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Feeling good: how Hillside Beach Club has perfected family holidays in Turkey

Last updated 24th January 2024

How can you resist Hillside Beach Club Turkey when it’s the resort where they ask your children what they think, then really listen to the answers? Here’s what else is irresistible next summer.

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View of Hillside Beach Club Turkey

Hillside Beach Club Turkey features three private beaches

Set on the sunny and spectacularly lovely southwest coast of Turkey, close to the fascinating Amyntas Rock Tombs, but nowhere near crowds, Hillside Beach Club lives up to its name by having  not one, but three, private  Mediterranean beaches.

But what really sets this irresistible resort apart is its refreshing take on family holidays which cocoon babies in gentle care; indulge under 12s with amazing kids’ clubs and endlessly inspiring activities, and also give teenagers plenty of fun; from Pasha dance evenings and DJ sessions to lessons at Turkey’s first official waterskiing and wakeboarding school.

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Family time, Hillside Beach Club Turkey

Experience the feel good factor every second of your stay

Feel good factor Hillside is all about families feeling good, every second of their stay, and you’ll find feel good potential everywhere and for everyone.

The resort even has a dedicated Baby Park for little guests from newborn to three years old, as well as a Baby Chef prepping healthy and delicious food to tempt the tiniest palates.

Feeling good whispers its way into original ideas like the Father & Son camp, and a Silent Beach where adults can switch off and reset their mind, body and soul.

And speaking of soul, the Sanda Spa and Sanda Nature Spa are designed to soothe yours, right down to treetop treatment rooms gently washed by the sound of birdsong.

The ‘Feeling Good’ experience at Hillside is evident from the astonishingly high guest satisfaction level, with 99% of guests actively recommending their experience, and over 74% returning for a second or third holiday.

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Diving lessons, Hillside Beach Club

Teenagers are never too old to play at Hillside Beach Club

Teenagers are notoriously hard to please on holiday, unless you give them non-stop water sports, new skills to learn, and also respect  them as young adults with minds and ideas of their own.

It goes without saying that Hillside Beach Club has that down to a fine art for its teen guests

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Waterpark fun, Hillside Beach Club

The perfect place to make those special holiday friends

We all remember making holiday friends, and great memories like that are what Hillside Beach Club Activity Centre creates for 8 to 12 year olds.

Of course, the activity part is a big deal too and that covers just about everything you could possibly imagine your children wanting to do.

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Nobody knows Hillside Beach Club like teens

Teens spill the beans to Hillside Beach Club Turkey

Finding out what young guests want is something of a priority at Hillside, which is why the Creative Minds concept was introduced.

Four times a year, senior management meets with teenagers aged from 13 to 19 who have stayed at the resort more than once and know it well.

The aim is to discover what’s working, what could be better, and what brilliant ideas are inside those young, creative minds.

And you only have to look at what kids can get up to here to see how well the concept is working.

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Hillside Beach Club Turkey, Kidside Kids Club

Kidside is always on the right side of fun for kids

Kidside is fully supervised by childcare professionals and children’s entertainers, but that’s not what makes this kids’ club for 4 to 7 year olds so exceptional.

The real difference lies in the fresh thinking and sheer range of things to do. So, as well as having the time of their lives your kids could be learning to play piano, joining art workshops, exploring nature, or quite honestly doing anything that sparks their interest.

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Family room with private terrace

Hillside Beach Club makes more room for families

If you need more proof of Hillside Beach Club’s thoughtful approach to family holidays, you don’t have to look any further than their unusually generous accommodation.

The Superior Family Room is really a two bedroom suite with its own, private sea view  terrace and space to sleep two adults and up to three children. See, unusually generous, compared to almost all other Mediterranean resorts.

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Wakeboarding, Hillside Beach Club Turkey

Every day is a new adventure for families, on and off the water

It’s not just teenagers who get to enjoy water sports here. Apart from having Turkey’s first official waterskiing and wakeboarding school, the resort also offers training courses for all ages at its own sailing school: introductory and IYT WW Certified Professional Courses.

If you’re thinking about diving for the first time, beginner’s lessons for families are available at the dive school, along with two to three day courses for SSI, PADI or CMAS certification. And over 30 stunning dive sites within a 15 to 20 minute boat ride of Hillside Beach Club, give experienced divers plenty to get excited about too.

You can also try anything from tennis and beach volleyball to archery on dry land. Plus, along with daily yoga classes for all levels, Hillside’s annual Feel Good Week lets guests immerse themselves in yoga from morning to night, and includes sessions on the Silent Beach as well as sunset yoga aboard the resort’s large sailing boat.

Then, for those times when you’re all feeling more creative than active, there’s Artside: the art space where families can unleash their imagination. Learn anything from marbling to silk painting, or simply be inspired by the natural surroundings to draw or paint a masterpiece to take home.

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Beach Bar & Restaurant, Hillside Beach Club Turkey

Elevated buffets to family-style beach eats

All that fun is hungry work which means you can make the most of Hillside’s three restaurants where fresh, healthy and local ingredients take priority and even the tiniest babies are treated to exceptional eating experiences.

Family friendly Main Restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner is buffet-style but elevated. So you can look forward to the showmanship of live cooking stations, traditional grills and wood-fired ovens, plus – much to the delight of kids – a dedicated ice cream corner.

Alternatively, Pasha on the Bay is the charming beachside restaurant where families with children aged over 12 can enjoy Mediterranean cooking under clear starlit skies. Or late risers can still grab a light breakfast between 10am and noon each morning.

Family-style at the Beach Bar & Restaurant means long tables laden with fresh Italian food and parents and children, relaxed and happily eating together as the sun sets over the sea. You can grab and quick and easy buffet lunch here during the day too, or just chill with a cool drink in the late afternoon.

To see more visit Hillside Beach Club or follow us on Instagram @hillsidebeachclub. For reservations, email feelgood@hillsidebeachclub.com