7 Reasons to visit Bodrum
With Turkey still our most popular holiday destination during the Coronavirus crisis and with lots of cheap flights and great deals at the moment, there’s still time to catch the very last of the summer and 30c days by taking a last minute holiday to Bodrum. It’s 32c degrees in Bodrum today Vs 15c in London and 13c in Edinburgh. Where would you rather be?
Why choose Bodrum over the other Turkish resorts? Well, its cosmopolitan vibes have turned it into a mini-hub of the United Nations with writers, actors and the rich and famous with second homes here. Bodrum has been popular with the glitterati since the 1950’s and with Turkish prices, is a cheaper holiday (or expat second home) than Lake Como or the Cote d’Azur.
The rich and famous with second homes here include Kate Moss, Michael Schumacher, Tom Hanks, Ryan Giggs, Uma Thurman, and members of the British and Saudi royal families. However, if hobnobbing with the stars isn’t reason enough to take a holiday to Bodrum then here are seven other reasons to make Bodrum your next holiday.
The weather is amazing
Bodrum’s stunning weather is hot or pleasant all year around. If you’re looking for a great time relaxing on the beach and enjoying a super tan then any time between May-September will see consistent 30c days and even 40c days in August.
The evenings in Bodrum are beautiful and in the shoulder seasons can be cooler, so if you’re visiting between September and May then do bring a cardigan for evenings on the terrace.
Luxury hotels are half the price of the Spanish Islands
Although Bodrum is the most luxurious resort in Turkey, it’s still in Turkey, and the prices for holidays here, even in 5 star all inclusive hotels, are much less than the equivalent hotel in Spain. It also benefits from the very best and most luxurious hotels in all of Turkey.
There are a few high end hotel chains here that always appear in the guides and press like Forbes and Business Insider including the Mandarin Oriental or Bodrum Edition hotel. However, there are quality, luxury hotels that are independent or boutique in style that can be enjoyed for less than £100 per room per night too.
Spoilt for beaches and places to visit
Each of the coastal resorts on the Bodrum peninsula offer something different and we’re sure one of the resorts will suit you whether you’re part of a family group, couple or even a single traveller. Whether you’re into coastal fishing villages and traditional life and would enjoy rustic Gumusluk on the western side of the peninsula or the family resort of Gumbet with it’s children friendly style we’re sure there is something in Bodrum for you.
Blue water beaches
Bodrum is home to many beaches, bays and coves that are buzzing with life throughout the summer and a hub of activity in Bodrum. Both locals and tourists spend their daytimes swimming, enjoying water sports, sunbathing and relaxing, while in the evening, the beaches become the home of fine dining and night clubs with partying going on until the early hours.
The restaurants of Bodrum
The food in Turkey is absolutely delicious with many of the dishes now also well known in the UK. We recommend trying the local Turkish mezes when available or Bodrum’s other speciality; fresh fish and seafood. Seaside fresh fish and seafood cuisine are popular, hence many seaside restaurants do a roaring trade in the summer.
However, if traditional Turkish food isn’t your thing, it’s Bodrum that has the most international restaurants, usually as part of the in-resort all inclusive offering but also as standalone international, award winning restaurants. Those with decidedly Western European tastes will do best for their dishes in Bodrum.
The amazing sailing and coastline
Many sailing companies and activities holidays are based in Bodrum due to the fact the sailing here is the best in Turkey.
There are countless vessels that depart every morning from local harbours from smaller boats to catamarans, from hour cruises to all day excursions on board. You can charter your own boat from most harbours in Bodrum too with the appropriate licences.
Finally, if you’re looking for a romantic Turkish holiday, then Bodrum will fit the bill not only thanks to the beautiful beaches and romantic villages but most of all, the first-rate sunsets. The western position of Bodrum means you always get the latest setting sun in Turkey and watching a sunset with your beau will be an experience you never forget.