Destination wedding location: Dalaman, Turkey
23 Mar 2017
Explore the Turkish delights of Dalaman - a wonderful setting for a wedding or honeymoon
Situated on a private white sand beach with stretching views of the Aegean Sea and surrounding verdant mountains, Dalaman is a beautiful wedding and honeymoon destination. Nestled on the remote south-western coast of Turkey which boasts year-round sunshine, delicious gastronomy, a fascinating culture and wealth of activities to try, Dalaman offers something for every type of couple.
From romantic sunset strolls on the beach to indulgent couple’s massages, the bride and groom will not be disappointed with what’s on offer.
Dalaman presents an array of settings in which to tie the knot in the most memorable of ways. The Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa is one such setting, providing riverside locations, a beach gazebo or the stunning Shakti Ballroom in which to wed, with complementing wedding packages which start from £500. The hotel also offers luxurious honeymoon packages.
Enjoy a holistic experience with a fully immersive traditional Turkish treatment. Offering an indulgent array of spas, Dalaman will delight couples with its various treatments which include: Turkish Baths, anti-aging and lifting facials, Balinese massages and full body wraps. The region is also home to the famous Dalyan Mud Baths and thermal springs which are a firm favourite amongst celebrities including Dustin Hoffman, Sting and Jack Nicholson. The mud baths are thought to have a number of health benefits including the relief of muscle and joint aches and pains, balancing pH levels, improving circulation and smoothing and revitalising skin.
Consistently voted as one of the best beaches in the world, Göcek Bay and its 12 islands provide a stunning backdrop for a honeymoon. With beautiful beaches, idyllic islands and crystal clear waters, visitors have a chance to swim, snorkel or sunbathe their way through the region. For a truly romantic experience, newlyweds can charter a private yacht for the day and see the sights in style.
Take a romantic stroll:
With picture-perfect white sand beaches and enchanting sunsets, Dalaman offers some of
the most romantic walks in the world and is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Newlyweds can embark on hikes through the surrounding mountains, along the beaches or on the many scenic paths in the region. One of the most spectacular walks is from Gökbel to Iztuzu Beach or along the famous Kapda Peninsula which leads to the impressive ruins of Kyra, Lissia and Lydia. Couples can also stroll into Dalaman and check out the colourful and vibrant bazaars to pick up a souvenir.
Indulge in the local culture:
With magnificent ruins throughout the region, and once home to the Persians, Athenians, Ottomans, Romans and Lycians, Dalaman is the perfect destination for couples interested in Turkish culture. Some of the most notable archaeological ruins left today are the ancient Lycian Rock Tombs, carved into the limestone hillsides and accessible only by boat. The tombs of Kyra, Lydia and Lissia are also unmissable.
Treat your significant other’s tastebuds:
Dalaman is a foodie’s paradise with a number of different gastronomies on offer. Couples can treat their other half to a romantic meal at one of the many traditional Turkish restaurants where dishes include soups, salads, meze and fresh vegetable dishes, or in one of the Hilton Dalaman’s five à la carte restaurants or in the main restaurant which serves a variety of delectable international and local food dishes.