Guests can't help but be charmed by the setting of this hillside hotel, with views of the teardrop-shaped Ölü Deniz beach.

It has just seven rooms, each with a private terrace; the 'honeymoon suite' has its own pool. The rooms have a rustic feel, but with all mod cons, including DVD players (ideal if you want to retreat from the Turkish sun).

Dinner is an alfresco delight of freshly baked bread, barbecued meats and local seafood.

The infinity pool is the perfect place to while away the days reading or playing backgammon with Mustafa, the charming manager who's part of the reason guests return year after year. A path leads down from the hotel to the beach, but if you want to go further afield, visit the ghost town of Kaya.

Wow factor:
A sunset paragliding trip is unforgettable for its views of the coastline.

Flight time:
From four hours 15 minutes to Dalaman.

Go:
Exclusive Escapes (020 8605 3500; exclusiveescapes.co.uk) offers seven nights half board from £1,200 per person, including flights, transfers and a gulet cruise.