Turkey lies in both Asia and Europe, with its unique location having created a country that boasts rich influences from several cultures. The landscapes are wonderfully diverse, with mountainous areas dominating most of Turkey's terrain. You can explore lush national parks with their caves, forests and waterfalls and marvel at calm rockpools sitting at the bottom of snow-capped mountains. There are also long stretches of coast dotted with beaches, fishing villages and lively resort towns.
Holiday Village Turkey is a beachfront complex with 500 rooms and seven swimming pools, including the lake-sized main pool. Others include a relaxation pool, waterslide pool and jacuzzi pool. Kids can also get involved with activities such as ten-pin bowling and an Aerial Adventure course. There's a buffet restaurant, as well as an Italian, Turkish and Asian a la carte restaurants. A mini-market is available, with Sarigerme offering a range of shops and bars during high season.
Edged by tree-covered mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, Sensatori Resort Fethiye offers glorious ocean views and a total of 414 rooms. A sand-and-pebble beach is within walking distance and Dalaman Airport is around 45 minutes away. International cuisine is served at the buffet restaurant, with other restaurants specialising in Italian, Turkish and Asian food. There's also modern European a la carte dining and a grill restaurant. Enjoy the five pools, with one especially for kids.
Luxurious Sensatori Resort Sorgun is located opposite a stunning forest within the small town of Sorgun and sits right on a gold-sand beach. It has 310 rooms, four swimming pools and six restaurants. There's also a stylish bar designed by Philip Treacy that serves a delicious range of cocktails. The whole family can enjoy a range of activities, including beach volleyball and canoeing. Antalya Airport is around an hour's drive away from the hotel.
Everything at this modern hotel in on a huge scale – with its 824 rooms and a supersize water park that offers enough water slides and pools to keep all the family entertained. There's also a private beach just moments away, giving you the chance to relax and enjoy a beach-bar drink. Seven restaurants offer a range of cuisines, such as Italian, Asian and Turkish. Another highlight is the full schedule of live entertainment in the evenings.
TUI BLUE Marmaris is an adults-only hotel with 279 rooms that's located at the foot of a pine-covered hill on a peninsula, with the Mediterranean Sea lapping its grounds. Nestled within dense forest and on a private beach, the hotel is home to two pools and two restaurants that cover both buffet and a la carte options. The resort of Marmaris is just five miles away, with local water taxis and buses running regular services.
This idyllic hotel is in the resort village of Olu Deniz and lies within a quieter area that offers fantastic mountain views. Belcekiz Beach is less than a 10-minute walk away, as is a range of shops, bars and restaurants in the resort's centre. Karbel Hotel has 213 rooms, two pools and both buffet and a la carte dining options. There's also a barbecue that's held fortnightly and a snack bar open in the afternoons.
Barut Kemer is a family-friendly hotel with 360 rooms, three swimming pools, a mini aqua park, buffet restaurant and four a la carte restaurants. It sits on a private stretch of beach that has its own pier and a selection of loungers. The centre of Kemer is a 10-minute walk away and has plenty of bars, restaurants and shops. Live acts and music are on offer in the evenings, as are a cinema and nightclub.
Pegasos Royal is a tastefully designed hotel with 414 rooms that's ideal for families, with its beachside setting within Incekum Bay and a kids' pool that boasts 16 slides. There's a lake-sized main pool, with guests also having use of the pools and bars at two neighbouring hotels. For dining, there's a buffet restaurant, as well as Italian, Turkish and Asian a la carte restaurants. The town of Avsallar with its shops and restaurants is just over a mile away.