A 3 star hotel we booked and this is what we got. Nice hotel with helpful staff. Rooms ok size.
Be warned you will have to pay to use the safe. and maybe to use the fridge. Luckily ours was not locked !
Great location, just a few seconds to the beach. The sun loungers on the property were all taken every day but as they were quite cramped it was better to spend 7.50 euros a day on the beach that were bigger and gave more space around you. Breakfast was good with a lot on offer. Dinner was a buffet also, perhaps not so good.
We were half board so had breakfast and lunch (waitress service) at the pool bar. This was better and then went out to eat in the evening.
If you can, tip the staff a few euros each day, it goes a long way and they work long hours.
Try and find Eden Square. Nice couple of bars; much classier than the ones on the 'strip' .
Take the boat trip along the coast; only 10 euros each. Takes you along the coast to Famagusta (the deserted city) and then to Gekko Cove where you can swim for a while.
We tried out breathing underwater with Sam who instructs Scuba diving and signed up for a morning to do it for an hour.
Well worth it as a introduction. Only 45 euros each and they take good care of you. Never done it before but went away after wanting to do it again.
Get a taxi to Konnos Bay. Lovely place with great swimming also a cafe on the cliff.
We went to Nicosia to see friends. We used Travel Express who will pick you up at your hotel and take you where you want to go. Very cheap but they pick up and drop off along the way. It may take some time....but you get there.
While in Nicosia we visited the Trukish side of the city. Have your passport with you. Lovely place and very cheap for knock off designer goods. Visit Buyuk Han or Big Inn. its a beautiful walled area with cafes and shops. Also the Mosque is just round the corner.
Would we go back, Yes. with a view to see more of the island. Would we stay in the same hotel? Yes.
- Also Known As:
- Silver Sands Beach Protaras
- Hotel Silver Sands Beach
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Silver Sands is superbly located in the heart of Protaras center and primly set directly on one of the most beautiful crystal clear sandy beaches of Protaras. The hotel appeals to families and couples who seek a cozy, contemporary, stylish hotel, offering a relaxing retreat by the beach in a hospitable and welcoming atmosphere. The plunge pool with its private cabanas and the popular beach bar are the ideal spots for the ultimate relaxation. Enjoy from the lobby bar terrace the beautiful sunsets and magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea, along with your favorite cocktail. The ideal choice for a truly memorable beach holiday. ... more less