If you are looking for a mental week or two with clubs, boozing, and general debauchery, then this is not for you! Look away right now! However, if you are after a lovely secluded location with good views of the sea and mountains, a great, clean resort with professional service and usual Turkish sunshine, this is for you!
Rooms are spacious, clean, modern and with large outside areas/balconies. Most have a view of the sea / the bay / the harbour. Yes, the resort is on the side of a hill...there are steps...lots of them if you have a room high up in the resort, but it's all part of the charm. I loved the lay out to be honest and a brisk walk did me the world of good after a huge dinner!
The grounds are absolutely beautiful with lots of hidden extras. The beach is small but why go to the beach when you can have (as we did everyday) your own lounge area on a pontoon over the warm Turkish seas? There are plenty of sun loungers, whether you go to the beach, the pontoon, the sea front area or one of the 2 lovely and large pools.
The food is buffet style; there is a lot of it, some of it great, some of it not to my taste, but always varied and particularly good on Turkish nights. You MUST visit the rooftop restaurant which is an amazing setting as the sun goes down over Marmaris town and the food is lovely, traditional Turkish fayre. A really lovely, speical evening. The rest of Marmaris is like a low market Blackpool (I love Blackpool by the way) and I would avoid it and its dirty beach at all costs.
The watersports area at the resort is fine...a little expensive given the location (they can charge what they want if there is nowhere else to go can't they!) but fun for a couple hours during the week. There isn't a great deal to do on resort (which is actually a good thing in a way...lovely and relaxing), but the boat to Marmaris is cheap and a great escape. The harbour area in Marmaris is beautiful and has some great eateries (Jan de Vit serves fab Turkish food). The Panorama bar high up in the old town has excellent views and large measures of vodka :)))
The check out tour is advisable and a real varied day out (river cruise, see some turtles, visit the tombs, have a mud bath, go to the beach, lunch and dinner included and a few hours in a hotel near the airport for some last minute sleep before the return flight).
All in all, a lovely week, great weather and I got engaged whilst here! Enjoy!
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- Also Known As:
- Magic Life Hotel Marmaris
- Magic Life Marmaris
- Marmaris Magic Life Hotel