There aren’t too many places that successfully combine high-end luxury and unblemished wilderness. Belek is one of them. Against a postcard-pretty backdrop of shallow turquoise seas and distant, snow-capped mountains, this upscale resort is a feast for all the senses.
The area has 16 kilometres of palm-fringed, white-sand beaches, which are studded with a steadily growing number of plush, architecturally gorgeous hotels. Golfers will especially love Belek holidays – the area is home to the Turkish national course, and several others that are certified as championship standard.
Thrilling water sports such as jet-skiing and powerboating are also on offer, and the restaurant scene – based mostly in the hotels – is forward-thinking and creative. Not far away, meanwhile, the Zeytintasi cave is a monumental cathedral of stalactites, left undisturbed for millennia. Holidays to Belek in Turkey will give you a taste of the good life, in surroundings of astounding natural beauty.