Sunsail Club Perili Resort

Emecik Mevkii, Datca, Turkey
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8.5  / 10
(21 reviews)

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Room: 8.5/10
Service: 8.5/10
Food: 7.5/10
Value: 8.5/10
Cleanliness: 8.5/10
Location: 9/10

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"I don't recognise the early negative reviews from our holiday experience. This was a fantastic holiday.

Our first Sunsail holiday and we have already booked for next year! The accomodation is fantastic - built like an old fashioned village with courtyards and cobbled streets. We had a huge, stunning room with beautiful sea view - we would have paid 4 times the price for such luxuary skiing.

Food was fantastic and turkish in style which made it much more interesting. Lots of basics though for the children if they are not too adventurous. Service fabulous - very hard working Turkish retaurant staff. It is half board but with tea and cakes at 5:30 every afternoon we didn't need to buy any extra food whilst we were there. Children are full board. Bar prices are steep if you want to get drunk every night - but we were there for the sailing not the apres sail...

Childcare fantastic - my son even ended up with 1-1 sailing tuition two afternoons. Lots of activities on and off the water to suit all children.

Sailing kit was varied although too much emphasis on Topper brands - Topaz, Omega etc and not enough Laser brands. Some little bits of kit needed work - cleats etc but all in all the beach staff were great and sailing was awsome. Hobie Cats were the highlight with a trapezing 7 year old. Day yahts were great for a day trip out and lunch in a restaurant nearby.

One member of our party loaths sailing but found lots of things to do including organised trips, walks, exercise classes, mountain biking, spa trips and a turkish hammam at Datca - ask about it at reception if you want an amazing experience and are adventurous!

My only gripe would be the Spa which was UK prices but not UK standards but apparently the massages are great!

Would recommend this resort to anyone who likes sailing, or just a great holiday with lots of choice of activities. Singles, couples or families.

by Rachian
10 / 10

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Great great holidays ;-) Magical...

"Great great holidays ;-)

Magical small resort located on a right spot with really friendly people and beautifull rooms.

I have been travelling througout the world for business in 5 stars hotel but this one due to its location and his sport activities deserve the best!

by BD Denys
9 / 10

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Delightful little "village" very friendly staff

"Have travelled to other locations with sunsail but this is our favourite - not too large. We stayed in the Ham Mansion and it was beautiful - very quirky, enourmous rooms, air conditioning, beautifully clean.

Food and staff excellent. Gorgeous views from room and bar. Teenagers loved the beach club even though they refused to join on the first day - (the staff soon persuaded them). Hubby found yacht and dinghy sailing good, and it was okay to be a non-sailor too - book spa treatments as soon as you arrive to avoid disappointment! All in all 10/10 for everything, we really enjoyed.

by Rome_at_Easter
8 / 10

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Excellent choice!

"First holiday without children although our 18 year old would have loved it! First week was adults only , and as the sunsail staff mixed in you got on first name terms with staff and fellow holidaymakers quickly. It has a small club atmosphere and you recognised most people within the first few days. As sailors we were a bit concerned that day boats would be limited, but with some collaboration around the bar and offering ourselves as crew this turned out not to be the case and we were out every second day. The location was ideal for small craft and windsurfers. Scenery was stunning. Accommodation was great (Hans building) although the air conditioning needs updating but fans available at reception. Food was excellent. Only gripe would be bar prices which were expensive (Happy hour 6-7 when you get 2 for 1). Staff were fantastic and couldn't do enough for you. We look forward to our next visit!"

by bella57
8 / 10

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Loved Perili

"First time ever ticked every box as excellent on end of holiday questionare,simply stunning location,different to anything I have ever been to. Every room is different ,suberb food and facilities. Lots of sailing opportunities and plenty of other things to do if a non sailor. Can't wait to go back."

by TracyWestMids
10 / 10

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I've just returned to cold, damp...

"I've just returned to cold, damp England after two wonderful weeks at Club Perili. Reading the reviews already submitted, it seems that early problems have all been resolved superbly, as there were no issues at all for us (2 adults, 2 kids). The accommodation was excellent, the food plentiful and very good, the bar prices were what I had expected for a relatively 'closed' market, and the kids activity groups were so well run it almost defies belief.

All the staff, whether British or Turkish, had one thing in mind - helping the guests enjoy their holiday to the full. And this is exactly what we did. Despite one day of torrential rain (which flooded a couple of rooms) the weather was superb throughout. And even those whose rooms were wet were re-located immediately, even though this meant staff rushing around in the middle of the night sorting everything out. The club manager, Steve, was always available for any questions or issues, and the other staff were all friendly, approachable, and extremely professional. The sailing facilities were excellent, and everyone I met was having the time of their lives.

