When people rattle off the list of their favorite beach hotels and destinations, they usually name spots in the Caribbean, Florida, Hawaii – you know, the usuals. Countries like Turkey don’t usually make the top of many people’s tropical destination lists, and yet that is a bit short sighted. Because Turkey is home to some remarkably beautiful beach towns and those towns are home to some gorgeous and luxurious beachfront hotels that offer all you need to relax and have fun in the sun.
The Porto Bello Hotel Resort & Spa is in the town of Antalya, Turkey and it sits right on the Mediterranean Sea. This hotel features 346 guest rooms and each one opens out onto a balcony that faces either the sea, the mountains or the resort’s courtyard, which is where its giant seaside pool is located. Both the pool and Porto Bello’s private beach on the Mediterranean are filled with beach loungers and umbrellas so guests can spend their time lounging in the sun instead of fighting to find a chair. In addition to the main outdoor pool, Porto Bello also houses a children’s pool, an indoor pool, two tennis courts, basketball, beach volleyball, paddle boats to rent on site and boat tours that guests can regularly take from the resort. After all that excitement, of course, you’ll want to get pampered in Porto Bello’s world-class spa and dine on the resort’s gourmet food. Best of all, rooms at Porto Bello begin at around only $85 per night.