Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann
Titanic Deluxe Golf Belek at the pearl of Antalya
With the green nature, turquoise blue sea the spectacular view just next to the Beşgöz River (famous for its blue crabs) and a special address for unique golf days.
The hotel is almost disguised in the pine forests of Belek including all tones of green, the heart of the Mediterranean and it offers opportunities to those who like a beach holiday with all the colors and chances of nature.As well as being one of the most spectacular beaches on the Turquoise Coast, Belek’s sand is prime hatching ground for loggerhead turtles – look out for the roped-off nest sites to have the chance to see a baby taking its first tentative crawl towards the sea. Away from the beach, the Antalya area is famous for its waterfalls. Children will love the thundering Kursunlu Waterfall where a cascade connecting seven ponds drops 18 metres against a lush natural backdrop, and the dramatic Upper and Lower Düden waterfalls, which start with a cave to explore and end with a plunge into the blue Mediterranean.
Titanic Deluxe Golf Belek offers with 596 rooms and an architecture well-matched with the nature, a golf course with 27 holes, a distinguished decoration, rooms with unique view chic and an elegant, warm atmosphere.
For golfers a dream that’s been made a reality.
The hotel includes rooms with a view, eight restaurants and irish pub bar and a Spa, with diferent saunas, a pool, relaxation areas and traditional masages and hammam.
As if this wasn’t enough, Titanic provides additional activities like golf, entertainment at the hotel karaoke and table-tennis especially for younger guests.
Everything at Titanic Deluxe Golf Belek has been designed in all details for the comfort of the guests.
For me it was the regular “long and straight”
There comfort and entertainment are offered for guests who have holidays with their beloved ones and also the professional business world for business meetings and incentives.
The Titanic hotel is a bird paradise where 109 different bird species lives, including Tyto Alba, the symbol of the region known as veiled owl, which you can see during the entire 12 months.
You will find the beauties of Mediterranean flora with 2000 trees in 26 species with leaves and several fruits, and 5500 endemic plants rewarded with “Green Star” reward by the Ministry of Tourism.
After all this fun and exercise, room service might be tempting but then you’d be missing out on the taste explosion at the nine restaurants offering everything from traditional Turkish kebabs to the finest seafood.
The amazing golf course is fun lets say it with the words of the legend Nick Faldo.
This is an exceptional piece of land – the wonderfully natural, pine-clad, sandy site is among the finest we have seen, unique to this part of Europe.
Constructed in a manner that is extremely sensitive to the existing landscape, the course offers amazing joys.
Finally, this corner of the Turkish Riviera is also studded with ancient sites.
Within day-tripping distance are the amphitheatre Aspendos,considered as the best-preserved Roman theatre of the ancient world. Furthermore you should go to Perge, with its vast Roman gate and column-lined streets built and Termessos, whose inhabitants fought off Alexander the Great.
Ballerinas should time their stay to correspond with the nearby Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival in September, when soul-stirring open-air performances take place in the 2,000-year-old amphitheatre.
How to get there:
Extra special thanks to Turkish Airlines
Places to play Golf
Places to stay:
Hotel Titanic Golf Deluxe in Belek
The press trip was supported by TGA (Turkey Tourism Promotion and Development Agency)
Photos: Titanic Hotels & Jens Hoffmann