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Holidays in Lara Beach

Situated along a golden ribbon of sand on Turkey’s southwest coast, Lara Beach is the picture-perfect Mediterranean beach resort. The famously glamorous hotels that line the beach let you wake up and stroll right out onto the sand. The hotels provide thriving nightlife hotspots, great restaurants and shopping, and if you can tear yourself away, Lara Beach is ideally located for day trips to Antalya or the nearby water park.

33 °C

The slightly cooler months of April and May.

4 hours

Antalya International Airport (AYT).

Book you holiday to Lara Beach with Thomas Cook for Blue Flag beaches, family days at Troy Aquapark and exciting day trips to Antalya.

Recommended offers in Lara Beach

IC Hotels Green Palace

Lara Beach, Antalya

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • On the beachfront
  • Recently refurbished with modern decor
  • Located in beautiful green gardens

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1806 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 34 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Your Seat Choice*
  • Return Transfers

£ 439

Royal Wings Hotel

Lara Beach, Antalya

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Overlooking the beach
  • On-site aquapark
  • 24hr room service

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1781 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 47 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 489

Aska Lara Resort & Spa

Lara Beach, Antalya

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Wet 'n' Wild water theme park open May-Oct
  • 350m from the hotel's private area of Lara Beach
  • Family-friendly hotel

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1790 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 6 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Your Seat Choice*
  • Return Transfers

£ 290

Trendy Lara

Lara Beach, Antalya

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Choice of pools including one with slides
  • Thomas Cook Kids' Clubs
  • 450m from the beach

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 429

Royal Holiday Palace

Lara Beach, Antalya

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Overlooking the beach
  • Five à la carte restaurants open in summer
  • 500m from bars, shops and restaurants in resort centre

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1057 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 36 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Your Seat Choice*
  • Return Transfers

£ 346

Concorde Deluxe Resort

Lara Beach, Antalya

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Sea view rooms
  • Extensive spa centre
  • Six à la carte restaurants

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1582 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 36 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 300

Stroll along Lara Beach’s sun-soaked waterfront and set up for a day on the sand, whether you fancy relaxing on a lounger or snorkelling in the beautifully clear water. Take the kids for a day out at the Troy Aquapark, a local favourite for its top selection of speedy water slides, swimming pools and dolphin shows at the dolphinarium. Make sure you save time for a little shopping before you go, as Lara Beach’s boutiques and bustling bazaars are a great place to pick up local specialties and souvenirs. The waterfront hotels provide many venues for spending the balmy evenings in, with authentic Turkish restaurants and upbeat modern bars.

Lara Beach has a prime piece of the golden Turkish Riviera. The beach was awarded a Blue Flag for its quality, with honey-coloured sand and fine shingle smoothing into a shallow shore that’s beautifully warm in summer. The main public part of the beach has plenty of sun beds and umbrellas to go around, and many of Lara Beach’s hotels are right on the waterfront, with their own private areas of the beach. The crystal clear water makes snorkelling and diving popular Lara Beach attractions, and the sand is lined with plenty of restaurants and cafes for grabbing lunch or a cocktail. 

Lara Beach is famous for its glamorous waterfront hotels, with many modelled after famous landmarks and featuring private beaches. Much of the nightlife and dining is hotel-based, although the variety is excellent – the hotels have superb restaurants serving everything from authentic Turkish cuisine to world-class Italian. Plenty of bars and nightlife hotspots open until late, with idyllic settings overlooking the water. The resort is paradise for shopaholics, with modern shopping malls selling designer clothing, as well as traditional markets that are the best places in Lara Beach for handmade crafts, jewellery and unique gifts.

If you’re looking for kid-friendly things to do in Lara Beach, a family favourite is the Troy Aquapark, around an hour’s drive away. The park has a fantastic selection of water slides, and in summer, a dolphinarium that puts on dolphin and sea lion shows. Lara Beach is also ideally located for day trips in Antalya, around 20 minutes away by bus. The city is popular for its atmospheric old town, which begins at a 2nd century Roman gate. The modern harbour is a great place to charter a boat and take a relaxing cruise along the Turquoise Coast.

LARA BEACH IS BEST FOR...

Beach lovers: Award-winning Lara Beach is the perfect place to enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine, with golden sand, a lively promenade and water sports.

Families: As well as the beach, the kids will love the exciting slides and dolphin show at Troy Aquapark.

Shopaholics: Whether you prefer boutique shopping or haggling at the markets, Lara Beach is packed with great places to shop.


FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Lara Beach is Turkish

Currency: The currency used in Lara Beach is the Turkish Lira

Local time: Lara Beach is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Antalya International Airport (AYT).

Flight time from UK: Approximately 4 hours

Tourist Information: Further Lara Beach tourist information can be found at www.goturkeytourism.com

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Lara Beach. Apply for your Turkish visa online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: Average high of 33°C in July.

Best time to visit: The slightly cooler months of April and May.

Lara Beach enjoys around 300 days of sunshine a year, with long summers and mild winters. The temperature starts climbing around April, and regularly reaches 30°C in June and July. The beach weather often stays right into October.


GETTING AROUND

By dolmus: Dolmuses are the local mini buses, similar to a large shared taxi. They are a cheap and easy way of getting around the resort, and the service runs the length of Lara Beach for a quick shuttle to the beach.

By bus: If you want to travel further afield, a regular bus service connects the resorts along the coast, with a cost effective service out to the likes of Antalya city.

By taxi: The local yellow taxis operate on a meter, and are readily available in Lara Beach. They are an affordable method of airport transfer, as Antalya Airport is under 30 minutes’ drive away.


EVENTS

Sand sculpture festival: Lara Beach’s golden sands are the site of the International Antalya Sand Sculpture Festival. One of the largest sand sculpture events in the world, the festival comes to town in June and stays for several months. Hundreds of sculptures are crafted in a specially-made 7,000 square metre exhibition site.   

Opera and ballet: A favourite event in Antalya is the annual International Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival. The festival is notable for its venue, taking place in the magnificent Aspendos theatre, a Roman ruin nearly 2,000 years old that provides wonderful acoustics for concerts. Around an hour’s drive from Lara Beach, the event is essential for opera lovers.


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