We returned from Jiva Beach yesterday having spent almost 2 weeks there and can honestly say we have never had a more relaxing, luxurious holiday! We had a room with direct access to our own pool which was amazing - no scrambling for sunbeds round the main pool and no hassle packing up sun creams etc to take to the pool as everything you need is right with you in your room. We were opposite the bar so if drinks were needed we just popped over and got them.
The water slides are great and never busy even in high season - suitable for most ages.
The rooms themselves are stunning with ample size bathrooms with huge shower cubicles. Fresh towels every day and beach towels also available whenever from the spa. Hairdryers are provided in bathrooms and a fridge is in the room too. Fresh bottles of water are placed in there for your arrival and replaced each day if needed. You can also get water from any of the bars along with an array of drinks - you can't ask for the wrong thing!
The food is good and as with most all inclusives can become a little repetitive with chicken being the most available item - not a problem for us as we love it! Salads are lovely as are the desserts. Chips are on each lunchtime for anyone who has children who have them with everything! Pizzas are available and chefs will make for you if you ask them. Lots of bread variety and soups too. All food was beautifully presented and always hot and fresh - trust me you will not go hungry and the fussiest of eaters will always find something!
Bars are always well staffed and you never wait long to be served. Soft drinks are served in large glasses throughout the day and are always cold - perfect in the high temps Turkey has!
The beach is literally 30 seconds walk away and is always quiet with sunbeds available - the sun used to disappear from our patio/pool about 3.30pm so we would pop down to the beach for an extra hour or so of sun. There is a bar down there too!
The local bus service (Dolmus) runs constantly and you can catch them outside the hotel and for 2 lira you can get to Calis Beach town = 5 mins away - where there are many restaurants, bars and shops all very reasonable in price for whatever you are buying. Bella Mamma's is an excellent meal and right on the seafront. Reception will give you any advice you need about getting around and they are very helpful too.
Animation team are excellent and work very hard throughout the day and night to entertain you and the children and because the resort is quite compact there is never too far to walk to take part in any activity you fancy. They meet and greet at the restaurant each evening and will mingle with guests and sit with them for dinner - something you have to admire given the language barrier! They are happy to just let you watch and never push you to join in with anything if you don't want to. They always have a smile which is nice.
The whole of the staff are wonderful and our cleaning ladies - Rehmi - was outstanding! There is always somebody cleaning something throughout the day and night and the hotel really is spotless!
There is a shop on site for papers, snacks and pool inflatables as well as lots of other bits you may need - obviously the shops in the town are cheaper but only by a few lira.
We didn't use the spa but did have a look round and spoke to a few guests who had used it and they all raved at how nice it was and reasonably priced too.
All in all I can't praise this hotel enough - it really has the whole package and would recommend to anyone. Even as we left people were talking about re-booking for next year. We will most certainly be doing the same - now we have found this jewel I can't imagine us spending our holidays anywhere else.
Thank you Jiva Beach and everyone who works there - you really are the best!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An all inclusive 5 star beach resort located on Fethiye Calis Beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jiva Beach Resort Turkey/Fethiye