Great hotel - 20 mins by taxi from Dalaman airport
Posted Jul 17, 2014
We flew to Dalaman for a long weekend (Thursday night to Tuesday morning) and had 4 complete days in the sun. All-inclusive hotel with water gym, boccia, rifle shooting, water polo, beach volleyball, tennis, table tennis etc. Nightly shows in amphitheatre (entertainment staff don't work Mondays). Gala night is Thursday (which we missed as arrived too late). There is a 1km walking track around the grounds which is great for some gentle exercise. Alternatively, walk along the beach to the rocks at the end (30 mins each way) for an all round tan. Shallow water and sand is absolutely superb. Lots of watersports available for hire on the beach from canoes and pedaloes through to kite surfing. Vast breakfast and evening buffets. Lunch at pool and beach bars. Bottled water everywhere. Ice creams (those in packets and soft scoop) on offer throughout the day. Afternoon tea and cakes in Cafe Turk. A la carte restaurants needs to be booked one day before, so we didn't get to sample them. It seems the beach bar converts to the a la carte restaurant in the evening and is not open every night, so one night is say Italian, then night off, next night seafood, then night off and so on. Air conditioned gym open from around 6am until late. Hairdresser and few small shops on site, though if you want to browse the shops, it is only a 7 minute walk down to the centre. Alcohol available until 2am in disco bar. Were the only 2 English there - rest German/Russian.