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Luxury Turkey

Our verdict:

Turkey is excellent value right now for families looking for Mediterranean sun. Head to some of the lesser known areas such as the Turquoise Coast or the Bozburun Peninsula which have all of the spectacular beaches, mountain backdrops and Turkish hospitality without the crowds. Simpson Travel feature some of the best luxury villas and boutique hotels in these beautiful areas.

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Simpson Travel says

Turkey is one of our favourite holiday destinations and it works so well for a family holiday, whether you stay in a luxury hotel or a villa with private pool.

  • Boutique hotels
  • Delicious cuisine
  • Villas with pools

We have hand-picked a collection of boutique hotels and luxury villas that fit the Simpson Travel mantra of comfort and style.

Our top pick for a family holiday is Kalkan – renowned as the fabulous star of the Turkish Riviera with characterful shops, markets, beach clubs and restaurants scattered on a hillside leading down to the harbour.

The family-run Kalkan Regency is exclusive to Simpson Travel. It’s a superb hotel with just 41 rooms and suites. The hospitality earns consistently stellar reviews and, with its outstanding restaurant, vast pool and dreamy views, many guests find it hard to venture further.

Children are welcome during the school holidays (25 May – 1 June, 13 July – 31 August, 19-26 October 2019). This is a hotel in which you and your family can relax and play together – and savour a complimentary all-day sail on the hotel’s traditional gület boat, Poseidon, with a delicious lunch included.

Korsan Suites is an innovative ‘aparthotel’ with mesmerising sea views. It’s made up of eight two- and three-bedroom suites, each with self-catering facilities and a Jacuzzi on the private terrace. This means you can enjoy the excellent service provided by manager Memduh and his team, as well as your own independence, making this a versatile choice that’s also just a 15-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Kalkan.

Sedir Ev is charming three-bedroom villa with spectacular views over Kalkan and along the magical Turquoise Coast. The interiors are stylish yet authentic, with beautiful Ottoman-inspired furnishings, rustic stone and traditional wood. If you can draw yourselves away from the extra-long pool, the rooftop bars and boutique shops of Kalkan are only a short drive away.

Just as stylish, and arguably the best villa in Kalkan, the three-bedroom Korsan Tas Bahce has been built to feel it is virtually floating on the water. It’s a sensational house ideal for a family.

For larger families, The Korsan Kuzey has five bedrooms and a private pool with spectacular views of the bay surrounding Kalkan. Top all that with a private beach platform and jetty with a kayak for the ultimate waterfront holiday.

Find out more about our holiday ideas in Turkey.

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