Bodrum is hot, and not just literally. International investors are increasingly catching on to what Turks have known for years: that the natural beauty of this peninsula makes it an exceptional holiday destination, worth visiting time and time again.
Bodrum has been the preferred holiday destination for Turks (particularly those from Istanbul and Ankara) for decades. Yet, internationally, the area was mostly known for attracting package holiday makers from Europe, with relatively few in-the-know international travelers choosing it as a high-end holiday destination.
In recent years, as many big hotel brands have opened resorts here, many have started to refer to Bodrum as the next St. Tropez.
Inspired by the region’s traditional architecture and building methods, Amanruya ascends through a series of levels, offering a variety of courtyards and terraces. This creates the intimate ambience of a village while still providing a sense of space and luxury. The resort combines Mediterranean and Ottoman architectural design elements, all the while complementing and respecting the property’s pristine natural surrounds.
An intricate interplay of light and shadow dapples narrow pathways and courtyards – some open, others tucked away for quiet moments. Building materials include local stone for structural walls, dark acajau wood for furniture, windows and door fittings, white Turkish marble for floors and hand-carved stone for interior wall details. Together, they form a timeless natural palette with clean lines and a contemporary feel. Pebbled pathways lead from the main buildings to the 36 Pool Terrace Cottages, each with its own private garden and swimming pool.
JUMEIRAH BODRUM PALACE
Jumeirah Bodrum Palace opened up in May and offers 135 rooms made up of generous suites, villas and a six-bedroom palace, all with sea-facing views and spacious terraces, a wide selection of restaurants and bars and eight family pools in addition to 49 private pools for the villas.
As well as relaxing on the Aegean coastline, guests can also take advantage of a wide range of water sports, including parasailing, windsurfing, water skiing, fishing, sailing and scuba diving. The 110,000m2 resort also has a signature Talise Spa with 12 treatment rooms and a range of luxury hammams, a fully equipped fitness centre and also a Kids Castle play-centre.
MANDARIN ORIENTAL BODRUM
Sitting on the coast minutes from the historic city Göltürkbükü and a 7th Wonder of the World, the Tomb of Mausolus, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum offers you the Mediterranean land, sea, and city.
27 Suites, 59 Rooms, and 23 apartments boast contemporary design and extraordinary views of the Mediterranean landscape. Feather bedding, oversize tubs, and outdoor terraces complete a pleasure-seeking stay. Built to provide both style and comfort, every suite and villa is spacious and designed with Turkish elements and Oriental touches. Guests enjoy extravagance with private terraces, pools, and service.
A variety of outdoor lounges offer you views of ancient olive groves and the spectacular Aegean Sea. Visit the JuJu Bar @M2 for light snacks and dishes. Come back for a night of live music by the water.
JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts welcomeD its second JW Marriott Hotel in Turkey on 15 May 2015. The 107-room property is located in the picturesque Yalikavak town on the Bodrum Peninsula with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea, combining the alluring charm of the Turkish coast with JW Marriott’s contemporary design and intuitive service.
With a sleek design that is simple yet considered, the hotel will offer visitors 107 tranquil and spacious guest rooms to choose from – including luxury suites and seven villas – overlooking the teal blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Family suites and two bedroom suites are ideal for groups or those travelling with children, whilst many of the villas offer a private pool for the ultimate retreat. The hotel sits on its own private beach and boasts a dock for guests arriving by boat or taking a day trip sailing.
KEMPINSKI HOTEL BARBAROS BAY
Nestled on the cliffs overlooking pristine Barbaros Bay, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum is located on a private bay with a ‘blue-flagged’ private beach facing the magnificent Aegean Sea, offering its guests a unique and luxurious vacation.
Whether you choose one of the hotel’s 149 guest-rooms or 24 suites, you will enjoy ultimate luxury, soaking up the serenity of your sun-kissed view of the Aegean. Your room at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay was designed to channel space, colour and form to enhance the beauty of the view from your floor-to-ceiling windows across the walk-out balcony or terrace to the turquoise blue Aegean to soothe and to satisfy, to make time stand still and to let serenity embrace you in a cocoon of creature comforts and understated elegance.
RIXOS PREMIUM BODRUM
Rixos Premium Bodrum covers an area of 187.000 sqm, offering high quality, excellence, luxury and comfort. With its private beach, swimming pools, superbly comfortable rooms, suites and villas, restaurants and bars, and SPA, the resort promises a holiday experience beyond your dreams and expectations.
The hotel is situated at 10 km distance from the centre in Bodrum and at 25 km distance from Milas – Bodrum Airport. The hotels offers 347 rooms, suites and villas with unprecedented view of the Aegean sea.
High up on the hillside of the magnificent reservation of the Datça Peninsula, where the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas meet, you will find an exclusive resort that exceeds all expectations. With spectacular and breathtaking views, small islands, luscious pine forests, volcanic mountain ranges, crystal clear waters and five stunning natural private beaches, D-Hotel Maris welcomes you into this peaceful enclave of beauty, serenity and luxury.
D-Hotel Maris has 193 spacious, luxurious rooms, suites, a duplex Presidential Suite and an exclusive Villa. All rooms have been specifically designed for the ultimate escape and relaxation, most feature a bathtub with breathtaking views. The finest materials, careful details and sophisticated amenities combine to create a perfect retreat.