You’ll feel like an A-lister if you stay at TUI SENSATORI Barut Sorgun. There are plenty of accommodation options from doubles with sea views to luxurious swim-up rooms. Chances are you’ll spend most of the time outside, lounging around one of the four outdoor pools. One of them is adults-only while another is for kids, kitted out with a pirate ship playground. You’ll also be wowed by the six restaurants on offer serving seafood, Italian and Turkish dishes. There are also five bars including the colourful adults-only Butterfly Bar designed by Philip Treacey. TUI SENSATORI Barut Sorgun also has a picturesque location on a golden beach, bordered by Sorgun Forest.

Overview of Antalya

It’s obvious why holidays to Turkey are so popular – a sunny climate and fantastic beaches, not to mention the delicious cuisine and atmospheric bazaars. The Antalya region, also known as the Turkish Riviera, is one of the most popular areas of the country. It boasts a sensational coastline of sand and shingle beaches lapped by impossibly blue waters and bordered by the forested Taurus Mountains. There’s plenty of opportunity to explore ancient ampitheatres and unique ruined cities. But Antalya is also very modern with cosmopolitan resort towns, glitzy marinas and chic hotels. If you’re looking for luxury at reasonable prices, book a stay at TUI SENSATORI Barut Sorgun.

Things to do in Antalya

If you feel inclined to leave TUI SENSATORI Barut Sorgun, take a 15-minute dolmus bus ride to nearby Side. You can wander the upmarket marina, check out the beaches or lose yourself in the winding lanes of Old Side. There’s even a huge Roman amphitheatre where 20,000 spectators once watched brutal gladiatorial battles. A 15-minute drive from the hotel is Manavgat Waterfall, a natural feature so attractive it was once printed on Turkish banknotes. You can cool your feet in the water and have a picnic in the surrounding woods. It’s possible to reach the waterfall by a boat trip along Manavgat River, where you’ll have the opportunity for a refreshing swim. With its scenic natural beauty, stunning beaches and lively resorts, the Antalya region is well worth the visit. It’s an area of Turkey you’ll want to return to many times

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.