Turkish bath was sonething everybody should experience if on holiday here. The only negative was... read more
Hi Allison, Tell your hubby not to fear- nudity is not a requirement. In fact I don't think it's allowed. Haha I'm a big lass and I always wear my bikini and no-one bats an eye. If you prefer a one piece then go for that... More
Hi Allison, Tell your hubby not to fear- nudity is not a requirement. In fact I don't think it's allowed. Haha I'm a big lass and I always wear my bikini and no-one bats an eye. If you prefer a one piece then go for that, but really, whatever you feel comfortable in! I had the full thing which is sauna, steam room and plunge pool, then into the marble room for a sit in the warm and that's where they scrub you. You are led to a lush warm marble table and they use a mitt thing to scrub you. I usually have a spray tan before my hols and it gets it all off (very impressed!) then you are rinsed off with warm water from a big bowl and then led to the soapy bit. Again, they lay you on the warm marble and cover you in soapy suds. You get a sort of wash/massage here and then rinsed off once they're done. Then you are led out of the marble room, given a cover up, and you go out onto the roof garden/bar area. (Stunning) you can get a drink here, whatever you like I think, I just wanted a bottle of water. Then they come collect you for your oil massage which is amazing! They ask you then if you'd like the clay face mask- which I always opt for as it makes my skin so soft. They paint it on though, which is quite a surprise! If you've gone for the added extras of mani/pedi then you get that after your massage. Im not sure how much these are, but I'd assume they're reasonable. You'll feel like a buffed pampered newborn by the time you leave. It's the first thing I do whenever I go to turkey and I've got to say I've been to a few in Gumbet and this one is by far the best. If you're staying in the Shark hotel he will be there anyway, but if you're passing there or the sultan then ask to speak to Ozzy. He's a lovely lad and he will make sure you're well looked after. I'm sure it cost us £30 each but my friend swears it was £25. Either way, to have the same thing done in the uk would cost well in excess of £150.