Located on southwestern Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, the Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa has announced it will be open for its first winter season this year. Set on a private beach, the resort offers panoramic coastal and mountain views and is the perfect base to explore Sarigerme’s rich cultural heritage.

Here are five reasons to escape to the Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme this winter.

Catch the wind: Unlike other winter sun beach destinations along the Turquoise Coast, Sarigerme’s unique position between the Aegean and Mediterranean seas welcomes a cool sea breeze that creates the ideal waves for windsurfing and kite surfing. Escape the winter blues and try your hand at various water sports in the region, or simply take a dip in the glistening waters. Visitors can sign up to lessons and courses and learn how to discover the sea in style.

Escape to the private beach: Guests can relax in one of the resort’s VIP gazebos located on a secluded section of the private beach, which come complete with individual hot tubs, fluttering cool linens, fresh fruit platters and a personal butler. Large loungers provide the perfect spot to stretch out in the sun and enjoy the coastal and mountain views in complete tranquility.

Enjoy the flora and fauna: The beaches in the region are renowned for their large numbers of endangered Loggerhead turtles, known locally as Caretta Caretta, that come to the shores every year. The turtles are serene creatures that can be found basking in the glow of the Turkish sun. Visitors coming to Dalaman between spring and mid-summer will also have the exciting opportunity to watch the Loggerhead hatchlings darting across the white sand to find safety in the sea. The surrounding dunes provide a stunning backdrop to the idyllic beaches, adorned with beautiful purple blooms of Sea Bindweed and sweet-smelling Sea Daffodils.

Taste the catch of the day: The Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa boasts 23 dining options to choose from including traditional Turkish delights through to Italian and Asian dishes. The hotel’s jewel in its gastronomic crown is the à la carte Vela Riverside Fish Restaurant. Eat al fresco overlooking the bubbling Dalaman stream, vast mountains and turquoise seas serving fish caught fresh that day and local produce from the region. The grilled octopus is a local specialty which is not to be missed, prepared by the restaurant’s accomplished chef who is a local talent.

Discover the legends of yesteryear: Sarigerme and the surrounding area is rich in history and culture and offers a vast array of sites and ruins to explore. The Lycian Rock Tombs, carved into the rock face are particularly striking and a must-see. The tombs date back to the fourth century BC and were elaborately designed to mimic traditional wooden Lycian houses and impressive temples.

All-inclusive prices for a seven-night stay in February 2019 (after 17 February) start from £618 per person including flights from London Gatwick and hotel transfers. The Hilton Dalaman is just a four-hour direct flight from London Gatwick and located fifteen minutes from Dalaman Airport.

For more information or to book, visit: www.dalaman.hilton.com