Happy Child, Happy Family: the best hotels in Turkey for family holidays


    Vacation with children might seem like a daunting task even for the most experienced travelers. A two-year-old child will not enjoy long museum tours, teenagers are hard to please and parents' dream is just to rest a little. If the idea of going out of town horrifies you and grandparents are not ready to babysit, don't worry! Family hotels in Turkey are usually associated only with "all-inclusive" and endless parties, but some of them perfectly combine luxury with educational programs and entertainment for kids. Here are five family hotels you will definitely want to visit with your children.

    Club Hotel Turan Prince World

    Side, Turkey

    A large, beautiful family hotel for children of all ages. The hotel area is surrounded by greenery and flowers, and you can always hear joyful children's laughter on the well-kept sandy beach. There is a children's club, amusement park, water park, zoo, and football field.

    The hotel also has a teen club with a variety of educational courses and other entertainment for young guests aged from 12 to 17 years. There is an animation program for every taste: DJ and breakdancing courses, laser paintball, game hours, and sports events.

    Dobedan Exclusive Hotel & Spa

    Belek, Turkey

    The children's club at the wonderful Dobedan Exclusive Hotel & SPA is designed to develop creative abilities of its little guests and discover their talents. It will make the vacation for parents even more enjoyable.

    The Mini Club, which goes beyond its traditional concept, offers special activities that promote children's personal development. Various activities such as handicrafts, drawing, shows, and festivals with the active participation of children guarantee a pleasant pastime and bright emotions. Every child will be able to reveal their creative talents, preserving pleasant memories of the trip.

    In the evening, the whole family can enjoy a performance of famous artists and the warm evening on the Mediterranean coast.

    Akka Antedon Hotel

    Kemer, Turkey

    Hotels of the Akka chain are popular all year round. Akka Antedon Hotel is located in a very picturesque location of Kemer. Beautiful nature, mountains, pine trees and clear turquoise seawater. The hotel offers active animation, a buffet, a water park and, of course, a children's club.

    Children from different cultures gather together and communicate under the supervision of teachers working with special programs tailored to different age groups. Additionally, thematic, choreographic and costume shows are regularly held, which will definitely leave an unforgettable impression in the memory of young guests.

    The hotel also organizes a family festival twice during the season.

    Ela Excellence Resort Belek

    Belek, Turkey

    Ela Excellence Resort Belek is a chic family hotel with a modern approach to life and leisure. Everything here is top-notch: updated design, beautiful and spacious rooms, excellent service, quality and variety of food, children's concept and animation program in general.

    For a vacation with children, everything is thought through to the smallest detail, with many entertaining and educational activities. The children's club with professional teachers and animators offers culinary master classes, a unique water park and a club for teenagers. Everland Kids World is a truly magical place where every young guest will find something interesting and educational.

    Rixos Premium Tekirova - The Land Of Legends Free Access

    Kemer, Turkey

    Rixos Premium Tekirova offers entertainment options for the whole family – from the youngest to the oldest family members. Their motto is "Happy Child, Happy Family". Little travelers will be absolutely delighted with the colorful playgrounds and the Rixy Kids Club children's academy. The vibrant entertainment and animation programs make the hotel a special place where children can be children: there are beaches for kids, a water park, a football and ballet academy, a cozy Rixy Cinema to watch favorite movies, a room for quiet daytime naps, a Rixy gaming center, and an open-air amusement park.

    And, of course, don't forget that all guests at Rixos Premium Tekirova can receive free tickets to The Land of Legends theme park, as well as free roundtrip transfer. You can spend the whole day in the fascinating atmosphere of the park: ride exciting attractions and enjoy wonderful evening shows.