On Turkey’s southern Mediterranean, only 30 minutes from Antalya International Airport, is the luxury resort town of Belek. The majestic Taurus Mountains, sparkling seas, world-class golf courses and the biggest theme park in Turkey are just a part of what makes Belek so attractive. But even more seductive are the totally indulgent resorts that cater for every holiday wish. Arriving in one of these heavenly resorts, you enter a carefree world, where the only thing you need to think about is what delectable delights to indulge in, which cocktail to sip on at the bar, or perhaps, whether to play a round of golf before or after your spa.
But, before you get to your idyllic holiday resort, there is just one thing to think about. Which one to choose? To help, here’s a bit of a run-down on just a couple.
Firstly, The Regnum Carya; an all-inclusive 5-star luxury resort for family holidays or romantic escapes. Set on a private sandy white beach, it offers premium accommodation, from exquisite standard rooms to lavish villas with private pools.
Regnum Carya boasts a variety of all-inclusive restaurants, renowned among the best places to eat in Belek; from the Gourmet Main Restaurant serving a never-ending selection of outstanding breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets to a diverse selection of international cuisines, it has something for everyone. And just when you think you can’t eat another morsel, you’ll be tempted by one of the cafes offering lighter meals and scrumptious macarons and pastries made fresh daily in the patisserie. And with 9 bars, you’ll find one with the atmosphere you’re wanting no matter day or night.
Regnum Carya’s spa and wellness center provides luxury treatments and services and features a fitness center where guests can participate in 5 complimentary fitness classes or perhaps aerobics, zumba or pilates. And if you’re into golf, it boasts two internationally acclaimed courses, on-site PGA golf professionals and a fabulous clubhouse. Not a golfer? No problem. There’s always tennis, table tennis, basketball, shooting air-rifles, boccia and more.
For families, Regnum Carya offers the Chuckles Kids Clubs; Mini Club for ages 4 to 8, featuring special activities and shows; Midi Club for ages 9 to 12 featuring a computer room, aquapark, adventure park, sports activities, pools, disco and restaurant; and a Teenage Club for the 13 to 17’s, where young adults can hang-out. All clubs are expertly supervised by highly trained staff, allowing parents to enjoy some downtime, comfortable in the knowledge that their children are having a safe and happy time too. Children aged 0 to 3 are welcome to use the kids club under the care of a parent or babysitter.
Add to this free unlimited access to The Land of Legends Theme Park and world class Turkish and international shows and concerts, and you have the holiday resort to make dreams come true.
Another of Belek’s gems is the 5-star all-inclusive Gloria Verde Resort. This resort is great for families looking for something to keep everyone happy and couples, whether it be a romantic getaway or a well-earned rest. It offers premium accommodation from impressive, luxury standard rooms through to opulent villas, set amongst beautiful manicured gardens with private pools, the presidential villa offering 1000sqm of pure holiday bliss.
Gloria Verde’s fabulous restaurants have world-class chefs preparing fabulous dishes. The Mythos Main Restaurant boasts an international theme where you can indulge in the cuisine of a different nationality each night or, if you prefer, reserve a table at the Basilica French restaurant or savor the flavors of the Far East in the Garuda A-la-carte restaurant. There are numerous fantastic cafes and bars where you can indulge yourself anytime of the day or night. You’ll find a menu and an atmosphere for all tastes.
At Gloria Verde, relax and enjoy the specially designed pools for adults and kids or while away the day under your own beachside pavilion. And of course, there’s an aquapark, featuring eight different water slides from gigantic to tame. After a day in the sun, indulge yourself in the resort spa with professional therapists offering a diverse range of treatments and therapies. And while you look after yourself, relax knowing that your children are being well-looked after too. The resort offers the ultimate amusement center and kids clubs designed for every age group will keep the youngsters happy and safely amused all day long. And come evening, let’s not forget the special events and concerts on offer. Beach parties, world class Turkish and international concerts and shows and world-famous DJ’s filling the night with epic entertainment. Gloria Verde offers the beauty of having so much to do or absolutely nothing to do. The choice is yours.
This is just a taste of what’s available in Belek. Really, no matter which resort you choose, just heading to Belek is a great decision.