Yalikavak, Bodrum Region, Turkey

The small town of Yalikavak is becoming an alternative resort to Bodrum. Yalikavak still has a thriving fishing industry and the restaurants around the picturesque harbour display a wide selection of fresh fish every day.


Yalikavak is located on the western coast of the Bodrum peninsula, between the unspoiled harbour town of Gundogan and the charming fishing village of Gumusluk. The enchanting beachfront village of Yalikavak is flanked by the modern Palmarina, complete with impressive yachts, chic shops and restaurants, to the one side and by the protected breeding waters of the Mediterranean monk seal to the other.

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Yalikavak Hotels (13)

This lovely hotel is an ideal choice for families because of the many facilities and its private beach....

Located in the heart of a beautiful sweeping bay, the Delta Beach Resort is a popular choice for couples and families alike looking to enjoy an all-inclusive beach break....

Golden Age Hotel is a bright and cheerful hotel set in spacious gardens in a beach front location and is suitable for families and couples....

The 4 Reasons Hotel and Bistro is one of the best boutique hotels in Yalikavak and is well known for its setting and great service....

Trendy chill-out hotel located next to a private beach in the Kudur Bay, offering spacious room and a tranquil environment...

A great family orientated holiday resort offering a good range of amenities and facilities to keep everyone entertained....

Enjoying panoramic views over Yalikavak Bay, the hotel has sports and leisure facilities for adults as well as a play area for children....

Beach front boutique hotel with private jetties, a Spa, outdoor lounges and stylish guest rooms with minimalist styling. ...

Kivanc Suites is ideal for couples and families and has lovely views over Gumbet Bay....

Overlooking Gokcebel Bay this Spa hotel offers modern styling, relaxing outdoor space and an air of sophistication ...

Palmalife Marina Suite Hotel enjoys a beach front location just moments from the Palmarina, an enclave of luxury lifestyles and relaxation....

Palmalife Marina Boutique Hotel with just 18 rooms is surrounded by gardens and just moments from the beach and Palmarina....

Surrounded by lemon and orange trees, the Sandima 37 Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind....


The main beach shelves gently into the sea which has designated areas for safe swimming. For a quieter stretch of beach head for Kudor Beach on the peninsular which forms the northern edge of the bay.

Things to Do

Take one of the daily boat trips from the harbour, along the western coast of the Bodrum peninsular, which make swimming stops at the little coves and bays. Water sports available include sailing and fishing, scuba diving and windsurfing.

Explore the Kudor peninsular, discover the Panormus rock caves and maybe spot the endangered monk seals swimming in the protected breeding waters off the point. If you stroll up the hills above the village you can look back for panoramic views over the bay and you might even find the all but deserted village of Sandima.

Out and About

The town centre has managed to retain a certain quaint charm with rustic architecture and old paved streets, whilst providing contemporary amenities. Beach bars and restaurants line the promenade, which also does its bit to support modern lifestyles with fixed pieces of outdoor gym equipment.

At the marina there are designer shops, chic restaurants and art galleries as well as a children's play area and a large amphitheatre. There is a nightclub at the marina, The Billionaire Club, but as the name suggests, its high profile image does come with a price tag.

On Thursdays you can shop at the weekly street market in the village square. This colourful market has stalls selling homewares and textiles but it is best known for its variety of food, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and spices, dried fruits and olives, fish and local farm produce.

Nearby Attractions

On the southern border of Yalikavak is the sleepy hillside village of Geris, its white-washed houses and winding lanes enjoying panoramic views of the coastline below. At the foot of the hill, the village of Lower Geris (Geris Alti) boasts a string of fish restaurants which line the bay and make a great spot for dinner or a sundowner.

Gumusluk is a charming fishing village a little further south of Yalikavak, known for its fish restaurants, underwater ancient ruins and Rabbit Island, to which you can wade out to from the shore.

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