Antalya is one of Turkey’s Mediterranean vacation hot spots.
An international clientele flocks to this seafront city throughout the summer months to laze on a coastline fringed by sweeps of sand and backed by the jagged peaks of the Taurus Mountains.
One of the bonuses of a holiday here is that visitors have both the beach and the tourist attractions and buzzing cultural life of a big city on hand. Some of Turkey’s most famous ancient archaeological sites, including the great theater of Aspendos and the vast city ruins of Perge and Termessos are also within day-tripping distance from the sand.
Get some ideas for your Antalya stay with our list of the best all-inclusive resorts in Antalya.
Calista Luxury Resort
As popular with couples seeking an easygoing, romantic break as families with little ones in tow, the Calista Luxury Resort fronts a large, private swath of Belek Beach’s white sand.
The 600 rooms here are some of Belek’s best. All are large and light-filled, with good-sized balconies and sophisticated contemporary décor in soothing neutral tones of cream, rust, and bronze.
With 10 restaurants on-site, this is one of the best places to visit for guests seeking a good range of evening dining choice.
Four huge swimming pools sit within gardens of mature trees, which lead down to the sand. On the beach, the resort’s Surf & Sailing School keeps active guests occupied with water sports, while there are also five tennis courts and a bowling alley for those that tire of sunbathing.
The Callos Spa is a major resort highlight, offering a host of treatments and beauty therapies, from traditional hammam (Turkish bath) to Ayurveda massage, as well as a mud bath and snow bath.
Address: Kadrıye, Taslıburun Caddesi 14-1, Belek, Antalya
Accommodation: Calista Luxury Resort
This very popular choice in Beldibi, backed by the Taurus Mountains and fronting the beach, attracts an international mix of guests who come here for its good-value package deals.
Fully renovated in early 2020, all 1,094 light-filled, modern rooms at this mega-resort have been given a suave facelift. For couples, it’s worthwhile upgrading to a sea-view room. Families have a mammoth amount of accommodation choice, ranging from luxurious two-bedroom pool houses and villas to garden-view suites.
With 10 swimming pools and a 720-meter-long beach rimmed by two long piers there are plentiful places for sunbathing and relaxing, while those looking for more action will find parasailing, windsurfing, kayaking, and a bundle of other water sports, offered on the beach.
Families love this resort for the Rixy Kingdom Aqua Park, which keeps both little ones and older children entertained all day with waterslide fun. There’s also a go-kart track and the Rixy Kid’s Club, which hosts shows and daily creativity workshops that range from science to dance.
Address: Atatürk Caddesi 153, Beldibi, Kemer, Antalya
Akka Antedon Hotel
This low-rise resort, with its leafy park-style grounds of mature trees that lead down to the private swath of beach in Beldibi, offers a peaceful and nature-filled resort experience.
Rooms are modern and classically styled, and all come with balconies either overlooking the shore or the lush grounds and mountains beyond.
Windsurfing and sailing lessons are available on the wide stretch of fine sand while the huge lagoon-style pool is all about stylish summer sun-sloth inaction. There’s also a separate pool area with waterslides for children.
Family-friendly features include a kids’ club with a program that ranges from movie screenings to ecological activities, such as tree planting workshops. Plus an entertainment crew hosts shows specifically aimed at children in the evenings.
Address: Beldibi 1, Beldibi, Kemer, Antalya
DoubleTree by Hilton Antalya-Kemer
A vast number of facilities plus a central Kemer location mean this is a good choice for guests who like to pop outside the resort gates once in a while.
You won’t need to look outside for extra dining, though, as The Double Tree’s restaurant choice is top-notch. There’s Italian, seafood specialties, Moroccan, and barbecue restaurant options, plus the resort has a food-truck area with 12 different street-food kitchens for casual dining and snacking throughout the day.
The narrow strip of beach can be a bit of a squeeze during high season, but the large pier and swimming pool area provide extra sunbathing room.
All the resort interiors have a fresh, contemporary feel that continues into the light-filled rooms, which all come with balconies and are decorated in a sleek palette of soft grays.
Address: Atatürk Bulvarı 28, Kemer, Antalya
Accommodation: DoubleTree by Hilton Antalya-Kemer
Porto Bello Hotel Resort & Spa
This is where you come for bargain all-inclusive package vacations while still being within easy reach of Antalya city. If you want to independently explore outside the resort gates during your vacation but still want resort facilities on hand, Konyaaltı Beach is a top location.
Rooms are a tad dated in style, but all have balconies either overlooking the mountains or the seafront. There are two restaurants on-site, both offering international menus.
The resort’s private 150-meter-long strip of Konyaaltı Beach is just a hop across the road. The 1,500-square-meter swimming pool offers guests plenty of room for further sun lounging. For more on-site resort relaxation, the Porto Spa has a range of massage treatments plus a sauna and a hot tub.
Address: Akdeniz Bulvarı, Konyaaltı Beach, Antalya
Accommodation: Porto Bello Hotel Resort & Spa
Limak Lara Deluxe Hotel & Resort
The Limak Lara is known for its dining choices and its excellent location, having snagged a top position along Lara Beach.
If you have a picky eater in tow, this is a great vacation option. Diners are able to choose between Tex-Mex, Indian, Southeast Asian fusion, Italian, and Turkish at the a la carte restaurants, plus two other restaurants serve international buffets.
The vast swimming pool area, set between palms and landscaped gardens, includes dedicated pools for chilling out plus kid-focused water playground pools and a waterslide pool. It’s all fronted by the resort’s private beach, where non-motorized water sports are available free of charge for guests.
When you’re finished with the day’s splashing about, the Aster Spa offers a range of treatments, from Thai massage to Ayurveda.
Address: Kemeragzi Mevki 34, Antalya
Accommodation: Limak Lara Deluxe Hotel & Resort