The soft sound of laughter and happy chatter floats through the warm breeze in an otherwise quiet, tranquil cove on the Mediterranean coast of the Aegean Sea. Nestled among fragrant pine trees, near to the ancient town of Fethiye, lies Hillside Beach Club (hillsidebeachclub.com). Here, year after year, families flock to spend precious time together and create new memories that they treasure forever.
Hillside Beach Club’s pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters are a heavenly backdrop for the ultimate family holiday. Whatever your age, days at Hillside revolve around only one thing – the Hillside motto of “feeling good”. The cool calmness of nature is seamlessly merged with action-packed fun to create a holiday destination that has something for everyone, a rare combination that Hillside effortlessly offers and that is cherished by families in the know. Even the most hard-to-please teens gladly sign up to the plethora of activities on offer, from water polo to wakeboarding or simply chilling out in the Jacuzzi with new friends from around the world. After busy days at Kidside, smiling children return to their parents proudly showing off the armfuls of bangles, necklaces, hats and pictures they have created. Siblings playfully boast about the football competition they won, the show they starred in or the DJ set they mixed.
While children are being expertly entertained and cared for, parents enjoy quality time as a couple, safe in the knowledge that their little ones are getting all the attention they need. A short boat ride over the cove, adult-only Serenity Beach, is the ideal escape for parents looking for well-earned time out, lazing in a hammock listening to the gentle sound of waves lapping the shore. Alternate afternoons in the sun at adult-only Silent Beach, which encourages guests to step away from their phones. The ultimate in pampering is in the tree-top treatment rooms at the Sanda Nature Spa. Indulge in a deep-tissue massage to the backdrop of birdsong.
Children and their families bond at Hillside. Learning to sail together on the crystal-clear waters or improving their downward dog with dedicated family yoga classes on the beach. Hillside’s Family Time Week is an annual sell-out as parents and children treasure time together, with dedicated parent-children workshops designed to be enjoyed as a family, from learning to dive side by side to creative arts and crafts. Days spent exploring the area’s uninhabited islands onboard a traditional Turkish gullet, or hiking or biking to historical Lycian sites a stone’s throw away, are those that families remember forever.
Hillside understands that in the hectic buzz of family life little essentials are easily forgotten, which is why the team are one step ahead and every family need is thought of. Strollers, cots, baths, bottle warmers and more are all provided and a fresh baby buffet is even offered for hungry tots. Every little traveller and their parents are made to feel at home at Hillside, making it the perfect paradise for the ultimate family holiday of a lifetime.