Once the stomping ground of bohemian artists and writers, the Bodrum Peninsula exudes elegance and charm - this could well be Turkey’s answer to the French Riviera. Swathed by vivid azure seas and carpeted in woodland, this is one of Turkey’s least spoilt coastlines, making a vacation to Bodrum an idyllic retreat from the bustle of other seaside tourist traps.
Dotted along the picturesque peninsula are the boutique hotels making a name for themselves: Casa dell’ Arte in Torba is, you guessed it, loaded with contemporary artwork that give it a hip edge in comparison to other luxury hotels in Bodrum. That said, you surely can’t get any more luxury than the six-star Amanruya, a incredibly opulent mansion that attracts the most glamorous of jet-setters.
Meanwhile Bodrum Town is a mecca for cultural gems, encompassing bustling bazaars, exquisite mosques and the striking 15th century castle that keeps watch over the harbour and walkways below. Add into the mix a wealth of gastronomic delights, not to mention chic bars and clubs, and you’ll no doubt find that your luxury beach vacation in Bodrum ticks all the boxes.