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Glitz, glamour and golf
Belek takes you to Turkey’s glorious Mediterranean Coast, where you will find sun kissed sands edged with glistening azure waters, in addition to stunning historical architectural delights. Couples and families will enjoy spending time on the 19 kilometre butterscotch coloured sandy beach, with its warm, shallow waters perfect for younger visitors. For the more adventurous there is an assortment of water sports on offer, including water skiing, wakeboarding and jet skiing.
There is also an excellent collection of manicured golf greens to allure fairway fans, with eight championship golf courses to choose from, plus exclusive dining experiences available at the 19th hole. Belek is highly regarded as the Beverley Hills of the Turkish Riviera and, in addition to its impressive beach and golf scene, is home to stylish boutiques and swish waterside restaurants. Be sure to stop off at the quaint pavement cafés for a strong Turkish coffee as you watch the world go by.
Holidays in Belek bring you upmarket amenities within its Roman city walls, which remain from the town’s inspiring past. Culture fans will enjoy an excursion to the beautiful Kursunlu waterfalls, the Roman amphitheatre at Aspendos and the ancient city of Perge to take a trip into Turkey’s fascinating past. The Mediterranean Coast is also home to Troy waterpark, which provides the perfect opportunity for a family day out.
Choose Sovereign for your luxury holiday in Belek and we will find the right property for your holiday. We offer a range of deluxe accommodation that has been tested by our experts, ensuring the utmost in comfort, class and sophistication. The Ela Quality Resort Belek is an ideal choice for both couples and families. Inspired by a traditional Ottoman Palace it features a gold sandy beach, freshwater pool with nine water slides and a rejuvenating Spa. The Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort is also a popular selection, with a private sandy beach, waterpark and lavish Spa.
Transfer time from Antalya airport to Belek is approximately 30 minutes.
There are no two ways about it – Turkey is hot. Summers top 30°C, with an average of 12 hours of sunshine a day and virtually no rain. The coast is cooled by sea breezes, which are particularly welcome in the mid-summer months. Spring and autumn are good times to go, averaging a thoroughly beach-ready mid-20s with plenty of sunshine and blue skies.
A visa is required to enter Turkey and must be purchased prior to travel through www.evisa.gov.tr/en/. The E-visa can be applied for up to 3 months in advance of your travel date. Please ensure this is applied for prior to travel, as it is no longer possible to apply for a visa on arrival at any Turkish Airport. For more information please visit www.gov.ul/foreign-travel-advice/turkey/entry-requirements.
In restaurants in Turkey it’s common to leave 10-15% as a tip, unless service charge is included – make sure you check your bill carefully. Round up the fare when paying your taxi driver, although it’s not necessary to tip a dolmus driver. In the very popular Turkish baths, you should tip the masseuse between 10-20%.
The official language of Turkey is Turkish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.