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Honeymoons In Turkey, Where To Go & What To See
Your honeymoon is not just another holiday. Oh no, it’s far more than that. You want it to be magical, memorable, full of wonder, and the perfect start to your married life together. Choosing the place you decide to celebrate your honeymoon can be difficult.
So many people think about the Indian Ocean islands, the Caribbean, or maybe Thailand, but what if you don’t want to go quite so far afield? Or, what if you’ve already done that and you’re looking for something different?
Turkey is a great choice.
There are some fantastic honeymoon destinations in Turkey; you just need to do your homework and choose the best one for you. The other great news is that there are many top-quality, five-star hotels in all major cities and resorts. Some are adult-only, and they will almost certainly cater to honeymooners with plenty of added perks and special treatment!
So, to help you decide where to go for your memorable holiday, let’s check out the top honeymoon destinations in Turkey.
Honeymoon In Istanbul
The most obvious place to start is Istanbul. This is Turkey’s biggest city and one of the most action-packed, historic, and fantastic places you’ll ever visit. Is it constantly busy? Yes. Does that matter? No, because you’ll be occupied all of the time!
Istanbul has some seriously impressive hotels you can choose for your honeymoon, with probably the most opulent being Ciragan Palace. You can find many hotels with amazing Bosphorus views and on-site facilities, such as spas, top-quality restaurants, etc.
There are fantastic sightseeing opportunities in Istanbul, including The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, and Dolmabahce Palace, to name just a handful. Shopping is impressive and the food? Oh, the food! For extra romance, be sure to take a sunset Bosphorus tour with dinner thrown in. It’ll be a night you won’t forget.
Honeymoon In Pamukkale
Being surrounded by the wonder of nature is an excellent idea for your honeymoon, and you won’t find a spot more stunning than Pamukkale. Located between Izmir and the southern resort of Marmaris, in a town called Denizli, Pamukkale is known locally as ‘cotton castle’ because of its excellent appearance.
These are hot springs that cascade down limestone cliffs, and the appearance is something to behold. There is also an accident set of ruins close by, including the Temple of Aphrodite – the goddess of love!
Nothing is more romantic than enjoying the hot springs together; it is almost like an outdoor spa! The reputed health benefits are one thing, but the experience is quite another.
There are several hotels to choose from, but the Richmond Pamukkale Thermal Resort is a spot you’ll never want to leave.
Honeymoon In Antalya
Antalya is a whole region of Turkey but also a city. With some of the most breathtaking beaches within close reach, as well as historic ruins and marvelous natural sights such as the romantic views from the top of Mount Tahtali (don’t worry, there’s a cable car), this is a city that offers everything that honeymooners will need.
If you want a less frantic pace to your honeymoon, you can choose to stay at Lara Beach, a very short distance away from the city itself. Here you’ll find some seriously impressive five-star hotels, with the famous Titanic Resort. It’s luxurious with a capital L and perfect for honeymooners.
Honeymoon In Marmaris
Marmaris is a resort on the south coast and is around 90 minutes by road away from the nearest airport in Dalaman. While Marmaris does have a reputation for nightlife, it’s far more than that. There are plenty of things to see and do with stunning beaches close by, including the jaw-dropping Incekum Beach and Cleopatra Island.
There are also some top-quality hotels, such as the beachfront Green Nature Diamond, Marmaris Palace, and Casa de Maris, with its a fantastic on-site spa.
You can head off on a romantic private boat trip, walk over to the next resort of Icmeler, or even go on a day trip to Rhodes. Marmaris is a complete and fulfilling honeymoon choice, and you can opt for the very best of luxury to take it to the next level.
Honeymoon In Bodrum
Bodrum is another of Turkey’s south coast resorts, but this town has a glitz and glamour reputation. There have been many celebrity spottings around the Bodrum coast, with the rich and famous visiting by luxury yacht more than once. The massive castle on the hill is the best place to check out amazing views and, of course, the romantic sunset.
With top-quality shopping, fantastic gastronomy, and some fantastic hotel choices. Bodrum is a beautiful spot for a honeymoon, and you could even take a day or two to the cosmopolitan city of Izmir too, which is a short distance away.
Mandarin Oriental and Caresse Luxury Resort & Spa are ideal options for honeymooners.
Honeymoon In Cesme
Cesme is another beach resort, but it’s located on the western coast, a short distance away from Izmir. Alacati is a small resort within the Cesme region, and it’s the perfect blend between old and new.
A visit to Cesme is more low-key than some of the honeymoon destinations we’ve talked about so far, but that might be exactly what you want for your special break. Be sure to head to Pirlanta Plaj, a stunning beach close to the center of Cesme, and take a private boat trip over to Donkey Island. There are even hot springs in close proximity where you can chill out together.
The Ilica Hotel Spa & Wellness Resort is the ideal spot for honeymooners or the Boyalik Beach Hotel & Spa in the center of Cesme.
Honeymoon In Cappadocia
There are very few destinations that are more romantic than Cappadocia. Simply Google it, and you’ll see what we mean! This world-famous spot is one of the most photographed in the world, and a hot balloon ride over the famous Goreme Park will be something you’ll never forget.
Be sure to stay in a cave hotel and enjoy a full Turkish breakfast with a view over the ‘fairy chimney’ landscape that the area is so famous for. You can take walks, cycle, or enjoy a spa treatment for couples at one of the top-quality hotels, such as Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa.
Honeymoon In Olu Deniz
Our final choice is undoubtedly a fantastic place for honeymooners. With brilliant blue sea, white sand, and endless entertainment options, Olu Deniz is a favorite holiday destination for a reason. This is also one of the best places in the world to try paragliding, so maybe you could do it as a couple and have some awe-inspiring memories of your honeymoon!
With huge, soaring mountains and pine forests framing your view, this is somewhere you’ll instantly fall in love with. It’s also the home of the famous Blue Lagoon, with water so clear you won’t believe your eyes. There are many ruins around the area, situated on the famous Lycian Walk, and you can also head over to Butterfly Valley. All of this and plenty of top-quality hotels cater to honeymooners, such as Garcia Resort & Spa or the Belcekiz Beach Club.
Which Turkish honeymoon destination will you choose?