All-inclusive holidays have undergone a renaissance in the past few years; as prices rise on everything from eating out to an hour’s windsurfing tuition, the idea of booking a holiday where it’s all included in one set price has never been more attractive. Many resorts have upped their game, with a stronger focus on gastronomy, chic bedrooms and an increasingly diverse programmes of activities, including everything from alfresco yoga classes to art workshops. Antalya — which stretches from the bustling port town of Fethiye to Alanya in the east — has a wealth of all-inclusive resorts, from the golfing hub of Belek to the spectacularly beautiful Fethiye bay. They provide everything from waterparks and full-service kids’ clubs to world-class spas, championship golf courses and in-resort theatres, ensuring both days and evenings can be as activity-filled or as restful as you choose.
Main photo: Maxx Royal Resort, Kemer (British Airways Holidays)
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1. Cornelia de Luxe, Belek
Best for evening entertainment
When the sun sets over this luxurious, five-star Antalya resort, the eight bars, cinema and 450-seat amphitheatre spring into life, with everything from musicals to comedy, acrobatic and folklore shows all on offer. Dining is a high point too, with six restaurants encompassing everything from classic French cookery to spicy Asian dishes. Open-air beach parties take place weekly and with the top-notch Crassulaeco Spa and a 27-hole championship golf course, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at this upscale, family-friendly resort.
Price doubles from £295
2. Hillside Beach Club, Fethiye
Best for striking scenery
Rising like a modern-day amphitheatre against a backdrop of forested mountains, Hillside is one of Turkey’s most beautifully located resorts. It’s set on a private bay, with three separate beaches providing everything from blissful silence to water sports and DJ parties. A private gulet will take you on day trips and sunset cruises. Alongside the main buffet restaurant, which specialises in traditional Turkish dishes, the adult-only Pasha on the Bay restaurant is wonderful for a romantic dinner. The three kids’ clubs and daily activity programme — encompassing diversions from aqua-aerobics to art workshops — guarantee that all ages will be kept happy.
Price doubles from £272
3. Voyage Belek Golf & Spa
Best for foodies
One of Belek’s most luxurious inclusive resorts, Voyage has ten restaurants that feature a huge array of international cuisines, including Greek, Chinese and Mexican, alongside spectacular buffets. The Degusto adult-only restaurant is in a peaceful, alfresco setting with lovely sea views, with teppanyaki and a specialist steak eaterie also in the resort. Alongside all the foodie treats, Voyage has a wonderful 300m sweep of sandy beach and five swimming pools, including an indoor pool in the tranquil Sense spa.
Price doubles from £278
4. Jiva Beach Resort, Calis, Fethiye
Best for value for money
The most stylish resort along the busy Calis beachfront, the Jiva is ideal for those looking for an affordable stay with plenty of activities and entertainment included. Rooms are crisp and unfussy, with higher categories including swim-up suites, while there are five outdoor pools to pick from, including one for children. Unlike other, more isolated all-inclusives in Fethiye, the Jiva is within walking distance of Calis resort centre, making it an ideal choice for those who want to explore beyond the resort.
Price doubles from £118
5. Land of Legends Kingdom Hotel, Belek
Best for waterpark fun
If there are water babies in the family, this relaxed resort will hit the spot; guests of the hotel have free entry to the adjoining Aqualand, the largest water park in Turkey. Alongside a string of pools, there are lazy rivers, flumes and slides, with white-knuckle coasters in the theme park area. Rooms are chic and modern with add-ons the kids will love — including games consoles and 3D TV screens — while golfers of all ages can enjoy a number of excellent courses nearby.
Price doubles from £390
6. Ali Bey Resort, Side
Best for exploring
The beauty of the Ali Bey is its location, just five minutes’ bus ride from the resort of Side with its spectacular Roman ruins and lively bazaar. The resort has a delightfully Turkish feel; rooms feature traditional artworks and local fabrics, while the leafy grounds blaze with well-kept flowering shrubs and trees. The lagoon pool and waterpark — both with a separate adult-only section — means it’s easy to keep cool, whatever the temperature, and when the sun sets the wide choice of restaurants makes for memorable evenings.
