The Mandali offers guests the best of both worlds. You’re within walking distance of the shops, bars and restaurants of Protaras but far enough away from the action that you can get a good night’s sleep! The rooms here are spacious and bright, plus they all come with a balcony or terrace.

Outside, the rectangular pool is framed by a sun terrace dotted with loungers and parasols. Beside it, there’s a paddling pool for kids and a bar that serves drinks and snacks. The buffet restaurant’s open for breakfast and dinner. You can also opt to have your lunch poolside. After dinner, there’s a bar on the terrace where you can sip cocktails.

Overview of Protaras

Protaras is known as a ready-to-go resort. It was purpose built on the south-eastern coast because of the beautiful sands in the area, but it’s grown in popularity with people looking for holidays to the Paphos region of Cyprus because of the sheer volume of activities on offer.

When you leave the Mandali, you’ll find lively bars, traditional restaurants and some of the best beaches in Cyprus. Plus, on the rocky coves and in the hills, there’s plenty for history lovers including excavated Hellenistic tombs and the limestone Church of Profitis Elias. For explorers, there’s nature trails and the Cape Greco National Forest Park.

Things to do in Protaras

The Mandali is only a short walk away from the beach, so it’s easy to swap from the pool to the beach. It’s quiet here, so it’s popular with people looking to relax and unwind. If you’re looking for something up-tempo, the Blue Flag beach at Fig Tree Bay is only a 15-minute walk away. Here you’ll find lots of water sports, including sailing and windsurfing.

In the evening, Protaras comes alive with buzzing bars and clubs. It’s only a 10-minute stroll from the hotel, so it’s easy to enjoy a night on the tiles. If you’re looking for something different, a 15-minute taxi ride will take you to the heart of Ayia Napa’s famous clubbing scene.

From lazy days shopping in the town to active days in Fig Tree Bay and lively evenings in the resort centre, Protaras offers something for everyone.

Resort Summary

Nostalgia and history are deeply woven into the fabric of Protaras, the Cypriot town said to be built on the site of an ancient battle with a descendant of Alexander the Great. Nowadays, it’s a sunny town of fun and relaxation, although close enough to areas like Larnaca and Ayia Napa that you’ll never be at a loss for something to do during your Cyprus holidays. The beaches are golden and the town is full of character.