The seemingly never-ending tree-lined driveway indicates that Lykia World is a mammoth resort. Lykia World is made up of a the 'village,' a collection of three-storey buildings nestled in lush gardens, and the 'residence,' a block of newer accommodation, separated by a stream that flows down from the mountain.
Exiting the village lobby, the first thing a guest will come across is the marketplace with a range of boutiques and facilities such as a photo shop and hairdresser. This area leads to the main swimming pool which is a hive of activity. Speaking of swimming pools, there are 19 on-site.
If you're a tennis fan then you'll surely have fun playing on one of 19 (yes 19!) tennis courts staggered on different levels of the hillside. Sporty holidaymakers will also appreciate the golf and mini golf courses, as well as the archery, rock climbing, basketball, football, beach volleyball and trampoline... There are also gyms on both sides of the resort (although there is a cost to use the gym on the residence side due to there being a personal trainer and more modern equipment). And then there are the various fitness and dance workouts. The great thing is that most sports are played down by the beach, making the most of the fantastic sea views.
The children haven't been forgotten and the facilities dedicated to their leisure are possibly some of the best we've seen, at least in the Dalaman region. The mini club features a mini cinema, heated kids' pools and various activity rooms, while the 22,000m² 'Kids' Paradise' boasts 8 pools, 20 waterslides, a kids' restaurant, kids' amphitheatre and various activities for children of all ages. With a Treasure Island Adventures theme, kids will think they've landed in 'Pirates of the Caribbean.' Similar to a mini theme park, Kids' Paradise is a network of bridges, slides, pools, fountains, secret caves and suspended walkways, making you want to be a kid again.
For quiet time, both the village and residence feature 'silent pools' for adults only. On the village side, the silent pool is an infinity pool nestled in picture-perfect gardens. It appears like an oasis far from the activity hotspots, while the residence's silent pool, known as the 'blue lagoon' is surrounded by perfectly manicured lawns and shady pine trees. There is also a heated indoor pool for rare rainy days.
Relaxation has also been taken care of at Lykia World: there are two beautifully decorated spa facilities in both the village and the residence. The highlight of the spa in the village is the alfresco massage area at the cliff's edge - with extraordinary views of the Aegean Sea. Meanwhile, those comfortable in their birthday suits might want to head for the far end of the resort, which has been set aside for nude sunbathing...