TUI BLUE Barut Andiz

The TUI BLUE Barut Andiz is a stunning adults-only retreat on the beachfront at Side. A pool sits proudly at the heart of the hotel, and it’s a real sun-trap, elegantly lined with loungers – it’s the perfect place to cool off. There’s also a fabulous roof-top terrace here, complete with a Jacuzzi, where you can sip cocktails and soak up the scenery. The centre of Side is just 2km away from the hotel. The main buffet restaurant serves a wide range of dishes, including Turkish cuisine, while a la carte restaurants offer extra dining options and come with stunning sea views. You’ll find a spa at the hotel for that all-important R&R, complete with a sauna and Turkish baths. Rooms are modern and comfortable and come with a balcony or terrace. For an extra-special touch, upgrade to a swim-up room or junior suite.

Overview of Side, Turkey

Nestled on Turkey’s southern coastline, Side is a stunning beach resort dripping with ancient history and blessed with two beautiful, sandy beaches. From the Temple of Apollo to the cobbled streets of the old town, this popular spot has everyone under its spell. You’ll even find a glamorous harbour here that’s alive with activity. If you’re planning your holidays to Turkey, look no further than Side. With crystal-clear waters, crumbling ruins and stunning views, it’s the perfect place to soak up the warm, Mediterranean rays.

Things to do in Side, Turkey

After relaxing at the TUI BLUE Barut Andiz, explore the ancient ruins of The Temple of Apollo, just off the coast. There’s a wonderful Greek amphitheatre here, which, incredibly, remains in action to this day – you may even catch a show if you’re lucky. After soaking up the sun at Side’s east and west beaches, head to Antalya for a spot of sight-seeing. Just an hour’s drive away, it’s a treasure trove of ancient sites and modern-day attractions. You’ll find excellent shopping, an aquarium and a zoo among other attractions, with the ancient columns of Perge nearby. Side may be a popular destination for holiday-makers looking to bask in Turkey’s sunshine, but it also oozes Turkish charm and you’ll find plenty of tranquil spots in which to unwind.

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.