Whether it's relaxing in the Dalyan Mud Baths, sailing through the stunning Göcek islands, unwinding in a luxury spa, hiking in the Verdant Mountains or indulging your taste buds in delectable cuisine - Dalaman is the ultimate honeymoon destination for 2016 and beyond. Perfectly positioned on the idyllic Lycian coast and with winter sun temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius, this region of Turkey provides the perfect romantic getaway for newlyweds! Here are our top 10 reasons why:

Trade the grass for the beaches

Trade the grass for the beaches

Discover the wonders of the Dalyan Mud Baths

Dalaman is home to the Dalyan Mud Baths, which offer several health benefits including soothing muscle aches and improving circulation, and the baths are also rumoured to take years off your appearance! A trip to these traditional baths is a must, and provides a unique experience of relaxation with your loved one.

Unwind in the luxurious Elysion Spa

The Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa is home to the luxurious Elysion Spa, which has been designed to reflect the exotic atmosphere of the Far East, as well as Turkish traditions and Greek mythology. Relax and unwind in this peaceful haven and enjoy treatments ranging from full body wraps to couple's massages.

Feed your fitness bug and satisfy your inner adrenaline junkie

Dalaman is the perfect destination for fitness fanatics keen to explore new and exciting terrain. Discover Dalaman's diverse landscape with an array of running routes stretching from the beautiful beach of Iztuzu, along the shores of Lake Sulungur and into the city of Dalyan. If you're a power couple keen to stay fit whilst on your honeymoon, Dalaman is the ultimate destination for you. Raft down the River Dalaman and canoe through the Turkish torrents. With programmes also available for abseiling and climbing, you won't be disappointed by what's on offer. Enjoy a romantic and well earned picnic by the glistening river bank afterwards.

Indulge your taste buds

Dalaman is a foodie's paradise. Traditional Turkish cuisine is healthy with many soups, salads, meze and vegetable dishes on offer. If you're looking for somewhere extra special to celebrate, the Glitter Oyster and Champagne Bar, located in the Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa, exudes an air of sophistication and offers newlyweds a romantic setting in which to enjoy a platter of fresh oysters, complimented by a glass of champagne.

Recline on the white-sand beaches

Dalaman is home to stunning beaches, idyllic islands and crystal clear waters. Göcek Bay and its 12 islands offer visitors the chance to swim, snorkel and sunbathe under the warm glow of the winter sun. It's hard to resist the enticing waters that lap the shore and the mesmerising turquoise lagoon.

Get the nighttime buzz

Experience the wonders of Dalaman by night. Boasting fantastic open-air venues with stunning views, Dalyan provides an intimate place to enjoy a quiet drink. Alternatively, with a comprehensive choice of bars, offering extensive selections of cocktails, the nightlife in Maramis is second to none.

Sail on the cool, calm waters

Explore the region in style! Perfectly positioned on the stretching coastline of Lycia, Dalaman provides the perfect excuse to charter a yacht for the day. With pristine beaches and stunning, untouched coves to explore, couples can enjoy the feeling of the sea air in their hair whilst they admire the gorgeous Turkish sights by sea.

Explore Turkish history

Enrich your stay by indulging in some Turkish history and enhance your cultural knowledge with Dalaman's impressive array of attractions and ancient ruins. Follow the scenic path from Gökbel to Iztuzu Beach or walk along the Kapda Peninsula which leads to the impressive ruins of Kyra, Lissia and Lydia.

Turtle watch

The immaculate beaches of Dalaman are home to the endangered loggerhead turtles, known to the locals as caretta caretta. Visit the turtle sanctuary, set up by the Turtle Conservation Foundation and witness the majestic creates in their natural habitat.

Treat yourself to a trip to the market

Visit the vibrant markets of Dalaman, which are bursting with stalls selling everything from traditional Turkish spices, to handmade trinkets and charms. Weave your way through the vendors and experience the hustle and bustle of Turkish life. The markets are the perfect place to pick up a souvenir to remember your romantic getaway to Dalaman!

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