Duplex Suites with private wrap-around infinity pools.
The suites are on two floors and all have their own private pools and are set in L-shaped decks that extend around two sides of the suites.
The living room and the bathroom are on the ground floor. You have an LCD plasma TV, DVD player, minibar, I Pod docking station, hair dryer, fine toiletries, makeup table, bathrobes and slippers. Upstairs in the master bedroom you have a king-size bed and yet more stunning views, through floor-to-ceiling picture windows.
In fact, you can roll away the panoramic floor to ceiling windows altogether if you prefer, giving you the impression that you are sleeping under the stars. By day or by night, it's a stunning effect.
The Elixir suites are further up the slope from the existing seven basic standard rooms. It means the views are even more panoramic, but it also means that they may not be suitable for the elderly, the disabled and those who may struggle to negotiate a steepish slope.
The Nautical Hotel prides itself in serving up a wonderfully spectacular breakfast – fit for a sultan (included in the price). With a variety of cheeses, olives, homemade jams, cold meats and as-you-like-it eggs, fresh croissants, breads and many other organic ingredients.
Restaurant & bar
No need to search for alternative restaurants, the Nautical has a stylish chef and a menu with the variety rarely seen in such a small hotel. Although the Perdue Hotel is within easy reach next door, and is owned and managed by the same owners, you will need to consult your resident Elixir rep to organize the bookings which are subject to availability.
There's still plenty to enjoy at the Nautical Beach Hotel (formerly, the Beyaz Yunus Faralya), including that favourite Elixir pastime of doing nothing at all. You can potter down to the sea over steps set cleverly over the boulders leading down to the wooden pier.
Infinity Pool - “To Infinity and Beyond”
There are a small number of suites at the Nautical, all with their own lovely cooling pool which are unheated for the hottest part of the day. The Nautical now has its own beautiful infinity pool to ensure that those guests who want to, have the opportunity to swim in a bigger pool or just relax, unwind and sunbathe around the communal infinity pool.
Canoes available free of charge if you feel you can pull yourself away from the bar. Additional nearby beaches are accessible for sunbathing and picnics. Interested in Yoga and Pilates? Speak to your Elixir rep, (local charges apply). Alternatively, you can simply sunbathe on the deck of a goulette or pop next door to the weekly open air cinema.
Even the journey from Dalaman Airport to the Nautical Beach Hotel, has a hint of romance and adventure about it, from the moment the road curves up from Olu Deniz to the little village of Faralya. It is a stunning drive along the rugged coastline, with spectacular views, gently negotiated by experienced and professional drivers.
High in the hills, one of the hotel’s Jeeps is waiting for you. It's the only way to travel down the steep path to the hotel. They are also available on demand to take you back to the road at any time during your stay, where a local dolmus (shared mini-bus) or taxi can meet you and take you into the village or beyond.
Optional extras available locally
Beach and places to go
This is one of the most beautiful stretches of coast around the Mediterranean. You can stretch out for the day there, occasionally summoning refreshments using the private walkie-talkie system.
The hotel is on the Lycian Way, one of the world's great trekking paths, and enjoys a location practically next to the Butterfly Valley, which has become a spiritual centre for enlightened back-packers. Also nearby is Kabak beach, one of Turkey's hidden treasures, and, of course, there is world-famous Blue Lagoon.
You can take a dolmus to these sites, or charter one the local fishing boats to make the leisurely trip by sea. The hotel will provide you with a hamper for the day if you wish (local charges apply).
A little further away is the mysterious 'ghost village' of Kaya, a Greek settlement abandoned in the population exchange of 1926. The valley of Kayaköy is famous as the inspiration for Louis de Bernières novel ‘Birds Without Wings’.
Imagine a bar that requires sobriety in order to climb up to its seats! The elevated leather-clad bar stools are so high you need to proceed with caution: preserve your modesty and be judicious about sitting on these ‘ladders with seats’ because, as the evening wears on you may be tempted to unintentionally flash to the world. The lounge area lives up to its name by inviting the Nautical’s guests to the less vertiginous adventures by relaxing in the swings and hammocks.
The Nautical Beach is one of those places whose location transforms it from an ordinary hotel to somewhere special. Now, with our specially-created Duplex Suites, we've turned it into an idyllic, bay-side retreat in its own right.
Five suites. 1 hour 30 minutes from Dalaman Airport by road.
Although this hotel is beautiful, romantic and relaxing, it is sadly not suitable for those with mobility issues.