Feel like the "king of the world" at this Turkish resort inspired by the doomed British cruise ship.
The Titanic Beach Lara resort, fresh off of a 2014 renovation, is a gleaming reincarnation of the doomed ocean liner. The five-star, all-inclusive property is sure to be a hit with fans of the 1997 film, and indeed the (at times wacky, at times borderline insensitive) aesthetic is notably seaworthy.
Echoes of the property’s prototype are everywhere: in the bow-style exterior, which juts out into one of four hotel pools, in the circular, porthole-esque room windows, and, yes, in the functioning life boats, which serve no other function but to remind us the hotel's namesake. (And, awkwardly by extension, the lives that were lost from the shortage of vessels.)
Representatives of Titanic Beach Lara say the intent of the design is to evoke the grandeur of the Titanic, an achievement unlocked with an expansive spa—algae baths! hamams! a snow room!—and four restaurants.
Other activities include exploring the port city of Antalya, upscale shopping, and recreating arguably the most romantic moment of late-'90s cinema by proclaiming, “I’m flying!” from the Titanic Beach Lara’s bow.
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