The Private Beach Club / The Waterside / A Luxury Boutique Hotel in Kalkan, Turkey by Fairlight Jones

The WatersideKalkan, Turkey

An Exclusive Luxury Boutique Hotel

The Private Beach Club

The luxurious private beach club operates exclusively for guests of The Waterside and The Bay.  Accessed from directly below The Waterside, steps leads through a maze of whitewashed cabanas built into the cliff face dramatically overlooking the bay in front.

Stylish decking extends across the water’s edge dotted with sun loungers and umbrellas and there is direct access to the sea for wonderful snorkelling and swimming from steps and diving platforms.

  • A unique concept, not only to Kalkan but throughout Turkey, the beach club has a series of private cabanas to enjoy the sea in utter privacy. They create a Caribbean-inspired ‘shabby-chic’ vibe and each one is tiered into the cliff face overlooking the sea, angled to maximise the panoramic views across the Bay. 

    The wooden cabanas are individually named and reserved for each pool suite at The Waterside. They are decorated with whitewashed surfaces and a mix of marine artefacts from fishing rods to bell jars and driftwood and each is comfortably furnished with loungers, shade, a table and chairs and a mini-fridge to keep drinks cool. Naturally, the views across the sea below are inspirational. 

  • The decking area continues this vibe and while it is aimed at those staying in the two 'Waterfront Suites' at The Waterside together with guests from The Bay, it is sure to be extremely popular with all guests. Cooled by the gently lapping sea, guests can luxuriate in the private and secluded setting.

    There is a waiter and towel service provided by the discreet but attentive team and a range of wonderfully healthy snacks, fresh juices and cooling drinks are served from the adjacent Yali beachclub restaurant.

  • The barefoot luxury of this extraordinary hotel is nowhere more apparent than at the water’s edge. It is particularly romantic late in the day as the sky softens into pastel hues of dusty pink and blue and the twinkling lights appear across the surrounding bay.

    A wide range of water sports is available including water-skiing, jet-skiing, wake-boarding and sea-kayaking – which to preserve the tranquillity of the beach club take place away from the main hotel. Simply call up a local company who will pop over in a motor boat and whisk you away to a separate bay.