This modern resort on Turkey’s Mediterranean south coast has a great choice of activities for all ages and is an excellent resort for a sunshine holiday.
This beach resort on the Turkish Riviera is the perfect location to pull up a sun lounger and soak up the sun on your holiday. Alanya Beach has warm, clear waters that are ideal for swimming, and action lovers are bound to be tempted by the water sports on offer including water skiing, parasailing and banana boating. If you’re looking for family holidays, Alanya’s clean beaches and shallow waters are ideal for children, plus the top beach resorts of Belek and Side are nearby, which have plenty of restaurants and bars to escape the midday heat.
Please note that UK Passport holders arriving in Turkey need to obtain an e-visa online before travel. You can apply for your e-visa on www.evisa.gov.tr.
The Damaltas caves situated in Alanya are definitely worth a visit. You can explore the caves, which weren’t discovered until 1948 by accident by miners building the harbour. The inside of the caves really is incredible and definitely worth a look round. The monumental fortress of Alanya is definitely the resorts most popular tourist spot because of the splendid build and architecture of the castle that looks over the stunning sandy beach.
Water sports, scuba diving and snorkelling are all popular activities at Alanya. You’ll find a small harbour at Keykubat beach which is a great place to snorkel as you explore the turquoise waters. There are some spectacular caves to explore, and one of the best ways to do this is on one of the popular boat trips where you’ll get a superb view of the scenic mountain side.
There are some stunning beaches in the resort of Alanya. The Kleopatra and Damaltas beaches are soft white sand and a popular spot for beach lovers. Both are close to nearby restaurants, shops and hotels. The Keykubat beach is a wide, long beach with over 3km of sand. The beach is loved by families and has a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains.
The choice of hotels along the beautiful beaches in Alanya is second to none. From splendid 3-5* accommodation offering all the facilities you could need from large swimming pools, restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and comfortable rooms, making sure that your holiday is everything you hoped for.
The Citadel of Alanya are historic walls built in 1221. They are almost 6.5 kilometres long and feature towers and bastions. They are incredibly impressive and a walk around the walls is an excellent way to spend an afternoon in the beautiful resort, soaking up the Turkish history and culture. An open-air museum is a feature at the walls and a popular spot for tourists. Another historic spot are the fortifications on the coast of Alanya where you’ll discover a fantastic view point of the glorious surroundings.
The local markets in Alanya offer delicious fresh local fruit and vegetables, textiles, and traditional Turkish gifts. Spend a day strolling through the many stalls and enjoy some lunch at a nearby restaurant. For something a bit more exciting, safari jeep tours are a great day out. Explore the mountains in a 4x4 along with a guide to soak up all of the excitement of this trip.
The resort of Alanya has a variety of international cuisine, but is mostly known for it’s exotic local food. Sample incredible Turkish flavours, with inspiration from Asian and Middle Eastern heritage. Head to one of the nearby cocktail bars to enjoy delicious drinks and a great, upbeat atmosphere. The resort offers vibrant clubs if you feel like dancing, with many located at the Harbour, a fantastic spot to party the night away.
A number of gorgeous 3-5* hotels can be found by the coastline in Alanya. Many of the hotels offer luxury rooms with first class facilities including large swimming pools, comfortable rooms, restaurants with international cuisine, and fitness suites. The relaxing atmosphere will ensure you make the most of your time away and relax in the best possible surroundings.
Alanya’s most famous landmark is The Red Tower. Originally built to protect the harbour, the tower’s distinctive shape stands at 108ft, and red brick can be seen from a far. The family can enjoy a climb to the top of the tower to get an incredible view of the city. The Old Shipyard is also worth seeing; the five docks constructed in 1226 can be found just behind the Red Tower and at night is illuminated creating a fantastic view.
If you’re looking for some time to relax and sunbathe on your holiday, the fantastic weather and many luxury swimming pools will be just what you need to unwind. A donkey ride is fun for the family and very popular in Alanya, so keep an eye out for them on your travels.
The local Turkish cuisine on offer at the restaurants around Alanya is simply delicious. Sample traditional dishes, and enjoy the freshly caught seafood from the nearby harbour that will leave you wanting more and more. After your evening meal, head to one of the many family discos offering free entertainment and something for the whole family to enjoy.
Hotels in Alanya are extremely family friendly. With facilities such as swimming pools, restaurants, bars, shops and children’s playground’s, you won’t struggle to find something to do. Many of the hotels are just a stone’s throw away from the beautiful beaches on offer, including the Keykubat beach with over 3km of sand, and crystal clear waters.
Set between the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, this hotel enjoys amazing views of the suroudning landscape including fruit plantations and beaches.
The swimming pools here are second to none and include a huge 1200sqm pool with aqua park, an Olympic sized pool, 3 children's pool and a relax pool. There is also an indoor pool, Jacuzzi and spa that offers a range of treatments and massages.
The sports facilities here are amazing and include beach volleyball, horse riding and water sports to name just a few.
There is a children's club that puts on activities during the day as well as evening entertainment.
There is a free shuttle bus to the private beach and to the centre of Alanya where you can explore the historic fortress and mosque ruins.
There are so many restaurants at this hotel that you will never have to leave, you can find every type of world cuisine and numerous bars with different themes. You will feel as though you have been on a round the world trip at this hotel.
This luxurious hotel is just 95m from the private beach and is set in relaxing grounds. There is an outdoor and indoor pool with lounge area as well as a spa with traditional Turkish bath.
The evening entertainment consists of everything from caberet to magic shows and live music. There are a number of restaurants and bars to choose from serving a range of cuisines.
This hotel is great for taking advantage of the warm weather in Turkey, there are indoor and outdoor pools as well as indoor and outdoor dining areas so you can enjoy the hotel whatever the weather. There are also a number of bars including a pool side bar, rooftop bar and beach bar where you can get a refreshing drink during the day or after dinner where you can watch the sunset from the roof.
The hotel is just over a mile from the centre of town and the shops, bars and restaurants you can find there.
Just 150m from the beach, the Acar Hotel is also just 2.5km from the centre of Alanya, so you get the best of both a relaxing beach holiday and the lively nightlife and waide rnage of restaurants and bars on offer in the city.
If you don't fancy venturing out of the hotel then there are three restaurants on-site which serve a variety of international cuisines and will have something to please even the fussiest of eaters.
The outdoor pool has a separate area for children and has a large terrace for sunbathing.
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