Oriental pampering at its peak: Calista Luxury Resort Belek
You’ll soon discover that there are many shades of luxury and pampering when you arrive at the Calista Luxury Resort, named after the goddess of perfect beauty. It’s no coincidence that former US President Barack Obama chose the five-star beachfront ultra all-inclusive resort in Belek, considered the jewel of the Turkish Riviera, for his holiday in Turkey.
Enjoying the fresh Mediterranean breeze and enjoying the evening’s super production at the Calista amphitheatre, which perfectly recreates the world of Michael Jackson’s music and dance, makes you think back to the day you left behind. And the night is not over yet: after the daily changing evening international show, the disco begins with dancing and the inevitable kareoke, where everyone can be themselves.
Because if anywhere, Calista, winner of the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice 2021 award, is all about being natural, which includes protecting nature and striving for sustainability. It’s no coincidence that the 20,000-square-metre beach resort, with its modern architecture and spaced-out buildings, has meticulously manicured parks and purified water taps.
Located 27 km from Antalya airport, 35 km from the centre of Antalya and just 4 km from Belek, the stunningly beautiful resort is a stunning setting, with a giant Versace carpet in the lobby, the jewel in the lobby, after the bluish water of the pools. The hotel’s first highlight is that no room card is required, thanks to smart room technology designed for ease of use. Room doors can be opened and room lighting and air conditioning controlled via an app downloaded to your mobile phone. While the large, elegantly furnished rooms with their large terraces offer the comfort of a small apartment, the suites offer even greater luxury. Former US President Barack Obama stayed true to himself in the Presidential Suite by choosing one of the suite’s smaller, more purist rooms as his bedroom.
Unlike most beach resorts, the complex, which has 4 slides and several large pools, does not have narrow lagoons between the buildings, but rather long, wide pools for guests who want to swim after a day of sunbathing. For those who are young or old, the resort has its own sandy beach, comfortable sun loungers and VIP pavilions where they can enjoy a luxurious beach holiday.
Because as a multi-generational resort, Calista offers sports, recreation and entertainment activities for all ages to enjoy. While the more sporty adults can choose from five tennis courts, a fitness room, aerobics, yoga, pilates, table tennis, volleyball, basketball, beach volleyball, water polo and mini football, children can enjoy a magical world of activities at the family-oriented Calista. Where the extremely colourful daytime and evening animation programmes, shows, salsa lessons, live music, karaoke, disco, cinema, darts, bocce, are complemented by the Callos Spa Centre, which guarantees total physical and mental rejuvenation with its 3,500 m² of elegant space, Turkish baths, sauna, steam bath, jacuzzi and countless special massages and beauty treatments.
And the Calhippo Kids Club makes days at the Calista Luxury Resort fabulous for the little ones, with a Summer Academy, a children’s beach under the canopy, a children’s pool, a children’s steam train that runs throughout the resort, a children’s restaurant and babysitting services to ensure that the resort’s little ones have a great time.
The Calista Luxury Resort also aims for the highest quality in gastronomy. In this spirit, the resort’s restaurants, bars and cafés offer a wide range of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages 24 hours a day. For those who want to enjoy every minute of the day, the Ultra All Inclusive package at Calista, offering a full food and beverage offering, has been crowned with the “A’la Carte All Inclusive” service concept for a luxurious experience. A concept that, although simple, can only be achieved through dedicated, quality work.
The Legend of Calista A young woman of rare beauty, Calista is determined that her heart and her actions will perfectly match her stunning looks. And so her beauty and goodness shone so brightly that even the goddesses were envious. Because her soul was too beautiful to remain a mere mortal, Calista became the goddess of beauty.
The essence of A’la Carte All Inclusive is that while the resort’s guests expect the very best in luxury service, Calista aims to exceed those expectations, whether it’s the award-winning entertainment or the work of the staff. Top gastronomy is a key element of this, with Calista’s six A’la Carte restaurants, two snack and one main restaurant serving the resort’s award-winning international cuisine, providing guests with a choice of choices and unforgettable flavours from a waterside bite to a formal, informal meal on the terrace to an elegant evening meal.
This is guaranteed by The Grill, the gastronomic heart of the resort, Turca, the Turkish cuisine, Sakura Sakura, the Asian masterpieces on the menu, Timo À La Carte, the classic Italian cuisine, and Elegance VIP A’la Carte restaurant for guests of the villa.
It’s no coincidence that when you leave Calista Luxury Resort after your holiday, it’s not just out of politeness that you say goodbye and I’ll be back.
Zoltán M. Érsek