Bluewaters Resort

Just 5km from Side is the five-star, All-Inclusive Bluewaters Resort. Swim in the sparkling waters of the hotel’s beach or splash about in one of its four pools, complete with slides, palm trees and sun loungers. Four restaurants serve international cuisine, and the seafront bar shakes a mean cocktail. Sink into the health spa’s whirlpool after a soothing massage or treatment. With more sporting activities galore (think volleyball, tennis and basketball) and live shows and entertainment in the unique amphitheatre each night, you’ll be spoilt for things to do.

Overview of Side, Turkey

If it was good enough for Anthony and Cleopatra, then it’s good enough for your once-in-a-lifetime holidays to Turkey. Home to Bluewaters Resort, Side, a resort on Turkey’s south coast, brings together the romance of ancient Rome and the luxury of a modern holiday resort. Two sandy beaches sit either side of Side’s historic old town, with its ruins and ancient relics. Visit tumbling waterfalls and Roman Amphitheatres. Sail past the Temple of Apollo or go exploring caves. Or cool off in the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The chic, palm-lined harbour with its waterside restaurants and vibrant bars become party central as the sun goes down. Side has got everything covered.

Things to do in Side, Turkey

Venture out from the Bluewaters Resort, and you’ll think you’ve stepped back in time. Side is packed with historic landmarks like the ruins of a Roman theatre, an agora (Roman marketplace) and the Temple of Tyche, all within touching distance of each other. Go on a Turkish adventure in Köprülü Canyon National Park, just an hour away. Hike your way around the dramatic gorges or do a spot of white-water rafting while soaking up the incredible scenery. For a more sedate water experience, head to Side’s local beaches for a bit of banana boating or don your snorkel and goggles and head off for an underwater explore. You’ll love life outdoors in this pocket of Turkish perfection, with its sunny climate, cultural kudos and natural beauty. Side and its endless holiday highlights is captivating whether you’re an adventure seeker or sunbather.

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.