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Gumbet holidays 2020
For the perfect beach holiday in 2020, you’ll find it hard to beat Gumbet on the Aegean coast of Turkey. Boasting beautiful sandy beaches alongside a great range of tours and activities, Gumbet makes a great location for a memorable holiday in the sun. Turkish holidays often top the list of our cheapest holidays, especially considered the value you get for your money.
Gumbet is a popular destination for families and couples alike, with its idyllic views, thrilling water sports and relaxing day-long boat trips, not to mention ample shops, restaurants and bars.
Ideally situated for getting out and about, Gumbet is just a 10-minute bus ride from the bustling resort of Bodrum, with its mix of ancient sites and lively nightlife, and a great base for those wishing to explore the nearby islands and coves. If the history of the local area isn’t enough, a trip further afield to the ancient ruins of the city of Ephesus is a must.
Gumbet at a glance
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
One of Turkey's liveliest resorts, Gumbet has a whole host of bars and clubs on Bar Street that comes alive at night
Discover the best beaches
A Blue Flag awarded beach, you'll be in for a treat!
Perfect for watersports
Try a variety of watersports in Gumbet and admire the turquoise waters first-hand
Sample the local food
Head down Gumbet's back streets for great local restaurants serving up mezze, kebabs and kofte
Explore the local markets
The shops and stalls at the bazaar are perfect for grabbing a bargain and a souvenir
Go on a road trip
Head into Bodrum Town for a touch of history and exciting nightlife
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Things to do in Gumbet
One of the joys of holidaying in Gumbet is the great choice of boat trips on offer. There are many excursions that run daily from the nearest beach, ideal whether you choose a boat trip to the Greek island of Kos or to the Black Island for a swim in the grottos.
A visit to the market in Turgutreis, just 30 minutes from the resort, will provide a colourful feast for the eyes and is a great place to find that perfect souvenir to remind you of your holidays.
By choosing a holiday in Gumbet, you’ll be filling your days with activities from camel rides to diving among wrecks and snorkelling in the Big Reef. The great choice of bars and clubs will ensure your nights are just as busy.
Those eager to take in a bit of the local culture will appreciate a wealth of sightseeing hotspots, from the quaint Turkish villages and old flour windmills perched on the hillside, to Bodrum’s 15th century castle and impressive amphitheatre.
The beaches here are famous for the vast bays of idyllic golden sands and turquoise seas. Gumbet’s bay offers visitors 1km of beach to relax on. Find that perfect spot and lie back on one of the many sun beds or bean bags in the warm Turkish sun. Grab a shady spot in one of the cafés lining the beach, and cool down with a drink or snack, while taking in the breath-taking views of the coast.
With shallow waters, excellent facilities and the additional fun of camel rides, families are well-catered for. If you’re feeling active on your holiday there’s a great range of water sports on offer, from banana boat rides to windsurfing and parasailing.
Scuba Diving is also popular, with expert tuition available for beginners. Diving sites, such as the Big Reef, will reward you with an up close and personal show of tropical fish and colourful marine life.
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