The Best Hotels in Protaras, Cyprus

Crystal Springs Beach Hotel is an excellent option in Protaras for those wanting a room away from the crowds
Crystal Springs Beach Hotel is an excellent option in Protaras for those wanting a room away from the crowds | Courtesy of Crystal Springs Beach Hotel / Expedia
Mandi Keighran

This small lively resort town on the southeastern coast of Cyprus is popular with families and couples and features plenty of beaches – including the famous Blue Flag beach Fig Tree Bay, with its white sand and lone fig tree – water sports and vibrant bars. From sprawling all-inclusive family-friendly resorts to exclusive adults-only spa escapes, this is our pick of the best hotels in Protaras.

1. Capo Bay Hotel

Hotel

An aerial view of Capo Bay Hotel, with an outdoor pool with hot tubs, trees, sun loungers by the pool and on the lawn, all next to the sea
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Want to combine a beach holiday with a splash of creativity? Check into this hotel near Fig Tree Bay that combines resort-style amenities with art and design. The hotel walls are dedicated to showcasing Mediterranean-inspired artwork by local and international artists – take the hanging lobby installation or a century-old olive tree transformed into an evocative light-covered sculpture. The 225 beautifully designed rooms are just as artful, with contemporary interiors offering a backdrop to ocean views. There are six on-site restaurants – from Italian pasta dishes at Cucina to Japanese-Mediterranean fusion at Koi – and you can take advantage of the hotel’s full- and half-board Dine Around offer to try them all.

2. Sunrise Pearl Hotel and Spa

Luxury, Independent Hotel

Comfy loungers in cabanas by the outdoor pool at Sunrise Pearl Hotel & Spa in Cyprus
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If your idea of a holiday involves lounging on a sun deck or splashing around in a pool, you’ll love the five swimming pools at the family-friendly Sunrise Pearl Hotel and Spa. There are four outdoor pools overlooking the ocean, with two for adults only – including one with a swim-up bar and another with a whirlpool area – and a shallow children’s pool with fun water features. The indoor heated pool lies next to the Pearl Spa and has large windows that offer plenty of natural light and sea views. There are also squash and tennis courts, a gym, a kids’ club, a cinema and even scuba-diving lessons in the outside pool.

3. The King Jason Protaras

Resort

A bed, TV and kettle with tea and glasses on the counter in a hotel room at the King Jason Resort, with a view of the sea from the balcony
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The award-winning adults-only King Jason resort sits directly in front of the famous Fig Tree Bay and has everything you need for a romantic getaway. Choose from a deluxe sea-view studio or a spacious one-bedroom suite, both of which are decorated with elegant timber furnishings and feature bold designer details, such as art-adorned feature walls. There are two restaurants and a pool bar, or you can opt for an all-inclusive package with gourmet buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner and live-cooking stations preparing dishes such as salmon, duck and fresh seafood. The Sana Health Club offers the opportunity to unwind with a range of signature treatments, such as the Minoan’s Ancient Massage that uses Cretan herbs and traditional Greek massage techniques.

4. Leonardo Crystal Cove Hotel and Spa by the Sea

Resort, Spa Hotel

A bed, desk with fruit and flowers in a vase, chair and view of the sea out the window in a hotel room at Leonardo Crystal Cove & Spa in Cyprus
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This posh spa resort on the seafront is exclusively for guests aged over 16, making it ideal for couples and families with older children looking for a sophisticated getaway. There are 123 rooms, ranging from cosy doubles to expansive executive suites and a junior suite with a private outdoor hot tub. Enjoy drinks or a meal at one of the four restaurants and bars. Try traditional Greek dishes at Blue Horizon Restaurant, risotto or pasta at Little Italy or canapés at the Ariadne Lounge Bar. Alternatively, relax poolside and order a light snack and cocktail from the Thetis Pool Bar. Planning a destination wedding in Protaras? Book into the spa, which offers a hair salon and make-up artists who specialise in bridal looks.

