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Hammocks and Healing Hands

But if you just want to stop, Perdue’s gardens are full of secluded places to read, bask and doze. Hammocks, day beds, cushioned sun-loungers; with only eight rooms, you’ll always find somewhere to get away, hidden behind the boulders scattered through the gardens. And if you get peckish or thirsty, there’s a walkie-talkie system that you can use to summon refreshment, wherever you happen to be. You’ll even find an outdoor cinema in one of the gardens sheltered spaces.

You can also journey a little further within, with the daily gyrokinesis yoga group. It’s a form that combines dance, yoga, gymnastics, t’ai chi and swimming. There can hardly be a more harmonious setting for the meditation. Or let someone else do all the work and relax with a massage on one of the sheltered decks. Local charges apply.

There are a few rustic retreats along this truly unspoilt part of the coast; only Perdue does it in true Elixir style. This is a journey back to nature that does not require you to leave civilisation behind.

Introductory offer

Stay five nights or more at Perdue and enjoy a complimentary dinner for two from chef’s recommended menu on one night of your stay (excluding drinks).

Eight safari-style rooms. 1 hour 30 minutes from Dalaman Airport by road, 1 hour 15 minutes by road and 15 minutes with boat transfer from Olu Deniz.