Lara Beach is a delightful part of the Turkish coastline that is becoming increasingly popular among those that love a sunshine holiday with reliable weather and great beaches. The summer months here in the Antalya region are pleasantly hot and rain is not something that makes an appearance very often. The winter, thanks to the mild climate also attracts its fair share of tourists to the area.
Lying only 12km from Antalya, Lara Beach boasts crystal clear waters and has some lovely hotels, restaurants and bars. Most parts of the beach have places that offer umbrellas, chairs, snacks and drinks as well as a good range of water sports.
Lara Beach is a great place to holiday in itself but while there you may find yourself wanting to explore the surrounding area, so here is our top three pick of what to do when you want a change from relaxing on the beach.
Take a trip to Antalya, where you will be greeted by a whole range of attractions and plenty of things to do. There is a lovely harbour setting here and the old quarter of Kaleici is a real gem of a place to wander around. Shopping is great fun in Antalya: there are lots of bargains to be had, whether you are buying leather, cotton or ceramics. And don’t forget, you are expected to haggle! There is a good nightlife in Antalya and an evening spent here makes a nice change from Lara Beach where the evening entertainment is generally based exclusively in the hotels.
These are some of the best-kept ancient ruins in the world and a visit to Perge is definitely worth it if you are looking for a cultural diversion when in the area. Built in the 11 century BC, Perge was originally a Greek city, before being conquered by subsequent invaders. Most of the structures you see today are the remains of what the Romans left when they settled here. You can see what is left of the agora market place, the public baths, the theatre and much more. It is a fascinating place to explore with so much to see and learn.
In Antalya the rivers and smaller streams make their way down the valleys of the Taurus Mountains to the Mediterranean Sea. Some travel overland and some underground and along the way form beautiful natural features, such as cascading waterfalls. There are more than twenty in the region, and Kursunlu Falls are particularly spectacular. They are only 12 miles from Antalya and there are lots of walking opportunities here too, so you can easily make a day of your excursion.
How to Get to Lara Beach
Antalya airport serves most of this region of Turkey and as the flight from the UK is a mere 4 hours, Antalya is a very popular holiday destination. If you are planning your trip and looking for Antalya transfers, then book with us and you won’t be disappointed. Here, at Shuttle Direct we take great pride in offering a professional service, competitive prices and, as there is the opportunity to book in advance, it is all organised for you on arrival. After being met by one of our experienced team, you will be taken to your hotel in a comfortable vehicle and in an efficient manner.
We want to help you get your holiday off to a great start so book Antalya transfers with us and let us do just that. You can book private or shared transfers and book for your return journey too.
Where to Stay
Basel Hotel – Finding simple, budget accommodation in Lara Beach is just not possible so if you are watching the cash but looking for somewhere decent to stay close to Lara Beach, Basel Hotel in Antalya is a good option. With an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and simple, but functional rooms that boast balconies, private facilities and complimentary toiletries, this hotel is a great choice for the budget traveller. The staff here are very helpful and room service is offered as well as luggage storage and a ticket service. Breakfast is served on site and there are plenty of good eateries close by for evening meals and snacks.
Grand Park Lara Hotel – A short walk to its own private beach, Grand Park Lara Hotel offers an all-inclusive service, has a spa, two pools and modern air-conditioned rooms. This is our pick for a mid priced option at Lara Beach. Rooms here all have lovely views of the city, garden or sea and they all have TV, minibar and safe. Every day breakfast, lunch and dinner are served and include both international and Turkish dishes in a buffet style. The spa has a Turkish bath, sauna and fitness facilities and there are staff on hand organising entertainment and activities throughout the day.
Titanic Beach Lara – For the ultimate in luxury accommodation in Lara Beach, Titanic Beach Lara is the place to be. The stunning hotel, shaped like a cruise ship is set right on the beach and has a luxury spa, four restaurants and a wonderful outdoor pool that features fantastic water slides. The rooms are elegant, light and spacious and boast air conditioning, beach views and private balconies furnished with lounge chairs. You’ll also have access to a football pitch, tennis courts and a basketball court too at the hotel. The spa offers treatments, massages and other beauty services. If you are looking to treat yourself when staying on Lara Beach, this hotel is the place to do it.