5. Pernera Beach Hotel

Spa Hotel

An outdoor pool with a screen between sections, a balcony with chairs and a table with food and drinks, and grass with sunbeds outside of Pernera Beach Hotel in Cyprus
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Imagine being able to dive straight into the pool from your hotel room – if this sounds like your idea of the perfect holiday, book a superior room with a swim-up pool at this all-inclusive 233-room resort in Protaras. The family-run hotel also boasts spacious family rooms and luxurious accessible rooms. It also has four restaurants, serving everything from fresh tiger prawns and scallops at Thalassa to Asian-inspired dishes at Amarante. The Amelia Spa is a sanctuary of wellness. Book a signature treatment, such as the Arsinia Program, which offers a steam bath, sauna and jacuzzi followed by a full-body Dead Sea salt and coconut exfoliation, a face mask and a massage.

6. Crystal Springs Beach Hotel

Hotel, Luxury

A stone path through a garden with trees and flowers, leading to the exterior of Crystal Springs Beach Hotel in Cyprus
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Looking for a private beach escape away from the hustle and bustle of the main beach? This award-winning four-star hotel sits within 1.5ha (4 acres) of lush private gardens near the bay of Vrisoudia on the outskirts of Protaras. It has a variety of rooms and suites, including family rooms and richly decorated executive suites, which boast a living area adjoining the bedroom. There are two restaurants and two bars, including the Salamina buffet restaurant that hosts different themed nights – think Cyprus Night, Fiesta Latina Night and La Dolce Vita Night. Want to learn to dive? The on-site SSI Scuba Diving Centre (Transdivers) offers a full range of PADI courses.

7. Louis Althea Beach Hotel

Hotel

The outdoor pool with sunbeds and multiple terraces with seating outside of the Louis Althea Beach Hotel in Cyprus
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This four-star resort has won several awards over the years for its family-friendly facilities and service. There are three swimming pools, including a dedicated kids’ pool, a playground, an indoor games room and a baby lounge. Fancy a bit of family competition? Head to the tennis courts or play a game of beach volleyball. It even hosts a mini disco three times a week. The buffet-style Lydia Restaurant offers just as much variety, with an international menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner that changes daily.

8. Vrissaki Beach Hotel

Hotel, Luxury

Sunbeds on individual balconies, overlooking the outdoor pool at Vrissaki Beach Hotel and the beach and sea beyond
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Sitting on the Protaras boardwalk and facing a golden beach just a short walk from the famous Fig Tree Bay, this luxury four-star hotel offers a perfect escape for couples, families and friends. The bright white hotel has 141 rooms and suites, complete with inland, partial sea or full sea views. The Pure Gold Luxury Spa is a highlight here. Go for the signature Gold Therapy treatment, which features a mineral-rich facial mask with trace elements of 24k gold that will make your skin super smooth.

9. Mandali Hotel

Apartment, Hotel

Sunbeds and umbrellas by a pool outside Mandali Hotel Apartments in Cyprus
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Holidaying in Protaras on a budget? Check out the Mandali Hotel. These affordable rooms – which range from economy single rooms to suites with jacuzzi bathtubs – are just a two-minute walk from the beach. It also houses a buffet restaurant serving up international dishes, a poolside bar and a pool area with a separate shallow children’s pool. Keep fit at the fully equipped gym, swim laps in the indoor pool, or relax in the sauna and steam room. Fancy a massage? The spa offers a variety of affordable treatments, including a 30-minute Indian Head Massage.

10. Sunrise Oasis

Hotel

A table with a vase of flowers and a bowl of green apples, chairs, a couch, a bed and a balcony with a sea view in a hotel room at Sunrise Oasis in Cyprus
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This centrally located resort is great for those looking for an affordable half-board or all-inclusive package. There are five on-site dining establishments, including a buffet option and four speciality restaurants serving Asian, Italian, Greek and Brazilian dishes, respectively. The comfortable rooms all include a private balcony with either pool or sea views, and many of the one-bedroom apartments can sleep up to five guests, making them ideal for families. On arrival, you’ll receive a €20 voucher to spend at the Pearl Spa – the signature treatment is the Body Nectar Nourishing Wrap, which hydrates skin with monoï oil and includes a head and scalp massage.

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