After a really busy 12 months for us all, what with so much pressure at work for both my wife and I, GCSE,s for the two boys and our daughter finishing University, we so needed this holiday.
We were not disappointed and from the minute we arrived everything was absolutely perfect.
Gary and Ann, the owners, are two of the nicest people we have ever met and Bambu is a credit to both of them. It is excellent accommodation and having seen all of the apartments during our stay (we stayed in apt 2) all of them are very spacious, well furnished, comfy and really well kitted out. The pool and pool area and all of the relaxing areas are brilliant and the pool itself is immaculate and superbly maintained.
The views from the apartment are superb and everything you need, from supermarkets to bars and restaurants are close by and all within easy walking distance.
Calis beach is really nice and the bars and restaurants along the front are very good. We dined out most evenings and every meal that we had was excellent, well presented and very good value. The people are really nice and very welcoming and we got to know some of the bar and restaurant staff and owners quite well during our stay.
Gary and Ann have superb knowledge of the area and can recommend many of the best bars and restaurants to go to. Some of our favourites were, Nil restaurant, Palms Restaurant, Eftalya Restaurant, Anna Garden and Hamsi Bar but I do not think you can go wrong with most of them in Calis and all appeared good value.
The water Taxi to Fethiye is a must and Fethiye itself is a great place and although some of the waterfront restaurants and bars are a little more expensive than Calis it is well worth the trip. We also dined out at Kings garden restaurant which is at the entrance to the rock tombs and which has great food and fantastic views over Fethiye harbour and bay.
We organised quite a few things to do during our two week stay ay Bambu and with the help of Ann and Gary we were able to plan and book these before travelling out from the UK. They couldn't have been more helpful and have great knowledge of the area and of the things to see and do should you want to drag yourselves away from the pool area.
We did horse trekking (a great few hours up in the hills above Olu Deniz), before spending the afternoon on the beach at Olu Deniz itself. Great place!
Kyakoy is well worth a visit and a combined day out to Tlos, Yakapark and Saklikent gorge is also a fantastic day out. These can be booked through Bambu, take the Dolmus or hire a car as we did.
We also hired a boat with captain for the day, again through Ann and Gary, and this is a must during your stay. The scenery, the bays and snorkelling/swimming and the food is fantastic and the captain and his son are excellent people to spend the day with.
The other thing you must try if you can is the scuba diving. Both Ann and Gary are both qualified PADI instructors and through them we arranged to do the Discover Scuba Diving with some general skills training and a full day out on a dive boat. We arranged this for the five of us and it was a fantastic experience and rates amongst one of the best things you could ever do.
All in all a fantastic holiday. Apartment superb, people brilliant and Calis and Fethiye area has all you could wish for an excellent holiday whether it be family, couples or friends.
We will certainly be going back to Bambu again and can see why so many people go back to this place and this part of Turkey year after year. We have fallen in love with this place for sure.
Thank you to Ann and Gary at Bambu and we hope to see you again soon.
The Davies Family (UK)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bambu Apartments are in a perfect location for a perfect holiday. With a large pool, and quiet surroundings, there is a supermarket and bus-stop within 200 metres of the apartments, while the Beach, Water Park, and all the Beachfront Restaurants and Bars are all just 5 minutes walk away. Fethiye is a 10 minute bus (dolmus) ride away, with its bustling harbour, shops, boat trips and history. Ancient Lycian Tombs and the Ampitheatre, sit next to pavement cafes and waterfront promenades for the days when you don't fancy the beach. The apartments are very close to the water-taxi's for a beautiful scenic trip across the bay. In a small block of just 6 apartments, you have plenty of space to relax. These charming 2 bedroom apartments have a double bedroom, a twin or triple bedroom, a kitchen, and a lounge area , so are perfect for either a couple or a family, and have been constantly updated each season. ... more less
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- Bambu Apartments Turkey/Fethiye