Turquoise Coast, Kumlubuk
Dionysos Hotel sits on a clifftop overlooking peaceful Kumlubuk Bay on Turkey’s Bozburun Peninsula. Lively Marmaris lies just 25 kilometres from the hotel. Designed in the style of a classic Dalaman village, the hotel’s Mediterranean suites feature private terraces with views of the turquoise sea.
Guests have access to a free seven-minute shuttlebus to the hotel’s private beach, which boasts white sands, loungers and the Kumlubuk Yacht Club. Cool off in the hotel’s freshwater pool, which has panoramic views of the bay, or take advantage of the onsite spa, gym and tennis court. Other activities include kayaking and yoga, as well as a putting green and driving net for golfers.
Dine with sea views at Dionysos Terrace, which has a Mediterranean menu. The hotel hosts a weekly Taste of Turkey dinner, showcasing traditional food paired with local wines, as well as olive and wine tasting sessions. You can also join trips to nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites and moonlight cruises. Dionysos Hotel is adult-only, except on select dates between June and August.
The hotel has 43 suites and villas.
This al fresco restaurant serves up a taste of the Mediterranean, offering a fusion menu with ocean views. Dishes are made from homegrown organic produce. Dionysos Terrace also hosts a buffet dinner with live music every Tuesday.
The poolside bar at Dionysos Hotel features sweeping views of the bay and sea beyond. This is the perfect place to sip on a sunset cocktail or cool down with an afternoon drink.
This restaurant seats a maximum of 16 people for an exclusive dining experience once a week. The Tastes of Turkey degustation menu features traditional and modern Turkish cuisine paired with signature wines.
Open: Sundays only.
Reservations are recommended for Nar.
Dionysos Hotel hosts a weekly dinner at its farm. Feast on mezzes and stone oven roasted lamb around a candlelit farmhouse table for an intimate dining experience.
Set on a clifftop, the hotel’s freshwater pool looks out over the surrounding mountains and bay below. The pool has plenty of loungers, parasols and a bar for the ultimate relaxation session.
Guests have access to a private beach and complimentary shuttlebus service, which takes just seven minutes to reach the bay. Lie back on loungers by the crystal water, or visit the Kumlubuk Yacht Club.
If you’re feeling more active head for the gym, which has the latest equipment and exercise machines. You can work out while enjoying sea views from the large windows.
Indulge in a pampering session at the Dionysos spa, which offers a range of therapies and treatments. Choose from facials and massages, relax with a manicure or try some reflexology. Trained staff will provide a consultation and tailor each treatment to your needs.
Learn the art of Hatha Yoga, a stretch-based class with a gentle and slow pace where guests can understand and perform meditation and proven relaxation techniques.
Take a classically restored life boat out into the bay to explore the jagged coastline and its peaceful, hidden beaches.
Visit the UNESCO World-Heritage Sites of Stratonikeia & Muğla Old Town. With a rich history of gladiators, archaic Ottoman buildings and numerous ancient sites to see. Following that, you'll be whisked down to Akyaka, a beautiful beach resort at the end of the Gulf of Gokova before a 25 minute river boat trip back to the hotel (weather permitting, of course). This tour operates on a Wednesday.
Set off on a two person kayak from Turunc to Kumlubuk via Baklabuku for a half day trip around these idyllic little bays with their crystal clear waters and pebble beaches.
Join some real connoisseurs in the wine cellar for an enjoyable early evening sampling wines from across the Turkish regions, before deciding on your favourite, which will be served to you that evening at dinner.
Head out of Kumlubuk Bay and off into the sunset with a glass of champagne in hand as you admire the sun setting over the Aegean Sea. Once it's dark you'll stop at the idyllic Kadirga Bay for a moonlit swim and candlelit dinner.
Max 2 adults
Junior Suites are sleek whitewashed rooms with large double beds, chic contemporary furniture and a cute but spacious terrace offering simply stunning views out to sea. With their little directors style chairs, a log table and authentic rock surface then they are perfect for relaxing outside with a glass of wine during sunset. There is a large bathroom with two sinks, a wardrobe and various modern amenities included.
Max 3 adults
Deluxe Suites are spacious and boast a classic eastern Mediterranean feel with a minimalist design complemented by various pieces of Turkish pottery and exotic art pieces. A fully equipped kitchenette is featured as well as a lounge area with chic contemporary furniture including a sofa, armchair and coffee table. Outside, Deluxe Suites boast an expansive terrace with a dining table, directors chairs and truly stunning views out to sea.
Max 5 adults
Private Pool Villas are enormous with two bedrooms and boast a classic eastern Mediterranean feel with a minimalist design complemented by various pieces of Turkish pottery and exotic art pieces. There's also a fully equipped kitchen with a dining space, modern amenities and plenty of storage. The spacious lounge area comes with chic contemporary furniture including a sofa, armchairs and a coffee table. Outside, a private pool with loungers and straw parasols is the centrepiece of the expansive terrace.