Rental basis: Room with own facilities
Number of bedrooms: 18; Number of other rooms with beds: 0
An idyllic retreat far from the madding crowds.
Situated just south of the stunning Butterfly Valley, the sleepy hamlet of Faralya is an idyllic retreat, where life continues at a relaxed pace.
And yet this rural haven lies just 9km from the popular seaside resort of Oludeniz, whose famous lagoon beach is one of Turkey's most photographed images and just 21km from the bustling harbour and market town of Fethiye. The international airport at Dalaman is 80km away and is served by regular flights from all major Uk and European airports, as well as offering several daily links with Istanbul for those making connections from further afield.
In spite of Mandarin & Mango's rural setting, a hire car is not strictly necessary, for there is a local taxi and the dolmus service (up to 9 times per day depending on the season), which serves both Oludeniz and Fethiye, can be flagged down. Those hiring a car or using local taxis can reach the sandy beach of Kidrak in around 10 minutes, whilst Kabak beach is a similar distance in a four-wheel drive vehicle (or a 5-minute drive plus 15 minute walk). Confident swimmers can bathe off the rocks at Aktas, aroundminutes walk away.
Culture vultures will be in their element, as there is a wealth of fascinating historical sites to be explore within the scope of a day's outing, from the atmospheric "ghost village" of Kayakoy to ancient sites including Tlos, Pinara, Xanthos, Letoon, Patara and Cadyanda.
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Bask in unashamed idleness.
For those wishing to do no more than soak up the warm Turkish sun, marvel at the gorgeous views and enjoy the tranquil setting, Mandarin and Mango each have their own good-sized swimming pools, and there is also a large outdoor Jacuzzi at Mandarin. As the hotels operate a no-children policy, guests can relax in complete peace, and to further help you to shake off the stresses of daily life, we have arranged for local practitioner Ekrem to visit Mandarin and Mango on request, offering guests a wonderful range of massage treatments and other complimentary therapies.
Mandarin and Mango's stylish communal lounge areas invite guests to read or write, play cards, chat to their hosts and fellow holidaymakers, or linger over a drink from the bar.
For those who wish to explore the wealth of archaeological sites or visit some of the area’s natural attractions, and would prefer to be driven, Our staff can pre-book a car and driver, whilst for those who would prefer a relaxing cruise along the stunning Turquoise Coast, a private motorboat excursion or a day on a traditional wooden gulet can also be arranged.
Keen walkers are kept happy with plenty of scope right on Mandarin and Mango’s doorstep, as the hotels lie alongside the route of the famous Lycian Way. Those seeking further energetic thrills can enjoy scuba-diving in Oludeniz or even experience paragliding from the peak of Mount Babadag - see the Links page for more details.
. or enjoy a range of nature-based activities