- Belek All inclusive holidays
Turkey’s Mediterranean shore is one of the most popular sunshine destinations in Europe. Well served with airports for easy access, stuffed with ancient ruins and theme parks, and all topped off by fabulous sandy beaches and azure blue water, the Antalya coast has something for everyone. Belek lies slap bang in the middle of the action, making it a perfect location for a summer holiday. During the winter it shuts down to become a sleepy little fishing village once again, but as soon as the season starts it bursts back into life.
Its central location puts you within striking distance of all the major attractions, making holidays in Belek the perfect opportunity to discover both manmade and natural wonders. One site that ticks both boxes are the Düden Waterfalls. These beautiful waterfalls are actually the result of the outfall from a hydroelectric plant, and the lower waterfall tumbles over cliffs and directly into the Mediterranean. The lower waterfalls are surrounded by a beautiful park, and you can get a different view by taking a boat tour. It might not quite be Niagara Falls, but it’s still pretty spectacular!
Köprülü Canyon is right in the heart of 366km² of national parkland, and is a stunning natural chasm. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you can white water raft down the canyon, or simply grab a photo opportunity at the ‘natural’ bridge.
Along the coastline you will find plenty of theme parks for children. The main beaches around Belek can get a little crowded, so it’s worth hiring a car and hunting down some of the more secluded coves away from the main tourist spots.
One of the notable landmarks close to Belek is the ancient Aspendos amphitheatre. This well-preserved theatre has been a centre for the arts since Hellenic times, and still puts on plays, film nights and concerts today. It has a seating capacity of nearly 20,000, and is a hugely important venue for arts festivals, ballet, dance and opera. The acoustics are astonishing, so even if you’re sitting right at the back you will be able to hear every single word.
Belek all inclusive holidays put you right in the heart of Antalya, and close by is Side, which is packed with landmarks. One of the biggest draws is Apollo’s Temple: an assortment of exceptionally well-preserved temples dedicated to the Hellenic Gods. It’s one of those landmarks you simply can’t afford to leave off your itinerary. Make sure to take your camera with you, as it’s simply stunning at sunset.
Belek may not have too many landmarks of its own, but what it does have are golf courses. If you love hitting the greens, playing the fairways, or just kicking back at the 19th hole with a cool drink, Belek has five golf courses to choose from, all of which provide exceptional playing facilities and challenges for the most discerning players.
If you want to go exploring in Belek town then the focus point is the central mosque. It’s an elegant, tranquil space that welcomes visitors. However, bear in mind that this is a religious site, so you will need to dress appropriately if you want to visit, and refrain from taking photographs inside the mosque itself.
In Belek harbour you can see a replica of a traditional merchant’s ship, giving you an insight into the maritime history of the coast. It’s definitely worth a visit, and children will love it.
All inclusive holidays to Belek are more laid-back than the busier resorts further along the coast. With many five-star hotels here too, you will find this is more ‘Monaco’ than ‘Majorca’ when it comes to nightclubs and bars. The resort has an air of refinement, so entertainment is often more highbrow, with authentic folk music, opera and dancing. The nearby amphitheatre at Aspendos hosts regular events, including ballet performances, opera and plays. This fabulously well-preserved open-air theatre is a real treat for culture vultures, and nothing brings a Greek tragedy play to life than seeing it in its original setting.
If children get restless, you will find a range of entertainment for younger visitors: from traditional Turkish storytellers to kids’ clubs.
If you are into clubbing then Belek has some excellent bars and nightclubs on the front. During the summer they can get crowded, so expect queues to get in at the best clubs. May offer two-for-one drinks early in the evening, and clubs stay open until the early hours. If you want a more vibrant club scene then nearby Antalya is the place to go. Make sure you pre-book a taxi to get you back to your hotel.
Why choose an all-inclusive holiday to Belek
If you want to pack as much as possible into your stay, then all inclusive holidays to Belek are the best way to plan a family vacation. Many of the hotels in Belek offer all-inclusive breaks, which means you can plan your holiday without having to worry about restaurant costs. Hotels also provide family-friendly entertainment and, in some cases, babysitting services.
You will also find that restaurants cater to children, too, offering a taste of home for fussy eaters. Like cheap all-inclusive holidays to Belek? Check out our other amazing deals for Belek holidays!