Enjoy beaches and watersports with an All Inclusive break in Izmir
Within just a few hours you can be sitting on a Turkish beach soaking up the sun, as Izmir is only a four and a half hour flight from the UK.
Kusadasi has eight sandy beaches with a good selection of All Inclusive hotels, which give you the chance to try out as many of the sporting activities offered as you like. Some hotels even have their own private stretch of beach.
If you want a break from beach life, make the 20-minute journey to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved Roman settlements in the world. Kusadasi’s weekly market is the place to haggle for locally made goods to take home as a souvenir.
Seferihisar is a so-called Slow City that’s preserved its culture and heritage by reducing traffic and encouraging local artisan food producers. It offers many routes via mountain paths, forest walks or seaside areas that visitors can sightsee on foot or by bicycle. For an even quieter break, head to the quaint village of Ozdere, which has stretches of sandy beaches and lush green mountains beyond.
Most of Izmir’s All Inclusive hotels are set on their own stretch of beach or offer a complimentary shuttle bus to the nearest one. Long Beach in Kusadasi is the place to be if you want to take to the waves for watersports, or if you prefer a quieter day sunbathing make the short trip to Kustur Beach. And Ladies Beach, which despite its name is open to all, is backed by a pretty promenade with plenty of cafes and shops.
What's included in your holiday
An All Inclusive holiday in Izmir gives you plenty for your cash and most hotels have a wide range of beach activities, as well as swimming pools and sometimes even a private stretch of beach. Transfers are normally included, as is buffet dining and evening entertainment. Some hotels include drinks and afternoon tea in an All Inclusive deal but it’s always wise to read the small print beforehand so you know exactly what’s included in your All Inclusive stay. Facilities like spas and beauty treatments are usually offered for an additional charge.
Other popular holidays in Turkey
For All Inclusive holidays in other areas of Turkey, the Antalya region has ancient ruins and beautiful waterfalls or try the family-friendly Bodrum region, with its idyllic beaches, watersports and historical attractions. Home to the sparkling Blue Lagoon and known for its beautiful coastline, history and markets, the Dalaman region is nicknamed the Turquoise Coast and provides an attractive base for an All Inclusive holiday.
Izmir has a lot going for it, to find out more read our travel guide and take a look at some of the top All Inclusive hotels in Izmir below.
Hugging the clifftops and overlooking the Aegean Sea, this 4* hotel offers a range of activities including basketball, tennis, aerobics and a spa. You can relax by one of the two outdoor pools or take the complimentary shuttle bus to the beach around a kilometre away. Your All Inclusive deal includes buffet meals and one a la carte dinner per week, drinks from 7am until midnight and afternoon tea with cakes. Massage and beauty treatments are available at the spa for an additional charge.
With a private beachfront location, 12 kilometres from Kusadasi centre, this 4* hotel provides comfort and style. The two outdoor pools, one with slides, are perfect for soaking up the sun, while there are plenty of sports to try in your All Inclusive deal – tennis, waterpolo, basketball and beach volleyball for a start. The buffet restaurant, pancake house and drinks from the pool, beach and lobby bars are all included. Dining at the a la carte restaurants is payable locally, as are the spa treatments.
With two private beaches, two swimming pools, an aquapark with waterslides and a whole host of other activities to try, you really get your money's worth on an All Inclusive deal at this 5* hotel. Your All Inclusive package gives you the choice to dine in the buffet restaurant or once a week at each of the three a la carte restaurants and includes 24-hour drinks and afternoon tea and cakes. Should you want to venture out of the hotel grounds, the centre of Ozdere, with bars and restaurants is just one and a half kilometres away.
This charming 5* hotel is set right on a sandy beach, just one kilometre from the centre of Ozdere, with its bars, shops and restaurants. A large swimming pool snakes around the hotel grounds and another pool with waterslides is open in the summer months. The choice of activities included in your All Inclusive deal – archery, tennis, yoga, aerobics, Pilates and the gym, to name just some, means you can stay active throughout your holiday. And if all that sport makes you hungry, one of the advantages of your All Inclusive package is that you can dine either at the buffet restaurant or once per week at one of the three a la carte restaurants. Plus drinks are served for 24 hours and ice lollies and small snacks are provided at the beach and pool areas.