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Find out more about this surprising Turkish resort with the TravelSupermarket guide to Lara Beach holidays…
Part of the city of Antalya, on the south-west coast of Turkey, the district of Lara has a couple of nifty tricks up its sleeve when it comes to luring holidaymakers: it boasts one of the longest beaches in all of Turkey and it is home to some of the best hotels in Antalya. Not only are they some of the best hotels to stay in, they are also pretty spectacular to look at. Kick off your shoes and walk along the sands of Lara Beach and you’ll stumble across Russia’s Kremlin, the Titanic, and even Concorde. There are hotels that scream Art-Deco style, Japanese-themed accommodation, a chance to live life like you’re in Bali… yet these monolithic hotels ooze elegance and style. Forget tacky, hotels on Lara Beach are pure luxury.
This abundance of four- and five-star hotels creates the sort of competition that pushes prices down for visitors, great news if you are hoping to bag cheap holidays to Lara Beach.
You can opt for breakfast-only, but all-inclusive Lara Beach hotels are excellent value for money. Paying for your food, drinks and entertainment up front means you need not worry about finding cash if the kids want an ice cream every day or your other half fancies a few drinks as the sun sets on another blue-sky day. Lara Beach all-inclusive hotels offer the best in Turkish hospitality alongside chic rooms and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.
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Our handy climate guide for Lara Beach can help you decide when to take your break…
Things begin to heat up on the Antalya coast in April, when average daily temperatures rise above 20C. Summers are even hotter – you can expect daytime highs of 32-36C between June and September, plus warm nights (jackets not necessary). And it stays hot until November, when daytime averages begin to drop back to around 20C. Winters are mild in Lara Beach, though the weather can be unpredictable and swimming pools are generally too cold for a dip.
Be a part of any of these mesmerising annual events in and around Lara Beach and create memories to last a lifetime…
International Antalya Sand Sculpture Festival; May-December: Lara Beach is home to one of the world’s best exhibitions of sand sculptures; you are almost sure to see some of the amazing creations during your stay.
Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival; June-July: The ancient Greco-Roman city of Aspendos is just under an hour by road from Lara Beach, but it’s well worth the journey to sit in the time worn seats of the theatre enjoying a cultural performance. The setting is simply stunning when lit at night and filled with song or dance.
Antalya Festival; September: An extravagant show of culture runs for almost three weeks in autumn around the city of Antalya (it takes 30 minutes by road to reach the city centre from Lara). Expect dance, song, music, art and much more.
Families, couples and groups flock to Lara Beach to enjoy a variety of local attractions. Here are just three of the best…
Kids and teens: Tear the youngsters away from the sands of Lara Beach and head to nearby Belek for a day at the Troy Aqua and Dolphinarium water park. There are plenty of pools and rides to enjoy, including a slide off the back of a giant wooden Trojan horse.
Relaxing: Stay in one of the mega beachfront hotels and it’s likely that there will be a private slice of Lara Beach reserved for you and your fellow guests. That said, Lara Beach is one of the longest in all of Turkey, so there’s plenty of room for everyone – wherever you are staying.
Shopping: Kaleici is the old quarter of Antalya; shopaholics should make their way to these cobbled lanes for a bit of retail therapy amid historic buildings.