Go a little off the beaten track in Icmeler, a smaller, quieter neighbour of Marmaris on the beautiful Turquoise Coast. You’ll find the perfect accommodation there in the secluded Julian Forest Suites, which offers a fantastic all-inclusive holiday experience at great value prices.
This complex more than lives up to its name, with trees and hillsides all around. If you want to head into the resort of Icmeler you’ll find wonderful beaches, mountain views, water sports galore, and a traditional Turkish village heart. It’s a short ride by dolmus.
You might be tempted to stay at the Julian Forest Suites though, where there’s a lot to keep everyone busy and happy. Two swimming pools include one with a waterslide, a pool bar will keep your cocktail topped up while you enjoy the sun.
The spa facilities at the Julian Forest Suites include massage treatments, a sauna, and – of course – a Turkish bath. You can shop on-site, and the 24-hour reception will help you get the most out of your stay.
Children can book in to the kids’ club, while if you’re an active adult you can enjoy cycling and on-site water sports.
All-inclusive deals include buffet- or restaurant-style dining for all your meals, snacks and ice cream through the afternoon, and drinks from 8am to midnight. A lot of the entertainment is thrown in too, whether you want to get trim with aqua aerobics or get to know your fellow guests with pool games.
Icmeler is well worth exploring, and the livelier attractions of Marmaris are only around 8km away. In fact Icmeler’s blue-flag beach runs all the way along the coast to its neighbour. Inland, the lower slopes of the local mountains are clothed in pines, jasmine and eucalyptus. If you’re more adventurous, boat trips from Marmaris include day excursions to the historic Greek island of Rhodes.
A wonderful mix of isolation with access to lots to see and do, the Julian Forest Suites are well worth their high star rating and excellent online reputation.