Figtree Bay is the most well known beach in the resort of Protaras. The bay inherited its name from a fig tree which stands a small distance from the beach. According to legend, the fig tree arrived with Eastern invaders in the 17th century and has remained in its current spot ever since.
Figtree Bay is a beautiful beach and reported to be one of the best across the whole of Cyprus. The striking turquoise waters and golden sands draw thousands of tourists every year and the surrounding location is full of restaurants, cafes and shops, not to mention the many high quality hotels which line the shoreline.
The sea is shallow and clear, making it ideal for children. A few hundred metres out to sea is a small rocky island which swimmers frequently visit to explore. Snorkelling is also popular here.
There are many water sports on offer at Figtree Bay including parasailing, water skiing, jet skiing and many varieties of inflatable rides. The beach is serviced by a lifeguard between 10am and 6pm.