In-the-know travellers will tell you that Bodrum was back in vogue this summer. Thanks to the pound's strength against the lira, the country being relatively politically stable and a handful of new luxury hotels bedding down in the Turkish Riviera, it is once again the place to see and be seen. Six Senses Kaplankaya is located just north of Bodrum (best accessed by boat), while the gorgeous Amanruya sprawls in olive groves just 20 minutes from town. LUX* resorts pitched up on a private peninsula, closely followed by the Bodrum Edition, who brought the the cool gang with bleached sands (a rarity in the area) and an infinity pool that slinks into the sea. Between draping yourself on minimalist sun loungers, head to the Bodrum Bazaar, which snakes through the white cubic houses showcasing the finest silks and decadently detailed textiles and fragrant local snacks.