In September I travelled to Turkey for the first time in my life and stayed in Istanbul for a week. I really liked the Turkish mentality and I would like to explore Turkey a little bit further next year. One of my first choices in Turkey would be Antalya. Antalya is known for its beautiful beaches, waterfalls and wonderful sightseeing opportunities. It is also a great destination for golf lovers with 21 golf courses.
There a seven main destinations to stay in Antalya: Alanya, Belek, Kemer, Lara Beach, Manavgat, Side and Tekirova. I like the look of Lara Beach and the Barut Lara would be the perfect destination for my holiday. Lara Beach is only 12
My hotel of choice would be the Barut Lara, it is a premier five-star resort located along the golden beach of Lara. It has curvy pools, sunbathing jetties and à la carte restaurants. Not to forget a fancy spa – it really is the perfect place to leave your stressful daily life behind and relax. I am already thinking about packing my suitcases. The bedrooms are modern and minimalist with flat screen TV’s and fluffy bathrobes. Should you choose you upgrade to a suite, you will get a private hot tub on the balcony. How fantastic is that?
Antalya is only half an hour away from Antalya and there you can find the perfect souvenirs at the bazaars. You can also visit some of the museums and drink Turkish coffee in one of the little cafes along the
It takes only four hours from Gatwick airport to fly to Antalya Airport and from there it is only 20 minutes to Lara Beach. Turkey is two hours ahead clockwise and the currency is Turkish Lira. 100 Turkish Lira is around £28. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months on the day of arrival in Turkey and at least three months after the departure date. From the 1st of January 2015, your passport must also be valid 60 days beyond the expiry date of your Turkish visa. As a British citizen, you need a visa to travel to Turkey and can apply online for it here: Turkey Visa
Antalya is the perfect destination for a luxury vacation in Turkey. Tour operators like First Choice are well-established in the Antalya area and can assist you with everything from finding the perfect resort