Debrah Dhugga shares one of her favourite hotels: Turkey Hillside Beach Club. It’s a hidden gem but once you find it, you won’t let it go…
I’m delighted to be back sharing some great hotels around the world with all you Luxe readers. This issue, to kick things off, I share one of my favourite hotels Turkey Hillside Beach Club.
If you are dreaming of escapes that offer an idyllic mix of relaxation and adventure in contemporary comfort, look no further. This luxury hideaway in Fethiye offers guests a home away from home in privately owned Kalemya Bay, surrounded by fragrant pine forests and the twinkling turquoise sea.
Boasting three stunning beaches, two spas, gourmet cuisine and water sports and activities galore, the resort is described as ‘Heaven on Earth’ by couples and families alike.
Rooms At Turkey Hillside Beach Club
All rooms are designed in harmony with nature and the Superior Double is no different. Spacious and contemporary, guests are cocooned in comfort from the moment they walk through the door. Soothing tones and natural furnishings calm the mind and body, while the private terrace offers unbeatable privacy, space and mesmerising views over the tranquil bay.
From the moment you arrive the only thing on the agenda is Hillside’s ethos of ‘feeling good’, providing a much-needed feel-good factor for all. With exceptional service and unique amenities like on-demand waiter service by the sun loungers and the serene adult-only Silent Beach, the resort fosters relaxation and digital detox.
This leads to an impressive 80% repeat guest rate, underlining its appeal. For those seeking tranquillity, the second adult-only beach, Serenity, accessible by a forest stroll or a brief boat ride, offers peaceful seclusion.
Guests can rejuvenate with beach yoga, guided meditation, or indulge in the Sanda Nature Spa, which features treetop treatment rooms and soothing forest surroundings.
At Hillside, parents can spend quality time as a couple, relaxing over a glass of wine, safe in the knowledge that little ones are being expertly looked after and endlessly entertained.
From robot building to football competitions and DJ masterclasses, there’s something for every little traveller at Hillside’s two dedicated kid’s clubs, Kidside (for 4 – 10-year olds) and the Activity Centre (for 8 – 12-year olds).
Hillside understands that in busy family life little essentials are easily forgotten, which is why the team is one step ahead and every family need is thought of. Strollers, cots, baths, bottle warmers and more are provided. A fresh baby buffet is even offered for hungry tots, along with a dedicated baby park and sandpit (for those aged 0-3).
Destination Of Delights
Just a stone’s throw from Fethiye, one of the oldest towns on the Lycian Coast, Hillside is ideally located for those looking to explore the region’s history, culture and landscape.
Try out the renowned Turkish coffee during a stroll in the Old Town or Marina, pick up souvenirs at the local Bazaar, hike through history and explore nearby ancient historical sites including the deserted village of Kayaköy, or take to the water and explore the coast on a sunset boat tour.
If you are looking for something more adventurous you can try mountain biking or take to the rugged countryside in an exhilarating off-road jeep safari. Hillside Beach Club is famed for its exceptional quality of food and creative cocktails including Turkish, Mediterranean and Italian cuisine.
Turkey Hillside Beach Club
The hotel is close to some of southwest Turkey’s most fascinating historical sites, of which Kayaköy is the closest and the most famous. For an exclusive escape, the valley of Kayaköy has an intriguing history and an abundance of nature.
Believed to be the site of the Lycian city of Karmylassos, there are still some Sarcophagi, along with several rock tombs, which are well worth exploring. Even the isles of Greece and Rhodes are within reach.
Ideal for hikers staying at Turkey Hillside Beach Club, as well as those interested in Turkey’s rich past, Kayaköy is just 8km south of the hotel. Hillside Beach Club is the perfect choice for discerning guests looking to truly escape and indulge, creating holiday memories to remember.