Last Updated on March 28, 2021
Gumbet is a very popular holiday resort in Bodrum with numerous hotels and apartments located by a beautiful bay, on the south-east coast of the Bodrum peninsula. The resort is mostly preferred by the young holidaymakers. The shallow waters, long beach and beautiful cove of the resort is very ideal for water sports lovers.
Top Things to Do & See in Gumbet
Gumbet beach is spacious, sandy and a kilometre of which curves around the bay of the resort. The beach is clean and has crystal clear waters and excellent sand.
You’ll definitely like and enjoy great beach day out for sure during your Gumbet holidays.
You’ll find variety of water sports activities and multitude of sports facilities at the Gumbet beach and kids may have plenty of fun on banana boats, pedalos and water sports.
Water-skiing, parasailing and windsurfing are the best water sports activities in Gumbet. In addition; the most popular water sports centers in Bodrum are located in Gumbet.
Boat trips along the stunning coastline of the Bodrum peninsula coasts is one of the best things to do in Bodrum. Bodrum coasts are very rich in color with jagged rocks and bright trees, as well as contrasted against the clear, turquoise sea. You’ll definitely experience the beautiful coasts by visiting the various bays by boat.
The tour guides will tell you where you can safely jump into the crystal clear waters to swim and snorkel. You’ll come across plenty of fish and other marine life, and when back on board, you’ll dry off while enjoying the sun. Continue reading…
Situated on a hill between central Bodrum and Gumbet, the Windmills of Bodrum is a great place where you can come and see these magnificent structures, enjoy the stunning views of the bays and take unforgettable photos. Dating back to the 1970s, the windmills were used to grind flour.
You can have a day out to see the popular sights and historical sites including the Bodrum Windmills on the hills between Gumbet and central Bodrum, Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Bodrum Castle and the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, the Myndos Gate and an ancient Amphitheater in central Bodrum, and the ruins of Pedasa on the Bodrum peninsula.
Daily Tours & Excursions
For the ones who will not want to spend their Gumbet holidays on a routine day out at their hotels, than attending to daily tours and excursions is one of the best options to experience and enjoy the stunning landscapes and natural beauties, crystal clear turquoise sea, historical sites, and charms of the Bodrum peninsula.
Variety of all inclusive daily boat trips, cycling, 4×4 Off-road Safari, Quad & Buggy Safari, scuba diving, day trips to Ephesus, Pamukkale and Dalyan are the top selling and the most popular excursions and daily tours from Bodrum. Continue reading…
Shopping – What to Buy?
You’ll find great shopping alternatives from popular outdoor markets, supermarkets, antique and handicraft shops to lovely stores in Gumbet. Jewelry, leather, carpet, rug, clothing, traditional tastes, authentic clothes and hand made items, as well as pretty souvenirs are the most popular things to buy in Gumbet.
In addition, you can visit the street markets on the Bodrum peninsula and find all kind of goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as brand clothes, etc. Popular ones are held in Gumbet on Sundays, and central Bodrum on Tuesdays.
Eating Out – What to Eat?
You can experience and enjoy the Aegean and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as authentic Turkish cuisine and the flavor of the sea at the plenty of restaurants and cafes along the town center and beach promenade of Gumbet.
Fresh caught fish is popular. Traditional mezes with yogurt, aubergine, pepper, tomato and olive, bergamot jam, stuffed squash blossoms, Turkish kebab and all kind of seafood are popular dishes you can taste in Gumbet.
Nightlife in Gumbet
You’ll find plenty of lively cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants in Gumbet that each offer its own brand of entertainment and fun for their guests. If you want to party until the sunrise, you should enjoy the night in one of popular nightclubs.
The Bars Street and the beach promenade are the popular areas for a great night out activities in Gumbet. The many cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs, mostly seem to be hidden during the day, and rise up out of the resort taking it over in a swarm of light and sound after dark.
The Club X Bar, Outback Bar, Chico’s Cocktail Bar, Shakers Dance Bar, O’Connors Bar, Roy’s Place Karaoke Bar, No Name Bar, Atlantis Bar, Temple Bar and Hangover Bar are amongst the most popular bars and night clubs in Gumbet.
Accommodation – Where to Stay?
As for accommodation in Gumbet; you can find wide range of options from 3 star, 4 star, 5 star all inclusive hotels and family friendly hotels, apartments, holiday villages, holiday villas and apartments to choose from standard packages to deluxe residences. See;
We also recommend you make your hotel search and book online via the world’s biggest online hotel booking websites. You can get really good discounts and find the best prices with a match.
- Trivago Gumbet Bodrum Hotels (Trivago claims that they guarantee the best price with their price matching system)
- Agoda Gumbet Bodrum Hotels (Agoda claims that if you find the same hotel cheaper elsewhere, they will refund the difference)
How to Get to Gumbet?
Gumbet is situated on the south-east coast of the Bodrum peninsula, about 4,7 km. from central Bodrum, and 39 km. from Bodrum Milas Airport (BJV).
Getting to Gumbet from Bodrum Milas Airport
The HAVAS Airport Shuttle operates between the airport and Bodrum city center. Following the route Guvercinlik, Torba road and Bodrum Intercity Bus Terminal in central Bodrum in order, it takes about 45 minutes and costs 23 TL.
And you should take a taxi or dolmus (minibus) to get to Gumbet from the Bodrum city center. Dolmus (minibus) takes about 15 minutes to reach Gumbet.
Taxi fare from Bodrum city center to Gumbet is about 36 TL, and about 156 TL from Bodrum Airport to Gumbet.
This is by far the best, the most preferred, convenient, safe and fastest option to get to Gumbet from Bodrum Airport. Especially if you are a group or a family with kids or have lots of luggage with you, than we highly recommend private shuttle transfer. They offer a fixed rate, comfortable and safe transfer to your hotel in Gumbet.
The HAVAS airport shuttle will bring you to at the Intercity Bus Terminal of Bodrum, and you’ll need to take a taxi or minibus from there again, which will be harder for you to travel with your family or luggage. But a private shuttle transfer will drive you just to the entrance of your hotel.
The driver also meets you inside the airport terminal with your name written on a plate. And he accompanies you for the transfer and also he helps you with your luggage like where to take them and even carry them to the shuttle. And as there is a fixed price, you will not have to worry or deal with price calculations.
We highly recommend Tranigo (a Turkish company operating since 1996, and partnered with renowned names like Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, and many reliable and efficient local suppliers) as we recently booked with them had a great trip to our hotel.
It offers low-priced, fixed rate private shuttles that include meet-and-greet airport pickups and luggage assistance. Their large selection of comfortable taxis, minivans, luxurious cars and 6-19+ passenger minibuses can match any need while ensuring quick and safe travels to and from Bodrum airport (BJV).