Side Star Beach

The Side Star Beach has a private beach on the doorstep and it’s only a five-minute taxi ride away from Side’s promenade.

The hotel has a curvy pool surrounded by palm trees. Kids have their own section and there’s a cool elephant-shaped slide they can whoosh down. If you head indoors, you can use the heated indoor pool in the spa, which sits under a glass ceiling.

The main restaurant serves buffets of local and international food. Themed evenings take place a couple of nights a week to help keep variety. There’s also an Ottoman a la carte and a seafood restaurant by the beach.

Overview of Side

Side is a coastal resort of epic proportions. When you choose it for your holiday to Turkey, you can enjoy ancient ruins and beautiful beaches in equal measure.

There’s something for holidaymakers of all persuasions in Side. Nearby nature reserves are a great place for a wander, while the coastline has plenty of water-sports options. If you’re a culture vulture, there’s the Temple of Apollo, which is perfect for an Instagram snap. With so much choice and variety, stays at the Side Star Beach are particularly popular with families.

Things to do in Side

At the Side Star Beach, you’re only a hop, skip and jump away from the beach. Side’s shoreline has two beaches, conveniently called West Beach and East Beach. Most families flock to West Beach, which has a sweeping shallow area that’s safe for kids. Parasailing and water-skiing adventures are also available on the waves.

If you’d like to do some shopping or see the historic sights, then you can catch a bus or take a taxi to Side’s old town, where Roman ruins rub shoulders with modern shops. The Temple of Apollo is just off the coast, while the Greek amphitheatre is a great place for an afternoon walk.

With two beaches, ancient ruins and party spots, there’s something you and all your family will love in Side.

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.