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Yalikavak Holiday Gardens Resort in Turkey - Travel Guide by Panoramic Villas

Yalikavak Holiday Gardens in a fantastic family resort located in Yalikavak, Turkey. Find out why this great resort is popular with our customers year on year.

Yalikavak Holiday Gardens boasts a wonderful hilltop location with stunning panoramic views

Yalikavak Holiday Gardens boasts a wonderful hilltop location with stunning panoramic views

Location

Yalikavak Holiday Gardens is situated about 5 minutes’ drive from the beautiful seaside resort of Yalikavak on Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula. Nestled into the hillside above Yalikavak, the resort has spectacular views of the Turquoise Aegean Sea below and it is surrounded by lush greenery. Bodrum Airport is a 50 minute drive from the resort and the centre of Bodrum with its world famous nightlife is only 25 minutes’ drive away. Other resorts that are within easy reach are Gumusluk with its shoreline seafood restaurants and World Heritage Site and Gulturkbuku, an upmarket resort popular with the rich and famous.

There is transport available from the resort into Yalikavak and Gumusluk so a hire car is not necessary. The Dolmus shuttle buses run regularly into Yalikavak and Gumusluk from around 9am to midnight in peak season.

Accommodation

Yalikavak Holiday Gardens is an award winning resort and there is a range of accommodation here to suit all groups and budgets. The properties on offer are 2 bedroom apartments; and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom villas. All of the properties are superbly equipped and include luxuries such as en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, private terraces and many of the villas also have private swimming pools.

The living areas in both apartments and villas are open plan which is great for socialising and also creates more space to relax in front of the TV or dine. The kitchens have integrated appliances including dishwashers, ovens, and fridge freezers. Everything you need in a self-catering holiday home.

There are stunning views from every angle on Yalikavak Holiday Gardens and many of the apartments and villas also have rooftop terraces so you can relax and enjoy the breath-taking sunsets or get a prime sunbathing spot in privacy.

All of the properties sit in beautifully maintained gardens with colourful flowers and mature trees.

Facilities

Where do we start! Yalikavak Holiday Gardens wasn’t named ‘5 Star International Property Award for the Best Development in Turkey’ for nothing. The resort has a multitude of facilities onsite that make it the perfect base for a family holiday.

The Resorts 10 Communal Pools and Locations

There are 10 outdoor communal pools of various sizes so you can always find somewhere to take a dip. In addition to this there is a heated indoor pool and a mini waterpark with slides that is perfect for energetic kids.

Site plan showing the locations of the 10 communal pools within the Yalikavak Holiday Gardens Resort

Site plan showing the locations of the 10 communal pools within the Yalikavak Holiday Gardens Resort

Pool 1: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens main huge communal pool next to the restaurant and bar

Pool 1: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens main huge communal pool next to the restaurant and bar

Pool 2: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens Jacuzzi pool located next to the main pool

Pool 2: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens Jacuzzi pool located next to the main pool

Pool 3: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens communal pool located near the Kamelya Villas and Yasemin Apartments

Pool 3: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens communal pool located near the Kamelya Villas and Yasemin Apartments

Pool 4: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens communal pool near the Kamelya Villas and Mimosa Apartments

Pool 4: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens communal pool near the Kamelya Villas and Mimosa Apartments

Pool 5: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens communal pool by the Leylak Apartments

Pool 5: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens communal pool by the Leylak Apartments

Pool 6: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens communal pool by the Kardelen Apartments

Pool 6: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens communal pool by the Kardelen Apartments

Pool 7: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens communal Jacuzzi pool by the Kardelen Apartments

Pool 7: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens communal Jacuzzi pool by the Kardelen Apartments

Pool 8: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens indoor heated pool

Pool 8: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens indoor heated pool

Pool 9: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens communal pool by Kamelya Villas and Kardelen Apartments

Pool 9: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens communal pool by Kamelya Villas and Kardelen Apartments

Pool 10: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens communal pool by the Nergis Villas

Pool 10: Yalikavak Holiday Gardens communal pool by the Nergis Villas (far left)

Views from the top of the top waterslides

Views from the top of the top waterslides

For those feeling active there are lots of sports facilities including a fitness centre with a sauna, cardio and weights machines. There are tennis courts, a basketball court, table tennis and even a giant chess board.

Giant chess with seating area and the waterslides can be seen further back

Giant chess with seating area and the waterslides can be seen further back

Resort tennis courts and basketball courts

Resort tennis courts and basketball courts

The resort fitness centre has a sauna

The resort fitness centre has a sauna

Table tennis table within the fitness centre

Table tennis table within the fitness centre

The fitness centre has a well equipped gym with cardio machines and free weights

The fitness centre has a well equipped gym with cardio machines and free weights

Upper level in the gym with rowers, bikes and cross trainers

Upper level in the gym with rowers, bikes and cross trainers

For children there is also a play area. The whole resort has WiFi internet access, although signal can vary depending on your location in the resort.

The resorts restaurant and bar with rooftop dining area

The resorts restaurant and bar with rooftop dining area

The restaurant and bar with kids play area to the right

The restaurant and bar with kids play area to the right

There is an onsite bar and restaurant serving food and drinks throughout the day which is great if you want to relax on the resort or in the evenings within venturing into the town to dine. There is also a small shop selling essentials.

Small on site shop selling essentials

Small on site shop selling essentials

The 24 hour reception on the resort has staff there to help you and they can even arrange car hire or excursions for you.

Stunning views from the entrance of the resort showing the 24 hour reception on the left

Stunning views from the entrance of the resort showing the 24 hour reception on the left

Nearby Activities

There is plenty to do along the Bodrum Peninsula and Yalikavak Holiday Gardens is a great base to explore the area from. In Yalikavak you can take a boat trip from the old harbour along the beautiful coastline for the day, this is highly recommended.

Yalikavak Palmarina is a brand new, multi-million pound marina on the edges of the old town that is brimming with designer shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. If you enjoy the finer things in life you definitely need to visit here. You can stroll around and look at the huge super-yachts moored here before enjoying a meal. There are plans to expand this further and you will also soon be able to catch a ferry over to the neighbouring Greek Island of Kos, direct from Yalikavak Marina.

If waterparks are your thing there is a great one in Ortakent on the outskirts of Bodrum, only around 20 minutes from Yalikavak by Dolmus bus. This is one of the largest and oldest parks in Turkey and it has lots on offer from scary kamikaze slides to a huge wave pool. Just remember your sun lotion as it gets very hot there with little shelter.

Bodrum is full of history and you can easily reach the centre of town to explore Bodrum Castle or the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.

History buffs will also enjoy a trip to Gumusluk which is built on the ancient city of Myndos, a World Heritage Site.

Beach lovers will love Yalikavak. There are free sun loungers all along the narrow sandy beaches and good quality bars and restaurants all along the beachfront serving food and drinks from morning until night. Yalikavak is also a popular windsurfing spot so try your hand at this during your stay.

Tips

Go there if: You are travelling with children. Yalikavak Holiday Gardens is a fantastic family resort with all amenities close by. The many pools onsite mean they are never overcrowded, even if you don’t have your own private pool. The restaurant and shop onsite are very handy if you have young children and you like to be close to home in the evening to dine or relax on the terrace while the children sleep.

Avoid if: You are going on holiday to party. This is a relaxed family-orientated resort. If you want the party lifestyle you may be better off staying a little closer to Bodrum. The bars in Yalikavak stay open until the early hours but it is still a more relaxed atmosphere here with late bars, rather than the huge nightclubs you can find in Bodrum.

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