The town of Kemer is a popular holiday resort located on the southern coast of Turkey, just 40km from the city of Antalya. Known as the Turquoise Coast, this area draws tourists all year round thanks to its beaches and beautiful natural scenery Kemer sits between crystal clear blue waters and lush green mountains.
Kemer has a typically Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures. The Taurus Mountains have an important influence on the climate, acting as a barrier from any cold winds and moderating the weather, so winters are never too cold.
In November, the short autumn season is coming to an end and winter is on its way. While many tourists may think to avoid the resort at this time of year, Kemer still has plenty to offer visitors.
Average temperatures are still more than pleasant at this time of year, hovering around 15°C while highs can soar to 20°C which can feel like summer has never left. Nights do get a little chilly at this time of year, so holiday makers should make sure to pack some warmer layers to wear on an evening. Average low temperatures are around 9°C at this time of year.
The water around Kemer is cooling significantly in November, but with an average sea temperature of 21°C, some still find it warm enough for swimming.
Kemer offers an abundance of sunshine all year round and November is no different. Tourists can expect 8 bright and sunny hours every day, which is plenty of time to enjoy the outdoor attractions in the region. There's a 36% chance of a sunny day.
One of the only downfalls of visiting the resort in November is that rainfall increases quite significantly. From just 65mm in October, November sees 115mm of rain, which falls over an average of 8 wet days. There's a 25% chance of a rainy day.
Despite this, with comfortable temperatures and less crowds of tourists, some consider November an ideal time to visit Kemer.
November is considered off peak season in Kemer, but many of the resort's hotels and apartments remain open for holiday makers to enjoy.
For a luxurious stay in idyllic surroundings, the Club Med Palmiye Hotel is a perfect choice. This peaceful hotel is nestled between the Taurus Mountains and a pristine private beach area, within easy walking distance of central Kemer. Everything you need for a great holiday is available, including a large pool, a spa and four different restaurants.
For a truly memorable experience, book your stay at Orange County Resort. This unique hotel is unlike any other hotel in the resort as it is styled on Amsterdam's 16th century architecture. The front of the hotel mimics a row of Dutch houses while there are windmills dotted around the spacious pool area. To add to the atmosphere, the hotel serves organic Dutch and Ottoman cuisine in its restaurant. A great choice for families and couples alike.
Located just outside of Kemer in the resort of Beldibi, the 5-star Rixos Beldibi hotel offers a peaceful stay in the Turkish Riviera. Guests will love the seafront location and private beach area as well as the outdoor and indoor pool and spa facilities. Rooms here are stylish and comfortable with elegant décor, private balconies and a bathtub, so you can really unwind and relax.
If you're feeling hungry after a day of fun in Kemer, you'll find an array of fantastic eateries to choose from. The resort is full of restaurants, cafés and bars that cater to all tastes and budgets.
For a wonderful evening meal that's a little different to the usual fare on offer in Kemer, head to Lotus Restaurant in Beldibi. Here, you'll find a menu of delicious Asian cuisine served in contemporary surroundings. This restaurant is particularly rated for its high quality and efficient service.
Located in the centre of Kemer, Bon Appetit is a great choice for the whole family. This small, family-run eatery offers a traditional taste of Turkish cuisine but is also famed for the homemade Norwegian bread that the owner makes by hand. A must-try when you're in the area.
Finally, if you've got a sweet tooth, make sure you don't miss Kemer Pastanesi. This bakery serves everything sugar-filled, from homemade cakes, desserts and pastries to traditional baklava. Guests can get a coffee and eat in, or grab a delicious cake to take out.
Kemer is a year round holiday destination and offers plenty of fun things for holidaymakers to see and do, even in November.
If you've had enough of relaxing and are feeling active, why not try a spot of rock climbing? Kemer offers several beautiful and very challenging rock climbing locations such as Twin Rocks between Kemer and Camyuva. Another nearby rock climbing destination is the area of Antalya in Geyikbayiri, which is known for its many crags. If you're new to climbing, there are many local companies who will provide equipment and organise the whole day for you.
Adventure Forest in nearby Goynuk is open year round and provides a perfect day out for families. Here, you can enjoy a day full of challenging yet fun obstacle courses and climbing opportunities. There are some height and weight restrictions, so make sure to check them out before you plan your trip.