Barut Arum

At the Barut Arum, everything’s super-sized. Whether you’re swimming or enjoying dinner, you’ll never be short of space, and the portion sizes will mean you’re certainly making the most of the All Inclusive. The main restaurant offers international buffets four times a day, and there are another four restaurants to try, too.

On the outdoor terrace, the two lagoon-style pools are the place to be. Wander through the immaculately maintained gardens, though, and you’ll also find a slide pool for kids.

Overview of Side

From the Barut Arum, hop on a dolmus to get to Side, 3.5-kilometres away. Steeped in culture and packed with some of Turkey’s finest dining establishments, Side is the jewel in the Antalya region.

Most holidays to the Antalya region are about sandy beaches or cultural hotspots. However, in Side, you get the best of both worlds. On the Turkish Riviera, Side is a seaside resort of epic proportions. Plus, it was the rumoured holiday spot of Anthony and Cleopatra and is the former playground of Greeks and Romans, so history is everywhere you look.

Things to do in Side

Side has activities for all ages and is easy to get to from the Barut Arum. You can head to the glitzy harbour that’s flanked by two beaches, visit the Temple of Apollo (an Instagrammers delight) and dine in one of more than 150 restaurants.

Whether you’re looking to take it easy or get your walking boots on, Side has options to suit. Plus, in the evening here, you have your choice between family-focused restaurants and all-night clubs. There really is something for everyone.

A world of wonder awaits in Side. With waterfront party spots, ancient wonders and two beaches to choose between, you’ll understand why it has been a popular holiday destination for thousands of years from the second you arrive.


Resort Summary

The former playground of the Greeks and Romans, Side is a coastal resort of epic proportions. It’s also rumoured to be the holiday spot of history’s first power couple, Antony and Cleopatra. Found on a little peninsula on Turkey’s southern coast, this town is sandwiched between two scenic beaches and dotted with ancient ruins.

Nearby nature resorts keep things subdued while watersports on the coast up the energy. Days at the beach and Instagramming the crumbling columns of the Temple of Apollo are all good fun during cheap holidays to Turkey, but sundown is when Side really comes to life.