Protaras, in the south-west of Cyprus, is a very popular, busy seaside resort which has something for everyone.

It boasts some of the best and cleanest beaches in Cyprus with its golden sand and crystal-clear, turquoise-coloured water which is a joy to swim in. It is a paradise for holidaymakers.

During the day, you can bask in the sun, lounging lazily on a sunbed and occasionally venturing into the cool, blue sea or into one of many swimming pools to cool off. The kids can run around on the beach, splashing around and building sandcastles for hours on end. Alternatively, you can shop until you drop in the many boutiques and gift shops along the main street.

Protaras has ample facilities for a perfect holiday. The main street, which runs parallel to the beach, is a haven for bon viveurs and those who like a lively night out. It is packed with bars and restaurants of all kinds (Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Brazilian, Greek and, of course, Cypriot). With a myriad of karaoke and disco-type bars, you can have fun until the early hours (about 1.30 am) with all the family in a smoke-free environment or alternatively, for all you romantics out there, you can have a romantic dinner by candlelight under the stars, gazing at the clearly visible pale moon reflecting on the water while breathing in the fresh, Mediterranean sea air.

Everyone can have a great time in Protaras, with budgets to suit all tastes, and the restaurant prices are very reasonable. Come and see for yourself. You won't be disappointed!