You might have heard of the French Riviera, but have you heard of the Turkish Riviera on the southern coast of the country which includes cities like Antalya and Side? Your British pound will certainly go further with the Turkish lira compared to the Euro. One premium resort to consider is ROBINSON CLUB NOBILIS at Belek.
Plenty of us, are secretly fans of the all-inclusive holiday but will want to be sure about the quality of accommodation, activities and dining facilities on offer. Any anxieties are allayed immediately when you arrive at ROBINSON CLUB NOBILIS: before you check-in, sparkling wine and canapés are served in their picturesque garden courtyard whilst your luggage is taken care of.
The resort covers a significant amount of ground on the Turkish Riviera with both classic-style double-bedhotel rooms and spacious bungalows with commanding views onto their well-manicured golf course. They all have a balcony or terrace for you to soak up the stunning all year round Turkish weather and have all the high-end amenities you would expect from a 5-star resort.
Their restaurant offerings are one of the highlights of the hotel and why people don't have to worry about hunting around in the vicinity for sustenance. They offer a varied international buffet which guarantees your palate will always be satisfied. During our stay, we had a sumptuous outdoor Indian banquet and a fish night where they virtually recreated a local fish market for you to choose the type of fish you would like grilled.
What should be highly applauded is their launch of WellFood®, for those who want to enjoy a balanced diet and look after the calories. This section included healthy vegetarian options and nutrition-conscious cuisine.
They also have specialty restaurants like Melina for those who want a prime-location at the seafront, with food served at your table should you require. And they will also be launching cookery masterclasses in conjunction with leading high-end BBQ-equipment brand, Rösle. We were one of the first group of people to experience this, learning from gregarious celebrity chef, Frank Heppner and grilling some of the largest tiger prawns known to mankind.
ROBINSON CLUB NOBILIS isn't a resort you will ever languish in hunger with late breakfast, afternoon tea cakes (and even pasta) and midnight snacks on offer daily.
To burn off your calories, there is a myriad of activities available. Their scenic 18-hole parkland golf course is a must-try even for beginners, as they have positive tutors on hand to motivate your inner Tiger Woods spirit. There are giant water slides and adult swimming pools, as well as an archery range and numerous tennis courts.
Watersports are also a strong feature of the resort and you can learn to sail a catamaran with their world-class instructors or you can actually take an adrenaline-pumping high-speed boat ride to neighbouring towns like Side. This resort town is known for its lengthy sandy beaches but also their remarkable Greco-Roman ruins, including the impressive yet tragic remains of a 2nd-century antique theatre.
Apart from food, sports, and culture, nightlife is an integral part of the ROBINSON experience. There are 5 bars in the whole complex and you will struggle to find a bar that is not open at any time of the day. They offer a vast array of entertainment in the evening from shows like ‘Nobilis Rocks' which celebrates all the classic rock songs we all love, to their famous white party at the resorts ‘Heaven Club'
There are 23 ROBINSON club resorts around the world, so they clearly have a strategy that has been working well with the tourist trade. Whilst it has been predominantly a luxury secret only known to our German friends, I hope after reading this article, you will want to discover the charms of ROBINSON CLUB NOBILIS yourself.
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