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We are delighted to introduce Phokaia Beach Resort into our summer portfolio for 2018. This beautiful beach resort sits within stunning, mature gardens on a dazzling bay with superb facilities including tennis, mountain and road cycling in the surrounding hills, excellent conditions for all watersports and outstanding childcare amenities.
Resort board (full board 5 days & half board 2 days)
2 Restaurants & 2 bars
3 Swimming pools; family, toddler & indoor
Childcare from 4 months - 17 years
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This beautiful Mediterranean beach resort sits within stunning, mature gardens on a dazzling bay with superb facilities including tennis, mountain and road cycling in the surrounding hills, excellent conditions for all watersports and outstanding childcare amenities. Positioned on the west coast of Turkey, this gem of a resort is found on the outskirts of the harbour town of Foça, with its mix of traditional fishing boats and modern sail yachts plus an array of restaurants from where you can enjoy the stunning views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
At the heart of Phokaia is an incredible 50m free-form style swimming pool with plenty of sun loungers and daybeds. Overlooking the beach is one of two restaurants and bars with spectacular views across the bay - the ideal spot to watch the end of day race and to see the stunning sunsets. This resort oozes character. Enjoy well-appointed bedrooms, most with a private balcony or terrace, a Turkish bath and spa with a heated indoor pool plus an exciting programme full of activities - a week simply won't be long enough.
Turkey is known for its excellent hospitality and at Phokaia Beach Resort you'll not only find our engaging and experienced watersports team on-hand at the waterfront to help get you out on the water, but also friendly locals ready to greet you in the restaurants and bars offering an array of both international and locally inspired, mouth-watering delights. Our fun-loving nannies will entertain your children in the wonderful grounds and childcare centre while the activities team will take you through your paces on court, in the hills or throughout one of the many fitness programmes on offer.
For summer 2019 we are offering new flights from London Heathrow flying at a convenient time of 10:45am, which will run alongside our Manchester and Gatwick flights, to ensure that all guests are able to arrive to resort in good time and have the best start to their holiday.
You may have heard of our popular Club Mark Warner weeks and for 2019 we are excited that Phokaia will be hosting. This week is dedicated to solo travellers, offering free sole occupancy and is on 28th September 2019 - the perfect holiday to socialise and meet other like-minded guests. For those who love to focus their time out on the water, our Regatta Week will make its debut at Phokaia on 15th June 2019 and is free to join. We hope to see you on the beach!
A prime beachfront location with stunning views across the bay. Ideal for families, friends and couples looking for a wide range of sporting activities.
Foça, also known as Phocaea during ancient times is made up of two bays - old Foça and new Foça. A local shuttle bus and taxi service provide a easy way to visit, getting you there in less than 10 minutes. Old Foça is the larger of the two bays and is home to the numerous fishing boats and yachts. There are some lovely restaurants and eateries along this picturesque harbour.
Experience a touch of traditional Turkish design with contemporary styling and soft, natural, muted colours. Choose from a variety of room types including twins, interconnecting, family and villa style rooms.
Families will love the spacious rooms that have bunk beds.
These rooms can be made up as twin or double rooms, are located in the hotel and have a shower & WC. All rooms have balconies and can take an extra bed or cot.
These rooms can be made up as twin or double rooms, are located in the hotel and have a shower & WC. All rooms have balconies with views over the resort and towards the sea and can take an extra bed or cot.
These are located in the gardens of the resort and can either be made up as a twin with sofa bed or double plus sofa bed. These rooms can also take a cot. All of these rooms have a shower, wc and balcony with resort views.
These are located in the hotel and have views of the resort and out to sea. You enter in to a lounge with sofa bed, balcony & wc. Off the lounge is a double room with full en-suite bathroom and Juliette balcony. These rooms can take 2 children on a sofa bed, or 1 child on the sofa bed plus a cot. It is also possible to connect these rooms to a superior twin or double room with bath & wc.
These are located underneath the main pool and are made up of a double bed plus bunk beds. They are also able to take a cot and have a shower & WC. All these rooms are ground floor with a terrace leading out to the gardens.
