Yalikavak Travel Guide
If you want a truly peaceful holiday with all the nice parts of a beach resort holiday and none of the crowds, noise and ugly breakfast buffet scenes, it might be time to try something like the Lavanta boutique beach hotel in southern Turkey. To start with, it has a "no kids" policy, so you can be sure that all your fellow guests will be over 14 years of age. The Lavanta is built quite steeply into the side of the hill overlooking Turunc Bay, and you can get views out to sea as well as to the forest and mountains. Every suite has a private balcony and French windows to maximize the views.
If you're not sitting around the pool (which becomes a pleasure again when a dozen children aren't jumping in and splashing your book each time you roll over), you can walk or take the shuttle bus to the beach. Breakfast is included but you can only get dinner three times a week--although with special poolside, Turkish-themed meals, it sounds pretty tasty--outside of Monday, Wednesday and Friday you'll have to fend for yourself in the village. Or just stay the whole day by the pool not using any energy, and you won't even need to eat until breakfast.
· Lavanta Hotel reviews [TripAdvisor]