Nestled on the southeast coast of Cyprus, Protaras is a town full of chances for holidaymakers to relax, explore, eat out and dance until dawn. It's always a good idea to have a solid home from home to retreat to though, so make sure you consider your hotel choices carefully when you're booking holiday packages to Cyprus. We've listed some of the finest places in town for you to consider.
An idyllic place that welcomes families, Tsokkos Gardens Hotel has a curvy pool that winds around its main courtyard, crossed by a couple of little wooden bridges. Rooms themselves are modern and inviting, with light airy decor and some fantastic views of the surrounding beauty of Protaras and the coast.
Grecian Park Hotel is fantastically located, and popular because of the huge range of facilities that it offers to couples, families or groups of friends who are staying there. There are saunas and whirlpool baths, as well as access to pool tables, watersports and a fully furnished games room. The restaurants on site factor in both local and Japanese dishes, and there's a complementary bus shuttle service to the party capital of Ayia Napa.
There are magnificent sea views from the pool and verandas of Capo Bay Hotel, which makes it a wonderful destination if you're seeking sunbathing and lazy days by the water. There's a lot for families too, with dedicated childcare facilities and a playground – kids even get their own menus at the restaurant.
As the name suggests, you get some fantastic access to the beach if you choose to stay here – and the lawn just above it is just as decked out in loungers as the sands themselves. A slick and geometric pool is complemented by light, airy rooms and some gorgeous facilities, together with tennis and badminton courts and a welcoming hotel bar.
Sometimes you want a holiday with the family touch, and that's what you'll encounter in Anais Bay Hotel, run as a family business and located in a delightfully typical Mediterranean building. Creamy walls and rich-red roof tiles are offset by sleek, modern white rooms and rustic restaurant courtyard decor. This place isn't stuck in the past, however – there are tennis courts, loungers, TV rooms and video games, as well as live entertainment throughout every month.
Traditional Mediterranean architecture meets cosy and contemporary living in Mimosa Beach Hotel, where the kids get their own pool and playground, while you can unwind on the beach. There are some good sports' facilities here too, and everything is smartly laid out so you won't get lost.