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A modern, 5-star resort, the Labranda Mares Marmaris Hotel is placed perfectly on the shores of the Mediterranean sea, and surrounded by lush pine-forest topped hills. Boasting a tranquil location, the hotel is also within easy reach of Marmaris city, as well as the nearby Marmaris Atlantis Water Park.
All rooms are designed in a contemporary style, with a range of amenities including flat-screen TVs, minibars, and a balcony or terrace. Guests are welcome to dine-around with multiple restaurant and bar options available, including an Italian eatery and a bar by the beach. If wellness is priority on holiday, the on-site gym and spa will be of interest to many guests looking to relax and rejuvenate. From four outdoor pools to choose from, and seafront sun-loungers available too, the only worry on holiday will be where to recline under the sun with a drink in hand.
The resort can facilitate various water sports and tennis, against a fee.
Splendidly set along the Turkish Riviera, with a gorgeous natural backdrop of pine-forested mountains, the city of Marmaris is a popular Turkish resort on the Turquoise Coast, with heaps to offer. A lengthy seafront promenade extends alongside the bustling, pebble beach where plenty of sun-loungers and seafront bars and restaurants abound. Those looking for exciting nightlife need look no further than Bar Street, where open-air clubs and music venues provide entertainment throughout the night.
Marmaris is a popular spot for diving and sailing – boat trips to nearby coves, bays and islands depart from here daily; hop on a trip to Sedir Island, or otherwise known as Cleopatra’s Isle, nicknamed so by those who say Cleopatra and Mark Anthony swum there.
Tourists in search of a little culture and a slower pace of life are also well catered for in Marmaris. Start your exploration of Ottoman history and architecture at Marmaris Castle – a 16th century fortification, forged of stone for Suleiman the Magnificent. Now a museum of archaeological history and artefacts, it also offers splendid views over the marina and city. Wind back down to town through the narrow, cobbled lanes of the old town and admire the traditional architecture of old Turkish houses and buildings, before stopping off for a cool drink in a local café or bar.