It’s officially November, defrosting your windscreen in the morning is now a thing again, Christmas decorations are in stores and thanks to daylight saving time, it’s getting darker earlier. So if you’re already dreaming of sunshine and are looking to book your first trip of 2020, we have a serious contender for you; The Residence at TUI SENSATORI Barut Fethiye.
After celebrating their 10th anniversary last year TUI have majorly been upping their game. The idea of a package holiday can send shivers down someone’s spine, thoughts of children running amuck, struggling to get a sun lounger and the same food every day. Yet with TUI this is a huge misconception and their SENSATORI resorts are leading the industry with a new concept.
TUI’s SENSATORI resorts are design-led and are created to ignite your senses, for sight, the hotels design and interiors are visually aesthetic, for taste, the array of cuisines are sure to please each palette, for smell, TUI has signature scents which each time you smell it, you are reminded of holiday; all in all, giving you and your senses an experience that you will want to return to.
Their newest SENSATORI resort is situated in Fethiye and is redefining what we know as a package holiday, proving it can be just as much, if not more luxurious than other options. Around a 45 minute drive from Dalaman airport, this is an adults-only retreat with a new level of luxury and TUI’s Only 5T Plus resort. As an ultra all inclusive resort, there are an array of restaurants and bars to choose from, ranging from gourmet Michelin inspired dining fine dining to informal beachside BBQ.
The hotel has 152 rooms over 3 floors, whether you choose a penthouse, lake house (with butler service) and swim-up suites, privacy is ensured and all rooms come with added luxuries such as a Nespresso machine, a whirlpool bath, in room bar, and pillow menu. The contents of the mini bar and mini fridge are all yours and will be restocked each day, there is also a bar with full sized spirits and wines that are all included and when bottles are running low, (which is a surprisingly frequent occurrence, well, you’re on holiday after all) they will simply be replaced.
The resort is home to an incredible spa, a forest area in which you can partake in yoga or Gong bathing, a private beach with butler-serviced cabana’s, an expansive swimming pool with swim-up bar, just to name a few things. If you want more lively evenings then a little stroll over to the sister hotel has evening entertainment and comedy nights.
If you manage to pry yourself from the luxury of the resort then Fethiye town is a wonderful place to explore, with Turkey’s infamous markets taking place each Tuesday in the town, you can literally shop until your drop. There are traditional turkish baths, stalls and restaurants that are definitely worthwhile experiencing, there are also yachts, boats and jet skis to hire if you wish to explore by sea.
Although the resort closed for the season yesterday, it reopens on the 1st May and after being fully booked for most of its opening in 2019, it is booking up fast so we’d recommend checking availability asap. If we haven’t convinced you that The Residence should be your summer 2020 destination, we’ll be covering our stay here in further detail to showcase what the resort and Fethiye as a destination has to offer in one of our upcoming print issues, so keep an eye out!