Fig Tree Bay
The Fig Tree Bay is an enticing destination, famous as the site of a centuries-old fig tree (according to tradition, from the 17th century) – hence the name of the place. It has a beautiful 500 metres Blue Flag beach and is constantly maintained by volunteers of the Greening Cyprus Beaches sustainable tourism initiative. The sand is fine, and the waters clear enough to see the seabed and all kinds of little marine creatures.
The Fig Tree Bay beach is well organised, with loungers and parasols, lifeguard on duty, showers, restrooms, and changing facilities. If you are hungry, there are enough restaurants and cafes close to the beach. You can also wait for the nightfall to end the day with drinks in a bar or a club.
If you don’t mind the crowds and being near many hotels and resorts, the Fig Tree Bay beach is quite convenient. It is easy to reach, clean, and safe for the little ones. You can relax on the beach with a good book, stroll down the boardwalk, go for a swim to the small islet near the shore, or rent a canoe to glide on the waves of the Mediterranean Sea. More active travellers can decide to practice adrenaline filled water sports like jet skiing, parasailing, and windsurfing.
Another interesting attraction at Fig Tree Bay is an ancient Hellenistic tomb visible through the glass pavement of the pedestrian pathway. The beach is wheelchair accessible.