If you are looking for a family-friendly destination that offers stunning scenery, a rich cultural heritage, delicious cuisine and plenty of fun activities, look no further than Türkiye. This beautiful country has something in store for everyone, whether you want to explore ancient ruins, relax on sandy beaches, enjoy thrilling water parks or experience the vibrant nightlife. We have found some of the best family hotels in two of Turkey’s most popular regions for holidaymakers: the Turkish Aegean coast and the Turkish Riviera.
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The best family-friendly hotels on the Turkish Aegean
The Turkish Aegean coast is a paradise for nature lovers, with its rugged mountains, pine forests, olive groves and azure bays. It’s also home to some of Turkey’s most fascinating historical sites and popular tourist destinations. During your stay, take a day trip to the ruined city of Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And don’t forget to experience the sights and sounds of bustling, cosmopolitan Izmir. You can easily combine culture and relaxation by the pool, as there are plenty of family-friendly hotels and resorts in this region of Turkey to choose from.
One of the best family hotels in the Turkish Aegean is the TUI BLUE Sarigerme Park. It’s located right on the sloping sandy beach front and only a 10-minute walk from the village of Sarigerme, with its range of shops, restaurants and bars. The hotel boasts:
- five restaurants – serving a range of international and local cuisine, as well as à la carte
- four swimming pools – the majority of them heated
- three bars – including one right next to the pool and one at the beach.
And of course, the kids clubs, teens lounge and childcare facilities mean the resort is one of the best and most popular hotels in Turkey for families.
Another great resort option nearby is the TUI BLUE Tropical, which also overlooks the sublime Sarigerme Bay. While you may be tempted by the sandy beach, you may not get the opportunity to enjoy it for long. We’re sure the kids will prefer the resort’s water park – or, more precisely, enjoying themselves by hurtling down one (or all) of the five waterslides. And of course, as you would expect from an outstanding all-inclusive hotel in Turkey, families are at the heart of everything. Read more about what’s on offer in our blog article about the resort here.
Find the best family resorts and destinations on the Turkish Riviera
The Turkish Riviera is the ideal choice for sun-seekers, with its golden beaches, crystal-clear waters and glamorous resorts. It’s also known as the Turquoise Coast, due to the stunning colour contrast between the cloudless blue sky and the aquamarine sea. With over 620 miles (1,000 km) of coastline, the Turkish Riviera is the perfect place to enjoy water sports, sailing and diving.
The Turkish Riviera features many popular destinations for families. The ancient village of Side with its Roman temples, pretty harbour and ancient amphitheatre is a popular day out. Our tip: Visit on a Saturday when the lively bazaar is held. A short drive inland, you’ll find the Dim Cave (“Dark Cave”), with four spectacular underground halls featuring stunning stalactites and stalagmites. The colourful lighting creates a magical atmosphere. And of course, there’s Antalya, the main city on the Turkish Riviera, where ancient history and a cosmopolitan culture combine. Don’t forget to take the kids to the annual sand art festival on the city’s Lara beach.
If you are looking for the best all-inclusive hotels for families on Turkey’s Riviera, we’ve got a couple of suggestions. Both have everything you need for a laid-back, stress-free family holiday. The TUI BLUE Palm Garden resort covers 80,000 square metres of grounds with an on-site water park. It’s ideally situated between Antalya, Side and Alanya.
A bit further east, the TUI BLUE Pascha Bay is a modern, family hotel near Konakli. Here, you’ll find childcare, kid’s activities, programmes for teenagers, family-friendly entertainment and spa treatments for the grown-ups.
What does a typical day look like at one of these all-inclusive hotels in Turkey? Read our holiday diary here.
Enjoy a 5-star holiday in Türkiye
Whether you choose the Turkish Aegean or the Turkish Riviera (or both!), you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable time with your loved ones. Turkey really is a wonderful destination for families looking for an action-packed holiday. And going all-inclusive with TUI BLUE means you can enjoy the best family hotels in Türkiye without worrying about the cost!