This room has a double bed, one single bed and can take a cot. There is an accessible shower room (wet room) and is on the ground floor, with doors leading out to the terrace.
These rooms are all situated in the gardens and benefit from a lounge with comfortable seating area & dining space which lead out to a terrace, a microwave and fridge on the ground floor and full bathroom facilities. There is also a sofa bed and space for an additional extra bed. Upstairs you will find a shower room, twin room and a double room with balcony.
The majority of these are in the grounds of the resort and are made up of 2 doubles or 1 double and 1 twin with shower and wc. Each room can take an extra bed or cot. All rooms have balconies.
These are in the hotel and both rooms can be made up as a twin or double room. Both have shower and wc, both of which can take either an extra bed or cot and have balconies overlooking the resort and out to sea.
We will offer flights from London Heathrow with British Airways flying at a convenient time of 10:45am as well as Manchester and London Gatwick.
For more detailed information visit Turkey flight information.
UK passport holders must have at least 6 months remaining on your passport from the date that you enter Turkey.
Visitors to Turkey must also obtain an e-visa prior to travel by visiting the following website https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en. This can be done up to 3 months in advance of your travel date and cost 20 USD. Passengers will be emailed documents 24 hours after application and you must print copies to carry with you during travel. Passengers without an e-visa will not be granted entry into Turkey.
Our new resort board offers you flexible dining at Phokaia Beach Resort. Enjoy delicious daily buffet breakfasts and lunches while our evening dining includes 5 nights in-resort. For 2 nights a week there is the opportunity to sample the delectable local cuisine in Foça or for those preferring the convenience of staying in resort, a beach BBQ is available to book.
Dependant on the time that you arrive in resort on your first evening, you will either be able to dine at the evening buffet or will have a meal waiting for you in your room.
The hotel restaurant offers an array of both international and Turkish cusine, made with locally sourced ingredients. Our resort board includes a daily breakfast and lunch served in the main restaurant overlooking the sea. For your evening meals, you can enjoy freshly prepared food in the restaurant on five nights of the week. On your two dining out evenings, you can head down to the beach for a delicious Turkish beach barbeque (at an extra cost) or you can explore the town and eat at a local restaurant.
Enjoy a drink at one of the two bars at Phokaia Beach Resort. The main bar is situated by the restaurant, perfect for a catch up after a long day on the beach. Or enjoy a sundowner and the incredible views at sunset at the beach bar while you catch the last of the rays.
You simply can't beat our childcare facilities at Phokaia Beach Resort. Our full range of daytime children's clubs are on offer and the fun doesn't stop there.
For more information on our children's clubs visit summer childcare.
**Peak season only
Our exclusive childcare at Phokaia is split across three locations. For our Babies and Juniors, we have a superb centre by the central pool. It's spacious and packed full of the latest toys and equipment to keep everyone busy.
Toddlers and Minis will be based in the castle building with its own paddling pool, located by the beach.
Kidz and Indies will love the club down by the amphitheatre. Its location is ideal for this age range to hit the water each day as part of their organised programme.
Families will love this resort. The beautiful surroundings invite families to participate in an array of activities on and off the water. Mealtimes are a social occasion and although older kids often head to their respective clubs for their meals our board basis allows families to dine together two nights of the week. Head to the beach BBQ or venture out into the local town to sample delicious gastronomy.
The bay at Phokaia Beach Resort is perfect for all our watersport activities. Close to the shore you've perfect conditions for novice sailors and windsurfers - which also sets itself up for waterskiing and wakeboarding too. For more experienced sports people head further out into the bay and enjoy the fantastic on-shore winds.
Explore the local coastline on a kayak or SUP board or hang out under the water with the local PADI dive team.
For more information visit Phokaia watersports
Take to the water in one of our dinghy boats. Choose from singlehanders to multihulls. If this sounds like another language then let one of our RYA qualified instructors introduce you to the exhilarating world of dinghy sailing.
We have an array of RYA courses and lessons from free introduction to refresher and improver lessons.
