Located in Kemer, Antalya, the five-star NG Phaselis Bay is a few steps away from a private beach, alongside two idyllic bays, guaranteeing the sunshine we all crave. The NG Hotel’s newest family member opened in April 2021 following lockdown for the Covid-19 global pandemic.
After a four-and-a-half-hour flight and a 40-minute drive from Antalya Airport, we were warmly greeted by the hotel management, a glass of chilled Moët and a very welcome platter of chocolate-dipped strawberries. And the hotel lobby, filled with natural greenery, set in the earthy tones of the marble floor, and with the sun shining through the glass, gave us a sense of tranquillity the moment we walked through the hotel entrance. The hotels mantra ‘See Feel Love’ is ingrained throughout the resort.
There are a variety of room types, including suites, villas and themed family rooms and an adult-only area, accommodating 1,200 guests. We stayed in a deluxe room, complete with sea view, balcony and ‘elaborate touches and sumptuous beds’ which accommodates two adults and two children. The rooms are contemporary, bright, and spacious, with everything you would expect from a five-star luxury resort and are a haven of cool calmness when you want to escape the sun’s rays.
Foodies wouldn’t be disappointed as there are six à la carte restaurants, a pâtisserie, food trucks, bar snacks and the largest buffet restaurant, ‘Cuisine’, that I have ever encountered. Capella is heaven for Mediterranean healthy dining; Scallops has the freshest and richest seafood; Phrygia is traditional Turkish dishes; and Chef’s Steak does what it says on the tin.
The Aliva Spa features SPA suites, an indoor pool, Turkish bath, sauna, steam room and a snow fountain. There are also treatment rooms for massage and skincare, and a very private VIP area. The Spa is situated on the ground floor of the hotel, next to the gym and close to the boutique shopping area, where you can treat yourself, replenish your toiletries or buy the obligatory fridge magnet for grandma.
The Beluga Kids Club offers fun and educational activities for children of all ages. Based on the principle of ‘Happy Babies – Happy Mothers’, this attentive baby concept includes privileged services with sleeping chambers, special playrooms, formula preparation corners, diapering units, breastfeeding sections, an infant corner in the main restaurant, strollers and more – all services to ensure that parents enjoy a comfortable and relaxing holiday.
There’s plenty to do if you want to get out and about and explore Antalya too.
If you are looking for an amazing walk to enjoy the breath-taking landscape of Antalya, Lower Düden Waterfall is one of the most dazzling natural shows to see in the city.Located in Düden Park in the Lara district of Antalya, it’s a powerful water attraction to see from the sidewalk or from a boat in the water while enjoying your lunch.
Antalya Old Town
The old city of Antalya contains many of the city’s historic sites, such as Hadrian’s Gate – a triumphal arch built in the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian back in 130 AD. Renovations to the marina and waterfront have added several hotels, restaurants, and shops, making this a popular tourist destination.
The sunken city of Simena at Kekova Island
If you are looking for even more adventures, then take a boat trip to explore the sunken city of Simena at Kekova Island. The area is a great spot for snorkelling. Take your own snorkel, as they won’t be provided.
Demre in the ancient Greek city of Myra
Along with its unique rock graves carved into the cliffs, Myra is well-known for its acropolis and Roman-style theatre. Myra has accumulated a rich history and culture over the centuries and was considered to be one of the six leading cities in ancient Lycia.
Finally, a trip to St. Nicholas Church. In the 4th century, a priest named Nicholas was appointed as the Greek bishop of Myra. Due to his generous and caring nature, he was well-regarded by the Lycian people. Following his death, he was named a patron saint and is believed to be the real man behind the legend of Santa Claus. Many tourists and pilgrims flock to pay homage to this legendary saint.
Surrounded by the Mediterranean’s crystal waters and secluded bays, the NG Phaselis Bay certainly lives up to its five stars. The hotel’s warm hospitality, ultra-all-inclusive offering, wealth of facilities, restful rooms, gastronomic delights, multiple outdoor pools, cabanas, and children’s facilities mean they certainly cater for everyone – and you won’t be disappointed.
There are daily direct flights to Antalya, but the recommended airline for this trip would be Turkish Airlines. The airport is only a 45-minutes’ drive from the hotel and fast-track and luxury transfers can be arranged.
The prices start from £296 per night on ultra-all-inclusive basis.
Address: Göynük, Cumhuriyet Mah. Sakip Sabanci Cad. 160. Sk. No:31 P.k. 5, 160. Sk., 07980 Kemer/Antalya, Turkey.
Phone: +90 242 824 07 07
Hotel images courtesy of Mono Production