-Esquire Experiences - Maxx Royal Belek Resort
The first questions you’ll get asked upon returning from holiday are: ‘where did you go?’ and ‘where did you stay?’ Should you have just come back from the Maxx Royal Belek Resort, you probably won’t even wait for the question to be asked before telling anyone and everyone about it.
Standing proud on the golden shores of the glorious southern Turkish Riviera, you’ll have to decide yourself whether you first talk about the beach resort’s spectacular size, design, location or service. Or you might even lead with the fact that it has its own world class golf course and waterpark.
Designed in the shape of a crescent moon, the striking main building not only offers views over the clear seas and sandy beaches of the Mediterranean coast line, but also the stunning lagoon layout of the swimming pool at the heart of the property.
The villas are currently being upgraded to boast a sleek modern design that will add a real sense of style and design nous to your average sea side resort hotel. Because, let’s face it, there is nothing ‘average’ about the Maxx Royal Belek Resort.
Along with its unmistakable architecture, the resort offers its guests an almost-inexhaustible number of holiday activities to ensure that guests of all types live their best life. Quite literally, an all-singing and all-dancing affair, the hotel boasts a large number of F&B options for guests — including seven a la carte restaurants — as well as an activity list a mile long. That list includes tennis courts, paintballing, canoeing, an Aven Royal Spa and ‘King Cobra’ — a huge aqua park with ten pulse-pounding slides. As you can imagine, it makes for a perfect, all-inclusive family holiday. And then of course, there is the golf.
The Montgomerie Royal Maxx, a gorgeous tree-lined oasis nestled between the Taurus Mountains, is part of the larger resort and home to a magnificent 18-hole golf course designed by legendary golfer Colin Montgomerie. Having hosted a series of world tour events, paths along the greens and fairways have been trodden on by the likes of Tiger Woods and Martin Kaymer. Staying true to its seemingly endless options for guests, the back-nine of the course is also equipped with floodlights meaning that a late-evening tee-off time is always an option.
Away from the ‘play-hard’ element of things, the Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort’s also has a 300-metre-long private beach, which is where sun worshippers can find their place lapping up the rays either at the Tangerine Beach Club, or the private contemporary jetty designed with private cabanas.
Family-friendly, adrenaline junkie or golf-obsessed, so plenty are the options for guests at the Maxx Royal Belek Resort that the hardest part of your holiday will be not trying to tell everyone about it when you return home.