A large beach resort with plenty of activities on offer, Majesty Tuana Club and Park is suited to families and groups looking for constant entertainment. However, as the property is split into three mini-resorts each with its own facilities, it is also possible for holidaymakers to escape the crowds for some peace and quiet.
The resort is situated in the Fethiye region of Mugla province; about 45 minutes drive from Dalaman airport and only a few kilometres to the centre of Fethiye (the town). The chic marina village of Göcek is also a short drive away.
Majesty Tuana Club and Park is open from April until the 1st of November.
The resort's somewhat secluded location means it is far from the nightlife centres of Marmaris or Hisaronu, so, unless you've got a car and designated driver, you'll have to be content with partying at the on-site disco.
This 'ultra all inclusive' beach resort is set on an area of 120,000m² by the sea, with sprawling gardens containing orange and frankincense trees. Opened in 1993 and last renovated in 2009-10, Majesty Tuana consists of three areas of accommodation and facilities; Club (beachside), and Park I and II (set back in the gardens, added in 2001 and 2006 respectively). Most rooms are found in the Club area, which is also the hub if activity at the resort - this is the place to be for guests who like to be in the thick of things. Those who need their calm are best off requesting a room in one of the Park areas of the resort. Even if the resort seems enormous, the distance from Park I and II to the beach is still only 350m. Swimming pools and leisure facilities are also found at Park I and II, however, all guests are free to use all facilities throughout the resort.
Whatever your age, there's no risk of getting bored here, starting with the huge pool at the heart of the Club area of the resort, where there is a range of animation activities going on throughout the day. Nearby is a separate kids' pool with waterslide but the children can also be dropped off at the mini club (with large outdoor play areas plus baby corner). To get your bearings upon arrival, pick up a copy of the 'Tuana Times' from the lobby, which details the activities that take place daily such as: archery, air gun shooting, tennis, basketball, football, boccia ball, dance lessons, Turkish lessons, cooking lessons, darts and mini golf... There is also an open-air cinema in the high summer months, plus two jogging paths over 1km long each. By night, the entertainment program takes place at the amphitheatre and is quite varied due to a two week turnaround. Other facilities include a shopping arcade with hairdresser and photo shop, plus a large spa and wellness centre with steam bath, saunas and multiple treatment rooms. Modern and clean, it also features an alfresco Jacuzzi surrounded by four gazebos (for outdoor massages) with fluttering white curtains for privacy and calm.
There are 28 accommodation blocks at Majesty Tuana containing a total of 459 rooms (302 located in the Club section, 157 in the Park section). This number also includes three disabled access rooms. Scattered throughout the grounds, the cream coloured low-rise buildings feature tile roofs and are covered in climbing plants and flowers. Rooms overlook the pool and gardens only (no sea views) and guests should be aware that use of the safety deposit box is 2 Euros (£1.75) per day or 12 Euros (£10.50) per week. The mini bar is stocked for new arrivals (free) but refills are at the guests' charge.
In the Club section, choose from standard (27-30m²) or family (43m²) rooms; the standard rooms are simply but tastefully furnished and there is talk of their renovation in 2012. While they are spacious and clean, the rooms are nothing luxurious even if they feature quite contemporary bathrooms. The family rooms in the Club section of the resort are basically a standard room with an additional (twin) room. Rooms in the Park section of Majesty Tuana are also very simple (neutral colours, basic furnishings) but clean and comfortable. Standard rooms there measure between 18-24m² while family rooms come in at 39m².
Apart from the various snack bars, Majesty Tuana's restaurants are found in the Club portion of the resort and are all open-air. The main restaurant is only steps from the pool while the fish, Italian and Turkish restaurants are grouped together and overlook the sea. They operate on a set menu concept. There are also snack bars (by the pool, beach, etc.) including the 24-hour Majesty Bar, serving a variety of snacks at different times during the day - guests never go hungry here. Being quite a distance from the nightlife centres of Marmaris or Hisaronu, it's a good thing there's an on-site disco.
The private beach is large but always attracts a crowd (due to the sheer size of the resort) and features a pebbly mix of sand. It might not be the most spectacular stretch of coastline in Turkey but there is everything you need to be comfortable at the water's edge. With plenty of sun loungers to stretch out on (some on the sand, some on nearby grassy areas), there are also gazebos for extra privacy, plus a host of beachside services like sunglasses cleaning, iced towels and fresh fruit. The beach bar is at the far end of the beach, while there is also a large jetty and a wide range of water sports on offer (some are included). For those who wish to go further afield, half day and full day boat trips are also available.