01-03 June, 2015
01-03 June, 2015
Marmaris is the sort of place that most people get sniffy about. It’s essentially a Turkish town-sized resort location, but as a three- or four-day break from doing proper travel is brilliant. We found it blissfully calm and quiet – two words the city isn’t readily associated with. As a rule, we like the idea of having a good time and it’s OK to have a bit of relax every now and then, even if it deviates from the guide book prescription.
For our stay, we picked the D-Resort Grand Azur which had a relaxed and resorty approach. All the facilities were excellent and, visually, the place looked really good – and, to us, a place that looks good is always a winner. The beach was alright, too, but no better than elsewhere in the world. Of course, a lot depends on how you define a great beach. And in truth, it’s often the case that
the most famous beaches aren’t the most impressive ones. The room was very much our highlight: spacious, sleek, with intuitive design and a pool view, which made for great people watching. All in all a fair deal and a pretty good place to stay.
Whilst on vacation, we like being able to fill an hour or so by chilling in our room, before wandering down to the beach. It might be the air conditioning or the free wi-fi, but we always find it somehow therapeutic. We also love getting an healthy tan before getting deeper into summer though. This time around Davines
and its sun care and hair products did a fab job for us in Turkey this time around. Not only did they help adding a little color to our pale bodies but kept Thibaud’s hair feeling silky. Fantastic, innit?
You know what? We are unashamedly in love with dolphins. Despite years of keeping an eye out whilst snorkeling and swimming in open water, we had never seen a dolphin in the wild. Revelation: the whole point of traveling all the way down to Marmaris was for its open-sea dolphin therapy centre. The whole swimming with dolphin thing started make sense as soon as we
jumped into the water. There’s just something special about it that makes you deliriously happy. The rest of the trip should seem miserable in comparison. It wasn’t. Every now and then we took our pic from other different activities or chilled at the pool, which made for great Instagram shots.
Everyday, at 9pm, we creeped out from the hotel, stumbled out onto the beach and sat down on the jetty, meters away. The sunset light was always at its absolute faintest and made for postcard shots at just about every angle. This scene is the thing we missed the most when we returned to Berlin.
It’s only when you leave and lose it that you start to realize just how flattering it is. If ever there’s a moment that shows the magic of nature, that was definitely it. And no man-made achievements will ever be able to top that. Hoşçakal beautiful Marmaris!