Would you like to enjoy your vacation in one of the most beautiful bays in Marmaris, far from the madding crowd, where Mediterranean and Aegean Seas meet? Karia Bel’ is in Bozburun, a small fishing town which has not yet been explored by the masses. Our wish as Karia Bel’ is to host our guests in the comfort of their home, away from the rush of daily life. Karia Bel’ is the right address for those who appreciate a relaxing and soothing experience in the heart of the nature, right by the sea.

Our family trips to Bozburun starting from 1980’s have created Karia Bel’. The beautiful house where we used to spend our summers is, now, hosting our dear guests as a boutique hotel.

With our 35 year-experience in international hospitality and tourism, as Karia Bel’ family, our desire is to share our happiness in Bozburun with our guests and to provide them with unforgettable memories.
Beliz Üke

Words by Mr. Andrew Barker, Editorial Director, MR PORTER

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If the theory that all the best islands are the ones without airports holds water, the same logic could well extend to the very best restaurants being the ones without car parks. In other words, reachable only by boat. Getting to Karia Bel’ in the bay of Marmaris involves phoning the restaurant and having an all-in-white captain come and meet you at the nearby port of Bozburun before the 15-minute pootle across the bay.

As you pull up to the series of pontoons, you’ll notice the white tables bobbing around on top of them. Sip a crisp glass of Turkish wine while watching the fish swim up to the illuminations underneath. This boutique hotel started out as a holiday home for owner Ms Beliz Üke before she starting taking paying guests in the 1980s. With five TripAdvisor certificates of excellence in the past five years, it’s a location ready for popping the question, and the food gets a thumbs up, too.

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KARIA BEL’, Bozburun

A hideaway in the sleepy, boat-building village of Bozburun, the Karia Bel’ is two properties: a main house with 18 rooms and a restaurant, and the Beach House, a three-minute boat hop (and ten-minute walk) away. There are complimentary boat shuttles, with breakfast and dinner served at the Karia Bel’.

Details  (00 90 532 434 3081, kariabel.com).

Fly to Dalaman Airport.


Karia Bel’ offers its guests a memorable vacation right by the seaside with its beautiful rooms, some with a view of the Greek Island, Symi and some with a view of the Bozburun bay.

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    Travelers’ Choice 2019