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Lara Beach Holidays

Lara Beach Holidays

Welcome to the Turkish resort of Lara Beach!

Holidays in Lara Beach

Gorgeous sandy beaches, mouth-watering cuisine, and activities on land and sea – there’s so much to pack into a Lara Beach holiday. This lively resort nestles on the golden sands of the Turkish Riviera in Turkey’s Antalya region; Antalya city centre lies 18km to the east and Antalya Airport is 20km away. The Blue Flag beachfront is famous for its luxury hotels and abundant water sports activities.

When is the best time to visit? Lara Beach has a Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and mild, rainy winters. Lara Beach is ideal for a sunshine holiday; particularly from the beginning of May through to the end of October with temperatures hovering between 27 to 35°C. If you’re planning to visit during school holidays or peak times like Easter and Christmas/New Year; it’s always best to book early to secure your key dates.

Where is the best place to stay? Discover a plethora of places to stay in Lara Beach to suit your budget. The resort is a favourite with luxury holiday seekers thanks to the facility-packed five-star resorts modelled on world-famous landmarks that line the strip alongside the eight-kilometre sandy beach; many with indulgent spas, tasty culinary experiences, idyllic pool areas, and even waterparks. Whether you’re looking for a self-catering, bed and breakfast, half-board, or all-inclusive; Hays Travel will find you a holiday to suit your needs in Lara Beach.

Travel guide

If you’re looking for a holiday that beachside bliss and lively entertainment, a trip to Lara Beach is your ideal summer holiday escape in Turkey.

  • Best time to visit: May-October
  • Average flight time: 4 Hours
  • Most suited for: Families, Couples
  • Currency: Turkish lira
  • Time Difference: +2 Hours


Lara Beach’s long stretch of golden sands not only boasts a Blue Flag but it’s also perfect for sunbathing and the offshore waters are great for swimming and water sports like jet-skiing, parasailing, kite-surfing, and banana boat rides. Indulge in retail therapy with big-name brands at TerraCity Mall and Sultan Bazaar or shop for bargains and locally-made products at Saturday’s Lara Street Market. Wander around the hundreds of Sandland (Antalya Sand Sculpture Festival) exhibits based around an annual theme such as mythology, fairy tale heroes, sea legends, and world wonders. Leave the resort behind to ride the roller coasters and whizz down waterslides at The Land of Legends Kingdom and to visit the Dueden Upper and Lower Waterfalls, the ancient city of Perge, and Antalya’s Kaleici Old Town with its Hadrian’s Gate and Clock Tower.



Lara Beach is also the starting point from which to experience some of Turkey’s famous sights and attractions. Keep your camera handy to capture the awe-inspiring vistas on a hot-air balloon ride in Cappadocia or take in the views on a thrilling tandem paragliding flight from Mount Olympos near Kemer. Journey back to the Roman era at Ephesus’ Library of Celsus and Temple of Hadrian and explore the iconic Hagia Sophia Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Blue Mosque in Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul. Go hiking or white-water rafting in Koprulu Canyon National Park or relish a jeep safari to the Taurus Mountains.  Sail the Dalyan River past preserved tombs and endangered loggerhead turtles or embark on a sightseeing cruise on the Bosporus lined with Ottoman palaces and ancient fortresses. Look out for local handicrafts and souvenirs at Manavgat Bazaar or Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.

food and drink

Food & Drink

Many menus in Lara Beach showcase traditional fare like Kulakli, Iskembe Corbasi, and Guluklu Soups; Piyaz, Doner Kebabs, Kofte, Dolma, Karniyarik, Borek, Pide, Meze, Lahmacun, and Gozleme; with Arap Kadayif, Baklava, or Asure for dessert. A bottle or two of Efes Pilsner or local wine are the perfect accompaniment to your meal; followed by a glass of Raki, a pot of Caydanlik tea, or a cup of Turk Kahvesi coffee. Most of the upmarket hotels boast a wide choice of on-site eateries where your can tuck into dishes from around the world. You can even dine in the style of Yoruks – a tribe of Turkish nomads – with stone-baked pizzas and gozleme at Hotel Lara Beach’s Yoruk Tent. There are beach clubs along the beachfront too serving up a vibrant food, drinks, and nightlife scene.


Average monthly temperature in Lara Beach (°C)

  • Jan 10°C
  • Feb 11°C
  • Mar 13°C
  • Apr 16°C
  • May 20°C
  • Jun 25°C
  • Jul 28°C
  • Aug 27°C
  • Sep 25°C
  • Oct 20°C
  • Nov 15°C
  • Dec 12°C
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