Flaunting endless stretches of golden coast, dramatic mountain views and an ocean so blue that it’s earned the moniker “the Turquoise Coast”, the Turkish Riviera is rapidly becoming one of 2019’s hottest summer spots. From bustling Bodrum to tranquil Antalya, these are the hotels to stay in.

Villa Mahal

Rows of olive groves lead up to Villa Mahal, a boutique resort nestled amid trees ripe with limes, figs and frangipani flowers. Set on the Lycian coast, this is the place to laze on your private clifftop platform or beside the hotel’s 17m infinity pool, which melts into the distant Mediterranean blue. Head to the Mahal Beach Spa, set in a stone cave where massages, clay treatments and crystal healing will have you feeling more relaxed than ever before.


Overlooking the Aegean Sea, Amanruya’s 50m infinity pool is reason enough to stay on the Turquoise Coast. Like a modern Ottoman village, Amanruya is comprised of cottages built from local materials, each with a private garden and pool. Climb the spiral wooden staircase in the main building to browse the resort’s library before heading poolside. Rise from your sunbed only to sample the freshly baked bread, seafood and meze platters at the Poolside Dining Pavilion.

  • +90 252 311 1212
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  • Bülent Ecevit Cad. Demir Mevkii Göltürkbükü
    Bodrum TR-48483


Combining stunning views with exquisite food, Maçakizi brings the best of Turkey to the coast. Wander along the Göltürkbükü waterfront, heat up in the hotel’s glass-fronted hammam and dine on fresh seafood at the resort’s acclaimed restaurant. In the evening, nab a spot on the sunken deck for drinks overlooking the hotel’s gardens and onto the glistening Aegean.

  • +90 252 311 2400
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  • Kesire Mevkii
    Narcicegi sok. Golturkbuku
    Mugla 48400

Six Senses Kaplankaya

This hotel sits secluded among nothing but winding olive groves and towering cypress trees. With architecture designed to slot right in with the surrounding nature, it invites guests to explore nearby sites. Go for long walks nearby to find ancient relics such as the crumbling remains of the Temple of Artemis and the storied Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. Return for relaxation by the rooftop infinity pool and choose between three sublime restaurants, each with options of sustainably sourced local food.

  • +90 252 511 0051
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  • Bozbük Mahallesi Merkez Sokak 198
    Mugla 48200

The Bodrum EDITION

With elegantly designed rooms, terraces and pools adorned with tropical plants, white marble and sea views, The Bodrum EDITION is an unassuming serene oasis. From your accommodation, follow twining bougainvillea that gradually descends down into a private beach. Late sleepers, don’t fear – the heavenly Turkish Breakfast is served until a leisurely 6pm.

  • +90 252 311 3131
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  • Dirmil Mahallesi
    Balyek Cd. No:5A
    Bodrum 48990

D Maris Bay

Set on the Datça Peninsula, this hotel is surrounded by mounds of volcanic rock interposed with lush greenery and rolling hills. The large, stone building downplays the grand interiors of marble walls decorated with Turkish artwork. Choose between a meagre five white-sand beaches, before heading to the Green Hill for sunset champagne overlooking the bay.

  • +90 252 441 2000
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  • Hisarönü Mevki
    Datça Yolu 35. Km
    Muğla 48380

Sabrina’s Haus

This adults-only hideaway is situated on the sleepy Bozburun Peninsula, accessible only by boat. Wander through marble pathways lined with banana and fig trees to find your room in which Ottoman antiques and artwork are illuminated by flickering oil lamps. Specialising in seafood, the restaurant serves some of the best shrimp, calamari and octopus you’ll ever have.

Olympos Lodge

Situated on Çıralı Beach, flanked by limestone ridges and pine-covered hills, Olympos Lodge invites guests into a haven of vast gardens and secluded bungalows. Explore the nearby Graeco-Roman site of Olympos, or simply laze on the beach – a protected turtle nesting site. Experience true tranquility in rooms free of WiFi, before sampling traditional Turkish cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant.

  • +90 242 825 7171
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  • Cirali Kemer PK 38
    07300 Cıralı

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