Turunc holidays could be just what the doctor ordered if you need a big dose of sunshine, rest, fresh seafood and peaceful nights...
This former fishing village is a model example of a gorgeous beach resort in Turkey. Trees cling to the mountains that surround the bay; footprints make deep scars on pale soft sands; whitewashed restaurants and villas creep up the gentle hillside; and the calm dazzling waters explain exactly why the Turkish Riviera is also known as the Turquoise Coast - you have to see the stunning blues of the water for yourself to appreciate the beauty and understand the popularity of this stretch of Turkey's west coast.
Located close to the party town of Marmaris and the quieter resort of Icmeler, the serenity of Turunc can be countered by lively nights in either of the resort's Turkish neighbours. Peace is exactly why most visitors arrive in Turunc however; days are spent lounging on the sands or at the side of the pool, soaking up the abundance of sunshine, while evenings are taken at a similar pace, sitting in a restaurant or a welcoming bar and enjoying a drink or two. You'll still be smiling from dinner at this point, as Turunc is home to a fine selection of great restaurants that dish up authentic local dishes as well as international cuisine.
There's an excellent selection of hotels in Turunc that cater for all budgets. Book cheap holidays to Turunc and stay in apartments and basic hotels, or spend a little more to stake your place in one of the resort's luxury hotels. Wherever you stay, you can make use of the small but perfectly formed beach and the eateries, shops and bars along the waterfront.
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The holiday season in Turunc runs from around April to November - find out how hot it gets at the peak of summer with our climate guide...
In one word: hot. July and August experience the hottest days in Turunc and temperatures frequently soar above 30C. Air conditioning in your hotel will provide some relief from the heat if you are holidaying during summer. The spring and autumn months are a little cooler, with daytime averages pushing past 20C in April and not falling again until the holiday season wraps up late in the year.
Travel 30 minutes by road or hop around the bay on a boat to see the annual festivals and events in lively Marmaris...
Marmaris Maritime and Spring Festival; May: This event seems to celebrate not only the sea, but life in general. A herd of fun events - from folk dancing to yacht racing - stampede across the town and you can't help but be swept up by the joyous atmosphere.
Marmaris concerts; July/August: The age-old amphitheatre is the perfect setting for open-air shows from a variety of performers - including Turkey's famed belly dancers.
Marmaris International Race Week; October: Some races of this hotly-contested event travel to the waters around Icmeler, so you needn't go as far as Marmaris to witness yachts cutting across the waves during thrilling contests.
Couples, young families, older families, quiet groups: Turunc offers holiday experiences for almost every kind of traveller...
Babies and toddlers: The sheltered bay and shallow waters off Turunc beach keep little paddlers happy, especially during the cooler months of spring and autumn.
Kids and teens: Make the journey to Marmaris and head for Atlantis Waterpark, where you'll have hours of water-based adventures on the slides and in the pools.
Romance: Many of the resort's hotels rate highly with romantics due to their quiet and relaxing atmospheres. There are also plenty of low-key bars that serve up quiet spots in which to enjoy each other's company as night falls.
Relaxing: Take a leisurely boat trip to Iztuzu Beach, a protected but magnificent spot where baby loggerhead sea turtles hatch - it's a wonderful place to see a different side of Turkey.
Shopping: The bazaar in Turunc has just enough shops and stalls to furnish you with souvenirs, trinkets, clothes and fresh produce - perfect if you are staying in self-catering accommodation.