Devamli Hotel

The Devamli Hotel has put down roots right in the centre of town. There’s still a relaxing vibe, however, and the hotel comes with a chilled pool scene. The main pool has mountain views and a small bar that serves drinks and snacks sits nearby, and there’s also a children’s pool and a whirlpool.

The boat-themed restaurant is a highlight. Waiters wear sailor costumes and there’s a large choice of international dishes. The sports bar is also incredibly popular. It has a TV showing all the latest matches and a DJ often plays here until 1am. A lunch menu is served throughout the day and there’s a lengthy drinks list.

Overview of Icmeler

Back in the 1990s, Icmeler was a small fishing village completely untouched by tourism. But thanks to the increasing popularity of holidays to the Dalaman region of Turkey, it has now been transformed into a lively tourist resort.

It’s now almost unrecognisable. Large hotels like the Devamli Hotel have taken up residence and many of the local fishing boats have been replaced by luxurious yachts.

There’s still plenty of tradition and heritage in Icmeler, though, including local cuisine, an authentic market and ancient Lycian tombs.

Things to do in Icmeler

When you stay at the Devamli Hotel, you’re right in the heart of Icmeler. Although it’s now commercialised, the resort has maintained much of its character. There’s cuisine to suit every taste, but many restaurants still specialise in Turkish cuisine, including kebabs and casserole dishes.

The traditional market visits Icmeler every Wednesday. It’s a great place to try your haggling skills and pick up all of your souvenirs!

The beach is only a 10-minute walk away, too. You’ll have a choice of three along the front, and if you head on the road to Marmaris, you’ll come across another five.

A traditional town with plenty of modern amenities, you and your family will find something you love in Icmeler.

Resort Summary

Less than 20 years ago, Icmeler was a humble fishing village nestled on Turkey’s south-eastern coastline. In the intervening decades, the town has piggy-backed on the success of neighbouring Marmaris – a 15-minute drive away – to achieve status as an attractive tourist destination for cheap holidays to Turkey.

It’s now almost unrecognisable from the sleepy hamlet of yesteryear, with fishing boats being replaced by luxury yachts and seafront cottages sitting beside All Inclusive resortsboutique restaurants and chic cocktail bars.

The town successfully maintains its authenticity and character, despite the large number of holidaymakers who come here each year. The welcoming atmosphere is enhanced by the beauty of its location, with pine-studded hills sloping down to meet crystalline waters, not to mention its abundance of green spaces.