The marinas on both sides of the Güllük Gulf have agreed to launch daily boat shuttles between Didim and Yalıkavak.

The shuttle service, which started on 1 August, reduces the almost 3 hour land journey to 40 minutes by sea.

The shuttle times are 7am, 11am and 1:30pm from Port Bodrum Yalıkavak; and back at 8:30am, 12:15pm and 8pm from D-Marin Didim Marina.

The hydrofoil that runs the route has 30 passengers capacity. Tickets are priced 35TL one way, and 60TL return.

For bookings, call Port Bodrum Yalıkavak on 0252.311 0611 or Didim D-Marin on 0256.813 8081.



A NEW golf resort is taking shape about an hour away from Didim, it has been announced.

Club La Costa Resorts & Hotels will open a new resort in Kusadasi next summer.

Kusadasi Golf & Spa will be a first for both the resort developer, and Turkey, comprising a unique, mixed use residential development complete with its own 18-hole, par 72 golf course, spa, shops, sports and on-site restaurants.

The resort is set on a hilltop, close to one of the region’s most spectacular stretches of coast, “Long Beach”, and is just 11 km from Kusadasi.

The golf-and-spa resort is designed as a self-contained “village”, ultimately comprising 2,000 luxury accommodations, the golf course, a spa with Turkish bath, swimming pools, an aqua park, sports facilities, restaurants and bars, as well as shops.

It’s CLC’s second project in Turkey; Apollonium Spa & Beach Resort on Bozbuk Bay opened in 2009.

Roy Peires, chairman and founder of Club La Costa, said: “Turkey is a great destination for us and the bonus of a golf course adds something new to the diversity of holiday experiences we offer and which we are continually seeking to expand.”

Kusadasi Golf & Spa offers panoramic views across the Aegean to the Greek island of Samos, and will be open to guests starting next summer 2011.

Club La Costa Resorts & Hotels, founded in 1984, operates mixed use resorts across Europe and has its own yacht club.



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