Address: Kuruçeşme Beşiktaş
Phone: (0212) 263 7300
(0212) 263 7333
Web Site: suadaclub.com.tr
This man-made islet in the middle of the Bosphorus is one of the trendiest hang outs for locals in summer. Home to several bars, restaurants and swimming pools, it is a one-of-a-kind recreation and entertainment centre. Granted to the Ottoman court architect in the 19th century, the Island was rented out to a ferry company and was later used as a coal depot.
In 1957, one of Turkey’s most prominent sports clubs, Galatasaray S. K., bought the island and continued to develop it for sporting activities. In 2002, Galatasaray Island underwent extensive renovation to make it the recreation hub it is today. The island is open to the public.
One of Istanbul’s top nightclubs, Suada is situated here. With a swimming deck, several restaurants and an Olympic sized pool with 360° view of the Bosphorus, Suada is a popular venue for beach parties and is available to hire for private functions.