Other popular holidays in Turkey
Turkey is an immense country, filled with superb experiences of life’s little luxuries. Antalya is among the more popular of Turkey’s holiday destinations with good reason, as it’s flanked on all sides by glorious golden beaches bathed in sunlight. The cuisine is top notch there too, although we could easily say the same for the Dalaman region, which is also home to markets where stunning hand-crafted jewellery can be bought and bartered for.
Shopping is also a major attraction throughout the Izmir region, which is also home to the historic marvel that is the Ephesus of Ancient Rome. Of course, these opulent joys are all abundant in Bodrum too, as you’ll see in our travel guide. We’ve also listed some of the top luxury hotels below for you.
Partake of sunny Turkish luxuries in Bodrum
At just shy of four hours and 10 minutes direct from the UK, you have time enough to plan where in the region you plan to spoil yourself first.
One part of Bodrum that’s making waves in the upmarket scene is Kadikalesi, which is home to a sprawling spa where socialites come to pamper themselves. The town is also clustered by a seafront that is frequently forgotten by more mainstream tourism, leaving it unspoilt and secluded.
If you’re looking to explore the highlights of Bodrum City but also want a quiet place to hang your hat near a slice of Turkish history, look no further than sunny Torba, just down the road. Explore its ancient tombs in the hillside or visit the ruins of a monastery just outside city limits.
Living the high life in Bodrum
Bodrum’s transformation into a resort catering to the luxury holidaymaker has seen its waterfronts graced by ever more yachts and upmarket marinas in recent years. Couple that with the top tier spas peppered across the peninsula, and you’re looking at a Turkish holiday destination that’s as contemporary as you are. With the likes of Kate Moss coming here and setting the scene for stylish stays in the sun, a luxury holiday to Bodrum can invigorate as much as it inspires.
If champagne among yachts doesn’t motivate you, a helicopter tour or trips out to see the ancient historic monuments surely might. Consider a wine tour as part of your stay too, as Bodrum has a fair few tipples quite unlike the traditional tastes down in the Mediterranean.
This hotel is right on Gundogan Beach, with a private slice of sand partitioned off for guest use only. Add a bowling alley, three glamorous pools and 24-hour dining to the equation, and you're looking at a place where your pleasure is the priority. Indulge in the hotel's grandeur during your beauty treatments or hairstyling appointments, or take the courtesy bus to the town centre for some light afternoon shopping. Manicures, pedicures, massages and Turkish baths supply a constant temptation, while the ampitheatre presents shows and performances a cut above what you might find elsewhere.