Icmeler is a beautiful beach resort only 8 kilometres from the large and vibrant resort of Marmaris. Here you’ll find a quick travel guide and holidays to Icmeler with top things to do and see plus insider advice.
How it is like?
This pine forested heaven is infused with all the atmosphere of both the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas and is truly picturesque against the backdrop of magnificent Taurus Mountains. Drifting away amongst palm trees and Eucalyptus on the stunning Icmeler beach may well be your idea of the perfect holiday, but if that’s not enough, a wide range of sporting and cultural activities and excursions will ensure that there’s always plenty to do.
Icmeler beach offers quality services, great water and fine sands and holidaymakers may find the water sports centres on the beach promenade via the yellow points in yellow tents.
Jet ski, ringo and banana ride are the most popular water sports activities in Icmeler. In Icmeler, after dark, holidaymakers go out in a frenzy of football shirts, heavy drinking and holiday romances. The bustling nightlife in Icmeler attracts its visitors with the wide selection of bars and cafes.
This olive and honey farming community is home to the best plant for producing oxygen in the world, the Sigla (or Gunnuk), which only found here and in California. This plant and the pristine forests and the beach (which has been given the Blue Flag eco-award) create one of the most revitalizing surroundings for a beach holiday.
Icmeler’s exemplary tourist facilities, which include a great many water sports, are harmoniously incorporated into the natural habitat of the area. The nightlife is vibrant and there are plenty of restaurants, bars and nightclubs to choose from, and just down the road, the many Marmaris nightclubs provide nights not far off those found in Ibiza.
Top Things to Do & See
You can collect yourself and the sun on the superb Icmeler beach which lies next to clear and azure waters, which host a myriad of different water sports. The Icmeler beach offers 6 km of fine sand in peaceful surroundings, and the beach is cleaned every night ensuring that it’s immaculate every morning.
Hire a parasol to relax on the beach, or jump on the back of a jet ski, banana boat, ringo, pair of water skis or any of the other water sports equipment available here. Admire the scenery from a parasail in the sky or hire out a small boat for some fishing.
You can also scuba dive whether you’re a beginner or an expert, which is also an excellent way to get your kids off the beach for a day.
If you’re an adrenalin junkie, take to the off-road with some quad biking. You’ll head up, around and down some of the forested hills around Icmeler, and the highest points will offer breath-taking views. If you’re a devout thrill-seeker, this is the best way to admire what this area has to offer.
If you can’t wait to take some impressive photos but don’t fancy hanging onto the back of a quad-bike, take the scenic route on a 4×4 off-road safari. Get driven through the wilderness and into quiet, traditional villages. The safari also stops off at untouched bays for a few swimming breaks.
If you like get as pampered as possible or need a bit of refreshment after a day on a beach or on safari, a trip to a Turkish bath is all that’s needed to fully recharge you. Relax in one of the bath alcoves surrounded by traditional Turkish architecture, before getting a sublime massage or body scrub. Definitely not to be missed on any Turkey holidays.
In Icmeler, after dark, holidaymakers go out in a frenzy of football shirts, heavy drinking and holiday romances. The bustling nightlife in Icmeler attracts its visitors with the wide selection of bars and cafes.
Where to Stay?
Icmeler offers a wide range of great Icmeler hotels and apartments all close to the beachfront, which include 4 star, 5 star and family friendly hotels which offer discounts for children and kids’ facilities. There’s also a great range of villas and apartments, from standard packages to deluxe residences.
We recommend you make your hotel search and book online via the world’s biggest online hotel booking websites. You can get really good discounts and find the best prices with a match.
- Trivago Icmeler Hotels (Trivago claims that they guarantee the best price with their price matching system)
- Agoda Icmeler Hotels (Agoda claims that if you find the same hotel cheaper elsewhere, they will refund the difference)
How to Get There?
Icmeler is situated on the south-southwestern, about 8 kilometres from central Marmaris.
Getting to Icmeler is easy. You can take the dolmus (midi bus) from central Marmaris and all along the road to Icmeler to get to Icmeler. Dolmus lines operate till 02.00 a.m. especially in the high summer season. There is also a taxi boat to Icmeler from Marmaris.
Airport Transfers to/from Icmeler
If you are a group or a family with kids or having lots of luggage with you, than we highly recommend you private transfers. The airport shuttles will bring you to at the Intercity Bus Terminal of Marmaris and you’ll need to take a taxi from there again. Private transfers will drive you just to the entrance of your hotel.
As for private shuttle transfers, we highly recommend Tranigo (a Turkish company operating since 1996, and partnered with renowned names like Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, and many reliable and efficient local suppliers) as we recently booked with them had a great trip to our hotel.
It offers low-priced, fixed rate private shuttles that include meet-and-greet airport pickups and luggage assistance. Their large selection of comfortable taxis, minivans, luxurious cars and 6-19+ passenger minibuses can match any need while ensuring quick and safe travels to and from Dalaman airport (DLM).