This post is sponsored by Jet2 Holidays.  As always, all opinions are my own.

Where to Next?

Let’s kick things off with the basics. Where exactly is Dalaman? Dalaman is a city on the south-western coast of Turkey, in the Muğla Province between Bodrum and Antalya. You can get flights to Dalaman with Jet2 from several cities in the UK, making the logistics oh-so simple.

But the perks don’t end there, because Dalaman is the ultimate location for an all-inclusive holiday whether you’re seeking an adventure or want to soak up some luxury (or both!). Whatever you are looking for you can find the perfect Gocek breaks on Jet2holidays. Here are seven reasons why, which will leave you searching for your next holiday to Dalaman in minutes.

1. Resorts to Relax In

Dalaman and its surroundings have a lot of wonderful resorts where you can spend your luxury holidays . We stayed at Gocek, which is 30 minutes from Dalaman in a beautiful resort, The Rixos Premium Gocek which we booked on Jet2holidays a lovely base for us in Dalaman. 

Jet2 Holidays offers many different package holidays to Dalaman so make sure to check them out and find the perfect resort for you. You never know, you might love it so much you come back again and try them all!

2. Vitamin Sea

Dalaman is known as Turkey’s turquoise coast for good reason. There are only a few places in the world where the water is so beautiful and turquoise. If you decide to book your holidays to Dalaman, you will have a chance to see it with your own eyes! The beautiful blue water is so tempting for a swim, and gives you great views of the sealife too.

Akvaryum Koyu

3. Time Travel

Few destinations can deliver on the coastal dream and combine it with historical gems too. But in Dalaman, you’ll find it all. This area was part of ancient Caria. From the ghost town of Kayakoy to ancient city Kaunos, there is so much history to see and experience in this part of Türkiye.

Visitors to Kaunos will first venture up the coast to the pretty village of Dalyan, before sailing across the river while watching for turtles that share the water, and disembarking on the other side. From here, it’s a steady, scenic climb up to Kaunos to see the old buildings and amphitheatre. You’ll also see magnificent tombs in the cliffs along the river.

Kaunos city

4. Life Afloat

There are so many idyllic options when it comes to enjoying an excursion on the water from Dalaman. Take a day cruise to Butterfly Valley, the Gocek Gulet tour, or a trip along the Dalyan River all the way to Iztuzu beach. There are so many ways to style your perfect day on the water. 

Dalyan River

5. Feast for the Senses

Not only is the local cuisine absolutely delicious, the settings are too! Enjoy cocktails and dinner on the pier in Gocek at D’Breeze restaurant, or a glorious sunset dinner overlooking the marina in Fethiye at Unique restaurant. Amazing ambiance and delicious local cuisine comes guaranteed.

Unique restaurant
D’Breeze at D-Marin Gocek Marina

6. New Heights

Oludeniz beach is one of the best places for paragliding lovers as it’s one of the highest commercial take-off sites in the world. I haven’t tried it, but the views are said to be spectacular.

7 Mud’s the Word

Legends say that Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt herself, used the beauty baths. Today, the natural mud baths are a popular tourist attraction as they cleanse, tone and moisturise your skin. Another must during your holiday to Dalaman.

Mud Bath

Combining history, culture, cuisine and coast, Dalaman is one amazing destination. It’s definitely a place to go on your next holidays.


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