Its sunloungers and sleek white umbrellas lined up along a blissful beach and azure sea, D-Resort Göcek has a privileged position nestled along the southern Turkish coast. Only 25km from Dalaman airport and 175km from Bodrum airport, the resort has an away-from-it-all, exclusive feel. You can also arrive by boat at the marina, and use the resort as a base for exploring the islands and idyllic coast.
Flanked by shimmering waters and scrub-covered mountains, the D-Spa is the place to leave your aches and pains behind. This 1,450 square metre temple to wellness includes a Turkish hammam, and range of treatments that can be tailored to your needs. Choose between the likes of facials, massages and scrubs, and pick out special packages like a deep-muscle massage for men or, for women, pre-and post-natal rituals.
There are 103 rooms and suites, all designed with a colour palette inspired by the Mediterranean Sea and natural surroundings. These serene spaces are mostly white, with touches of cool blue. Feeling like a summer home, they marble floors and four-poster beds with flowing drapes. They range in size from cosy Attic rooms to Grand Superior rooms, and lavish suites complete with chic living spaces.
The helpful staff here will help arrange the likes of tennis, paragliding, and water sports from rafting to yachting. You can also go scuba diving in the pristine Mediettanean waters. Guests benefit from private beach access, and a snack and drinks service is available throughout the day. You can also choose to relax by the pool, which comes complete with stylish sunloungers and views of the hills. A gym onsite is perfect for keeping up with your fitness regime, and features state-of-the-art equipment, as well as mountain bikes for hire.
Olive Tree restaurant keeps things simple with its delicious light dishes for lunch and unmissable à la carte menu for dinner. Views from the terrace look out over the resort and Göcek village. Aptly names The Breeze resides on the seafront, taking in the best of beachside living and Aegean cuisine. Local seafood, steaks, sushi and a Teppanyaki station make this a highlight of a stay here.
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