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.
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.
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.
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 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.