This all-round resort is great for windsurfers, especially intermediates. Beginners will excel in the light morning winds and can practice their balance and control while intermediate windsurfers take to the waters in the afternoons as the winds pick up for some great blasting across the bay.
Our team of qualified RYA instructors provide free group lessons (introduction and refresher sessions). private tuition, and RYA courses. View more on Phokaia Watersports >>
This fast growing sport is fun and easy to learn (unlike surfing!) and what's more you will benefit from a strong 'core' workout. Within an hour or two you will find you are more than comfortable on your board on the water.
SUP boarding as it is often referred to can be done in a variety of conditions. When learning, flat calm conditions are recommended. Starboard SUP boards are available for use free of charge.
Why not gain a different perspective of your resort! Hit the beach and take a kayak out to sea and enjoy the views, peace and chance to explore the coastline.
The warm waters of the Aegean Sea and range of equipment provided contribute to creating an excellent learning environment. It is commonplace for Mark Warner guests to progress from rank beginner to an intermediate standard within the space of a week.
Phokaia is the perfect resort for those who want to get involved in activities on holiday. We offer something for all ages and abilities, including tennis, cycling and a fantastic selection of fitness classes, so there's something to take part in whatever your preference. Take a free guided tour on a mountain or road bike with an experienced guide up into the hills for exhilarating descents or relax and opt for a sundown stretch overlooking the beach.
Phokaia Beach resort has four flood lit hard surface tennis courts run by a superb team of coaches all ready to help you improve your game.
Choose from adult, teenager and child courses for all abilities.
For more information visit Phokaia tennis.
Our fantastic cycling centre at Phokaia Beach Resort boasts lightweight aluminium road bikes which can be taken out independently or as part of a free tour.
Read more about cycling at Phokaia here.
Have fun exploring the wonderful terrain in the local area on our mountain bikes. You can venture out alone or as part of a guided group throughout the week.
Read more about cycling at Phokaia Beach Resort here.
Enjoy a comprehensive programme of fitness and aerobics classes in our stunning Phokaia Beach Resort with excellent sporting facilities, including a gym and spa studio. Guests can take part in classes ranging from Zumba, circuits, morning and sundown stretch to social tennis and football.
Fitness and aerobics classes are run by Mia, who has a degree in dance and aerial performance. A member of the local activities team, Emre, also runs classes at Phokaia Beach Resort. He is a qualified PE teacher and swimming coach.
See an example of the fitness timetable here >>
For those looking to holiday with a group of friends, as a couple or on their own, Phokaia Beach Resort is a fantastic choice, whether you want to relax on the beach or make the most of the fantastic wind conditions and take out a boat.
Holidaymakers travelling alone are cordially invited to informal early-evening drinks in the bar and to join a group table for dinner, allowing you to get to know fellow guests.
The nearby arbour town of Foça has a great range of waterfront restaurants that serve a fabulous arrange of local dishes using fresh ingredients. Enjoy the quaint fishing boats and the superyachts moored in the bay.
For those travelling alone, rest assured you are most likely to meet like-minded people at this resort. Right at the start of your holiday, our Customer Service team invite you to an informal early evening drinks in the bar where you will get the chance to meet fellow guests and join a group table for dinner.
Single parents can enjoy some 'me' time at the spa or reading a book on the beach while the little ones are in childcare.
We arrange social tables in the evenings where groups of like-minded adults can meet together for adult conversation over some great food.
The spa at Phokaia Beach Resort boasts five treatment rooms, as well as a sauna, Turkish bath and an indoor pool. Why not try the traditional Turkish hammam treatment during your stay, or pamper yourself with one of the many other treatments on offer.
Next to the spa you'll also find a gym with an array of equipment including cross-trainers, a rowing machine, a treadmill, weights and bikes.
A tempting indoor pool is open to all guests. Loungers are available to relax on in the pool area between dips.
"I'm so excited about heading to Turkey because there are so many picturesque spots to enjoy, like the sunset over the beach. I urge everyone to give waterskiing a go here too, the conditions are perfect to learn on and so much fun!"