Belek: Turkey’s Golfing Capital
You’ve heard of people making a ‘sea change’. Others make a ‘tree change’. Well, what about a ‘tee change’? And even better, a tee change with sparkling sea and the sweet scent of shady pines! Add a backdrop of the majestic Taurus Mountains and you have the wonderful holiday or life-change destination of Belek. Nestled along a stunning expanse of Turkey’s southern Mediterranean, and part of the province of Antalya, Belek attracts tourists from all over the world and is home to an ever-growing number of expats from various countries. And when you look at what Belek has to offer, it’s no mystery why it appeals to so many.
So, what is Belek’s number one attraction? That’s easy to say. Not just one, but numerous world-class golf courses that rival the likes of any in Portugal or Spain, in fact, rivalling any courses on the world stage. It is the golfing capital of Turkey; a mecca to golfing fanatics and novices alike. These courses have hosted prestigious world championship tournaments and attract the elite of the elite. And one doesn’t have to wonder too much as to why the 2015 G20 World Summit was held there! No prizes for guessing what the world’s leaders were doing after the talks!
But, there’s much more to Belek than just golfing. Belek has something for everyone. For many, it’s the 10 miles of pure white, sandy beaches that attracts, lapped by crystal clear, sparkling water. Spend your day soaking up the sun, diving into cool waters, relaxing on your beach-lounge under the shade of your umbrella, or get more active and try snorkeling or paddle boarding. Families just love this beach.
And what else do they love? The Land of Legends, a seriously full-on theme park that’s up there with the world’s best, with a water-world that has everything from splash and wave pools to exhilarating rides, roller-coasters that will have even seasoned thrill-seekers looking with a mix of excitement and trepidation, dolphin shows to calm the heart-rate, a shark pool where you can mix it with these incredible creatures while manta rays glide past and a 5D cinema where you can experience the latest in cinematic technology. Whatever your age, whatever your desire for thrills, The Land of Legends has something for you.
But there’s still so much more to fill your sun-drenched days and balmy nights. Restaurants offering everything from fine dining to delicious local fares, cafes, bars and clubs, and of course, every holiday maker loves to hit the shops and go home with some special ‘me’ presents! International brands in luxury shopping malls are on offer or try the local market where the sights, smells and sounds are surely going to entice you into spoiling yourself with some delicious treats. There you can experience shopping like the locals and give your haggling skills a go.
And for those that enjoy investigating civilizations’ past, the superb archeological sites of Aspendos and Perge are just a short trip away. And speaking of trips, getting around Belek is easy and there are frequent buses to all places of interest, including the city of Antalya about 40 minutes’ away. And lastly, but by no means least, in gorgeous 5-star resort hotels and thermal spas one can indulge in a variety of luxury treatments that will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and revitalized, ready to take on more of Belek’s attractions and the myriad of sights and activities on offer within short distances from this fabulous town.
Once you’ve experienced Belek through the eyes of a holiday maker, astute visitors often start to consider it as a ‘life-change’ destination or investment opportunity. And why not! As you can see, there is so much on offer there, and the Mediterranean climate means that winters are reasonably mild. The city of Antalya is a real estate hot-spot, but prices reflect that interest and demand. Discerning and astute buyers will find incredible property for sale in Belek, whether it be for owner occupier or as a holiday or long-term rental. Because of the golfing attraction of Belek, there is a constant demand for rental properties and they give a great return on your investment. There are golf apartments for sale in Belek that have you practically on the course before you even leave your door! And the Belek villas for sale are just stunning, with beautiful open-plan designs and everything you’d expect from new properties in this area. Whatever your need and your budget, property in Belek is certainly worth looking into.
So, whether you’re planning your next break, contemplating a sea, tree or tee change, or looking to further your real estate portfolio or make a start as an owner/investor, you’d be wise to have a look at everything the wonderful seaside town of Belek has to offer.