What's the weather like in Gumbert in April
The final month of what is classified loosely as spring brings a massive difference in the weather in Gumbet, and this is a great time to visit Turkey for anyone who is seeking a cheap pre-summer deal, with still fantastic temperatures and plentiful sun for your holiday weather.
Most hotels begin to open around the middle of April, as well as restaurants and bars, and although most of the nightlife isn't too vibrant at this time, it is a good month to visit if you want to experience the resort and surrounding area away from the neon-lit clubs of Bar Street.
You can expect an average temperature of a pleasant 17°C at this time of year, however it is likely to be higher on those particularly sunny days, when the mercury can rise to around 21°C as an average high.
Another difference to previous months is that the evenings are a little warmer too; although you will still need a light jacket, as the evening low drops to around 13°C, which is double figures and a sign that summer is around the corner. This is further compounded by the rise in sunshine hours per day, which hits a huge 9 hours on average. It is very possible to get an impressive sun tan at this time of year!
The further good news is that rainfall is dramatically reduced from March, when there was much more chance of a downpour. You can expect an average precipitation rate of around just 30mm throughout the month, which only affects up to 6 days to a degree. On top of this, beach time is possible, with sunbathing a great idea on those warmer days, however the sea temperature still only averages around 17°C, so a dip may leave your teeth chattering slightly!
Despite the cool sea temperature, this month is ideal for low crowds and pleasantly mild temperatures.
Gumbert Hotels for April
Many people head to Gumbet during April in search of a cheap, quiet break, before the party-seeking crowds arrive over the coming summer months. The warmer weather means a choice of accommodation, perhaps with a sun terrace or outdoor gardens, to soak up some of the plentiful sunshine that comes during the month. Jarra Hotel offers a B&B or all-inclusive choice, within walking distance to the beach. There is an outdoor pool for those warmer days, with a restaurant and snack bar on-site too.
Sipark Boutique Hotel gives you the choice of B&B or half board, and is located in the centre of town, with a sun terrace, outdoor pool, and popular restaurant. Alternatively, Grand Esentepe Otel has wonderful sea views on offer, with large gardens to explore. This hotel is again very centrally located, with a large open air swimming pool, and a kids pool too, as well as a kids play area for those plentiful sunny days.
Bars and Restaurants
Restaurants are now starting to open up in their droves as April arrives, and by the end of the month almost all of them will be ready for tourist trade. This is great news for anyone heading to Gumbet for an early break! Al Capone Restaurant is a popular spot for tourists, serving a large range of dishes from a huge menu, and is especially great for cocktails, with many offers on drinks. There is a fun atmosphere here, especially during peak season.
Adam's Pub is another popular spot, which is more of a pub vibe, as the name suggests, with a laid-back atmosphere, cheap, simple food, and low prices on drinks.
If however you want something a little more upmarket then try Mistral Bay. The seafood is very highly recommended here, however it is also a famous restaurant for steak dishes, with many repeat visitors throughout their stay.
Things to do in Gumbert in April
April is the month to enjoy much warmer and sunnier weather, without major crowds. Despite the slightly chilly sea temperature during the month, you can still enjoy a spot of scuba diving. Gumbet is renowned as being one of the best spots for checking out some of the underwater residents of the peninsula, and you can learn through companies such as Happy Bubbles Diving Centre. Crystal clear waters await those who decide to head underneath the surface, with walls, caves, drop offs, and wrecks to explore. Instructors are on hand to help beginners and give advice you could certainly learn a new skill during your holiday this way.
Another popular activity when visiting this area of Turkey, particularly good at this time of year because of the smaller crowds, is to head off to the Greek island of Kos. Remember to take your passport, you will head over to Bodrum to catch the ferry, which takes around 20 minutes. On a clear day you can easily see the island in the distance as you head over the Aegean. This is a beautiful and pretty place to visit, and the Castle of the Knights is a must see, with 14th century ruins. You could head up to Mount Dikaios, or simply shop and watch the world go by in Kos Town. Lunch in a traditional Greek taverna is a definite.
If you don't want to leave Turkey, head over to nearby Bodrum on the bus and indulge yourself in history. Pedasa Antique City is an interesting place to visit, and it's a good idea to go before it gets too hot because it is a little off the beaten track; you will need a taxi from Bodrum to find it. Once there you will be able to walk around the area, totally open to the elements, and check out the impressive citadel. The locals are also very friendly, and you will be able to learn much from them about what you're seeing.