With our partner easyJet Holidays, these are the best luxury hotels and family-friendly resorts in Turkey
Best for… family holidays
Sun, sea and waterslides: whether you’re bringing the family or just seeking out a patch of tranquillity, this seaside spot has it all. It's framed by the mountains, Mediterranean forests and the impossibly blue Belek sea, and the only difficulty you’ll face is whether you want to soak up the sun at one of the many poolside bars or have one a bespoke picnic hamper delivered to your beach lounger. The gorgeous nearby Manavgat waterfall makes a great day trip.
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Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort and Spa
Best for… an all-inclusive break
Less a resort, more an idyllic wonderland made up of crystal clear pools, tennis courts, vast spas and – of course – a long stretch of pristine private beach. This majestic hotel, in an enviable location on the edge of the Dalaman River and the Mediterranean, is so sizeable it has its own guided walks through the lush, riverside scenery that makes up its grounds. With more restaurants and bars than a small country, it would take weeks to discover everything this remarkable resort has to offer.
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Lujo Hotel Bodrum
Best for… pure indulgence
Soho House vibes by the sea. This award-winning hotel claims a holiday is an art form, and its array of gourmet chefs, yoga teachers, masseurs and – honestly – helicopter pilots are your curators. The rooms and suites, with their glass walls and views over Guvercinlik Bay, are straight out of a glossy travel mag; the private villas are out of this world. Everything here is next-level luxury, but the private beaches – also curated around themes like 'escape' and ‘joy' – are truly special.
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Hillside Beach Club
Best for… unwinding in paradise
The kind of slice of paradise you feel you should have to fly halfway around the world to find. Nestled in a secluded bay – sandy cliffs, lush forest, white sand and azure water, naturally – on a beautifully wild part of coast, this is a place to find yourself. That may involve making a mandala at the seaside art class, exploring the reef, setting sail or over dinner at the bayside candlelit restaurant – or all of the above.
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Best for… Glastonbury by the sea
Imagine if your favourite summer festival moved to a paradise island, and threw in a luxury spa and a handful of gourmet restaurants. Themed around the Aegean, whose shimmering waters are only ever a stroll away, its boutique rooms are dotted around Kesre Bay’s lush pine and palm forest. Little highlights – handwoven traditional bed linen, mindfulness classes, local art exhibitions, ethnic music club nights – combine with the luxe ethos of the Club Marvy culture to make something truly special.
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Royal Holiday Palace
Best for… a royal family
With its towers, terraces and balconies, this is the kind of fairytale palace that kids dream about, and includes a gigantic waterside that cascades all the way down from the ornate, turreted building to the sea. Built in the style of a French chateau, its extensive gardens boast kids’ pools, yoga lawns and unparalleled views out over the sea. As befits royalty, the restaurants are gourmet, the spa is sumptuous and the facilities – which include a funfair and aquapark – are fit for a king.
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Best for… treating yourself
Even the waterslides at this deluxe seaside resort are spa-pearl white, cascading into just one of the many crystal-clear, mosaic-tiled pools that dot the beachside complex. And it really is beachside: all that stands between you and the Mediterranean are pine trees, lush gardens and enough willpower to leave the fine dining, concept restaurants, glitzy bars and deluxe spa. Kids are treated like rock stars, too, with their own pools, buffet restaurant and fairground.
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Orka Lotus Beach
Best for… amazing views
Rising out of the thick pine forests that coat Turkey’s dramatic Aegean coast at Icmeler, this luxurious resort feels like a film location. Maybe that’s the spectacular views – from the hotel’s private pier, for example, which stretches so far out into the water it almost brushes the forest on the other side of the bay. Or it’s the cabanas, the views of the bay from the luxurious rooms, the beachside yoga or the tiled halls of its tranquil spa.
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