Located on the Turkish Riviera, Turbuku hasn't been dubbed the St Tropez of Turkey by the New York Times for nothing. This gorgeous spot has a picturesque marina and top-class hotels sitting on the hillsides all around it. It's a popular destination with Turkish pop stars and celebrities, as well as families enjoying All Inclusive Bodrum holidays.
This elegant area is surrounded by pine, cedar and cypress trees. But aside from the natural beauty of the surroundings, this is the place to head to if you're after a calmer and more exclusive experience than you'll find at some of the other resorts nearby. It's fantastic for people-watching, especially with all the local pop stars, writers and TV personalities who come here – you can have fun guessing who they are. Wealthy Turks also come to this area from the cities during the summer months either to stay in their holiday villas – or just to call in while they're sailing around the Aegean on their luxury yachts.
Slivers of beach are allocated to hotels and beach clubs mostly on the south side of the bay. The bay is separated by a river that flows into the sea and you have to cross a small bridge to get to get to this glitzy part of town. There are designated swimming areas and, although you won't be sharing the space with jet-skis or boats, you might find a duck or two floating by. The harbour is small and is home to fishing boats as well as the yachts and leisure craft for day trips.