The Perili Bay Resort is laid out like a Turkish village and overlooks a shingle beach. Some apartments are high up with lots of steps leading up to them. Accommodation was clean with fresh towels each day. The gardens and flowers are beautiful with lots of places to sit and admire the view over the bay. No charge for sun beds on the beach. There were a mixture of Turkish families with small children and babies and German tourists during our stay, but very few English guests. Communication at reception in English is not easy. The children seemed very happy - chasing the kittens and chickens and swimming in the sea. The animation team also provided a mini disco for the children in the evenings. Adult entertainment in the evenings was soul destroying - dreary singers until midnight. The restaurant was generally good for salads and breakfasts, but limited for hot food (although there was a barbecue style meat or fish dish each evening).
The hotel arranged our transfers to and from Dalaman airport by private car, journey time 2 hours. The car was one hour late on our arrival at Dalaman, which meant phoning the non-English speaking hotel reception with the help of a nearby Turkish tour guide.
Boat trips run from directly outside the hotel on its own jetty. An hourly Dolmus into Datca (20km away) takes around 15 mins. If you would like to visit the old village with its little stone houses, you need to ask the driver to stop at Eski Datca. From the main road it takes only a couple of minutes to walk into the village where there are little cafes and stalls selling handicrafts. We walked from Eski Datca along the main road into Datca and it took around 45 mins. In Datca you can book a coach to Marmaris at the Pamukkale ticket office. The coach is an hourly service.
The Saturday market in Datca is worthwhile and quite a large market. We were not pestered to buy spices etc. as we have been at Hisaronu and Fethiye markets. There is a clean public toilet in the centre of Datca (1 turkish lira).
We found this to be a relaxing holiday and enjoyed our two week stay. It is not ideal for non-smokers, as it is hard to get away from cigarette smoke wherever you sit.
- Also Known As:
- Club Perili Hotel Datca
- Perili Hotel Datca
- Resort All Inclusive Perili