Halfway between the lively city of Antalya and the bustling holiday hotspot of Kemer lies the tranquil resort of Beldibi. A perfect spot for quiet beach breaks, you’ll find golden sands lapped by cool, clear waters, and year-round sunshine. If you can bear to tear yourself from the beach, you’ll discover lush, green forests with some unexpected historical treats; Stone Age caves and ancient cave-paintings! Those who like to get out and about can spend their Beldibi holidays hiking through the mountains, or plunge into the Mediterranean for a spot of scuba diving or snorkelling. If you’re after a memento of your holidays to Beldibi, there are plenty of markets where you can flex your bargain-hunting muscles, or relax in one of the many restaurants and bars. For a taste of Turkey’s rich past, head to the neighbouring towns, which are full of ancient monuments and museums.
Although most people take their holidays to Beldibi for the glorious, golden beaches, there’s plenty to see and do, even if you’ve got little ones with you. In nearby Antalya, you’ll find the Aqua Park, full of watery rides, slides, thrills and spills. If it’s history you’re after, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice! The town’s Stone Age history is evident in in its ancient caves and the ruins of the city of Phaselis. After a long day in the sun, take a stroll along the mall on the side of Taurus Mountains where you’ll find a selection of boutiques and restaurants, and the opportunity to enjoy the stunning views offered by Goynuk Canyon. Feeling active? Then lace up your boots and hike up the green mountains, scented by orange and lemon groves.
With its warm summer months and mild winters, it’s a great place to visit any time of year. The warmest months are between May and September, when the mercury hovers around the late 20s, with highs of around 35°C. For more comfortable weather, book your holiday between October and April.
Flights from the UK land at Antalya Airport (AYT), which is around 44km west of the resort.