I'd recommend Perili to anyone - and I'd gladly return there, and brave the tough airport transfer as well, now I know what's waiting at the end of the road!

by P Shrimpton
10 / 10

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Fabulous holiday

"We had a wonderful, thoroughly relaxing holiday. The resort was beautiful and although we had one of the smaller, shabbier, quirky rooms it was clean and airconditioned and served the purpose.

The food was excellent quality and although quite repetative night to night, the range of dishes available meant that there was always plenty of choice.

When we stayed, the resort was apparently only half full, personally, I wouldn't like to see it in peak season! we didn't have a problem in terms of availability of boats, tennis courts, seats in the bar etc. but I suspect this may not be the case when the resort is full.

by helens0
10 / 10

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Good family holiday

"Returned from our first Sunsail holiday to Perili. It was a thousand times better than similar holidays we had taken with Mark Warner. The hotel was unusual (rather like Portmarion in Wales). The standard of rooms varied. Large and modern if you were in one of the main hotel buildings, but small and dark if you were in one of the single floor terrace rooms. Our room was a single into which they had squeezed a double bed. The bathroom was tiny and very dark (cave like!), but very clean. Check what sort of room when you book. Food was excellent, lots of local dishes and fish, better on buffet nights than when you are waiter served (some of the steak was inedible). Hotel seemed well run, most things sorted out when asked for at reception. Watersports good, friendly staff, good kids clubs (you never see them!) plenty of excursions and trips to town. Beware the sailing bores if you are not a keen sailor - many a night spent listening to their 'exciting' stories of previous exploits! If you are not interested in sailing there is still plenty to do: tennis, gym, aerobics, reading a book, but it does attract the sailing crowd, some people coming back year on year. 3 hour transfer from airport - not many people with under 3's. Temp in the 40's, but all rooms are air conditioned. Mosquitoes are about in evening, so protect yourself. A good family holiday if you are social, enjoy some sports and want the kids entertained."

by CathyGB
8 / 10

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Cannot believe how good it was

"Having had to book club perili so that we could complete our Flotilla training, we had no expectations of what to expect. My eldest (17) was worried that it was going to be full of oldies and so was not looking forward to the holiday and was reluctant to come, although the brochure did look very good.

Having arrived after the three hour journey in the middle of the night, the welcome of soup and the to find the bar still open was a good start. From then on, things only got better, with the room being superb, (we were in the Hans Mansion which is onground level) the food was fresh and plentiful, and our teenagers were soon in the beach club and lost to us for the whole week!

Yes occasionally, there was not the boat we needed to take out, and the beach staff, did not have a firm idea if Omegas were available or on courses, but we never were left high and dry as there was always something available, we were pleased the way that staff joined us for main meals and all were and pleasant.

Having to leave to travel to Gecek for our Flotilla was a big disappointment for us, as we would have definately cancelled and spent the second week of our holiday there.

We will definately return to club Perili and the sooner the better.

Oh and by the way, the eldest loved it and wants to go back again

by mr_biff
10 / 10

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Fantastic - can't wait to return to Perili!

"We have just returned from our holiday to Sunsail's Club Perili. We had booked to go for two weeks, but were having such a brilliant time that we extended it to three!

We have done many sunsail club holidays before, so we know that the formula suits us, however, this club exceeded our expectations. The Club is reasonably small with a lovely beachfront bar/restaurant area. The restaurant/bar staff are mainly turkish and are very dedicated, both to the standard of the service they offer and to ensuring that you have a good time. Most of the beach staff are British and very helpful (although not always as pro-active as you would like) and keen that you enjoy your holiday. The resort is quite steep which is great for views of the bay if you are at the top - we had 79 steps to our room! When you book, they will be able to advise you if the room has a sea view - however not many of the rooms have balconies so be sure to check this if this is important to you. Many of the rooms seem to have big bay windows instead.

We weren't travelling with children, so maybe the room thing is not so important to us - we spent very little time there at all. We were in a family suite which had twin beds and a bathroom downstairs, and then upstairs there was a massive double bedroom with an ensuite toilet & basin. The staircase from one room to the other is all open plan. However, the rooms are all different so it pays to ask the obvious when you book. Failing that, the hotel staff will, if availability allows, swap your room if you are unhappy with it.

The food was good - the menus are repeated on a weekly basis rather than fortnightly but the meals are always varied and there is always a vegetarian option - normally containing aubergine! Meze's are served most days and incorporate a huge selection of salads which should suit most tastes. The day time menu is more simple - omlettes, pizza's, sandwiches, plus a turkish special of the day.

