Close to Antalya Airport as well as some beautiful sandy beaches, Belek would make a good place for a holiday home - but only for those who enjoy golfing, non-golfers may find it a little dull.
As a permanent home it is less desirable. Developed as a purpose-built resort town, it lacks authenticity, it's expensive to shop there and there's not a great deal in the way of after-dark activities or community living.
With the area's golf courses fast becoming the choice of more and more golfers from around the world and golfing revenues growing by the year, Belek is a prime spot to buy an investment property. Figures from Spain and Portugal show that properties adjacent to top golf courses tend to almost double in value, so making an investment now could be very timely. However, if you are hoping to benefit from rental income, bear in mind Belek is home to some of the best luxury accommodation in the Mediterranean, and your holiday let will be competing with these hotels, who often offer tempting package deals to golfers. Therefore, in order to maximize your return on investment, please be very selective and keep away from standard apartments, which face fierce competition from luxury hotels. Higher-end, detached Belek villas tend to compete much better with luxury hotels in the area for rental income due to the fact that they offer the level of privacy sought after by some golf holiday makers.