The calming sound of crystal-clear waters lapping the shore and birds singing in the trees gently float through the pine-scented breeze as dappled sunlight warms the skin. It is a radiant summers day on the Mediterranean coast of the Aegean Sea and the stresses and strains of everyday metropolitan life couldn’t feel further away in the secluded and peaceful Kalemya Bay. Surrounded by nature, soothed and tranquil, in an almost dream-like state, Hillside Beach Club instantly lulls guests into a state of relaxation, allowing them to make the most of their precious holiday.
Holidays are a chance to take time for oneself, to recharge and rebalance, establishing new wellbeing habits and upholding existing ones. With a beautiful treetop spa, three pristine beaches, morning yoga, hiking, cycling, tennis and watersports galore, Hillside Beach Club ensures wellbeing is firmly at the top of the agenda.
From the moment guests arrive they are embraced by Hillside’s spirit of “feeling good”. Unparalleled service and innovative offerings, including waiters who arrive at sun loungers at the touch of a button and the adult-only and phone-free Silent Beach, which encourages guests to step away from devices, are just some of the reasons Hillside sees guests return year after year.
Those seeking true peace and respite can take a relaxing stroll through the forest to the second adult-only beach, Serenity, or hop on the boat for the five-minute trip. Find inner calm during a beach yoga class as the sun rises or zen out with a guided meditation.
Every morning, Hillside’s acclaimed yoga teachers host a class at phone-free Silent Beach, one of the resort’s three private beaches or on the boat during Feel Good Week. Whether it’s Iyengar, Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative or Yin yoga, Hillside Beach Club offers a range of styles for yogis of all levels. Hillside yoga classes aim to awaken the senses, leaving guests feeling healthy and happy. “Win the morning, win the day,” goes the old saying. There’s no better way to do it than with morning yoga.
The ultimate in pampering is found at the Sanda Nature Spa. Indulge in an uplifting massage in a tree-top treatment room to the backdrop of birdsong. Found alongside Silent Beach, with a tangle of trees trunks twisting through the seven intimate therapy rooms, everything here oozes tranquillity. Let the expert hands of Balinese therapists work their magic, whether you’re looking to destress the entire body from head to toe, or to ease one problem area. Meanwhile, the sounds and scents of the forest – a babbling brook, sweet birdsong, fragrant flowers – will lull you into a deep state of relaxation.
Venture to the Sanda Day Spa for a more traditional spa journey including a customary Turkish Bath experience, a ritual that involves being scrubbed clean to emerge feeling totally revitalised and renewed.
Those looking to fully reboot their wellbeing will enjoy Hillside’s twice yearly Feel Good Week. A chance to revitalise body and mind with a programme of fitness training, nutrition advice, yoga, hiking, spa treatments and a healthy balanced menu of Mediterranean-inspired food to leave you feeling good inside and out.
Always ahead of the latest wellbeing trends, throughout the year chefs at Hillside Beach Club pride themselves on the range of healthy alternatives, from gluten or lactose free options to reduced calorie dishes. The Wellness Buffet at the Main Restaurant caters for every need, with something delicious for even the most discerning and health-conscious guest.
Just a stone’s throw from Fethiye, one of the oldest towns on the Lycian Coast, Hillside Beach Club is ideally located for those looking to explore the region’s history, culture and landscape. One of the best ways to do this is on foot and guests at Hillside can take advantage of numerous, picturesque hiking trails, such as to the ancient deserted village of Kayaköy, as well as coastal stretches of the Lycian Way. Those looking for something faster paced can try mountain biking through the rugged countryside. While back at the resort, it’s easy to get the blood flowing with a range of sports activities, including Beach Volleyball, Spinning and Archery.
It’s little wonder that every year those in the know make a beeline for this tiny part of paradise and its pristine beaches, unparalleled service and general sense of ‘feeling good’ which pervades all aspects of life at Hillside Beach Club. Those seeking peace, contentment and wellbeing need look no further.