Turunc was a real gem as a 1st visit to Turkey, a number of regular visitors told us we\'d done well because they\'d only discovered it after years of trying other places. It seems the Mayor regulates traders and the beach loungers, so there\'s less hassle than bigger places like Marmaris and it\'s also a lot quieter- so if you want nightlife till the early hours, look elsewhere. This is a place to chill out, enjoy some good eateries and enjoy the friendliness of Turkish people. There\'s only one road in, a twisting descent over and down the mountain with some spectacular views. We would particularly recommend eating out at Bonjuk (near Pelin Hotel)and Tapas Mapas. If you want modern ...
european try the place up the long steps near the harbour (forget the name i\'m afraid)as the views across the bay are great, and food also excellent if perhaps a bit more pricey than others. There are also a number of bars, including a couple with Sky sports and all day english breakfasts which personally, i hope doesn\'t spread to the others. Read More
The beach is not big in depth,made up of fine shingle and its generally vey busy, so if you want your choice of a sun lounger get there early morning or late afternoon. It\'s also very clean, as is Turunc in general.
If you want to try something different and get away from the beach or pool, we can recommend the Monday market for a bit of fun haggling and trying to bag a bargain. We also enjoyed the Dalyan river trip which includes the Turtle Beach and mud baths on the itinerary; the jeep safari if you\'re prepared to get wet and are game for a laugh (tip, buy your own water pistol in advance in the main street as they charge you 10 lira each to hire theirs, which no one was aware of till they asked for the money. Yes you can just go for the ride but you\'ll miss out on the fun!) The photos they take on the river trip and the video of the jeep safari are extras, but we found them very good quality and a nice souvenir to have. We finished our holiday with a very relaxing and enjoyable visit to the Turkish baths in Icmeler, although there is also one in Turunc if you want to DIY. All our trips were booked through J & M travel in the main street, not least because the \'J\' in the name is an english lady called June who was very knowledgeable and a mine of information. They can also change money, book holidays and arrange airport transfers so we may well get a quote next year.
Overall, Turunc is a great introduction to Turkey and a very relaxing place to chill out. We just hope that the place doesn\'t get overdeveloped and see english pubs and sports bars springing up in the future, but we\'ll defintely be back in the meantime.