Grand Yazici Club Marmaris Palace

The striking red facade of Grand Yazici Club Marmaris Palace draws you into a beautiful and luxurious site designed for total relaxation. The stunning seafront location offers amazing al fresco dining and, with two pools, each day can be unique. Charming modern bedrooms give you the right mix of space and cosiness for a restful night’s sleep. So when you wake, you’ll be ready to explore beyond Grand Yazici Club Marmaris Palace. Içmeler centre is roughly a 20-minute walk away, when you fancy an adventure, but the peaceful tranquillity of the hotel will always be waiting.

Overview of Icmeler

For something out of the ordinary and a touch exotic, you can’t beat holidays to Turkey. Fast becoming a favourite destination, it offers the best combination of unspoilt beaches, great local food and a hearty dose of history to boot. Down on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, the Dalaman region is home to some of the country’s prettiest towns, with _çmeler a great example of the quieter ones. You’ll find a peaceful little traditional village that used to depend on the fishing industry now giving you a warm welcome with Blue Flag beaches and unforgettable food.

Things to do in Içmeler

Içmeler has three Blue Flag beaches to choose from, and there are even more if you head towards Marmaris. A mix of shingle and sand, all the beaches have loungers and parasols for your comfort and watersports are something of a local pastime. Why not try your hand at water-skiing or diving? Make sure you try some of Içmeler’s impressive restaurants. International options sit alongside local specialities of rich casseroles and stews with plenty of fresh produce and marinated meat – and you’ll definitely want to try the local liqueur, raki. If you like to haggle, Içmeler’s Wednesday Market will test your skills. Stallholders are good-natured and encourage a fun bartering session, and if you’re lucky, you’ll come away with a real bargain. Artisan handicrafts and tasty treats are among the best things to buy.

Resort Summary

The unblemished stretches of sand which make up the coastline have been accredited with Blue Flag status, while the crowning jewel of Marmaris Castle sits above the shoreline in imposing splendour. In fact, it was from here that the famous admiral Horatio Nelson organised an assault on the French at the tail-end of the 18th century, meaning there is plenty for history buffs to explore as well.

Marmaris’ strategic location on the Turkish coast makes it the ideal hub for taking a cruise or catching a ferry to locations further afield. The picturesque marina – particularly dazzling at night-time – is near some of the clearest waters you’ll ever set eyes on, making for some spectacular scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities.