As the bulbs start to flower and the dark mornings give way to birdsong, nature begins to flourish once again and collectively we breathe a big sigh of relief. Spring arrives, but the heady days of summer still seem like a lifetime away. If you’re looking for the ultimate escape and fast-track to the sun, you’d be hard pushed to find a more perfect destination than Maxx Royal Resort Kemer, Turkey.
An hour’s drive from Antalya airport brings you to a Mediterranean oasis where all your vacation wishes are catered for. You truly are spoilt for choice when it comes to planning your days here. While away the morning on one of the resort’s two white-sand beaches, stop for lunch at the beach restaurant or patisserie café, book a speedboat cruise or paddle-board session for the afternoon and finish the day with a cocktail or two at one of the hotel’s 11 bars. Pad around your sea-view suite while you get ready for dinner surrounded by Bottega Veneta bath products before heading out to one of several fine-dining restaurants offering countless mouth-watering global cuisines. Furthermore, for 2020, Maxx Royal Resort Kemer has teamed up with renowned Italian chef Alfredo Russo to bring the delights of Italian gastronomy to the Antalyan coastline.
Having the warmth of the sun on your skin, feeling your toes in the sand and your stomach satisfyingly full of gourmet food is enough to bring anyone out of hibernation”
Expansive suites and the kids’ club ensure the entire family can escape the stresses of modern life, as the facilities and entertainment on offer are second to none. The Aven Royal spa is equipped with everything you could need to completely unwind. Spend the day wandering through each room – steam, sauna, salt, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, and tepidarium, to name a few – then finish with one of their luxurious treatments, including Reiki, hamam, massage and state-of-the-art facials. One of the most popular treatment packages is Absolute Detox, which aims to reduce fluid retention and toxins in the body using essential oils. If you’ve had too much time on a beach day bed, the aloe vera treatment will calm your parched skin. New to the resort, Klang massage incorporates Tibetan singing bowls and sound-bath techniques to send the client into a complete state of meditation.
For the young at heart, the resort’s on-site water park will provide an adrenaline rush; meanwhile, those who wish to take things at a slower pace can be served complimentary fresh fruit while reclining by the heated sea-water pool. To counteract all the indulgent food you’ll be enjoying, the hotel boasts a whole host of activities, including group bicycle tours, yoga and pilates classes, beach volleyball, martial arts and kick boxing to name just a few.
Rather than dreaming of warmer climes, get ahead of the game and book a stay at Maxx Royal Resort Kemer. Having the warmth of the sun on your skin, feeling your toes in the sand and your stomach satisfyingly full of gourmet food is enough to bring anyone out of winter hibernation.
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