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turkey

turkey

It's under 4 hours flying time from London to Turkey, so it's an easy family friendly distance and you'll be greeted by gorgeous sunny weather during the summer and warm temperate climate in both Spring and Autumn.

On the south coast, we are recommending a limited number of hand-picked beach resorts:

Fly to Bodrum for the luxury Kempinski Barbaros Bay with it's fabulous spa and the excellent Gardens of Babylon for those on more of a budget.  Both are with 45 minutes of the airport and 30 minutes from the buzzy coastal port of Bodrum itself. 

Along with its secluded bays, hidden coves and historic treasures, Bodrum also offers all the delights of a world-class resort from designer shopping and authentic handicrafts to golf, scuba diving and outstanding sailing, not to mention fine dining and world-class nightlife. So you are really spoiled for choice, with the best of both worlds – get away from it all and get into the thick of things… In Bodrum, you be as secluded or sophisticated as you wish…

The sleekly styled D-Hotel, on the totally unspoilt Datca Peninsula, with its 5 private beaches is another superb option, with Dalaman International airport being the closest option.  However, if you choose to arrive in style, D-Hotel can send a sea plane, helicopter or yacht to collect you from either airport.  Closer still to Dalaman airport, is the excellent 4 star boutique D-Resort on the beach in Gocek.

Further east along the coast, near Fethiye, we recommend Hillside Beach Club for families that like to be active and entertained.  It's like a mini Club Med and very well priced outside peak season.

Why not combine your beach holiday with a couple of nights in Istanbul?  Stay at one of these superb hotels:

Talk to one of our travel experts and we can advise the best options for you and then arrange everything.  Please call 020 8968 0501 or send us an email

 

Seasons and climate - Bodrum - south coast

Comfortable year-round climate. Spring and autumn (from March to May and September to November respectively) have mild to warm days and cool nights. The summer months from June to August have warm to hot days and pleasant evenings.  Winter runs from December to February and the days are crisp and evenings can be cold.

The year-round temperature range is 6°C to 15°C (January), 11°C to 21°C (April), 22°C to 34°C (July), 15°C to 27°C (October).

Visas

All visitors to Turkey are required to purchase a visa ($20)  in advance of arrival.  See:  https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/

Getting here

The flight time from the UK is a little over 3 hours.

Bodrum: for Sianji and Kempinski.  You can fly low cost direct to Bodrum or fly to Izmir direct with BA followed by a 2.5hrs transfer.  We reckon it's worth flying low cost direct to Bodrum in order to avoid the 2.5hr transfer from Izmir.  But it's up to you!

Dalaman: for all our other resorts on the south coast we recommend flying to Dalaman.

If you want to combine your trip with a couple of nights in Istanbul, it's just over an hour's flying time from Bodrum or Dalaman to Istanbul, and there are regular daily flights.

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barbaros bay

barbaros bay


bodrum, turkey    7 nights from £1,700

A luxurious hotel perched on a cliff top in a secluded location (approx 15 minutes drive from Bodrum) and just a short walk down to a gorgeous private sandy beach. Enjoy the water sports on offer, take a private cruise aboard a gullet or retreat to the fabulous spa.

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sianji wellbeing resort

sianji wellbeing resort


bodrum, turkey    7 nights from £640

Sianji Wellbeing Resort is a fabulous new addition to our portfolio of wellness destinations. This recently opened resort has everything: sunshine, beach, spa programmes, fitness and wellness, tennis, watersports and luxurious accommodation. And great value.

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mandarin oriental bodrum

mandarin oriental bodrum


bodrum, turkey    7 nights from £1,995

Wrapped around its own private bay on the northern shores of a rugged peninsula jutting-out from Turkey’s beautiful Aegean coast, it’s hard to imagine a more laid-back yet sophisticated and exclusive retreat than the Mandarin Oriental.

