CONTRIBUTED BY JAMEY HOOPER
If you’re looking for an all-inclusive beach trip, but you don’t want to get on an airplane, you should check out Ulu Resort Hotel. It is about a three-hour drive from Incirlik. It is located on a beach that is really only used by the hotel guests. It isn’t a private beach. However, you wouldn’t venture to this beach unless you were staying at the hotel. Therefore, the beach is very clean and beautiful. Ulu does a very good job of cleaning up the beach regularly too.
The Ulu Resort Hotel’s price is all-inclusive which includes your room, food, and drink (local alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks). Inside the hotel is a very nice lobby and bar, a buffet restaurant, a spa, a kids game room, a gym, and an indoor pool.
All the rooms, in my opinion, have a nice view. You can get a mountain view, a sea view, or a pool view room. Every room – no matter the type – has a balcony.
There are two beaches at Ulu. One is directly across from the hotel. This one is rocky and has waves. There is a pier at this beach too. You can walk out onto the pier and go down a ladder into the water to go swimming. I recommend water shoes for this beach because the rocks hurt your feet.
The other beach is located at the east end of the hotel. This beach is sandy with no waves. Both beaches have lounge chairs and umbrellas, which are included in the price of your hotel. Both beaches also have bars to get something to drink while you are hanging out on the beach.
Ulu also has a very large outdoor pool with two water slides as well as a kiddie pool. There are lounge chairs and umbrellas around the pool so if you aren’t a beach person the pool is a great choice.
The buffet restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but you can also grab lunch by the pool if you choose to do so. The food was good, and there are plenty of choices.
We had so much fun hanging out at Ulu Resort Hotel. There’s plenty of stuff to keep you and the kiddos occupied during your weekend stay. Take some time to go check it out. You will definitely want to go back again.
Ulu Resort Hotel
Phone: + 90 324 768 3 768
Address: 33700 Yanışlı Köyü/Gülnar/Mersin, Turkey
GPS Coordinates: 36.1514722, 33.497277800000006