A smattering of recently opened hotels are injecting new life into Bodrum — the swanky Turkish resort spot long popular with vacationing Europeans for its sweeping ocean views, luxurious hammams, old stone buildings, and Pinterest-worthy white walls draped with bougainvillea.
Luxuriate in the hotel's hammam
The Bodrum EDITION
With 108 sleek, modern rooms, suites and villas, the Bodrum EDITION is a relative newcomer to the area comes with everything you would expect of a lavish retreat, including a private beach dotted with sunbeds and the aquamarine ocean lapping at your doorstep.
The Bodrum EDITION
And not only does the hotel offer hard-to-beat vistas from every tumbling balcony, but each of the guest rooms are nearly as impressive as their surrounding view, and are imbued with a clean white palette and warm wooden accents.
And if you thought that breath-taking views, unrivalled service and spectacularly designed rooms meant they would scrimp on the food, think again. Breakfast at the Bodrum EDITION was deliciously diverse and totally authentic at the same time. Guests have the option of choosing a main dish off the menu – think all your morning classics, from avocado on toast to eggs benedict – plus an accompanying array of traditional Turkish dishes, including bread basket, olives, fresh salad, cheeses, fried sucuk and menemen. Talk about breakfast with a view…
Brava, the hotel’s uber trendy thatched-roof beach-front restaurant, which is the delectable work of pioneering Peruvian chef Diego Munoz, serves up Latin-American dishes with a Mediterranean flare.
Brava restaurant at The Bodrum EDITION
Bodrum is slightly harder to get to than its parent capital in Turkey —there are no direct flights from the UAE, and travelers must connect through Instabul — but, for now, that’s a good thing. It hasn’t been overbuilt or overrun by tourists (yet). And you can tack on a few days in Greece, too, as Kos is just a 45-minute ferry ride away.
That’s what I call a win-win, ladies.