Hero & Leander were invited to experience the luxury all-inclusive Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort in Antalya, Turkey. Yeah yeah, okay, we know what you’re thinking. But just forget everything you thought you knew about all-inclusive holidays, just for a moment.
Forget the image of family package deals and budget food and accommodation, with badly behaved children loudly splashing around in an overcrowded swimming pool. Instead, picture an enormous resort with a stunning private beach with pretty cabanas and sexy over-water villas with their own over-water bar, six à la carte restaurants and a main restaurant that has an all-day, all-you-can-eat-buffet with an unfathomable amount of top quality food to choose from (or don’t choose and try a bit of everything, after all, it’s all-inclusive), beautiful interior designed bedrooms – rooms so slick they have TVs built into the mirrors, an enormous marble bathroom with his & hers sinks (and all the Bvlgari toiletries a couple could ask for), not to mention a balcony with a view over the sea and the hotel’s Olympic-sized 100-metre long swimming pool, giant Aquapark with speed slides, a pine forest adventure park with climbing wall and zipline, fabulous tennis courts, wave pool, and 18-hole floodlit manicured golf course (Europe’s only floodlit golf course, recognised as being among the world’s top 100). We mean, come on.
Oh, and our favourite part? Aside from champagne flutes of crisp, cold and refreshing Prosecco being available around the clock from a large table in the very grand entrance hall (which has a waterfall, by the way), there are six bars dotted around the hotel grounds – our favourite of which is nestled in the ‘adult pool’ (child-free), where you can order as many cocktails as you like, as often as you like, whilst sat waist-deep in the pool on mosaic bar chairs, soaking up the sun and sipping on your ninth frozen margherita – because hey, who’s counting? It’s all-inclusive.
Then, when you’re done soaking up the sun (and cocktails), there’s top-notch evening entertainment every night and even a nightclub where you can dance the night away, or retreat back to your divine suite for a bottle of wine (even the mini bar is part of the all-inclusive) and order up some room service.
Oh, and we should probably mention that the 4,800-square-metre spa with pool and marble hammam room is pretty tip-top too. The only down side is that eventually, the time will come when you’ll have to leave, and trust us – you won’t want to.
Although the hotel looks and feels like it’s set somewhere tropical like maybe the Maldives (even in late September) or Martinique, it’s a lot closer than you’d think – and a helluva lot less expensive. In fact, it’s a bit of bargain at just £144 per room per night.
Nestled on an immaculate white sand beach overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort is an unparalleled private resort paradise in Antalya, Turkey. Just a short flight away!
So, what are you waiting for?
For more information please visit http://www.regnumhotels.com/en/default.html