Susesi Luxury Resort, Turkey
Just a 45-minute transfer from Turkey’s Antalya airport, Susesi Luxury Resort is a premium haven situated on its own quiet section of Belek’s sand-and-shingle beachfront. And, it’s entirely designed for families.
With seven pools, its very own water park, private beach, spa and selection of golf courses there is something for everyone at Susesi Luxury Resort.
We love this Mediterranean costal resort because it has something for every member of the family; kids will make a beeline for the pool, while Mum ponders on potential spa treatments and Dad books a round at one of the many local golf courses.
While the kids are entertained, you can explore the resort’s other activities, including yoga, pilates, squash and dance lessons, while the local area also boasts several world-class golf courses, such as The Montgomerie and the National Golf Club (tee times and transport can be organised through the resort).
For a spot of relaxation, head to La Calisse Spa, which features two indoor pools, a Turkish bath, sauna and steam room, as well as a wide selection of treatments and massages available at an additional cost.
With evening entertainment featuring dance performances, DJs and live music, the Susesi Luxury Resort offers round-the-clock fun, while still managing to provide a relaxing break for a more sedate experience.
You will immediately be impressed by Susesi’s architecture. The spacious ‘Terrace’ family rooms feature a double bed and two singles to ensure that everyone has their own space. Rooms on the second floor are particularly nice, offering quick and easy access to one of the resort’s many pools so the kids can be first in the water in the morning.
With seven pools for you to choose from – including 3,300m² waterways that surround the Terrace, Susesi certainly lives up to its name, which translates as ‘Sound of Water’. The resort also boasts a 400m stretch of private beach where toddlers can play and build sandcastles.
Young adventure-seekers will especially love exploring Susesi’s most impressive attribute, its aqua park, which features six water slides of varying intensity.
Food: The resort’s dining options are as varied as the activities on offer with the main restaurant, Turquoise, serving buffet breakfasts, lunch and dinner featuring different cuisines.
There’s also a separate area offering pre-prepared baby foods.
A further six à la carte restaurants within the resort, offer steaks, seafood, Asian, Italian and Mexican menus, as well as a traditional Turkish barbecue. Six snack restaurants provide day-time treats including gözleme, pizzas, burgers, fruits and desserts, while there are 12 bars spread throughout the resort, serving beers, wine, cocktails and soft drinks.
Kids clubs: To give you a chance to relax, there are kids clubs (aged 4 and up) that offer a wide range of fun supervised activities such as banana boating, discos, magic shows, talent contests, horse-riding and face-painting.
There’s also a teenage club with a games area, DJ lessons and a variety of other cool things for kids aged 13 to 16 to do.
Price: Seven nights in an all-inclusive Terrace Family room for two adults and two children (aged 12 and under) costs from £2,462 with Thomas Cook, flying from London Gatwick to Antalya. Airport transfers from Antalya are included.
Travel time: A flight from London to Antalya takes 4 hours and 10 minutes.