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Why 2018 is the perfect year for a Luxury Holiday in Turkey

By Elegant Resorts Travel Experts

Posted: 13 July 2018
Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum

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Put your luxury holiday in Turkey back on your travel agenda. It may have slipped from its once reigning position as one of Europe’s favourite summer holiday destinations in recent years, but for 2018, it is thoroughly back in business.

Many people still ask, ‘is a Turkey Holiday safe?’ The answer is – yes! Away from the inland borders, Turkey’s peaceful seaside towns and resorts are closer to the laidback islands of Greece than areas the FCO may issue warnings over. With tranquil shores, a friendly culture and brilliant beaches, find out why 2018 is the perfect year for a luxury holiday in Turkey…


What’s Turkey Like For a Holiday?
With a picture-perfect setting, a luxury holiday in Turkey is ideal if you want a relaxing escape in the sun. Our top pick of the moment is Bodrum, which sits along the Aegean Ocean, just across the water from Greek favourites such as Santorini and Crete. Far removed from the bustle of Istanbul, this is where the flavours of the Mediterranean mix with a warm Turkish welcome and a modern cosmopolitan twist. A number of Turkey’s latest luxury resorts are setting up in this region, and it is very much on the up as one of the country’s best place to be!

Luxury holidays to Bodrum mostly revolve around its glittering marina, and with good reason. A magnet for some of the sleekest yachts in the Mediterranean, the waterfront has a very secure feeling and offers visitors a friendly welcome to its shops, bars and restaurants, where there is no such thing as too many mezes! Further afield, you can venture off the beaten track to seek out ancient ruins, colourful food and lively bazaars, where you can find a taste of the local atmosphere – look out for the distinctive red clay that has been a Turkish tradition since the Ottoman Empire. Along this beautiful peninsula, millennia of Greek and Roman history have left behind some intriguing remnants, including unearthed remains of what was once the second largest city in the world.


Is Turkey A Beach Holiday Destination?
Luxury Turkey Beach Holidays in Bodrum have a beautiful setting along the turquoise coloured waters of the Aegean Sea, where the peaceful bay is ideal for sailing, snorkelling and canoeing. Boasting some of the best beaches in Europe, you can relax on sumptuous sands under glorious sunshine in Bodrum or take a boat trip out to bob along the tranquil coast. If you are looking for an easy-going beach holiday this year, pay attention to Turkey!


When Does Turkey Holiday Season Start?
Turkey has a typically Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. The comfortable coastal climate of Bodrum makes for beautiful summers, though you can still enjoy the sun as early as May or as late as September, so you still have plenty of time to plan your luxury turkey holidays 2018!


Where to Stay For a Luxury Holiday in Turkey
Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is a perfect place to stay for your luxury holiday in Turkey. Set on the aptly-named Paradise Bay, our expert Travel Consultants recently visited this five-star retreat and returned full of praise for its incredibly spacious guestrooms, stunning surroundings and exceptional service. Perfect for a luxury Turkey beach holiday, at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum you can chill out at the beach club with a private cabana and soak up the beautiful views as you enjoy a homemade ice cream or cocktail with your toes in the sand. You can also board a traditional Turkish gulet from the resort for a wonderful boat trip around the coast, complete with lunch or fruit and fizz on board.

The spa is exceptional, too, boasting three floors of treatment rooms, where you can indulge in a sumptuous hammam experience among an extensive array of therapies, massages, facials and more. Ideal for a family luxury holiday in Turkey, there is a wonderful children’s club with an outdoor area by the beach with a children’s swimming pool, though couples can also find plenty of romantic spots to hide away in, whether enjoying a candle-lit dinner at Assaggio restaurant, or sipping a sophisticated drink at Mandarin Bar, one of the most glamourous spots in Bodrum.

A particularly nice touch from Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, is the airport meet and greet service – having landed, you can be met by a hotel representative who will escort and fast-track you through security to ensure a fuss-free arrival to Turkey.


Luxury Holiday Villas in Turkey
If you are looking for more space and an extra dose of glamour for your luxury Turkey holidays 2018, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum boasts a stunning collection of four to seven-bedroom villas. With enviably chic interiors, each villa features its own private swimming pool, inside and alfresco dining areas and stylish terraces – the sprawling Presidential Villa also boasts its own sauna, steam room or fitness room.

To plan your luxury Turkey holidays 2018, please call out expert Travel consultants or complete an online enquiry form.
 

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