Where is Gumbet?
Gumbet is a lively and modern beach resort with a cosmopolitan feel, and a popular tourist destination on the Aegean coast of Turkey, 3 km. from famous Bodrum resort, in the Mugla Province. Gumbet has become a major tourist destination on the Aegean coast of Turkey especially for the UK holidaymakers.
What Gumbet is like?
Gumbet… When a small and quiet village that peacefully inhabited this heavenly cove between the pine-forested mountains and glittering topaz-blue bay was discovered by the sun-hungry holidaymakers, it was quickly submerged by a myriad of excellent hotels, apartments, bars, cafes, pubs, restaurants, nightclubs, shops and tourist facilities.
As the incredible beach in the gorgeous settings is the sole reason for this resort being here, the list of main activities ranges from lying on the beach to dabbling in water sports to going for a drive around the surrounding hills and mountains. As the resort is fairly small, travelling around on your Gumbet holidays will be as leisurely as possible, since everywhere is easily within reach by foot.
If you want to go further afield, there are taxis, shared taxis (dolmus) and local buses. Getting from Gumbet to Bodrum and back is a simple bus ride which costs only a few Turkish lira. Also the accommodation opportunities are endless with numerous hotels, hostels, apartments and holiday villas.
This once unknown retreat has been transformed into a holidaymaker’s paradise and one of the most popular tourist resorts in Turkey, as its curved kilometres of golden sand, excellent restaurants, nightclubs, water sports opportunities and safe swimming make partygoers and families alike flock to this stunning resort.
It also draws in people who are after the frenzied nightlife of neighbouring resort of Bodrum, but who want to have a room next to a beautiful beach to stroll out onto in the morning.
Gumbet holidays don’t have much in the way of sights, but if you catch a short Dolmus bus to Bodrum, you can visit the many regal and dominating structures the tourist resort has been built around. The main attractions here include the 16 century Bodrum castle, the Museum of Underwater Archaeology and the Mausoleum.
If you’re willing to go on a day trip, the ancient city of Ephesus is within reach, which is home to some of the most well preserved Roman ruins and is the most extensive collection of classical Roman architecture in the world.