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Community Level 5kismet



Advantageslovely area, fantastic beach, nice people

Disadvantageseverything closes on 31 october!!

"...in the Paralimni/Famagusta area. Protaras is purely a holiday spot, it closes from November to March and I mean CLOSES! But more of that later on. Protaras is next to Ayia Napa, but it is family orientated and does not attract the gangs of lads that Ayia Napa does. We were there for two weeks, one of which was half-term and the place was packed with families. Protaras is a modern, purpose-built resort located 14km east of Ayia Napa. The resort ..." Read review

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Community Level 1michael_jo...


Tsokkos Gardens Hotel, Protaras, Cyprus

AdvantagesLovely hotel, Hot in October, Four hours from Gatwick

DisadvantagesBit of a walk to the beach, souvenirs are completely tackky!

"...to a specific hotel in Protaras rather than an overall review of the resort. Seven nights HB at the 4* Tsokkos Gardens Hotel, Protaras, Cyprus October, 2002 Through Goldensun - booked over the internet. We paid £844 each for two adults + £292 for one child. Our first visit to Cyprus Flight We flew with Eurocypria on the 10.10pm out of Gatwick arriving at Larnaca in the small hours. There was no in flight entertainment at all so don't ..." Read review

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Community Level 3Festa


Fun In The Sun

AdvantagesExcellent beaches, wide selection of bars

DisadvantagesExtremely hot in July and August

"...that runs from Paralimni to Protaras to Ayia Napa from about 8am until 11.30pm during the summer season. All trips on the route cost around 55p (50 CY cents). This is the only form of public transport in the area aside from taxis. If you hire a car then they drive on the same side of the road as in the UK. SUMMARY All in all this is a great family resort and also ideal for couples. The heat can be a little overbearing in July and August. The ..." Read review

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Community Level 2sexy2005


What make Cyprus a likely holiday destination



"...tracks. We were based in Protaras 10km. from Ayia Napa. It reminded me of Las Americas without the time share touts. Purpose built it was lacking in character but had everything one needs for a seaside holiday. Every water sport was available on the nearby beaches plus boat trips to various local places including one to see the ghost town of Famagusta. The beaches were ideal for children and it only cost £3 per day to hire 2 sunloungers and ..." Read review

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Community Level 6Sexy-Kay


Sun, Sea And ... Sex With Olives

AdvantagesSandy beaches, clear blue water, sunshine.

DisadvantagesThis is not the real Cyprus

"...airport to our resort of Protaras - we being my boyfriend and, of course, me. Protaras is 'the pearl of Cyprus with beautiful scenary', well that's what the brochure stated. As I looked out of the window in the early morning light all I could see was dust, rocks and barren land. It wasn't exactly an awe inspiring sight as we made our way the forty, or whatever, miles to our hotel. What a relief when we finally arrived, the hotel was fine and ..." Read review

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Dream Wedding Destination

AdvantagesValue for money, gorgeous weather, beaches and friendly people

DisadvantagesTime flies when you're having fun

"Protaras was our first choice of wedding venue. Mainly because there was a guarantee of beautiful sunshine, a rarity in Scotland. We chose the hotel Grecian Park, situated just outside Protaras, at Cape Greco. The hotel was located on a cliff top and the views were spectacular. As we were getting married whilst staying at the hotel, we were given a free upgrade to the honeymoon suite and it was beautiful. The rooms were huge and we had 2 balconies ..." Read review

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Community Level 5whitewiner



AdvantagesPerfect for Diving & All Watersports,Clubs,bars

DisadvantagesHoliday is never long enough.

"...the beautiful island of Cyprus Protaras is famous for its beautiful coastline especially for its renowned beach- Fig Tree Bay, it really is beautiful, and conveniently it is 5/10 minutes from Ayia Napa! This picturesque resort is very popular with divers with a plethora of diving clubs available. The sea is sparklingly clear and clean making it a real pleasure for swimming and snorkelling as well.The resort is an attractive one with a good choice ..." Read review

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Protaras well worth a visit

AdvantagesValue for money, enchanting and magical

DisadvantagesCan get very hot - beware the winds; Poor quality beer

"Due to a last minute mess-up by Thomsons (again), resulting in a cancellation of a long term holiday booking, we found ourselves struggling to find a holiday, during the busiest period of the holiday season, Whitsun Bank Holiday. The travel agent found us a last minute deal with JMC to Cyprus staying at the Tropical Dream apartments. The price was excellent at £169 per person. (normal price - family of 4 £1300) Our arrival at Larnaca Airport was ..." Read review

