Alternative beach destination: Murat Reis Ayvalik in Turkey
A long-time favourite for Turkish holidaymakers, the seaside town of Ayvalik has a newly awarded blue flag beach and is only now being discovered by the outside world.
Boasting a charming golden stretch of coastline, Murat Reis Ayvalik is the perfect base to explore undiscovered Turkey. Located on the Northern Aegean Coast and next to a group of 22 gorgeous Ayvalik islands, Murat Reis Ayvalik is a stunning hotel in Turkey ideal for those seeking privacy, tranquillity and luxury.
What: Murat Reis Ayvalik is a stunning new hotel in Turkey ideal for those seeking privacy, tranquillity and affordable luxury. The hotel sits right on the sea and the concept is beachfront luxury with a comfortable, chic and stylish edge.
Where: A new hotel in an entirely new, up and coming part of Turkey, this sleepy seaside town is a long-time favourite with Turkish holidaymakers and is accessible from Izmir or Istanbul.
Why: With beach-fronted suites surrounded by turquoise sea and white sand, the private villas are ideal of families and with a long flat, shallow beach, it is perfect for little swimmers looking to practice their lengths.
With an array of activities with dining menus and a buffet that takes into account little taste buds, is the Kids’ Club and for adults sunset wine tastings and two chic restaurants offering a wide selection of modern Mediterranean foods along with incredible views. Naturally, with so many islands nearby, the seafood is incredible.
For those looking for an added adrenaline kick guests can choose from a huge selection of water sports and for those looking to kick back and recline – Murat Reis’ luxury spa hosts a heated open pool, sauna, steam room, Turkish Bath and fitness centre with excellent sea and island views.
When: Ayvalik is beautiful all year round with nearly 300 days of sunshine annually.