The main distinguishing feature of Fig Tree bay beach is the small island just off the shore which is the centre of several religious events throughout the year.
At one of these events a cross is thrown into the sea and people swim out to retrieve it for a blessing.
The island is also close enough for good swimmers and acts as a natural sea break or barrier on those rare occasions when the sea is a little more choppy which isn't all that often on the East coast of Cyprus.
Being in a sandy bay below a small cliff the beach is perfectly sheltered making it an absolute sun trap even at the beginning and end of the holiday season.
The beach access is shallow and the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean are warm making it a bathers paradise that is also great for those with young children too.
With it's soft golden sand and sheltered position Fig Tree Bay is about as near to the most prefect beach as you could ever imagine or wish for.
All credit has to go to the local council or municipality as they call them here who take great care to keep all the beaches in the area clean and free from debris either man made or dropped on the sands by mother nature.
If you wear yourself out relaxing and need to liven up a little there is a great selection of water sports on offer from relaxing paracending if you want to take in the sights to frills and spills on the banana boat rides.
Feeling peckish? There are loads of beach bars and restaurants right there in the bay plus the usual range of liquid refreshments for those who fancy a nice cool beer or cocktail.
The sun lounges and parasols are reasonably priced thanks to the local council so you have no excuse not to chill out in the sun.
You won't get hassled by people trying to sell you anything either because local laws make it illegal to sell anything on the beaches.
The main Protaras strip or "the D" as it is affectionately known is only a few minutes walk away just in case you need to pop to the local mini mart for your daily news paper.
With so much to offer the discerning holidaymaker many tourist never even stray off this beautiful resort with all its great facilities, spending most of their days at Fig Tree Bay beach then out for dinner and drinks on the strip in the evening.
So if it's a sun filled beach holiday you are looking for why not book your next vacation at one of the many luxury hotels, villas or apartments that are close to Fig Tree Bay in Protaras Cyprus.