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amanruya

amanruya


bodrum, turkey    7 nights from £3,135

Amanruya is a fabulous, luxurious all-season resort offering superb accommodation on the beautiful northern coast of the Bodrum Peninsula. The sea views are spectacular.

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canyon ranch kaplankaya

canyon ranch kaplankaya


bodrum, turkey    5 nights from £1,545

The first international venture for Canyon Ranch, one of the world’s most respected and admired names in joyful, healthy living. Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort at Kaplankaya is nestled in the breathtaking natural beauty of the South Aegean coast of Turkey, near Bodrum.

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d-hotel

d-hotel


datca peninsula, turkey    7 nights from £750

D-Hotel is located 35km from Marmaris in a beautiful, secluded, pristine spot on Turkey's south coast and offers all the facilities and services you would expect from a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

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hillside beach club

hillside beach club


fethiye, turkey    7 nights full board from £795

Located in a beautiful secluded bay on Turkey's south coast, Hillside Beach Club is a beachside paradise for families who like to be active and to have non-stop entertainment on tap.

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d-resort

d-resort

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gocek, turkey    7 nights from £725

A small great value 4 star hotel overlooking a glorious island studded bay, with towering mountains behind, and its own private beach.

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four seasons bosphorus

four seasons bosphorus


istanbul, turkey    room per night from £650

Four Seasons Bosphorus is probably the best hotel in Istanbul, with a magnificent water front location, luxury accommodation, outstanding service and superb spa and fitness facilities.

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four seasons sultanahmet

four seasons sultanahmet


istanbul, turkey    room per night from £450

For those looking for a cultural stopover in Istanbul, in great luxury, with all the great attractions within easy walking distance, Four Seasons Sultanahmet is impossible to beat.

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shangri la bosphorus

shangri la bosphorus


istanbul, turkey    room per night from £275

Shangri La Bosphorus is the latest addition to the city's luxury hotel line up. Located on the water's edge, this gleaming luxury hotel provides exceptional accommodation and a wonderful spa.

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hotel lamartine

hotel lamartine


istanbul, turkey    room per night from £95

For those looking for a good quality, well priced 4 star hotel in Istanbul, Hotel Lemartine is hard to beat.

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villa konak

villa konak


kalkan, turkey    7 nights villa rental from £4,620

Smart and spacious, 5 bedroom Villa Konak is positioned on the seafront slopes of Komurluk Bay, and just a 5 minute stroll from the Palm Beach Club.

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ottoman house

ottoman house


kalkan, turkey    7 nights villa rental from £1,893

Luxury 4 bedroom villa with fantastic coast and country views from its hilltop perch, about a ten minute walk from the charming little village of Islamlar.

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islamlar house

islamlar house


kalkan, turkey    7 nights villa rental from £850

New for 2015, this fabulous, contemporary styled 3 bedroom house has spectacular coastal views and is an easy stroll to the shops and restaurants in Islamlar.

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yazarin evi

yazarin evi


kalkan, turkey    7 nights villa rental from £1,080

New to our portfolio, this recently built stone and wood 3 bedroom villa is of an excellent standard, enjoying panoramic views of the bay.

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villa leyla

villa leyla


kalkan, turkey    7 nights villa rental from £4,628

Contemporary, airy and spacious, this sleek new luxury 4 bedoom family villa close to Kalkan harbour enjoys sensational views of the bay.

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villa kilim

villa kilim


kalkan, turkey    7 nights villa rental from £690

Nestled amid gardens of pines, vines and grassy terraces, this contemporary 3 bedroom house enjoys commanding views from every room.

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villa kas

villa kas


kas, turkey    7 nights villa rental from £2,790

This colourful and eclecticly designed 6 bedroom villa, with light airy rooms, enjoys commanding coastal views and is just a 500m stroll down to the beach. 4km from Kas.

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portakal

portakal


kas, turkey    7 nights villa rental from £1,415

A contemporary 4 bedroom stone house set on seafront slopes near the charming, laid-back town of Kas.

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