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Turkey Holidays

Turkey holidays

Get your summer '24 jolly in the bag!

You might have heard the phrase 'good things come to those who wait'. Well, whoever said that had no idea what they were talking about. When it comes to booking flights for your summer '24 holibobs, there's no time like the present. Especially when you can get first dibs on SunExpress flights that'll get you there in a jiffy. It goes a little something like this...

  • Whack down a £30pp deposit now

  • Spread the rest of the cost with flexible payments

  • Get 20kg of baggage included on your flight!

There are only so many seats on a plane though, so you'd better get booking before we beach you to it.

Turkey holidays are your one-way ticket to mega beaches, sizzling sunshine and delish kebabs you'll want to write home about.

Destination Highlights

  • Over 480 Blue-Flag beaches (wowzer)

  • Scorchio weather

  • Food for every mood (you can't go wrong with a kebab)

  • Bargain-filled bazaars (AKA, the coolest markets ever)

Where is the best area to stay in Turkey?

Türkiye (or Turkey to you and me) is huge. With so many holiday resorts to choose from, it’s hard to know where to go. Well - don't you worry. We've got all the answers, including some budget-friendly options if you're looking for a cheap holiday to Turkey.

  • Family holidays - an all-inclusive holiday to Antalya is your best bet for top-tier, kiddo-approved action with all the kids' clubs and waterparks they (or you) could want, and loads of them are right by the beach too, which means sandcastle-building is always on the agenda. Antalya and Belek are top dogs for a family jolly, but you'll find some great spots in Dalaman too. If you've got the older kids in tow, then first of all - sorry, and second of all - do yourself a favour and book a stay in Kusadasi (near Bodrum) for a lively centre and fam-friendly nightlife.

  • Getting the squad together - if you're looking to party with your pals, then Bodrum and Marmaris are Turkey's top two nightlife spots. You'll have a ton of bars and clubs to pick from, so pack your dancing shoes. (That's what the kids do, right?)

  • Cute vibes with bae - Olu Deniz is #couplegoals if we've ever seen it. There are loads of activities to get competitive over, sandy beaches to sprawl out on, and - most importantly - bags of top restaurants to wine and dine yourselves stupid at.

What are the best beaches in Turkey?

  • Olu Deniz Beach - a sweeping beach that meets the famous Blue Lagoon - the perfect Insta-worthy spot for a cheeky swim

  • Sarigerme Beach - a gorg beach that’s a hit for both family jollies and couples' breaks thanks to its soft sand, calm water and green backdrop

  • Lara Beach - an ideal sunbathing spot in Antalya, with sun loungers, parasols and plenty of spots for food and drink. Oh, and it's Blue-Flag certified, so y'know...winning.

  • Konyaalti Beach - a 7km-long stretch surrounded by rugged mountains - this one's a firm fave for tourists staying in Antalya

  • Belek Beach - gold sands stretching as far as 16km (steady on), this is the place to be for family beach days, sunny swim sessions and watersports galore

  • Gumbet Beach - one of Bodrum’s best spots for diving or trying your hand at other watersports, perfect for sea-lovers

Read all about it!

Check out our handy blog on the best beaches in Turkey, and if you're heading for Antalya then we've got you covered with our Ultimate Book-it List for Antalya - with everything from white-water rafting to exploring the town's winding streets.

What are the top hotels in Turkey?

This place is known for its all-singing, all-dancing resorts and it's cute, family-run boutiques (get you a destination that can do both), so it's hard to go wrong when choosing a hotel in Turkey. They've got more flavours than your fave ice cream parlour.

  • The Land of Legends - this place ain't called 'legends' for nothing. Picture a waterpark bigger than your wildest dreams, theme park rides that'll have your hair standing on end and a 5D cinema that'll blow your flippin' mind. Not to mention a restaurant with an underwater aquarium. Yeah...they're not messing about here.

  • Eftalia Splash Resort - waterpark fun, a pirate ship that even Jack Sparrow would be jel of, a kids' club to keep the rascals quiet and a beach club where you can pretend you're a watersports superstar. What more could you want?

  • Titanic Beach Lara - this hotel's got all the cruise vibes with none of the sea sickness, thanks to it's ship-shaped structure. Expect loads of pools, a kids' club for the youngsters and enough restaurants to keep meal times exciting.

  • Granada Luxury Belek Hotel - home to the jaw-dropping Wonderland Aqua Park, as well as a cinema, an adults-only zone (sorry kids!) and a relaxing spa - ahhhh.

  • Liberty Fabay Hotel - at this place the beach is practically your back garden, the pools are your playground and you can even do a cheeky bit of Pilates before swimming up to the bar for a cocktail. Who needs to walk when you can swim, right?

  • Green Nature Resort And Spa - tucked away between pine forests but still close to the action, this place hs three lagoon pools, a snack bar dishing out fresh pasta and bingo nights that your nan would be jel of. It's a dream family vacay.

  • Hillside Beach Club - a beachfront paradise with sports days, kids' clubs for all ages, Insta-worthy candlelit dinners by the sea, and live DJ sets to keep the party vibes going.

Popular Turkey hotels

Weather in Turkey

























In summer (June to August), it's hotter than a pepperoni pizza in a brick oven. Temperatures flirt with the 30s and 40s °C (that's scorching, by the way). If you're all about those sunkissed beach days and don't mind a bit of a sizzle, this is your jam - but be ready to share the shoreline with fellow sun-worshippers!

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are like the Goldilocks seasons – not too hot, not too cold. Temperatures are in the pleasant 20s °C range, and it's the best time to explore ancient ruins, bustling markets, and enjoy those balmy evenings with a glass of local vino.

Now, winter (December to February) is when Turkey takes a bit of a breather. Coastal areas remain mild, but inland, it can get chilly. Think cosy sweaters and hot tea by the fireplace vibes. Not the best for beach bums, but perfect for culture vultures.

So, when's the best time to visit? Spring and autumn are definitely the sweet spots. It's like nature's way of saying, "Come on in, the weather's just right!"

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How long does it take to fly to Turkey?

It takes about four and a half hours to fly to Turkey from the UK.

What’s the time difference between the UK and Turkey?

Turkey is two hours ahead of the time in the UK.

What currency do they use in Turkey?

The official currency of Turkey is the Turkish lira.

What language do they speak in Turkey?

The official language spoken in Turkey is Turkish.

Which part of Turkey has the best beaches?

You're in for a treat, because Turkey as a whole is recognised for its golden sands and Blue Flag stretches of coast. But if you're looking for some of the best, then the aptly-named Turquoise Coast is your best bet. Stretching all the way from Antalya to Bodrum, this picture-perfect region is where you'll find vibrant blue waters and soft sands perfect for laying down a towel for the day.

When's the best time to visit Turkey?

If you like it hot, then July and August are the best months to guarantee yourself a scorching trip to Turkey, with temperatures often soaring well into the 30s. If all that's got you feeling a bit too hot and bothered though, then you can always head out in spring or autumn when the sun will definitely still be shining, but you might be a bit less sweaty.