Trav­el­ers who want to spend their hol­i­days on the beach are more like­ly to pre­fer the Turk­ish Riv­iera. Guests here are sur­round­ed by lux­u­ry, not to men­tion a wide vari­ety of water activ­i­ties, from water parks to wind­surf­ing and sun­bathing on the beach. The best resorts in Turkey offer to relax with spa treat­ments, or a tra­di­tion­al Turk­ish bath, try cui­sine from around the world, and then vis­it fit­ness cen­ters to get rid of excess calo­ries. Most of the best sea resorts in Turkey are locat­ed between Antalya and Alanya, as well as near Bodrum and Olu­d­eniz.

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Kempinski Barbaros Bay Hotel

Kempin­s­ki Bar­baros Bay near Bodrum is a lux­u­ry relax­ing resort with a pri­vate beach on the Aegean Sea, one of the best beach­es in Turkey. Here, as in many oth­er resorts on the Turk­ish Riv­iera, there is a div­ing school and swim­ming class­es. Those who wish can also ride a cata­ma­ran, go wind­surf­ing, or ride bicy­cles in the sur­round­ing hills. Kempin­s­ki has a kids club that will allow par­ents to spend more time on vaca­tion. The hotel also pam­pers pets, with their own beds and spe­cial treats.

Gypsophila Holiday Village

One of the best Turk­ish resorts is Gyp­sophi­la Hol­i­day Vil­lage. Locat­ed between Alanya and Side, Gyp­sophi­la Hol­i­day Vil­lage is one of the first local hotels with 404 rooms. It does­n’t offer as much enter­tain­ment as some oth­ers, but it does have a pool, fit­ness cen­ter and inter­net access. There is only one restau­rant, but it offers one of the most exten­sive buf­fets and vari­ety of food on the Turk­ish Riv­iera.

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Hilton Dalaman Resort

The award-win­ning Hilton Dala­man Turk­ish Resort is locat­ed with­in a 10-minute walk from Sarigerme city cen­tre. The hotel has its own pri­vate beach with cot­tages to accom­mo­date guests, as well as 10 indoor swim­ming pools and sev­er­al out­door ones, so you can relax and swim in any weath­er. Plen­ty of water activ­i­ties, as well as a spa and a busi­ness cen­ter will not let you get bored. Guests must be pre­pared to make tough choic­es when it comes to food as the Hilton Dala­man Resort has 23 restau­rants and bars serv­ing a vari­ety of food to suit all tastes.

Royal Wings Hotel

Roy­al Wings Resort is locat­ed 18 km from Antalya city cen­tre. But there are so many attrac­tions for guests here that they prob­a­bly won’t have time to go to the city. Guests with chil­dren will love this hotel as there are 9 water slides. Locat­ed just min­utes from the beach, Roy­al Wings offers plen­ty to do dur­ing the day and great enter­tain­ment shows at night. The Roy­al Wings cov­er 18 acres of care­ful­ly land­scaped grounds.

Club Belcekiz Beach Hotel

The Club Bel­cek­iz beach hotel in Olu­d­eniz turns into a real rain­bow at night, with col­ored lights, lots of dance floors and par­ties. At the same time, all rooms are noise-pro­tect­ed and over­look the pool, moun­tains or the gar­den. Bel­cek­iz has four restau­rants, five bars and a night­club with DJs. Free park­ing is avail­able around the clock.

Resort D‑Hotel Maris

In addi­tion to the chic pools that line the coast­line, D‑hotel Maris is a great place to go snor­kel­ing. “Land hol­i­day­mak­ers” can go hik­ing, bik­ing on the trails, or horse­back rid­ing the hills that sur­round this Turk­ish resort. The water park and the dol­phi­nar­i­um will not let either chil­dren or adults get bored. The air-con­di­tioned guest rooms are sim­ply and taste­ful­ly dec­o­rat­ed and equipped with every­thing you need. The resort has four restau­rants and a spa com­plex. Free Wi-Fi cov­ers the entire area.

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Calista Luxury Resort

Cal­ista Lux­u­ry Resort is an hour’s dri­ve from Antalya Air­port, but its facil­i­ties make it worth the dri­ve. The all-inclu­sive sea­side resort has five ten­nis courts that are lit up for night­time play, sev­er­al soc­cer fields and a huge spa with a full range of relax­ation options. Golfers will appre­ci­ate 10 cours­es locat­ed with­in a four-mile radius. The resort has 10 restau­rants, with cuisines from dif­fer­ent coun­tries and peo­ples.

Royal Dragon Hotel

A Chi­nese-style Turk­ish Resort is the last thing trav­el­ers would expect in Turkey, but that’s exact­ly what the Roy­al Drag­on Hotel is. With a drag­on adorn­ing the main roof, this lux­u­ri­ous resort com­bines tra­di­tion­al Chi­nese archi­tec­ture with mod­ern ameni­ties such as water slides, a bowl­ing alley and a large fit­ness room. All rooms have sep­a­rate large bal­conies where you can sit in the evenings watch­ing the sun­set.

Barut Lara

Barut Lara Resort Spa & Suites is locat­ed in an amaz­ing loca­tion: it is sur­round­ed by ocean views and green gar­dens, which are care­ful­ly main­tained. This resort is locat­ed 10 km from Antalya Air­port. Guests can laze on the beach, swim in the many pools, vis­it the spa, or take a Turk­ish bath. With a well-equipped fit­ness room for the more active, as well as a kids’ cen­ter for kids, this is one of the best beach resorts in Turkey.

Delphin Diva Premiere

Nine miles from down­town Antalya, Del­phin Diva Pre­miere Resort is a lux­u­ri­ous beach des­ti­na­tion. Guests can frol­ic on the pri­vate beach, or swim in the pool with its own water­slides. There is also a ten­nis court and a bowl­ing alley for the more active, after which you can dine in one of the restau­rants with a vari­ety of dish­es. This review of the best resorts in Turkey does not end there. Expect new reviews soon.

A sep­a­rate item is the Mar­dan Palace, which is includ­ed in the top 10 best hotels in the world. You can read about it in a sep­a­rate arti­cle.

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