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 Large hotels like the Devamli Hotel have taken up residence and many of the local fishing boats have been replaced by luxurious yachts.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.