Luxury Beach Getaway: Bodrum

Enjoy a stunning holiday in the Turkish Riviera this Eid!

After a hectic social month comes time to relax. Get away from the bustle of city life with a quick yet refreshing break by the Aegean Sea. Located on the southern Aegean coast of Turkey, Bodrum is haven for nature and beach lovers from around the world. Luxury accommodations abound and superyachts are a common sight at the marina. Bodrum offers a fascinating contrast between its historic sites on one side and the more popular tourist hotspots.

Mandarin Oriental is one of the best hotels to choose. The five-star resort has stylish suites and incredible villas with gorgeous views of the sea. Gourmet fusion restaurants mean guests never need to leave the hotel to find something new to try. Even the VIP spa room is a delight for the senses. For those looking for some private beach access, the Jumeirah Palace hotel is the place to be. The large beach in Torba Bay features splendid views. The hotel is decorated opulently with luxurious rooms and suites. Different cuisines are available in the several restaurants located at the hotel. Boutique hotel Maçakizi is lovely for the younger crowd looking to have a good time, with its close proximity to the beach.

Apart from relaxing on the beautiful beaches, Bodrum offers many activities for all kinds of travelers. A traditional Turkish bath or hammam experience comes highly recommended. Mud baths are also gaining popularity in recent times. Bodrum is well-known for its traditional wooden sailing boats ‘gulets’, and is quite an experience. Adventure enthusiasts would find themselves occupied with activities like windsurfing and scuba diving.

Get a taste of local and international cuisine at the many options along the beach. Our pick would be the open-air supper club Halikarnas, whose restaurant The Secret Garden was designed by none other than Jade Jagger. No wonder it’s a celebrity favorite! Another place reputed for its exceptional food is the Kocadon restaurant.

The Bodrum Castle and the marina are must-visit sightseeing spots in the area. The amphitheater and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus are ancient sites that capture the historic significance of the region. Take a trip to the 300-year-old Karakaya village to see some of the oldest settlements in the peninsula. The picturesque windmills located in the vicinity are sure to capture your imagination.

There’s no better way to wind up a great holiday than to relax and rejuvenate at a spa. The Sianji Wellbeing Resort and Detox Center offers a holistic approach to healing and detoxifying. The resort has its own organic farm, and guests are encouraged to try a farming session and experience growing and harvesting their own food. The food options include healthy, fusion gourmet, and raw gourmet, ensuring all types of diets are well-provided for.

Whether you choose to relax or indulge in all the available activities in Bodrum, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time!

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