The Bodrum EDITION
What it is
A sleek 108-room hideaway overlooking the shimmering Aegean sea, with a Turkish hammam and spa, infinity pool and a tony beach club.
What it isn't
Colorful. The aesthetic look here matches the pristine sands beyond the windows: serene and calming.
What we think
They don’t call this the Turkish Riviera for nothing. It’s Paradise with a capital P, from the spa’s vitality lounge to seafront Morena restaurant, where you can tuck into inventive dishes (lamb kokorec tacos; truffled cheese pide pizzas). Of course, rooms are just as inspired, and each one is tricked out with monsoon (!) rain showerheads, Le Labo toiletries and gleaming marble bathrooms, not to mention floor to ceiling glass windows that overlook artful views, from lush garden to sea. Book a Deluxe Sea View room (starting at 452-square-feet) for a deep soaking tub and a separate lounge area, or do as Beyonce might and nab a suite or villa—where coffered blonde wood ceilings and stone walls, plus private terraces, say #DreamVacay.
You're here because
The hotel has a private 350-foot stretch of white sand beach—complete with cabanas, towel service, and a Beach Bar—plus a daybed-flanked, 91-foot-long pool was tailor-made for Instagram.
A gentle night wind dances in your hair from your waterfront perch at Brava, the Edition’s al fresco Latin-Aegean restaurant. The only thing prettier than the view of yachts bobbing in the harbor? Your plate of wild-caught sea bass with dijon mustard and lemon butter.
Restaurants & Bars
Morena - Locally-sourced menu inspired by the Mediterranean territories which focuses on comfort food
Brava - Turkish and the Mediterranean cuisine from the creative mind of Peruvian chef Diego Muñoz
Kitchen - Mediterranean favorites and international and local delicacies
Beach Club - Handcrafted cocktails with al fresco-friendly meals served at poolside or on the sand
On the western Bodrum peninsula. Worth seeing, a 30 minute drive away in Bodrum: the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archeology, where centuries old shipwrecks have been brought into the light.