Let us first dispel the myth that all-inclusive holidays in the Mediterranean are limited to budget and mid-market hotels. There are some exceptional five star resort hotels in Turkey if you know where to find them.
1. Ali Bey Resort – Side
We were amazed by this hotel. All rooms are of a deluxe standard with huge attention to detail, absolutely beautiful and wonderful gardens set amongst the trees. There is nightly entertainment including some great shows put on by the animation team, our favourites were Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. The whole resort is beautiful and spotlessly clean. This is simply a great place to stay!
2. Calista Luxury Resort – Belek
Wow! A very unique hotel – how many hotels in Europe have a €350,000 Versace carpet in the lobby. Everything at this hotel is of the highest quality. A Dubai hotel in Belek! Often referred to as the Pearl of the Mediterranean Coast, and we can see why.
3. Gloria Serenity Resort – Belek
A beautiful and modern hotel with fabulous interconnecting pools that wind their way through the landscaped gardens, and a truly amazing Spa! Serenity is probably more suited to couples and I think families with young children would prefer the Golf.
4. Ela Quality Resort – Belek
More traditional than some of the other luxury resorts but with the same level of service and attention, an amazing children’s club and a great choice of accommodation. We loved the attention to detail at this hotel. Each floor is themed to a different colour and this flows through the rooms. This way, if I child is staying in a “Blue room” and they get out the lift and the carpet and walls are Green or Red they instantly know they are on the wrong floor! Superb!! Also, from the main lobby there are small bear paw prints which if followed will lead straight to the kids club – so they will never get lost! Fantastic!
5. Barut Hotels Lara Resort & Spa – Lara Beach
This beachfront hotel really knows how to give the five-star treatment. It’s very modern and sophisticated and one we would recommend to couples and families. Sea view rooms are highly recommended.
Why indulge in five star holidays in Turkey?
A fusion of cultures and civilisations combined with some of the most luxurious hotels in the Mediterranean make Turkey a truly excellent choice for a luxury holiday. Turkish summers can last up to eight months; therefore you have a great range of dates available to you when you book your 5 star all inclusive holidays in Turkey.
What five star holidays in Turkey can offer you:
If you decide to indulge in a 5 star all inclusive Turkey holiday, you will be presented with a wealth of breathtaking scenery, unique historic sites and the traditional Turkish hospitality.
Steeped in a diverse history that spans 10,000 years, Turkey has many sites of archaeological and historical interest. You can visit magnificent mosaics, ancient Roman cities, amphitheatres, and much more.
There is a vast collection of different activities you can enjoy while visiting Turkey; from golf to museums, and from hiking to skiing. Turkey has a great tradition of art, music and dance, and while you are on your all inclusive Turkey holidays you should take the opportunity to experience a concert or visit one of their wonderful art galleries.
After visiting all Turkey has to offer, take the time to relax and unwind in one of Turkey’s infamous spas and treat yourself to a massage or treatment to sooth your tired sightseeing feet!
What’s included in all-inclusive holidays?
The holidays will include all meals, unlimited local alcoholic and soft drinks, and of course unwavering five star treatment. Other amenities and facilities included can vary and depend on the hotel, so make sure to read the hotel descriptions.
From the day you begin your all inclusive luxury holiday you can indulge in as much or as little as you like, without being exposed to extra costs! Ideal for discerning travellers looking for a break from their wallets, especially if you’re travelling as a group or family.
Nigel Colley is a Director of All Inclusive Luxury Holidays.