddle boats to jet skis.
Located in the popular town of Paralimni, the beach is also known as Fig Tree Bay, and takes its name from a single, solitary fig tree that has been there since the 17th century.
Facilities on the beach include toilets, changing rooms, sun beds, umbrellas and water sports facilities, with a variety of accommodation, restaurants and food kiosks nearby.
The beach also offers disabled access, including a special wheelchair at the lifeguard tower to help disabled persons enter the sea with assistance from the lifeguards. Lifeguards are stationed at the beach from April to September.
Protaras offers a wide choice of accommodation options to suit all honeymoon budgets, including the following hotels…
Sunrise Pearl Hotel & Spa
Prices: from AUD406 per double room
Description: Nestled on the beach, the Sunrise Pearl Hotel & Spa is within a 15-minute walk of Fig Tree Bay Beach and Profitis Elias Church. Kalamies Beach and Konnos Bay Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km). Spend the day catching some rays at the beach, relaxing by one of Sunrise Pearl Hotel & Spa's 2 outdoor swimming pools, or pampering yourself at the full-service spa. All 146 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies, and plasma TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, minibars, and coffee makers.
Capo Bay Hotel
Prices: from AUD277 per double room
Description: Located in the heart of Protaras, the beach front Capo Bay Hotel in Protaras features gardens with running waters and fish ponds that lead down to the waterfront and the Blue Flag Fig Tree Bay. Capo Bay guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV and hot drink facilities. Free WiFi is available throughout. Several rooms face the Mediterranean Sea. Buffet breakfast is served every morning, and the hotel’s restaurant provides far-reaching sea views. Lunch and dinner are served at the Koi lounge bar, at the a la carte restaurant or the pool bar when the weather is warm. The Capo Bay has a spa centre which includes a sauna, hot tub, steam bath, hammam, Vichy shower, a fully equipped gym and a 15 m heated indoor lap pool. Recreation facilities include a modern fitness centre, a scuba diving school and a supervised children’s club. Capo Bay Hotel is located 60 km from Larnaka Airport. Free on-site parking is available. The Capo Bay Beach is a mere stroll away from a selection of shops, bars and restaurants.
Sunrise Beach Hotel
Prices: from AUD332 per double room
Description: Nestled on the beach, the Sunrise Beach Hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fig Tree Bay Beach and Profitis Elias Church. Kalamies Beach and Konnos Bay Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km). All 245 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies, and 24-hour room service. Other amenities available to guests include TVs, minibars, and coffee makers. Dine onsite at Panorama restaurant and enjoy a drink at one of the hotel's 2 bars/lounges.
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Anytime. Cyprus enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with year round sunshine. You can expect hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters separated by short, warm autumn and spring seasons.
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Protaras is located around 65 kilometres from Larnaca International Airport, a 47 minute taxi or bus ride.
Cyprus is serviced daily with direct flights from several cities in Europe and the Middle East, with connecting flights from Asia, Australasia and North America.
Protaras is located on the southeast coast of Cyprus between Cape Greco and the village of Paralimni. Cyprus is situated in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, around 75km south of Turkey and 800km east of mainland Greece.
Latest update: Protaras Honeymoon Guide, Cyprus: 18 November, 2018
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