By Fairlight Jones
About the Hotel
Kalkan is a simply beautiful destination. This small Mediterranean harbour town has developed an enviable reputation over the years for fabulous places to stay, great cuisine and a laid-back atmosphere that initially attracted sailing yachts and now reaches out to those around the world who appreciate the very best.
Kalkan itself has grown by spreading into the hills above the harbour - but it’s true to say that the very best properties are found close to the waterfront. Dotted around the bay are an array of gorgeous villas and Kalkan's three waterfront boutique hotels - all of which are presented by Fairlight Jones.
The Waterside (also known as Likya Gardens, see below) is an impossibly romantic retreat that clings to the water’s edge, looking out across the wide expanse of the Bay of Kalkan, and is exclusively managed by Fairlight Jones.
The dramatic and peaceful seafront location of this adult-only hotel is ideal for couples who relish the best in barefoot-chic luxury. There are nine stunning suites – seven of which have their own freshwater pool (most unusually large) and the additional luxury of a private seafront cabana – a wonderfully quirky touch, unique throughout Turkey.
Accessed via a small, coastal lane The Waterside is tucked-away in a beautifully peaceful location overlooking the sea, yet the harbour at Kalkan is just a ten-minute stroll away.
Likya Gardens and Pavilion: Also known in Turkey as Likya Gardens, the property is now introduced as The Waterside. The name-change signalling solely the new concept where the property offers all it has previously in terms of an exceptional quality of accommodation and location – together with what we believe to be the key addition of our philosophy with regard to management and service.
The identical concept has been applied to its nearby sister-hotel The Bay (Likya Pavilion) and guests are invited to enjoy the facilities at each property.
The whole principle is one of understated, easy luxury. The mixture of just a few private suites and a scattering of pool cottages in the grounds means that a private space is always to hand, with wonderful facilities to enjoy if you’re feeling more sociable.
Seven of the just nine suites feature private freshwater pools and each has a private cabana just a few steps away with breathtaking views across the waterfront - entirely yours for the duration of your stay.
The three detached Garden Pool Houses are a real indulgence, offering great privacy, surrounded as they are by lush gardens, or perhaps the Penthouse Pool Suite with its dramatic seascapes is for you.
Whichever type of suite you choose, all are unusually spacious and certain to provide the most stunning and dramatic sea views.
The suites are light and airy and whitewashed walls have splashes of colour with Ottoman-style furniture. King-size and four-poster beds, white linen, marble bathrooms with monsoon showers - all the elements are present for the perfect romantic getaway.
Several also feature roll-top baths in the suite itself, so you can enjoy a chilled glass of something looking out over your private balcony and onto the amazingly blue waters of the bay.
Of course the name is a bit of a giveaway - the broad sweep of Kalkan bay is right in front of you and the private beach club ensures that whether you want sun or shade, a long cool drink or a swim off the sea deck, everything is right there.
The private cabanas are unique in our experience - each is a good size and features your own sun beds and a fridge to keep those drinks cool. The attentive staff are on hand throughout the day to serve drinks and snacks at your behest.
In the evening the dining location changes between The Waterside and the nearby Bay on various nights, to give you the best of both. Alternatively the lights and attractions of Kalkan harbour beckon a ten-minute stroll away.
The Waterside - complete relaxation in the most stunning of settings.
Special Introductory Tester Offer
In recognition of the exciting new era at The Waterside guests can benefit from our very Special Tester Offers - an opportunity to be one of the very first to experience this exclusive property following the introduction of the new concept and under new management, at an exceptional rate!
The introductory rates are displayed after reduction - and are below what they will be in the future as a means of thanking you for being amongst the first to enjoy this new concept.