Salutaris Thermal Resort and Kartas Thermal & Spa Resort offer RCI members two new distinctive spa and wellbeing holiday experiences
Turkey has been one of the biggest success stories in the travel and resort development industry this year. Now travellers keen to sample Turkey’s wellbeing holidays can enjoy a taste of some Turkish spa delights at two resorts that joined RCI recently: Salutaris Thermal Resort, located inland from the Aegean coast of Turkey, and Kartas Thermal Spa & Resort in the Cavlak area of Bogazliyan, Yozgat.
Salutaris Thermal Resort in Omerli lies in the mountainous region of Afyon, inland from the Aegean coast and 250 kilometres south-west of Ankara. Afyon is rich in history, with many archeological sites and monuments, such as the ruins of a fortress, the Great Mosque, the 13th century Alti Göz Bridge and the statue of Hamm’s symbolic white elephant.
The resort is one of Europe’s largest thermal holiday villages. Facilities include a Turkish hamam, sauna, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, thermal pools, a fitness centre and spa while accommodation comprises 204 two-bedroom units with fully-fitted kitchens, air-conditioning and whirlpool baths.
Kartas Thermal & Spa Resort which has been open since the end of 2009 is located in the Cavlak area of Bogazliyan, Yozgat, only 50km from the city of Kayseri, a place famous for its historic monuments and culinary specialities.
Kartas has both indoor or outdoor pools and a sauna and fitness centre. In addition to hotel rooms, there are one- and two-bedroom units sleeping up to six. All have air conditioning and whirlpool baths, and all the units (apart from hotel rooms) have partial kitchens with freezer, microwave and electric hobs.
Turkey’s holiday offerings are becoming ever more sophisticated, with golf resorts, spa and wellness centres and grand luxe hotels opening up in both established and newer, still developing resorts, over the next couple of years.
GoTimeshare Staff Reporting by Fiona Klonarides