A gently sloping crescent of soft golden sand, great nightlife, wild water sports and warm azure seas – what’s not to love? A twinkling Aegean jewel next to Bodrum’s cosmopolitan buzz, Gumbet holidays are the type of relaxing, sunkissed getaway that dreams are made of.
Holidays to Gumbet can be as active or as chilled out as you fancy. The resort’s inviting kilometre-long stretch of perfect sand is studded with sunloungers, attended by staff from the nearby bars and cafés. If you feel like a refreshing dip, jump on a banana boat or pedalo, or be even more adventurous and try windsurfing, jet skiing or paragliding. Boat charters are also very popular, and the nearby reef is a gorgeous snorkelling spot.
At night, Gumbet cranks things up a notch, its buzzing nightlife providing plenty of places serving up big beats and tall cocktails until the small hours. Just as well there’s a glorious beach to settle down on the next day.
Book a cruise
If you can tear yourself away from the beach, take a day cruise around the coastline and the nearby islands. You’ll get to swim in isolated coves and poke around ancient ruins.
Ride a camel
For a suitably tropical take on the classic seaside donkey ride, head to the southern end of Kargi Bay for a camel ride. It makes for a memorable photo.
Hit the slides
If you like it wet and wild but aren’t keen on the sea, Bodrum Aqua Park has 23 waterslides, a 350-metre river with artificial waves, plus restaurants and entertainment.