Beach-lined bay with an ancient past
Kumlubuk takes you to Turkey’s Turquoise Coast and a world of golden sands, azure waters, rich history and a stunning hillside backdrop. There is something for all types of holidaymaker in Kumlubuk, with families and couples enjoying spending time on one of the largest sweeps of sand in Turkey, before cooling off in the clear waters. Adventurers may prefer to sample the local water sports in the area, or follow the hiking trails into the picturesque hills.
Kumlubuk is renowned for its fine cuisine, in particular the fresh catch of the day. Fish is big here as it is highly regarded as the freshest and best on the Turquoise Coast and can be sampled in the charming restaurants sprinkled throughout Kumlubuk. Take a day trip to Marmaris, which is just 25 kilometres away, and is home to pretty coves, exhilarating water sports, restaurant-lined promenades and the remarkable Marmaris Castle.
Holidays in Kumlubuk provide an insight into Turkey’s rich history – headlined by the ancient ruins of Amos overlooking this beautiful bay. Journey back to the 5th Century and admire authentic city walls, which are still intact today. Other highlights include the temple dedicated to Apollo Samnaios and the striking Greek theatre.
At Sovereign we realise that one size does not fit all, which is why we listen to your requirements and create a holiday to suit you. We offer a fine collection of deluxe accommodation with a wealth of amenities to cater for all tastes and desires. For splendour and luxury, stay at the tranquil Dionysos Hotel, which offers unique boutique accommodation within a classic Dalaman style village. Its cliffside location gives it stunning views out to sea as well as a private beach and large swimming pool. Guests can also take part in wine and olive oil tasting.
There are no two ways about it – Turkey is hot. Summers top 30°C, with an average of 12 hours of sunshine a day and virtually no rain. The coast is cooled by sea breezes, which are particularly welcome in the mid-summer months. Spring and autumn are good times to go, averaging a thoroughly beach-ready mid-20s with plenty of sunshine and blue skies.
A visa is required to enter Turkey and must be purchased prior to travel through www.evisa.gov.tr/en/. The E-visa can be applied for up to 3 months in advance of your travel date. Please ensure this is applied for prior to travel, as it is no longer possible to apply for a visa on arrival at any Turkish Airport. For more information please visit www.gov.ul/foreign-travel-advice/turkey/entry-requirements.
In restaurants in Turkey it’s common to leave 10-15% as a tip, unless service charge is included – make sure you check your bill carefully. Round up the fare when paying your taxi driver, although it’s not necessary to tip a dolmus driver. In the very popular Turkish baths, you should tip the masseuse between 10-20%.
The official language of Turkey is Turkish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.