Locally, the options of places to go are quite limited. Sandy Bay is just round the corner - about a 25 minute walk - but the restaurant there (Ali's) will come and collect you and bring you home - reception are happy to organise this for you. The food is lovely and the setting is beautiful - tables on the beach - sinking in to the fine white sand! Datca is the local town and is about 20 minutes by bus. The club organises buses for the nights where food is not included. Pretty little town with a harbour and a handful of restaurants/bars/shops. Some guests opted to go by Dolmus instead, but be aware that the Club is about 1 mile from the main road down an unlit single track - which as night can be a little daunting as it is so dark.

We are beginner/intermediate sailors/windsurfers - and the wind couldn't have been better. It was generally light (Force 1-2) in the morning and then picked up in the afternoon (Max Force 5). The sailing area was good - no traffic other than other guests. We did a 2-day 'Sailing with Spinnakers' course which was excellent - great for the self confidence and encouraging us to try boats that we wouldn't have otherwise done. Our instructor (Morgan) was very knowledgeable and calm. Nothing was too much trouble and above all, she loved sailing and was enthusiastic about our learning and improvment.

We also had some tennis instruction whilst there from Paul. Brilliant coach, very quickly diagnoses where improvements can be made. (In our case, he was spoilt for choice!) However, he has managed to re-ignite our enthusiasm for the game which we had previously given up.

Given that we extended our holiday for a third week, we were starting to feel a little 'porky' from eating so much - so we turned to the fitness classes to ease the conscience. We did LTB, Circuits, Pilates, Fit Ball - all with 'Fitness James'. They were all good, and if sailing isn't your thing, then there is quite a full programme to keep you occupied on land.

My only concern with Perili would be whether it was able to maintain the peaceful feel during high season. The main downside is that there is only one swimming pool which tends to be taken over by the kids clubs and therefore is not so tranquil! Our solution to this was to stay on the beach, but when we were there the club was only about two thirds full. However, I guess those with kids are used to going to busy places in high season - I for one, will stick to going outside of the school holidays. The beach is shingle rather than sand and gets really hot in the sun so be sure to take some beach shoes with you.

I would definitely recommend Club Perili - it is a small, relaxing, tranquil, get away from it all type of place (What World Cup?!) Don't be put off by the 2.5 hour transfer from the airport - our journeys went like clockwork both ways - and it really is a pretty drive through the mountains. They do stop at a restaurant half way for about 20 minutes to give everyone a comfort break. Some guests had arranged a private transfer - I'm not sure how expensive these were but I don't think it cut much of the journey time - maybe reduced it to about 2 hours. I hate coach journeys but I really do think in this case it is worth it. Hopefully we will be returning there in September.

by A TripAdvisor Member
10 / 10

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"Just got back from another amazing holiday in Perili.

This is the second year we have been to Perili and it still lived up to all of our expectations. Great food, Fantastic staff, brilliant company and amazing sailin.

I would recomend this holiday to everyone because once you go there nothing else will compare!

by A TripAdvisor Member
10 / 10

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This was our 2nd Perili holiday and...

"This was our 2nd Perili holiday and we will go again as both have been fantastic. Excellent childcare for our children (aged 4 and 2) meant that we could sail nearly all day for 6 days a week. Our son loved his Snapper's club so much that he didn't want to come out. We took them out on dinghies and yachts and played tennis with them when they'd let us. All facilities were safe and easily available. Sandy Bay is 20 minutes walk, or a short yacht sail, away for those who want to make sandcastles. The restaurant there is good too.

We loved the food provided at the club. About 20 types of fruit and veg a day beautifully prepared, ripe, delicious and local. Delicious mezes and puddings. Main courses, when I could fit them in after the enormous plates full of mezes, were grilled chicken/fish etc. Tea and cakes every day meant that you could never go hungry.

The Turkish staff are so kind, courteous, attentive and hard working. Also very nice to children.

Nannies/childcare staff cannot be praised highly enough - keeping the children happy all day with varying activities in direct view of lots of holidaymakers and occasionally eavesdropping parents!

Beach staff very enthusiastic and helpful. Maybe they could do with more RS800's. We did think the bar was expensive, but why shouldn't it be? We stocked up on gin on the plane, tonic and water in Datca when we took a yacht there, and hardly spent anything at the bar in 2 weeks.

Transfer wasn't bad with air-conditioning and cold water provided. Welcome excellent and any slight problems we had were dealt with immediately and politely. (i.e. obtaining postcards of Perili at the club/getting a doctor for my sick husband (not Perili belly!)

Overall excellent family fun and very good value.

by  C Scott
10 / 10

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Address: Emecik Mevkii, Datca, Turkey