Price doubles from £239
7. Adalya Elite, Lara Beach, Antalya
Best for younger families
A great choice for those with toddlers in tow, the Adalya has an on-site waterpark and splashpark, along with a mini fun fair — including a ferris wheel, bumper cars and carousel — and a mini disco to keep them occupied in the evenings. The Maya the Mini Club has a packed programme of activities, giving parents the chance to dip into the spa, which has a salt room and sauna alongside a traditional hammam, while the range of restaurants offers everything from family meals to intimate dining.
Price doubles from £259
8. Belcekiz Beach Club, Oludeniz
Best for traditional charm
The Belcekiz is something of an Oludeniz institution; a firm family favourite that feels more villagey than many of the newer resorts, with 213 rooms spread across low-rise blocks surrounded by magnificent gardens that provide a peaceful retreat. The four restaurants overlook Turkey’s most famous beach, making for idyllic evenings that are enhanced by live entertainment in the alfresco plaza bar. Tennis courts, paragliding, diving and water sports mean days can be as active or as restful as you wish, with friendly staff always on hand to cater to your every need.
Price doubles from £138
9. Limak Lara Deluxe Hotel & Resort, Aksu
Best for Asian style
Surrounded by the bustling resort of Lara Beach, the Limak Lara brings Asian design to its sizeable rooms and suites. The theme continues with Zen, the main restaurant buffet restaurant, and the Aster spa, where Thai massages are on offer alongside a traditional hammam and sauna. The family-friendly resort comes alive at night with a diverse entertainment programme, with a team of professional dancers performing in a spectacular alfresco theatre.
Price doubles from £157
10. Barut Lara, Muratpasa
Best for families with older children
Home to the longest waterslide in the country and vast, palm-dotted grounds that roll down to a private section of blue-flag beach, the Barut Lara is one of Antalya’s most upscale resorts, situated just outside Lara Beach. Rooms are chic and contemporary, with family suites sleeping up to five, and a clutch of luxurious villas, from one to four-bedroom. Eight swimming pools ensure there’s always a peaceful cabana to be found, and the resort’s nightclub, Du Du Mango, is an ideal place for older teens to have a night out.
Price doubles from £490
11. Rixos Premium Belek
Best for spa lovers
An ideal choice for those looking for a truly restorative stay, the Rixos combines indulgent treatments at Anjana, the elegant resort spa, with a sports academy, fitness centre and programme of activities, including yoga and aqua-aerobics. The size of the resort, five swimming pools and wide stretch of private beach make it easy to find a quiet space, with an extensive programme of entertainment to dip into at any time. The nine restaurants serve everything from sushi to steak, with a patisserie for a holiday treats and a choice of eight bars for the perfect sundowner moment.
Price doubles from £162
12. Maxx Royal Resort, Kemer
Best for luxury
It comes at a price, but the Maxx Royal elevates the all-inclusive concept to another level, with architect-designed suites set against a spectacular mountain backdrop, a state-of-the-art spa providing high-tech cosmetology treatments, and 24-hour dining concept, encompassing everything from a chocolatier and gelateria, to Japanese and Italian cuisine. Other facilities include four swimming pools, an aquapark and Maxxiland, an activity-filled zone for kids, while the 400m beach, dotted with private cabanas, offers the ultimate in relaxation.
Price doubles from £369
13. Gloria Golf Resort, Belek
Best for golfers
Whatever level of golfer you are, this popular resort provides the chance to improve your game, with two 18-hole championship courses, and a smaller nine-hole just outside the resort. Take lessons with professional coaches at the academy, practise your technique on the putting greens or driving range and end the day with a sunset drink at the lovely clubhouse. Non-golfing partners can indulge in open-air treatments at La Source spa, while kids of all ages will love the aquapark with eight different slides.
Price doubles from £481
14. Club & Hotel Letoonia, Fethiye
Best for nature lovers
Spread over a private peninsula stretching into the glittering bay of Fethiye, Letoonia features traditional, wooden bungalows dotted between pine trees, swathes of hot-pink bougainvillaea, jasmine and rose bushes. The resort is latticed with walking trails, with canoe hire included for those who want to discover the spectacular coast from the water. Daily outdoor yoga sessions, surrounded by scented pine forest, are the best way to start the day, with five buffet restaurants and three à la carte to choose from at night.
Price from £105 per night
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