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A World Class Resort At The Delphin Imperial, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

When you are thinking of all-inclusive resort destinations – you may think of the Caribbean if you are from the USA, perhaps somewhere like Jamaica or the Bahamas, or perhaps even Aruba – but I bet you’ll never think of Turkey as a destination for vacation.  Why are we all so different when it comes to our ideas of vacations (or holidays as we like to call our time off in the UK and other parts of Europe)?  Turkey is such a popular place with the Brits, and with people from all around Europe, but I hardly saw one American there at the Delphin Imperial Resort, in Antalya, while there last summer.  Is it because we don’t think Turkey is a place capable of providing world-class resorts and relaxation?  Well, I have news for all of you in the USA – Turkey is a fabulous place to have your vacation at.  Americans will have to catch on sometime soon, and I might as well be the one to provide you with the information.

When we first got to the Delphin Imperial Resort, we were awestruck at how majestic it looked – like a palace!  Both inside and outside – it was fabulous to look at!

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

Upon entering, food and refreshments were already within arms reach of the entrance

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

That’s me above with some Turkish Delight, oh, how I loved it.  Also, you will see a picture of a sign that shows all the A La Carte Restaurants available.

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The next morning, I took pictures looking out from my hotel window – this is Turkey!  I’ve been before to Istanbul and Izmir while on a cruise, but have never been to Antalya before, and now I actually am staying overnight – in fact – seven nights!  The Delphin Imperial is part of a large group of hotels, which include the Delphin Palace, and the Delphin Diva.  They are all very close to one another, but I believe the Delphin Imperial might just be one of the best.

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

As you can see from the pictures above, the interior is akin to that of what you can imagine a palace to look like.  I included some pictures of the main restaurant, which is where we ate breakfast, lunch and dinner most of the time.  In fact, since it’s an all-inclusive, many times we had to skip lunch as we were so full from breakfast!  You wouldn’t believe this place, there was a coffee shop that had chocolates and pastries that you could order as much as you wanted to at no extra cost.  I can give you an example of some all-inclusives that aren’t all truly-inclusive like when you are on a cruise ship – such as their specialty shops or restaurants.  However, at the Delphin Imperial – it was all included, except for things from the gift shop, or services such as the hairdressers or beauty salon.  There were even smoothies, which is a big thing for kids – which kid doesn’t like smoothies?

There were also kebabs available by the pool at lunch-time that were so delicious,and pizza that you could have made to order.  You could have an entire pizza made and carry it to your seat by the pool.  Let’s just say, there was no shortage of food.  As far as drinks, you could order alcohol, including cocktails or cappuccino as well as Turkish coffee for no extra price too.

If you want a glimpse at the pools, here are some pictures:

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

The Delphin Imperial Resort, Antalya

Well, that’s it from Antalya at the moment.  I will share more pictures soon.  Don’t forget, if you are thinking of all-inclusive, consider the Delphin Imperial in Antalya.  It’s a world class resort.

Beaches Negril – A Fantastic All-Inclusive Family Vacation

Jamaica is one of my favorite places to visit.  I have been to Jamaica four times now, once to Montego Bay and three times to Negril.  In 2010, I took my kids and we went to Beaches in Negril.  We were supposed to go to Beaches Boscobel, but found out at the last moment that our booking was going to be transferred to Beaches Negril, and it turned out to be a great vacation.  It was absolutely fantastic – an all-inclusive vacation that can just about parallel any all-inclusive cruise (and you know I love cruises)!  What was nice about this vacation was that the Beaches Negril property overlooks the beach, and some of the water activities such as the Banana Boat are included.  One night there was a beach party where dinner was served out on the beach, on tables that had white table-cloths spread out on them.  It looked really fancy outside, and the buffet was scrumptious, there were even fresh coconuts – everyone lined up for them and were drinking the refreshing juice of the coconuts right out of the shell.    This was a beach paradise.  If you should ever want to book one of the Beaches resorts, I can book it for you, in fact I would be happy to recommend it as a great family resort and vacation.

Beaches Negril, Jamaica

That’s me with my little girl Chandi who was only one and a half then, she’s three and a half years old now.

Beaches Negril, Jamaica

Beaches Negril, Jamaica

Beaches Negril, Jamaica

Beaches Negril, Jamaica

Beaches Negril, Jamaica

Beaches Negril, Jamaica

The Banana Boat was so much fun!  I tried it myself, and even have a short video on You Tube on this.  I may add this later into this post.

Beaches Negril, Jamaica

Me and my three kids – they got me to go into the Lazy River (you sit there and jet-streams of water push you through the entire pool).

Beaches Negril, Jamaica

Swimming Pool – Beaches Negril, Jamaica

If you look past the swimming pool here, you will also see the beach

Swimming Pool at Beaches Negril, Jamaica

Beaches Negril, Jamaica

Sunset at Beaches Negril, Jamaica

Thanks for reading my post, and remember Jamaica is a great place to vacation, actually one of the very best places.  I love Jamaica, I love the people there, they are so nice and friendly, and  it makes for a great place to vacation.