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With a yacht-lined marina, charming old town and a seafront promenade that runs its full length, the sunny beach resort of Marmaris is among the most sought-after holiday destinations on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast.

Marmaris was once a sleeping fishing village, but you wouldn’t know it today. Set in a sheltered bay surrounded by thick pine forests, Marmaris’ natural beauty has drawn hotel developers and holidaymakers here for decades. The picturesque, mountainous backdrop spills down to a lively palm-lined promenade that is packed with cafés, bars and sea-view restaurants.

Sunbathe on one of Marmaris’ sand and pebble beaches, or jet-ski and parasail around the bay with one of the water sports centres along the seafront. You will find boats the full length of the promenade offering day-trips out on the beautiful clear water for leisurely afternoons of swimming and diving. Or, if you’re feeling flash, charter a luxury yacht for the day and explore the bay in style.

From al fresco cocktail bars to neon-lit nightclubs, the buzz of nightlife in Marmaris is one of its biggest draws. You’ll find restaurants serving international fare all along the strip. Head to the bazaar for traditional dishes, or enjoy a romantic meal in the lovely waterfront restaurants overlooking the marina. After dark there is a cluster of lively nightspots on Bar Street, where the party lasts until the early hours.

Away from the beach and bar scenes, discover Marmaris’ history at the 16th-century hilltop castle and in the surrounding lanes of the atmospheric old quarter. Seek out the restored stone houses, which offer a glimpse into the past, and stop to people-watch in one of the shaded courtyards above the marina.

Explore Marmaris’ bustling bazaar, where you will find stalls piled high with tourist souvenirs, bags, jewellery, herbs and spices. Before you leave Marmaris, embrace the local tradition of Turkish massage at a hammam and enjoy a vigorous steam, scrub and rub down. The enormous Armutalan Hamam, around a mile from the town centre, offers one of the best.

With its reliable hot summer weather, beaches, nightlife and history, Marmaris caters well to most types of traveller looking for a sunny getaway in a pretty setting.

Where to stay in Marmaris

Top hotels in Marmaris

D Maris Bay
D Maris Bay
5 out of 5
Datca Yolu Uzeri 35. Km, Marmaris, Mugla
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Offering direct access to the beach, this Marmaris resort is within 20 mi (32 km) of Girl Sand Beach, Icmeler Beach and Cleopatra Island. Aqua Dream Water Park ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (118 reviews)

"This property was the highlight of our trip to Turkey! It is world class! From the service, restaurant choices, incredibly beautiful guestrooms, views, amenities, beaches, pool, etc. there is nothing comparable along the Turkish coast. Thank you for a very memorable stay! Highly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2020

D Maris Bay
Marti Resort Hotel
Marti Resort Hotel
5 out of 5
Kumluorencik Mevkii, Icmeler, Marmaris, Mugla
The price is Rs11,100 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

Nestled on the beach, this Marmaris resort is within a 10-minute walk of Nirvana Beach and Icmeler Beach. Marmaris Beach is 1.8 mi (3 km) away.

3.6/5Good! (199 reviews)

"First of all - This is absoluetly not a 5 * Hotel! It is an old and dated hotel with humid old rooms, poorly decorated, very tiny, very low ceiling. Food was very poor, the way the food was served is like in an auto service restaurant - pull the tray style. Waiters are not attentive - empty and dirty ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2020

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Begonville Beach Hotel - Adults Only
Begonville Beach Hotel - Adults Only
3 out of 5
Siteler Mahallesi 207 sok No 84, Marmaris, Mugla
The price is Rs2,679 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec

Located in Marmaris City Center, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Marmaris Beach, Atlantis Water Park and Cleopatra ...

4/5Very Good! (139 reviews)

"Perfect everything. Staff very polite, clean room. Just 2 steps from the beach"…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2020

Begonville Beach Hotel - Adults Only
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Marmaris

Beyaz Konak Evleri
Beyaz Konak Evleri
Iskele Mah 63 Sok No 39, Datca
The price is Rs1,342 per night from 14 Dec to 15 Dec

Located in Datca City Center, this beach apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Datca Beach and Datca Port. Kargı Koyu is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) away.

3.5/5Good! (28 reviews)
Close to downtown, lots of space. Poor quality.

"The location was adequate. Close to downtown, but up a significant flight of stairs, so once we left we were reluctant to go back or go back out. The staff were all very kind and helpful and welcoming. The condition of most of the apartment was low. Furniture was old and some of it stained or damaged. ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2017

Beyaz Konak Evleri
Club Sema Apart Hotel
Club Sema Apart Hotel
Eski Datça Yolu 27, Marmaris, Mugla
The price is Rs1,893 per night from 9 Dec to 10 Dec

Located in Marmaris City Center, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Marmaris Town Square and Marmaris Beach. Atlantis Water Park and Aqua Dream Water ...

3.8/5Good! (22 reviews)

"This is the second time i a stay in this hotel friendly staff the manager mahmet and his dad so nice people and helpful bashar the risceptionist always smiling and ready to help The location is good everything you need the shop,restaurant and all activities"…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2020

Club Sema Apart Hotel
Grand Aquarium
Grand Aquarium
245 Sok No: 2, Gölenye Mevkii Içmeler, Marmaris

This family-friendly Marmaris aparthotel is located near the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Icmeler Beach and Marmaris Dolphinarium-Aquapark. Marmaris Beach and ...

3.8/5Good! (82 reviews)

"Hotel charges for the air conditioner an extra. Despite of accepting to pay the extra amount, they switched off the air conditioner in our room in the middle of the night and I had to go down to front desk, spend half an hour to fix this issue. There are no elevators and you need to carry your luggage ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

Grand Aquarium
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Marmaris


Top Destination

5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent 59.30232558139535%
4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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2 - Disappointing
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1 - Terrible
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4/5 - Good

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28 Feb 2020

I gave family here so it’s oercect

5/5 - Excellent


5 Nov 2019

Marmaris is a place that you will go back time and time again.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

24 Oct 2019

If interested in going to the waterpark in october, only the larger park is open and you need to book tickets in advance, with it only being open days where enough tickets are purchased, which we unfortunately found too late.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

23 Oct 2019

Best place ibhave ever been cant wait 2 go back

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

23 Oct 2019

Was quiet for october but warmer at night than last year

5/5 - Excellent


19 Oct 2019

Marmaris is lovely just hotel is rubbish

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