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Community Level 3Bevdav


Cyprus highly recommended

Advantageslovely, lovely people, too much to mention

Disadvantageslong flight 5hrs, the extreme heat in the summer months

"...the Pernera Beach area of Protaras about 5 years ago. Then it was the quieter neighbour of the more well known area of Fig Tree Bay, so it may not be as quiet now. Pernera Beach area and Fig Tree Bay are the places to go for families really but for the most gorgeous beaches squash on the bus and go to Ayia Napa's Grecian Bay or Nissi Beach for the day, but get the early bus, you might just about be able to get on that one. When its time to come ..." Read review

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Community Level 2ccindy_24


Away From the Cold

Advantagesgreat sandy beaches, nightlife, safe, scenery

Disadvantagesnot really the right time of the year, for me

"...minutes travel from Larnaca to Protaras and we were all dropped off to our designated hotels. The Alva hotel they gave us was fantastic, where you can have a great view of sunset and the Mediterranean sea! Just don't be surprised of the welcome grocery pack for about £8 and the safety depost box for £20 :-( Beaches Fig Tree Bay is the nearest beach near our apartment and it's the most famous in Protaras. The water is crystal clear, though so ..." Read review

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Community Level 1MarieDon


Hotel Papantonia, Protaras, Cyprus

AdvantagesA Must For Young Families With Children

DisadvantagesThe Entertainment Team Could Use Some Common Sense!

"I didn't know quite where to place this review for this hotel so I thought this was as good a place as any. With a possibility of a larger audience to read. What we booked with First Choice was a Fourteen Night All Inclusive Package at the Hotel Papantonia, Protaras, Cyprus in October 2004. The cost was £679 each for two adults and one free child place - if we flew out from Stansted but we couldn't have a free child place if we flew from Gatwick. ..." Read review

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Community Level 1ClaireH


Penera, near Protaras

AdvantagesWeather, Scenery, Fairly cheap

DisadvantagesRoads can be quite busy, Weather can get extremely hot, especially in high season

"...town about 1 mile from Protaras centre, called Penera. It is a lovely town, which is quiet and relaxing. There is a long road with all the bars and restaurants on it, then from our hotel it took about 5 minutes to get to Penera Beach. The beach is clean and not as busy as the main beaches nearby, such as Fig Tree Bay, although very nice, when we went, we couldn't find any space! The weather is absolutely beautiful and very warm. It is a perfect ..." Read review

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Community Level 1DerekReed


Cyprus in June

AdvantagesSun, Sea, Clean Sand, and Good Company.

DisadvantagesToo far for commuting!

"...many other resorts in Cyprus, Protaras is blessed with beautiful beaches, friendly people, lots to do, and of course, superb weather. Older people, or parents, depending how you look at it, are also catered for with a whole host of great restaurants and more relaxed bars offering fun for the family. I would truly recommend visiting Protaras at least once, and don't be suprised if you are ready to go back for more as soon as you return from your ..." Read review

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Community Level 3sarahl2002


protaras - fantastic

Advantagesbeach, bars, food, drinks, atmosphere.


"... The only other down-point in Protaras is a nightclub called Boogie Nights which is open until around 6am. It isn't a place I would recommend, by 5am there is usually sick on the floor and the bar staff decide they will serve people when they can be bothered as they re usually as drunk as the customers. The service isn't very good, and the prices are a bit much too. If its nightclubs till dawn your looking for taxis are fairly cheap and Ayia napa is ..." Read review

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Community Level 1srhjohnston


Beach holiday at its best

AdvantagesSuperb beach, excellent watersports, compact town

DisadvantagesSome of shops a bit trashy

"...conclusion that the area arounf Protaras was bar far the nicest. Firstly, Fig-Tree Bay is without question the best beach on the island - and one of the best beaches I've ever been on in the Med. The sand is clean and golden, and the water is warm. There are no stones or seaweed to contend with in the water either. If you like watersports all sorts are catered for - boating, skiing, jet-skiing, scuba-diving and we even tried the para-sailing (and ..." Read review

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