Travelling is addictive. The more you see, the deeper your desire gets to discover more. And this is exactly what you’ll feel when you visit Turkey. More than the sights, this gorgeous country — sandwiched between Asia and Europe — is also culturally rich. It’s traditional enough to be interesting yet modern enough for a comfortable adventure.
Aside from a multitude of historical sites, Turkey is also host to the most amazing luxury and boutique hotels in the world. These types of accommodations are equipped for water sports, private yacht experiences, and many other exciting activities that the Bodrum peninsula has to offer.
Once home to one of the 7 Wonders of the World that is the Mausoleum, Bodrum is home to the eponymous city once known as Halicarnassus. It stretches from Turkey’s southwest coast into the Aegean Sea with its eastern flank featuring intriguing ruins, stunning beach towns, and cliff-top resorts.
Images of sugar-cubed houses dotting over the green hillsides often depict Bodrum, which covers a large space on Turkey’s Aegean coast across the Greek Island of Kos. Your first visit will introduce you to one of the most picturesque places the country has to offer. Choose to stay in these 5 resorts and you’ll be treated to views that will take your breath away.
This exclusive resort has 84 contemporary rooms, suites, and residences — treating discerning tourists with either a private balcony or terrace views of the captivating Aegean Sea. It lies in the heart of Bodrum and close to the historic Bodrum Windmills and Bodrum Castle. It features 64 branded gorgeous residences and suites including the Caresse King Villa, which offers luxury amenities such as the beach club, two-storey spa, indoor and outdoor pool, fitness centre, tennis court, and a private yacht.
Caresse Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Adnan Menderes caddesi No: 89, Asarlik Mevkii PK 225, 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Turkey, +90 252 311 36 36
Each day spent staying at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay is a taste of heaven with picturesque views of gorgeous white architecture with natural wood accents against turquoise pools. The luxury property has 149 rooms, 24 suites, and 36 serviced residences sprawled over 63,000 square meters. These are located on top of cliffs that overlook Barbaros Bay — one of the most untouched parts of the peninsula. The accommodation cleverly blends authentic Mediterranean architecture with contemporary European design and a touch of elegance that also offers access to an infinity pool and a splendid spa.
D-Hotel Maris is a peaceful enclave perched on the beautiful hillside of Datça Peninsula, where the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas meet. You’re sure to fall in love with the breathtaking views of small islands with five stunning natural private blue-flagged beaches, luscious pine forests, bronze volcanic mountain ranges, and crystal clear waters. It’s no wonder sophisticated travellers keep coming back to stay in one of its 193 spacious rooms, suits, and exclusive villas.
D-Hotel Maris, Hisarönü Mevki Datça Yolu 35. Km. D Maris Bay, 48380 Marmaris/Muğla, Turkey, +90 252 441 20 00
The Aegean region of Turkey is home to the Bodrum Bay, where the ultra-exclusive hotel brand Aman Resorts settled one of its gems, Amanruya. Aside from stunning views of the Aegean Sea, Amanruya features a village layout that’s inspired by the Mediterranean and Ottoman architecture around Bodrum. Imagine walking trough pathways and courtyards that lead to contemporary stone cottages — each designed with a private garden, marble swimming pool, covered dining, lounging pergola, and an outdoor shower that overlook luscious pine forests, coastlines, and scalloped bays.
Amanruya, Bülent Ecevit Cad. Demir Mevkii, Göltürkbükü – Bodrum, 48483 Muğla, Turkey, +90 252 311 12 12
Formerly known as The Golden Savoy and the Jumeirah Bodrum, the Bodrum by Paramount Hotels & Resorts brings extravagant Californian lifestyle in the spectacular coast of Bodrum Bay. The suites, and villas are opulently decorated to reflect Hollywood glamour. Unbeatable views surrounding Zeytinlikahve Cove make the hotel’s private beach and an array of finest restaurants, and entertainment venues even more luxurious.
The Bodrum by Paramount Hotels & Resorts, Zeytinlikahve Mevkii, 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Turkey, +90 252 311 00 30