Julian Forest Suites

Fringed by deep-green mountains on three sides, the Julian Forest Suites effortlessly combine a quiet setting with a lively list of activities. Whether you fancy aqua aerobics, water polo or team games, you’ll find them here. There’s also a hotel-run kids’ club for little ones and a family-friendly spa.

All eyes are on the pool scene. The main pool is massive, but there are other options including a relaxing number and a pool packed with slides. There’s also a hot tub and a pool bar on hand.

British favourites are served at the buffet restaurant, but international flavours also feature heavily. There’s also an a la carte restaurant for something a little special.

Overview of Icmeler

Less than 20 years ago, Icmeler was a humble fishing village. But now it’s one of the most popular resorts with people looking for holidays to the Dalaman region of Turkey.

It’s almost completely unrecognisable from a couple of decades ago, with luxury yachts and swish cocktail bars lining the harbour. But, the town has maintained much of its traditional character. Plus, its welcoming atmosphere is enhanced by its beautiful location. As well as the pine-studded hills that surround the Julian Forest Suites, there are crystal-clear waters, an abundance of green spaces and traditional mosques and markets.

Things to do in Icmeler

The Julian Forest Suites might be in a peaceful location, but you’re still close to the action. The hotel’s on the last road before you hit the thick forests behind Icmeler, but you can catch the bus to the beach from straight outside the front door.

The beach is well-equipped with loungers and parasols, with sailing and water skiing available just off the shore. Along the seafront, local Turkish delicacies are served, including guvec (stews), kebab meat and raki, the delicious palate-cleansing spirit!

If you fancy some retail therapy, the market visits Icmeler every Wednesday. The stall owners here are really friendly and entertaining. Throw yourself into the spirit of things and haggle for the best deal.

When you head on a holiday to Icmeler, you’ll discover a unique alternative to the nearby hustle and bustle of Marmaris. Relaxed and charming but with all the amenities of a top-class tourist resort, Icmeler is the perfect holiday destination.

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.