The Grand Yazici Mares is built into a gently sloping hillside and its grounds are filled with beautiful pine trees, which provide plenty of shade. The resort's enormous lobby resembles a shopping centre with its multitude of resort boutiques (jewellery, clothes, mini-market, etc.), signalling that this is no small and cosy hotel. Indeed, exiting on the far side of the lobby guests will come across the large swimming pools split between two different levels, one with waterslides. There are also two children's wading pools. Pool towels are available on a deposit system at certain times of the day only. The pool deck is crowded with sun loungers, while loud music pumps from the speakers. There is a snack bar as well as an ice cream stand however alcohol is banned from the pool bar. The animation team is based next to the amphitheatre on the upper terrace (where the second pool is located). The team runs a daily program of activities for both adults and children.
For parents who need a little break there is also a mini club with playground and supervised games and activities. To really unwind, the hotel boasts a great spa (located next to the lobby) which contains a sauna, Turkish bath and five tastefully decorated massage/treatment rooms (there are over 20 types of massage and over 30 treatments available). There is also a large well-lit and well-equipped fitness room which overlooks the pool.
Also on-site but at the same time separate from the resort is the Dolphin Therapy and Activity Centre. It attracts lots of visitors (both from inside and outside the hotel) for its encounters and experiences with its five resident dolphins. Prices start from 15 Euros (£13.45) for dolphin watching (40 minutes), 40 Euros (£35.85) for a dolphin meet and greet (6 minutes), 75 Euros (£67.20) to swim with the dolphins (approximately 10 minutes) and £250 for the 'dolphin trainer for a day' crash course.