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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).
All visitors to Turkey are required to purchase a visa ($20) in advance of arrival. See: https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/
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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Kathryn Brierley, Director
We've been creating fabulous healthy holidays since 2003. Let us know where and when you would like to travel, what sort of healthy activities and services you're interested in, and our experts will tailor-make the perfect healthy holiday for you.