I was lucky enough to spend a week on an all inclusive holiday to Side in Turkey.

Side is a small resort town on Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast. Side is an ancient port city The city is widely known for its long sandy beaches and old ruins. In the centre of Side are the remains of a 2nd century C.E. theatre, which could seat up to 18,000 people, and the white marble columns of the Hellenistic Temple of Apollo stand near the harbour.

Side has become a famous spot for scuba divers from all around the globe. Being Very close to the Mediterranean Sea, it provides some stunning underwater scenery and warm sea water. Visitors to Side can experience a variety of water activities such as diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, kite surfing, Parasailing, boating, canoeing and much more.

Side Promenade is the place for an evening stroll full of lively bars, restaurants and shops.

From water spots to casinos, bars to restaurants, water parks to jeep safari. Side in Turkey has plenty to tempt your quiet relaxing holiday into a fast fun pack adventure.

I travelled to Side in Turkey for what I thought was going to be a quiet relaxing all inclusive holiday. I was slightly surprised that there was so much to do and just had to get involved.

I stayed in a huge 5- star resort called Fulya and it was beautiful, surrounded by gardens all the way down to the beach. Plenty of pools including a children’s splash area, The hotel arranges a variety of trips however, I found the best deals by going to Side Promenade and finding a tourist excursions shop and making deals with them. From boat trips to jeep safari’s they really have it all and normally at the best prices around. I strongly recommend if you go scuba diving go to a certified pada dive centre. I used Side- Azura and they looked after me very well.

The excursions I got involved in was…..

A day out at an aqua park (Aqualand) which had plenty of slides, If you’re a water baby and love water parks this really is a must do whilst you’re in Sharm.

(go karting) I Love karting and have set many records around the world and this was a professional track which I would recommend.

A short taxi ride to Side market on Saturday is worth a visit, and with some haggling, there are some good deals to be made, just be careful of scams.

Greek Amphitheater is centuries old, Seated 15,000. It’s in good shape and very accessible. Close to the hotels and shopping areas. Takes only 20 or 30 minutes. Don’t miss it if you are in Side. Turkey.

 The temple of Apollo is breathtaking. There is a temptation for the guide to rush you through but it means so much more if you can sit a while and take in the atmosphere of this incredibly beautiful place.

From Side harbour, you can take a very nice boat tour which includes lunch on the boat and fishing. This was a great way to spend the day out at sea.

Get away from the crowds on a thrilling Jeep Safari through the Taurus Mountains and the idyllic countryside of Side. Combine nature with adventure as you take a jeep safari along challenging dirt trails.

I also did 4 scuba dives a cave/underwater museum & turtle reef. There was a turtle, various species of fish and an octopus at the cave, Great dives and I recommend having a couple of dives whilst you’re here in Side, Turkey.

This is just the tip of an iceberg of things you can do in Side, Turkey and these sure made for an interesting. holiday.