Attention all beach lovers! Are you looking for a long stretch of golden sandy coast with crystal turquoise waters? Then head to Protaras, Cyprus and enjoy the most famous beach of the island, the captivating Fig Tree Bay.
Once known as a local attraction, Fig Tree Bay is now a well-known beach resort enjoyed by thousands of tourist across all nations. Although, the resort is just a small segment of the entire Protratas beach, it has become a busting place surrounded by first class restaurants, luxurious cafes, shops and nightclubs as well as five-star hotels with breathtaking sea view of the Mediterranean waters.
The long stretch of golden sand and the temperate blue waters at Fig Tree Bay coast is ideal for divers and water sport enthusiasts who want to enjoy many types of activity sports such as jet-skiing, parasailing, sailing, kayaking and etc. Additionally, it is a great destination for families on vacation because with its shallow waters, young and old alike can safely bathe and play in the sea. What’s more, the picturesque view of the shoreline is very tempting for people from all walks of life.
There are so many things to see and do in Fig Tree Bay. Vacationers can lounge and read a book under colorful umbrellas and sun beds. There are numerous bars, restaurants or taverns serving refreshments and mouth-watering Cypriot dishes near the beachfront. Moreover, classy hotels spoil their guest with soothing spa treatment rooms overlooking the amazing scenery and tranquil atmosphere by the shore. Some hotels also have large lagoon-style pool located few meters from the shoreline for guests who fancy a more relaxing swim.
If you like to explore Fig Tree Bay for a holiday or summer getaway don’t forget to explore the sea caves that are scattered along the coast of the area. When you do, remember to wear the appropriate footwear because some caves can be quite rocky. Make sure to take a tour of the Cavo Greco National Forest Park where 300 different species of plants reside.
Aside from the fantastic sightseeing opportunities and abounding richness of nature, Fig Tree Bay is rich in ancient culture and tradition. First, it is situated in Protaras, the town purposely built for the tourist. Secondly, it is located in Cyprus, a country with great archaeology, history and genuinely hospitable people. Accordingly, legends say that the resort takes its name from a fig tree which was brought by the invaders in the 17th century.
To get to Fig Tree Bay keep in mind the following details. The airports are in Larnaca and Paphos. Roads are good and motorists observe left-handed driving. Transportation of the general public is either a bus or a taxi. Tourists, on the other hand can hire cars with red plates. The red plate color is specifically designed for travelers not used to right-hand driving. Furthermore, places that are pure tourist destinations have hotels located close to the city or the beachfront. And lastly, giving of tips to waiters or waitresses in restaurants is not expected but typically encouraged.