If you are dreaming of sunny escapes that offer an idyllic mix of relaxation and adventure in contemporary comfort, look no further than Hillside Beach Club in Turkey. The luxury hideaway in Fethiye reopens for 2019 on 15th April, offering 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 Hillside Sanda spas, gourmet cuisine at three restaurants and water sports and activities galore, the resort is described as “Heaven on Earth” by couples and families alike.
From the moment guests arrive the only thing on the agenda is Hillside’s ethos of “feeling good”. Unparalleled service and innovative offerings, including waiters who arrive at sun loungers at the touch of a button and the adult-only Silent Beach, which encourages guests to step away from devices, are just some of the reasons Hillside sees guests return year after year. The resort’s impressive 60% repeat guest ratio has even seen it recognised as a Harvard Business School case study.
Those seeking true peace and respite can take a relaxing stroll through the forest to the second adult-only beach, Serenity, or hop on the boat for the five-minute trip. Find inner calm during a beach yoga class as the sun rises or zen out with a guided meditation. The ultimate in pampering is just a little further away at the Sanda Spa or Sanda Nature Spa. Indulge in a deep tissue massage in a tree-top treatment room to the backdrop of birdsong.
At the heart of the resort, the main beach buzzes with activity and laughter. Children and adults looking for activities and adventure are spoilt for choice. Water babies will not be disappointed as Hillside is home to Turkey’s first official Water Skiing and Wakeboard school, with professionals on site each year. The resort has also been host to the World Water Skiing Championships and the World Wakeboard Championships so whether guests are looking to learn to dive for the first time or improve their sailing skills Hillside has you covered!
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 film making with experts from the British Film Institute to robot building, 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 are one step ahead and every family need is thought of. Strollers, cots, baths, bottle warmers and more are provided and a fresh baby buffet is even offered for hungry tots along with a dedicated baby park with water park and sandpit (for those aged 0-3).
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. Sample infamous 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 Kayakoy, or take to the water and explore the coast on a sunset boat tour. Those looking for something more adventurous can try mountain biking or take to the rugged countryside in an exhilarating off-road jeep safari.
After busy days at Hillside families and couples enjoy fresh Mediterranean meals and creative cocktails as the sun starts to set. Guests cosy up under star-studded skies to watch films screened over the water each week, the ideal end to another day in paradise. Once a year, the bay is transformed into a spectacular stage for a Classical Music on the Sea Concert. Hillside’s calendar is packed with special events and annual themed weeks to help guest’s make the most of their getaways. From the wellness-inspired Feel Good Week, which leaves body and mind revitalised, to fitness-fuelled Summer Challenge Week and the dedicated Watersports Week and Tennis Cup.
With thoughtful touches, a huge range of activities and offerings for families and couples alike, unrivalled service and attention to detail, Hillside Beach Club is the perfect choice for discerning guests looking to truly escape and indulge in the holiday of a lifetime.