With a 12-kilometre stretch of sandy beach, framed with a beautiful backdrop of crystalline, blue waters, this is a popular beach resort, found a little west of Antalya in south-west Turkey. Holidays in Lara promise holidaygoers a sun-kissed holiday experience with its Mediterranean climate seeing temperatures rising up to 35C degrees during the summer season and remaining mild during the short winter months, all within a four-hour flight from the UK.
Shopping is usually limited to the hotels, but a short trip to Antalya will put shopaholics in their element. Antalya is home to countless stalls selling traditional Turkish leathers, carpets, jewellery. Providing an opportunity to show off your bartering skills and shop till you drop! Afterwards, relax in one of the many restaurants and cafés, where you can sample some delicious traditional Turkish cuisine such as the Tandir Kebab and Kulakli Soup. In the evening, unwind as you enjoy the cool sea breeze on your Lara holidays or if you still have the energy put on your dancing shoes and head to a bar or club found in many of the hotels or make a short trip to Antalya for its non-stop nightlife.
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.
Lara has one of the longest sandy beaches in Turkey, and the weather is excellent all year round: rain is extremely rare. The best bit is that it is simply stunning, relaxing, and everything you could want from a beach holiday in Turkey.
Spend your days sunbathing, and cool off by going for a swim in the sea, or explore the coastline and see some of the magnificent waterfalls that are in the area.
There is plenty of space on the beach, and you can take the opportunity to try your hand at water sports, including jet-skiing, kayaking, and snorkelling.
Rixos Lares has an unbeatable beachside location and has a huge outside swimming pool complex with slides, a Jacuzzi, and a swim-up bar. All rooms have a sea our mountain view, and the hotel is perfect if you simply want a fuss-free beach break.
A holiday here offers year-round sun, and modern services surrounded by traditional culture. The resort is fairly quiet and hotel-focused, so if you are looking for a luxury romantic break then Lara may just be for you, with the sandy long beach the main attraction of the resort.
Take a day trip to Antalya and explore all that the town has to offer, including Hadrian’s Gate, and historic mosques. If you want a more relaxing day then hit the beach and simply top up your tan on the peaceful shores of Lara Beach.
Most hotels here will have their own entertainment programme as well as bars and restaurants to wine and dine at. However, if you want something livelier, head to Antalya, to the region of Kaleici, which is the old part of the town famed for its historical cobbled streets.
The Delphin Diva, set in romantic gardens is perfect for couples. It’s a fairly large resort with a range of a la carte restaurants, a Jacuzzi and spa centre, plus all rooms are decorated in a modern style.
Situated just outside of Antalya, it is popular with families for its unique hotels. The resort is well known for its peaceful beach, which is a favourite with families travelling with children. Be sure to visit the main Antalya city - it’s the third most visited city in the world and has lots to see and do.
Lara is a beach town, and most activities will be focused on the sandy shores, which are the longest in Turkey. Most of the hotels in the area are luxury resorts, so you can easily spend your days lounging by the pool.
The hotels here will have their own entertainment, plus many of them have themed restaurants. However, if you want to escape your hotel, head to Antalya and dine at one of the many restaurants in the town centre and experience the amazing Turkish cuisine on offer.
The Sherwood Breezes Resort has a water park on site with loads of slides to keep the kids entertained, plus five swimming pools. There are also two a la carte restaurants and a buffet restaurant on site so you’ll have plenty to choose from.
This modern hotel is within easy reach of all of the shops and restaurants and is just 12km away from the centre of Antalya, with a short transfer to the airport.
The beautiful beaches and clear waters make it a popular destination for families and beach lovers.
There are four pools and a private beach at this hotel so you can choose where you want to soak up the warm Turkish sun.
For eating and drinking you have the choice of three restaurants which serve a wide range of international dishes in buffet style as well as an a la carte option. There are a total of seven bars at this hotel open at different points throughout the year depending on the weather, so you can relax after a long day in the sun with a refreshing drink overlooking the beach.
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This hotel is in the centre of the resort and is an ideal base to explore Hadrian's Gate and Perga from. If you fancy staying at the hotel then there is no chance that you will get bored - there are sports facilities including water sports and tennis courts, an on-site spa with massages and treatments, a children's club and playground with daytime and evening entertainment and even an on-site mini market for all your essentials.
There are indoor and outdoor pools and three restaurants offering a range of international and Turksih cuisines.
This huge hotel is the perfect place for an all-inclusive holiday in Turkey. There is a huge range of daytime and eveing entertainment including bowling, games in the pools, cinema nights, Turkish themed evenings and a spa to name just a few of the things you can do at this amazing hotel.
The outdoor pools feature water slides and children's areas and there is also an indoor heated pool.
There are eight stunning restaurants here serving a variety of cuisines as well as a number of bars and cafes dotted around the hotel. 24 hour room service is also available.
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This beachfront hotel has a peaceful location on Lara Beach and has its own private section of beach where there are water sports to try. There is plenty to do for adults and children, including a children's club with daytime and evening entertainment. There is a separate adults only pool which is the perfect place to relax in the sun.
There is a choice of restuarants at the hotel, including the impressive Ottoman BBQ which serves amazing meats and seafood, and an Italian restaurant.
The spa at the hotel boasts an indoor pool, Jacuzzi rooms and various treatments.
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