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Gumbet Holidays

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CurrencyTRY: New Turkish Lira LanguageTurkish Flight Duration4 hours (from the UK) Time ZoneGMT +2 hours

Once upon a time, Gumbet was a sleepy fishing village, ten minutes from Bodrum, but nowadays it’s one of Turkey’s most popular resorts, and we can totally see why. With a vibrant atmosphere and a nightlife that can almost rival neighbouring Bodrum Town, Gumbet is a second home for Brits who like to have a good time. Plus, there’s a super beach that complements the night-time activities.

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Great Things to Do

Whether you’re there for the bars, or you’d prefer to browse the bazaars and unwind on the beach, Gumbet is a must-visit, for lots of reasons.

Hop from Bar to Bar

Bar Street is home to the main ‘strip’ in Gumbet, where bars flood out onto the pavements. But that’s not where the pubs and bars stop; there are more just off Bar Street that are ideal if you fancy a dance, while the beach road has some chilled out offerings if you need a night off from hard-core partying.

See the Countryside by Jeep

If you feel like getting away from the resort for a day, a jeep safari is a fun way of doing so. Head inland on a jeep, through the rural countryside and lush hills, and have a thrilling time. Prepare to get a bit dusty! You may wish to treat yourself to a Turkish bath the next day so that you can unwind after all the action!

Eat Where the Locals Eat

In Gumbet, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants. There are plenty that dish up top notch fare, but if you want to eat cheaply and well you should keep an eye out for the more authentic places, such as Seray Zetas and Bella Zin, where the locals can be found tucking into kebabs and stuffed dolmas.

Head under the Sea at the Big Reef

Whether you’re a complete beginner or have dived before, the scuba facilities around Gumbet are excellent. The Big Reef is an orange coral reef located a short boat ride away from Gumbet, where you can swim amongst the technicolour marine life including parrot fish, barracuda, and maybe even an octopus hiding in the coral!

Getting Around

Getting from A to B in Gumbet is easy. You’re not far from central Bodrum, and the resort itself is easily enjoyed on foot. If you’d prefer though, there are plenty of transport options, including dolmuses and taxis which are both inexpensive, convenient and efficient. Dolmuses are probably the cheapest way of getting around, and traditional buses are also available. Car hire can be organised, too.

By Bus

If you want to head into nearby central Bodrum, or further afield, the network of buses and dolmuses will help to get you there. Both are convenient and efficient modes of transport, and are very cheap.

By Car

If you’d prefer to hire your own car, this can be done from the airport or within the resort. You may wish to avoid driving in the centre of neighbouring Bodrum, but the surrounding areas are pleasant. Drive on the right.

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Passports and Visas

You can apply for the necessary visa ahead of time, via the Turkish e-Visa website ($20 fee applicable). Your passport will also need to be valid for at least 6 months from entry. For more information and advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey/entry-requirements or the Foreign Office at www.fco.gov.uk/en/

Health and Safety

It’s advised that you invest in comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you go on holiday, so that you are protected while away. Note that the EHIC is not valid in Turkey. For more info, see www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey/health

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