Holiday Information for Gumbet, Turkey

Gumbet is located on the south western coast of Turkey, right next to the popular resort of Bodrum. TYPES OF HOLIDAYS Gumbet can reached by a 3.5 â" 4 hour flight from the UK so is ideal for both short breaks and longer stays. Gumbet has something to suit everybody so is not restricted to a certain type of holiday maker. Though the area is famed for its nightlife and beautiful beaches, it is also very popular with families and older holiday makers. The range of accommodation available reflects this, with self catering apartments ideal for a budget holiday, and... ... Continue reading

Gumbet is located on the south western coast of Turkey, right next to the popular resort of Bodrum.

TYPES OF HOLIDAYS

Gumbet can reached by a 3.5 â" 4 hour flight from the UK so is ideal for both short breaks and longer stays.

Gumbet has something to suit everybody so is not restricted to a certain type of holiday maker.

Though the area is famed for its nightlife and beautiful beaches, it is also very popular with families and older holiday makers.

The range of accommodation available reflects this, with self catering apartments ideal for a budget holiday, and all inclusive resorts suited to a more relaxing, luxurious break.

BEST TIME TO GO

Gumbet enjoys a Mediterranean climate. This means that summers are hot and winters are fairly mild.

The best time to visit would be in the summer season of May to October as the full range of accommodation and tourist facilities would be available.

However, flights and hotels will be more expensive at the height of the season, with cheaper prices being available in April, May and October.

SIGHTS TO SEE

Away from the beach and the resorts, Gumbet is a very historical area and there is plenty to see.

The Museum of Underwater Archaeology is a great way to see a huge number of artefacts rescued from many shipwrecks found in the area.

The museum itself is housed in Bodrum Castle. Dating from the 15th century, the castle is in excellent condition and you can explore the defensive walls, towers and historic artefacts such as cannons. There is also an extensive garden within the castle walls.

The remains of the Tomb of Mausolus are also definitely worth a visit. This magnificent tomb is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and dates from about 350 BC. Though there are only ruins left, there is a small museum at the site telling its fascinating history.

The tomb is located in the ancient city of Halicarnassus, and nearby you can still see the remains of the city walls and a remarkably well preserved amphitheatre overlooking the sea. 

ACTIVITIES

Water sports are the main focus of activities in Gumbet, and the beach offers a huge range â" such water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing and parasailing.

Boat trips are also an extremely popular way to enjoy the stunning coastline. Companies such as the The Blue Cruise offer trips along the coast and also offer visits to places such as Kargi Beach, where you can enjoy a camel ride.

For a fun family day out you can head to the Aquapark Dedeman at Ortakent, where the kids can enjoy the water slides and wave pools while adults relax with a cocktail.

BEACHES

Gumbet Beach is a 600m peninsula with fine, golden sand. Most of the resorts are located close to the beach, and it is lined with a huge range of shops, restaurants and cafes. Water sports are also available.

Nearby Bodrum Beach offers similar facilities, and both beaches can become very busy. For a more relaxing day on the sand, head to Torba, Gundogan and Bitez beaches.

NIGHTLIFE

Gumbet and Bodrum are filled with excellent bars and restaurants. With food ranging from traditional English to Turkish, Mediterranean, Italian or Chinese, there is something to suit everyone.

You can either head to the bustling town centre or enjoy one of the many eateries along the beach front.

Many establishments offer entertainment at night, such as live music, belly dancing and cabaret shows.

Gumbet is famed for its nightlife and so is a mecca for party animals!

Places such as Irish bars, cocktail bars and cabaret bars are a great place to start your night before heading to a nightclub.

ACCOMMODATION

There is a wide range of accommodation available during the summer.

The Queen Resort offers self catering accommodation 800m from the beach and 600m from the centre of Gumbet. You can stay in the resort and enjoy a meal in the restaurant or drink at the bar and on site there is also a swimming pool, hot tub and Turkish bath.

The Roadhouse Apartments have an excellent location as they are a five minute walk from Gumbet Beach and two minutesâ walk away from the centre. Meals are available in the a la carte restaurant and there is also an outdoor swimming pool and childrensâ playground.

For direct access to your own private beach you can stay at the Luvi Hotel. Set in tropical gardens, this resort is ideal for families as it also has its own separate childrensâ pool. There are two restaurants, as well as a snack bar with regular live entertainment.

The Salinas Hotel is just 30m from the sea and five minutesâ walk from the nightlife in Gumbet town centre. There is an outdoor swimming pool with separate kidsâ pool, and on site restaurants.

And the WOW Bodrum Resort offers an all inclusive stay just five minutesâ away from the beach front. Here you can enjoy the swimming pool, hot tub and a range of treatments at the wellness centre, as well as entertainment such as cabaret shows and live music in the evenings.

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