Family fun is the order of the day at this stunning Cypriot resort, and there's plenty of things to do in Protaras. Enjoy endless days on the soft sands in the glow of 14 hours' worth of sunshine every day during the summer. Little ones can paddle happily in shallow blue waves, or why not get together as a family to explore the open waters? The more adventurous in the group might like to spend an afternoon among the amusements of Anastasia Aquamania Waterpark. If you fancy some fresh air take a walk down the Konnos Nature Trail to explore the scenic side of Protaras.
Beaches, beaches, and more beaches
Top of the to-do list has to be the resort's fabulous beaches. If you think those perfect beaches you see in the brochures don't exist, you haven't been to Fig Tree Bay yet! This wonderful beach with powder-soft golden sand and warm, crystal-clear water is everything the perfect beach should be. It's family-friendly, and whether you're an adrenaline junkie who loves water sports, or a toe-dipper who can just about manage a paddle, it has everything you need. With plenty of cafés and restaurants close to the beach, it's easy to refuel for an afternoon's sunbathing. And yes, there really is an ancient Fig Tree here, hence the name! If you're more interested at what's under the waves, rather than messing around on top of them, head to the Protaras Ocean Aquarium for a great family day out. It's home to a thousand species, including tropical fish, gentle turtles, and cheeky penguins. For a more immersive experience, hop on a boat and take a trip out to Cape Greco, slip on your flippers and snorkel, and dive down through crystal-clear water to a reef, where you'll see colourful fish darting in and out of the coral.
Get your walking shoes on
Back on dry land there's even more things to do in Protaras that'll keep you busy all day long. Strap on a pair of comfy shoes or hop on a mountain bike and go exploring. The coastline along this part of Cyprus is full of wonderful natural spots, and many of them cluster along the Konnos Nature trail. It's quite a walk, so take plenty of water with you, but most importantly, take your camera because there are endless opportunities to snap some amazing pictures as you walk along the dramatic coastline or pass by iconic landmarks. Let's be honest, while the kids might love a walk occasionally, there's nothing quite like splashing about at a waterpark for a day's fun. Fortunately for water babies of all ages, the nearby Anastasia Aquamarina Water Park has fun on tap, and plenty of slides, pools, kids play areas, and lazy lagoons to keep everyone cool and entertained all day. It's family-friendly, with rides and play areas for all ages, right down to tiny tots. So whether you love natural wonders or man-made ones, messing around on the water or under it, there's plenty of things to do in Protaras. This busy resort is the ideal spot for couples, families and groups, with activities and entertainment that will appeal to all ages. A friendly welcome, and plenty of amenities makes it a great spot for a summer holiday on the beach. s.