We find it excellent as far as all inclusives go (we have 6 year old twin girls and appreciate the time they leave us at the bar thanks to a well run kids club!).
The split of nationalities: The percentage of Brits - 1% IMO. They have entertainment each night which really isn\'t my thing but our kids loved it (moreso they loved the entertainment team members who mill around during the day and all love kids) - and at these entertainment events welcome everyone by nation, so you get a good appreciation of the numbers by the cheers in reply. First time we actually had to ask the guy to include the UK!
Definitely huge quantities of Russians, Ukrainians (80%+ ...
together), then Turkish, few Germans (nowhere near as many as you might guess), three or four French, and on one night an Italian!Read More
We were there during the week when England played Sweden in the World Cup, a surefire way to see how many Bits were in town, and they showed it on a massive screen in a room - me, my wife and 2 other brits!
Enough of nationalities, let\'s get on to the important matters:
Most soft drinks, most alcoholic drinks in Turkish form, exceptions being imported \'real\' Bacardi, Malibu, Schnapps (but that one ran out and never reappeared!) Becks beer, Efes (local lager) and even a not too shabby Baileys equivalent. Whisky can either be imported (but not a brand I\'d heard of) or local(ish) made in Northern Cyprus - if you know whisky you won\'t like that! A list of a couple of dozen cocktails, all worth a try - if they aren\'t for you who cares - leave it and try another!!!
Coffee, tea, Nescafe Ice (a great starting point for making up your own cocktails - try Nescafe Ice, Baileys & creme de menthe!).
PLEASE BE WARNED: Red & white wine are available all day and at all meals - avoid both, truly awful.
\'Juice Bar\' for most soft fruit drinks.
Pool Bar is open from 10am to 12 midnight, Disco 11:30pm till 2 (again not my scene but you can sit outside). 24 hour bar in lobby!
There is also a \'premium brand\' bar, but you pay in there, never went ;-)
Food was pretty damn good, a massive choice from the buffet for lunch and dinner, and at dinner a couple of corners where they knock out freshly cooking dishes - a seafood casserole one night was as good as any I had.
Breakfast good too, bit \'samey\' but all the freshly squeezed orange juice you wish.
Forgot to mention the \'speciality\' restaurants - you have to book one day for the next evening. Sushi, seafood (both in lovely seafront locations) both excellent. Turkish restaurant (please try it!).
Late afternoon, coffee and cakes near the pool, how sophisticated!
Belek is pretty much \'man made\' as a town, 5 star AI hotels line the beach for miles (literally miles). Belek \'town\' is fairly unTurkish - old ruins line the main road, I had no idea the Romans invented fibreglass!
Plenty of shops - good buys over here are leather goods, jewellery and fake designer everything. Quality of these varies considerably - 5 T shirts for 15 euro\'s sounds good but not once you pop the collar on the first wear. Ignoring the Reebok or Nike logo, I\'m sure you could buy better quality plain T shirts cheaper in Tesco or Matalan these days.
Local market is Monday, worth a trip for the experience. Get a taxi at the gate.