“Of the 6 places I stayed in Turkey during my month-long trip, this was my favourite.
My daughter and I were travelling Turkey. The Fethiye area leg of our trip was time to chill out and relax. My daughter wanted to stay in the V-Go hostel near Fethiye Yacht Club (which she said was one of the best hostels she's ever stayed in). However, I wanted to get away from the busy tourist centre, so I booked at Kaza - wanting a luxurious escape...good food, pool and relaxation in a more natural and real Turkish setting.
Kaza was PERFECT! It is a unique location, in the small village of Kayakoy, with a beautiful and rare raised position overlooking the green valley and UNESCO-listed ghost town. Animal bells chiming away against a quiet background. The views were stunning, especially morning sunrise and evening sunset. I could just relax with every breathe. Even thinking about it, I want to be back there.
Baris, the Turkish host, was fantastic. Not only is he fluent in English, Turkish, and German (which was great, as I have been learning Turkish but am a beginner)...he also cooks beautiful and delicious meals. Breakfast was the best I've had in Turkey, and he cooked an amazing multi-course dinner on request. He is also a respectful, attentive and generous host. He will follow your lead - you can strike up a friendship (he is an interesting person) or keep to yourself, as you wish. I did a little of both.
If you go, say hi to Baris from me!
I was lucky, as I had the place to myself on all but the first and last day (stayed 5 nights).
As a testament to Kaza, the guest I met on the first day, had been coming here for 10 years, every year. I'm not surprised.
Also, there are two great beaches accessible: The bigger and popular Oludeniz beach (I didn't go) and the much smaller, quaint Gemiler (?) Beach, which I walked to--a beautiful 2 hour walk with a litre of water--and hitched a ride back. Spectacular views, and much less populated.”