King of the coast

As resorts go, Marmaris is larger-than-life. Set on the south-west side of Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, the place is one of the biggest places around here. That means a whole lot of bars, clubs and restaurants – and a lively crowd that comes with them. But it’s not all happy hour cocktails and karaoke – there’s a traditional quarter with an Ottoman castle and a sophisticated marina, too.

Beach life

A long, narrow stretch of beach twists along Marmaris’ coast. It’s mostly volcanic sand and pebbles, and comes with plenty of sunloungers and watersports. Pretty much covering the whole strip, there’s a palm-lined promenade which is crammed with cafés, bars and restaurants all the way. If you’re after some golden sand, you’ll find it at Icmeler, about a 5-minute dolmus ride away.

Party nights

With more bars and clubs than any other resort on the Lycian coast, Marmaris really knows how to party. Most of the action is on Haci Mustafa Sogaki – or Bar Street as everyone knows it. It’s a narrow, neon-lit strip that doesn’t stop buzzing ’til the early hours.

Day trips to Rhodes

Hop on a high-speed catamaran and you’ll be at the Greek island of Rhodes in under an hour. With an organised excursion they’ll lay on the transfers, crossing and a walking tour of Rhodes Town. There’s a lot to see – the UNESCO-certified Medieval citadel, Greek acropolis and Roman amphitheatre for starters. Remember you’ll need your passport for this trip.

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Club Alize Apartments

T Rating: 3 plus
  • Close to shops and bars
  • 15-minute walk to beach
  • Pool with slides

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating rating: 4.5

Prices from £285 per person

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Julian Club Hotel

T Rating: 4
  • Close to beach
  • Pool with slides
  • Near bars and shops

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating rating: 4.5

Prices from £310 per person

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Marmaris Park

T Rating: 3 plus
  • On the seafront
  • Waterslide into sea
  • Choice of restaurants

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating rating: 4.0

Prices from £335 per person

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