Halal-friendly resorts with ladies-only beach in Antalya
For decades, Muslim women have stayed away from beach and pool holidays with the notion that modest wear is frowned upon or that to enjoy themselves, their modesty will be at risk. Holidays were more about getting away and instead of focusing on their needs, women found themselves catering for the rest of their family. However, the rise of modest fashion and burkinis, combined with the Muslim population spreading around the world, has meant that society has become more accepting of Muslim traditions and the possibilities for halal holidays have increased. Ladies-only beaches, pools and hammams, halal food and prayer facilities, have become widespread ensuring women can now experience activities tailored to them, which were not previously available.
With privacy for women at the forefront of this niche holiday market, Muslim women can now embrace the confidence and freedom to make the most of amenities that were once only a dream. At HalalBooking, we know the importance that modesty for women holds in Islam, and embody this belief by offering a range of halal holidays with ladies-only beaches.
History of modesty and holidays of Muslim women
The holiday market is constantly evolving to cater to the needs of travellers and Muslim women travellers have become a positive catalyst for the tourist industry, leading more hotels to cater to the modest scene. Before this progression, many women found themselves restricted to indoor pools where they were limited to set times and didn’t have much space. However, now with women-only beaches and private outdoor pools, the opportunity for swimming with privacy is more accessible than ever. With stunning backdrops, breathtaking views and luxurious resorts in many different locations, the dreams of many are now an easily-attainable reality. Ladies-only beaches are not only perfect for Muslim woman, but will be enjoyed by women of all backgrounds and religions, as they create a safe haven where modesty can be celebrated and enjoyed. Women no longer have to feel on display and can enjoy the simple luxury of going to a sun-soaked beach on holiday with their friends, enjoying halal cuisine and drinks, and relaxing on a sun lounger or taking a dip in the turquoise oceans. What more can give a deeper sense of relaxation and fulfilment than knowing you have privacy and the contentment you are upholding your values whilst enjoying your time on the beach? We are sure that you will enjoy the feeling of liberation.
An Inspiring Example
Take inspiration from the Muslim women professionals in sport who keep Islam as a fundamental aspect of their identity. Breaking stereotypical barriers and beating discrimination, these influential women are a prime example of what you can achieve whilst maintaining modesty. Islam promotes good health and fitness, and these women take pride in this with one prime example being Dr Rania Elwani - an Egyptian Olympic swimmer who has won medals for Egypt and become an inspiration for many Muslim girls who thought they could follow their dreams, but were apprehensive of discrimination. Take your swim at a ladies-only beach and become your own Rania Elwani, break your own barriers and relax in comfort in a place where your privacy is assured.
Benefits of ladies-only beaches
The benefits of attending a women’s-only beach are many - with enjoyment and spending quality time with the other female members of your family, you can enjoy the sun beaming on your skin and feel the cool water lapping around your ankles. Use the sand as a natural exfoliant, soak up the Vitamin D, de-stress and relax on a sun lounger amongst the tranquil waters, without a care in the world. Many Muslim-friendly hotels offer all-inclusive packages including use of a ladies-only spa and the possibility to enjoy halal food and drinks by your side, offering the ultimate in relaxation and making you feel like a queen. Check out the variety of all-inclusive holidays available on HalalBooking.com.
Antalya’s ladies-only beaches
There are many countries around the world with ladies-only beaches including Malaysia, Kuwait, Dubai, and Lebanon. However, not many places have revolutionised the women-only halal beach scene like Turkey has, where a halal holiday is never too far away. One of the first women-only beaches was introduced in Antalya, the 5th most populous city in Turkey, which is one of the most glamorous spots for a beach holiday, with pristine azure seas, and sun-kissed beaches spreading for miles. Its popularity had a domino effect in the tourist sector and has influenced countries like Qatar and Dubai and many more. Also known as the Turquoise Coast, Antalya is a modern day oasis with perfect beach weather from the months of April to October and has a mild climate right through the winter.It is the ideal spot to get away from the stress of everyday life and is one of the best destinations for a women’s halal beach holiday.
Antalya is known for its seafront promenades, perfect for an evening stroll, ancient sites to explore, exquisite shopping opportunities and famous beaches such as Lara Beach, which hosts the annual Antalya Sand Festival, where artists from all over create sculptures for everyone to admire. There are plentiful women-only beaches like the Sarisu Beach, which even has halal restaurants, a tea garden and a few shops by the beach - all managed by women, giving you the full halal beach holiday experience. Many ‘dry’ or alcohol-free hotels also offer outdoor pools and wellness spas, again which are ladies-only, giving you the luxury and privacy you deserve, to transport you to a land of your dreams. During your beach holiday, you also get the opportunity to try the delicious Turkish cuisine as well as the authentic Turkish breakfast acclaimed worldwide, in quaint cafes with outdoor seating, with the sun beating down. Get the full experience by starting your day with a freshly-squeezed glass of juice under the sun and ending it with a small glass of apple tea under the stars.
Alanya’s ladies-only beaches
Known as the capital of halal-friendly holidays, Alanya is perfect for those seeking a good choice of accommodation with a women-only beach. Not too far from Antalya, this resort city boasts stretches of sandy beaches, small cafes, a peaceful harbour and a castle. Alanya, like its larger neighbour, has many resort hotels with ladies-only beaches and these can be filtered according to your preferences on HalalBooking.com.
Take the time you need and exploit the opportunity to come back from a holiday, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, having had a unique experience. Our curated tip is to take some books to read and maybe a journal to commemorate your halal women's-only beach holiday. This is definitely a moment to enjoy and note down how you feel after having the ‘me time’ everyone craves with sun, sea and serene locations in a secure, ladies-only, atmosphere. Take inspiration from Islam - revel in the beauty of the creation, and enjoy luxury in a new modest way.