Looking for a good coastal spot in Turkey for a couple for 4-5 nights in July, and we're having trouble deciding what location is best for us!
We'll be flying from Istanbul and would like a hotel within approximately 30 minutes from an airport.
Couple in mid 20s looking for a beautiful area and hotel that is does not feel like a giant cruise ship or amusement park. We care about natural beauty and having a decent beach but also would appreciate a wonderful pool with a breathtaking view. Restaurants, shopping, and culture would also be nice but we don't need a major commercial area. We also do not need night life/clubs and prefer a more chill environment. Are all these coastal spots equally hot?
When I look at hotels in Bodrum City, they look great. But concerned about the lack of a real beach. Maybe we could do without a real beach if we had an amazing pool/view. Antalya sounds nice for beach, shopping, etc - but all these big resorts with water slides really don't appeal to us. Marmaris seems too crazy for us. Kas looks amazing but not close enough to an airport.
Would greatly appreciate any advice!! Thank you so much!!