As it’s coming toward the end of the season, my team at work have written up a bucket list of things we want to do before we all leave resort. After successfully ticking off the item on the top of my bucket list, Adonis Baths, next on my list was Fig Tree Bay. I popped it on the list and my manager dashed my dreams by saying she’d been and it was rubbish. This disappointed me but come our day off, with nothing to do, we decided to defy her judgement and head there any way. The beach looks picture perfect on Instagram so surely, there must be something to it…
Being a two hour drive away, it was a risky chance to take after hearing negative feedback on it but one 40€ tank of petrol later, we were on our way. Protaras is where we stayed when we first arrived in Cyprus but I had no idea it would be so close to the same hotel. When I picture Fig Tree Bay in my head, it was off the beaten track a bit with very few people there but oh no, it’s smack bang in the middle of a main tourist resort.
Ash had a little photoshoot on my GoPro apparently
Despite the fact that it was a lot busier than I anticipated, the location is beautiful. Whilst I absolutely love Paphos, the East Coast seems to win on the beach front. The most perfect place to snorkel with crystal clear water and to my delight, more fish than I have seen before whilst snorkelling. The water was so clear that you could see the fish through the water, something you just don’t get on the West Coast. I had a great time swimming back and forth across the small reefs watching them. Golden sand beaches are also a novelty as the West is definitely peppered with more rocky than sandy beaches.
After a couple of hours enjoying the sun and splashing around, we started a walk along the promenade to take in the resort and stopped for a spot of lunch along the way. It was really nice to have a change of scenery and explore a different resort for a change.
I love days like this where we live life as a holidaymaker and you almost forget for a moment that tomorrow is yet another day at work.
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