The Dalaman region of Turkey is a popular choice for families and couples looking for a good value holiday destination with plenty of options for entertainment. Covering Turkey’s ‘Turquoise Coast’, Dalaman offers visitors some truly beautiful beaches, along with water parks, remote villages, bustling bazaars and relaxing hamam baths.
The popular resorts of Marmaris and Hisaronu are lively and upbeat, while other options for accommodation, such as Atakoy or Fethiye provide a more laid-back atmosphere for travellers looking to avoid the crowds and discover the more traditional side of the region.
The plentiful supply of cheap flights to Dalaman make the region good value for money, especially for families, and children will love the waterparks around Marmaris. For couples wanting to relax, they can choose to try a traditional Turkish bath in a hamam, or take advantage of the natural spa at the thermal pools by Pammukale Falls. Various cruises also depart from the main resorts on a regular basis, taking visitors around the coast and out to Cleopatra Isle.
A wide range of different foods are available in the Dalaman region, from local cuisine for the more adventurous traveller to more familiar choices such as Mexican or Chinese. The traditional Turkish apple tea is well worth trying, and after the sun goes down, a few beers with friends at Olu Deniz is a great way to spend an evening or two.
For those with a bit more energy in the evening, Marmaris has its fair share of lively bars and nightclubs, and if you’re into karaoke you certainly won’t leave the resort disappointed.