TURKEY

OVERVIEW

Turkey had fallen out of favour in the past few years, perhaps being seen as slightly less safe than other destinations, but Turkey is very much on the up when it comes to luxury travel. Sitting at the junction of Asia and Europe makes Turkey an exotic melting pot of cultures. Inland, the wild landscape boasts some of the earliest evidence of human civilisation while down on the coast, the waters are the clearest in the Mediterranean. Here you’ll find the most fabulous hotels and a fleet of uniquely characterful wooden gulets, perfect for exploring the secret coves, empty beaches and idyllic anchorages where cares magically drift away.

Ensure you include a visit to the buzzing city that is Istanbul, exploring the bazaars or taking a boat out onto the Bosphorus to view this masterpiece from sea. We have access to some of the most exclusive hotels in the city including Soho House. Before moving onto the beautiful Aegean coastline just north of Bodrum.

With direct flights from the UK, there has never been a bettter time to visit. Perfect for summer holidays, you can explore the local culture before retreating to these fantastic new hotels set right on the water’s edge. Travellers from the UK can now enter and return from Turkey without quarantine. Contact us ASAP to get the ball rolling.

CURRENT FAVES

MACAKIZI HOTEL, BODRUM

This superstar beach-club hotel and spa lies on the enclosed bay of Turkbuku, a jet set hangout near Bodrum. Accommodation comprises of a series of cottages spilling down the hillside onto the hotel’s focal point: a timber pontoon with cushioned lounge areas perfect for a clear view out to sea. With an amazing in-house restaurant and bar, indulgent spa and outdoor pool it’s a perfect time to visit this hotel towards the close of their season. With only 74 contemporary guest rooms, you’ll have plenty of space for yourselves with the option to take traditional boat trips along the coast where you can swim and snorkel to your heart’s content. Please note you can amend your half board dinner option to take lunch instead on any day if you prefer.

From £540 per room per night including 30% discount, breakfast and 3-course dinner (or open buffet lunch), exclusive of 8% VAT and  4% accommodation service fee for a 3-night minimum stay

SIX SENSES KAPLANKAYA

This new addition to the Aegean coastline is welcome relief for all those looking for a hotel on a white sand beach. Harder to find than you might think. Six Senses Kaplankaya is one for the grown-ups. Sitting on top of olive groves and close to the ancient city of Ephesus and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, you could go to take in the local surroundings and even invest in a little culture. Or just hold fort at their magnificent spa with its Earth Lab with its indoor therapy pool or outdoor infinity pool that overlooks the beach. Various wellness programmes could have you off the cocktails and onto a higher plane to re-connect with body and mind. There is also a tennis court for those looking to stay active and three fabulous restaurants.

From £225 per room per night inclusive of 15% discount, breakfast and 30-minute foot massage for two or a body scrub for two for a 5-night minimum stay

AMANRUYA, BODRUM

Amanruya is set on the south eastern Aegean coast of Turkey located just 15-20 minutes from the town of Bodrum. The luxury resort looks out over the Aegean Sea and has a beach club on the protected bay. The village-like block buildings are constructed from local materials, and each guest pavilion has a private garden with a pool and pergola. There’s also a dainty Aman spa, a yoga studio and a library tower. The day-bed-flanked 50m infinity pool runs alongside the spa. It’s lined with emerald-green marble with views over the olive trees down to the bay. Dine on expertly prepared Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine on one of the dining pavilions scattered throughout the resort and sample wines in the cellar-like lounge. Borrow bikes to explore your surroundings, stretch in the yoga studio or play on the tennis court.

From £800 per room per night inclusive of breakfast, 4 nights for 3, roundtrip airport transfers from Bodrum, 50 food and drink credit and VAT

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