Just 19km from Dalaman Airport is the Holiday Village Turkey, located in Sarigerme. Part of the TT Hotels Group, this popular First Choice/TUI resort is right on the beach so when the seven, yes, seven, swimming pools and four waterslides get boring, you can take a few steps to enjoy the sand between your toes.
Being all-inclusive, you really don't have to worry about much at all. A couple of the activities such as swimming lessons, bowling alley and football academy are at an additional cost, but otherwise you've got plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained from crazy golf to the aerial adventure.
In the evening, you'll have a choice of four restaurants (most meals will be at the buffet style restaurant), with kid's dining and late night options too. Then there's the evening entertainment. A mix of themed nights, pop shows, karaoke and cabaret.
For the more practical stuff, there's free WiFi, a mini-market for snacks and a shop for all your beach bits in case you forgot the suncream. Reviews from previous guests are pretty good with many commenting on how family friendly the hotel is.
There are several room types, including accessible, and run family rooms with kid's dens, perfect for a family of four. Or if you're celebrating, why not upgrade to a Select or Suite room for a little extra special something. All rooms have sliding doors separating the bedroom area from the living area, as well as a mini fridge for anything you need to keep cool, and there is a hairdryer in all rooms. You can also upgrade selected rooms to have a whirlpool bath.
Double rooms are the standard room type and can sleep up to three adults and offer either a balcony or terrace, together with air-conditioning, mini-fridge and satellite TV.
The Holiday Village in Sarigerme can only be booked via TUI, First Choice and Holiday Hypermarket for flight inclusive holidays, therefore companies like Jet2holidays, On The Beach and Love Holidays, don't sell it. What that means though is your package is ATOL protected, giving you financial protection, although you should still take out comprehensive travel insurance. Always check the latest travel advice on the FCDO website.
During the low seasons in April and October, you can also get it as hotel only via Booking.com, or you can book direct on the hotel website, and organise your flight separately. This can be particularly useful if your better option is flying with another airline like Jet2 or Corendon Airlines, although bear in mind that things like check-in luggage and airport transfers might not be included within your package as a result.
Deals & Discounts
One of the best ways to save is taking advantage of free kids place holidays. These can help cut the cost of your holiday significantly, especially as there are family rooms available here. As an all inclusive resort, this means you could save a packet without having to worry about extra costs creeping up. Discount codes with TUI are often available, so make sure you check what extra discounts you might be able to get.
The Holiday Village Resort is a great all-inclusive hotel, offering plenty of amenities and activities including 6 outdoor pools. Check out just a few of them below:
7 Swimming Pools
Tea & Coffee
All Inclusive Resort
There are 7 fantastic pools here, ranging from kids pools and waterslides, to relaxation pools and jacuzzis with ample sun loungers. There's also a heated indoor pool if you want to get out of the sun or the weather isn't as good as hoped while you're there.
Spa & Fitness Centre
For those who like to stay fit and keep off those extra calories on holiday, the gym is open from 10am - 7pm with a range of cardio machines and free weights. The spa is also available for guests at an extra cost. This should be booked in advance and offers steam room, sauna and traditional Turkish hammam bath.
In the evening, there is a variety of entertainment on offer including shows, themed nights and cabaret hosted at the hotel's amphitheatre, as well as dedicated kids entertainment. Live music and karaoke are also on offer, while relaxing in one of the bars is a great option too.
Kids Club, Creche & Activities
During the summer months, this is the ideal place for kids, with two kids clubs depending on the age (one club is for 3-8 years old and one 9-15 years), a huge range of fun activities, sports and dedicated children's entertainment. What attracts many families are the academies on offer, there's the football academy, stage academy and swim academy, all of which can be booked (and should be booked in advance to ensure availability and avoid disappointment) for an extra charge. There's also an on-site creche too.
Food & Drink
There are four restaurants at the hotel including the main buffet one, and three a la carte restaurants, an Italian, a Turkish and an Asian restaurant. Guests staying at the hotel can enjoy a meal once per stay at each of the a la carte restaurants. There's even a dedicated kids buffet section in the main restaurant.
The pool bar is the snack bar and serves lunch for all guests, as well as offering poolside snacks throughout the day as well as local beers, wines and cocktails from its drinks menu.
There are three bars including a chill out beach bar which actually turns into a disco after sunset between May and October, and definitely has those holiday vibes.
Things to Do
Holiday Villages are unique to First Choice, which means it's all inclusive, and that includes the flights, airport transfers and one piece of checked-in luggage per person. Once you arrive in resort, your wristband will allow you access to snacks as well as meals and drinks. With so much to do in resort, you may not want to venture out, however, the Holiday Village Turkey is located near Sarigerme, so you can easily take a stroll outside and have a wander around the local shops and bars during the peak summer season.
Being located right on the beach, you've got to try out a few watersports here. From windsurfing and kayaking to scuba diving, it's great to get a little adventurous on holiday.
There are a number of great day trips and excursions you can do from the hotel. You can either book these in advance or the TUI team at the hotel can help you with suggestions and organising these. Trips include heading into Sarigerme town for a bit of shopping at Ortaca market and trying out the local cuisine or nightlife, as well as a fun day at Dalyan's mud baths.
Although there are four fun waterslides here, if you fancy a fun day out in the sun, the nearest water parks are Water World Waterpark just past Fethiye (about a 70 minute drive), and Aqua Dream Water Park near Marmaris (about a 90 minute drive).
Hotel Contact Details & Location
To find out more information, photos and videos about the hotel, you can head over to their website or social media, including Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, where you can also see other guests video reviews. If you need to contact the hotel directly, you can do so in the following ways:
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As the hotel is run by TT Hotels (which is part of the TUI Group), you can contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can contact TUI if your enquiry is general.
To contact the hotel by phone, you can call them on +908502810113 and they will be able to direct your enquiry to the relevant person.
The hotel is just 20km from Dalaman Airport, taking just 20 minutes to get there which is great when you want to be out by the pool with a cocktail in hand as quickly as possible. When booking direct with TUI and First Choice, your airport transfer is probably included, however, if you do choose to hire a car (if you're planning to explore the region), you can book in advance and pick it up from the airport. Alternatively you can organise to hire a car for a shorter period at the hotel. There is a free car park.
Free Child Places
As with most of the Holiday Villages, free child places are regularly available, however, being such a family friendly resort, they do get booked up very quickly. There are two ways to find these free kids place holidays. You can either search for your preferred dates and see if the offer is available, or you can use TUI's free child place finder and see if the hotel comes up with deals. As it's an all inclusive hotel, this means that their flight, coach transfer and food and drinks are all included if the offer is available when two adults are paying in full.
Holiday Village Turkey Reviews
The hotel is very popular with Brits and is rated well on the likes of TripAdvisor in 2023, with guests rating the hotel on average 4 stars out of 5 in reviews. Many previous guests comment positively on the facilities available, like the spa, kids activities (like the football camp) and friendly staff. In fact many people mention the need to download the app at least a week before you arrive to make sure you can book the activities on offer and avoid disappointment.