Fig Tree Bay in Protaras, the resort town in eastern Cyprus, ranks third among the 50 best beaches in the world for 2019, according to the travel website Big 7 (

According to the website, Fig Tree Bay “is a scenic sandy beach in the resort of Protaras, Cyprus, with an uninhabited islet that you can swim to from the shore”.

“The beach has golden sand, lively beach bars and plenty of umbrellas to shelter from the sun. It’s popular, so don’t expect an empty beach, but it’s so pretty you won’t mind sharing”, says the website.

According to the website, the top spots on this year’s list of the Best Beaches In The World were chosen “using votes from our readers, aggregated scores from previous media results, official Blue Flag locations and contributions from the Big 7 Travel editorial team”.

The list features locations from Myanmar to Mauritius.

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