By Bejay Browne
Everyone has a different idea of paradise and at first glance a new venture in Latchi comes close. Near the Anassa hotel, the entire area is known for its natural beauty.
Petros Paradise Beach and Club – to give it its full name – only opened last weekend and it’s a beautiful location. The café bar is constructed of whitewashed wood and houses tables and bar stools dotted around, which afford a stunning view of the sea.
First impressions were good; this is the sort of artistic ramshackle place that you find dotting beaches all over the world. The bar serves soft drinks, beer, coffee and spirits. Beach service is supplied by a polite and friendly waitress who serves beverages with a smile – but a mojito will set you back a whopping €7.50.
Once you’ve swallowed the price and your drink – the mojito isn’t bad – its time to relax and enjoy the view with gentle reggae music in the background. This is a pleasant and relaxing experience as the stresses of the week fade to oblivion.
Time to order sandwiches and a perhaps a second drink – only to be informed that despite signs saying ‘sandwiches’ there aren’t any. It’s never a good idea to advertise something you don’t have – even if it’s your first weekend.
As the day progressed the sound levels were wacked up, the speakers pumped; the result was strained.
Apparently this slice of Paradise isn’t open to requests from guests and is unwilling to turn the music down to a bearable level.
If you are a music lover, or you just don’t want to be annoyed whilst on the beach – I would advise to steer clear, which is a shame as this could be a gem for the area.
So many beach bars around the world get it right and with a little adjustment, Paradise in Latchi could be one of them.
Petros Paradise Beach and Club
Next to Anassa hotel Latchi