‘What is that island in Fethiye Bay with the houses on?’
How many times have you heard or been asked that question?
The answer is…….
Şovalye Island (pronounced Chevalier), is the nearest inhabited Island to Fethiye and is just a short boat ride away.
The island is named after the Knights of St John who travelled over from the nearby island of Rhodes and used the island as one of their defensive positions. For those interested in history the remains of their defences can still be found.
The island is only accessible by boat, making it the ideal place to spend a quiet, relaxing day; no cars, no honking horns, no scooters, in fact the only sounds you will hear is the sea breeze rustling through the shrubs, birdsong and the occasional human voice.
So where is the best place to go on the island to enjoy this small piece of paradise right on Fethiye’s doorstep?
Ada Restaurant and Beach Club
Relax, Eat and Drink at Ada Restaurant and Beach Club, the perfect place to spend a day. The complimentary boat service will collect you from the Şat Peninsula and drop you at the Ada’ s small private harbour.
Start your day with a leisurely, unhurried Turkish breakfast prepared with locally sourced produce and served with bread from the traditional bread oven. Have a table in the garden area and enjoy the natural shade provided by the mature trees and a gentle breeze from the sea.
In the evening the restaurant takes on a different atmosphere; enjoy a romantic evening meal on the rooftop terrace and enjoy the panoramic view of Fethiye, Çalış and Red Island at sunset.
While away a lazy day at Ada Beach Club and lounge on one of the shaded sun beds or in a Köşk (pavilion). Have a swim to cool off in the clear blue sea or just dangle your feet in the warm water of the small harbour.
If you feel like some exercise you can take a walk round the island along wonderful shaded walking trails leading through lovely pine scented forests. It takes about 45 minutes or a bit longer if you stop off to marvel at some of the cool pads with fantastic views and their own moorings; the stuff dreams are made of.
Beach comb along the shoreline of sand and shingle bays.
There is so much choice you may have to come again!
Ece Boutique Hotel
Or you could book into our hotel on the island, the 12-bedroom Ece Boutique, and stay longer!
We provide an in-house planning service for those who would like to get married in this idyllic location. For larger groups the hotel can be booked exclusively by the wedding party (booking conditions apply)
Whatever you want; breakfast, lunch, a snack or just a drink in a perfect location surrounded by sea and stunning views; dinner to the backdrop of a wonderful sunset; a lazy day on the beach; a party or a wedding; an overnight break or a week away………..
Ada Restaurant and Beach Club is for you!
- Ada Restaurant and Beach Club is open from 1st April to 1st November
- Breakfast is served from 9am – 1pm, lunch menu is available from 9am – 6pm and dinner is served from 6pm – midnight. (Last reservation is 10pm)
- Hourly complimentary boat service for customers runs from Şat Peninsula (Reservation only) – please make a booking via the contact details below
- For those of you who like to stay in touch or keep up with your emails there is WI-FI available in the restaurant
- There is a daily charge of *10TL for sun beds or a *60TL for a Köşk (Pavilion)
- Beach service is provided
- There are cabins and showers at the end of the beach for customer use.
To make a booking please contact:
General Manager: Mahir Yılmaz
Phone number: 00 90 533 138 70 50
For further information about Sovalye Island, Ada Restaurant and Beach Club and Ece Boutique Hotel please visit: