The Turkish resort of Dalaman is a destination that dazzles, in more ways than one. The region is named after the town of Dalaman itself, located on the coastal plain, while much of the region is given over to steep craggy mountains and lush valleys.
Holidays to Dalaman typically involve staying in one of several different resorts which are geared up for various tastes and preferences. Night owls and those who love a bit of hustle and bustle will love the full-on resort of Marmaris, which boasts plenty of day and night-time activities. Marmaris has a local water park that’s a great choice for families, and as the sun goes down, this resort transforms into a party-animal’s paradise with plenty of bars and nightspots.
If you prefer your holidays to Dalaman a little more laid back, Olu Deniz is one of the most picturesque and dazzling resorts in the region with stunning seascapes and gorgeous beaches. By night, Olu Deniz offers an upmarket affair with fantastic restaurants and swish wine bars, albeit on a much quieter scale than bustling Marmaris.
One style of break that offers a great alternative to the more standard holidays to Dalaman is a Gulet cruise. Either as a day trip or as a week-long holiday, Gulets are traditional wooden ships complete with cabins and kitchen facilities that provide the perfect way to cruise the coast and take in Dalaman’s stunning scenery. It’s also a great way to discover little coves and hidden bays, so you can get a real feel for this beautiful corner of Turkey.
Whatever style of beach break tickles your fancy, you’ll find plenty of great options and ideas through tour operators like Thomas Cook. What’s more, when you book online you’ll often find a great selection of special offers, which all helps to make your Dalaman experience that little bit sweeter…