A Luxury Collection Destination, Turkey
Luxury yachts and wooden fishing boats alike parade through the Gulf of Gökova’s turquoise waters and into Bodrum’s ancient harbor. Known as the major port of Halicarnassus in ancient times, the city is now a relaxed destination, famed for its seafood, scenic coastline, and watersport adventures.
For one day each spring, Bodrum’s residents take to their bicycles for this citywide festival originally started to reduce car emissions. The day also includes live music and other performances.
This UNESCO-sponsored dance festival attracts performers from across Europe to its five-day celebration of both classical and modern movement.
While much of this respected music festival is held in the picturesque seaside village of Gümüşlük, just a short drive from town, some of its bigger events are held at the Bodrum Amphitheater.
To celebrate the end of the sailing season, a local yacht club organizes this weeklong festival, which includes races of traditional wooden gulets.
Dine on Mediterranean and Southern Aegean dishes – or take advantage of the sea’s bounty with the freshest sushi around – at this elegant, all-day waterfront restaurant.
Stake out your beach bed, soak up the Aegean views, and let the refreshing drinks and savory Mediterranean bites come to you at the decadent beach bar.
Revel in majestic Aegean vistas, signature cocktails, and Southern Aegean flavors at this expansive, all-day restaurant and its panoramic terrace.
After a long day of basking in the sun, curl up with a book, glass of wine, and some light bites in an overstuffed armchair in Caresse’s low-key lounge.
Visit the picturesque ruins at nearby sites like Knidos, once the ancient Greek city of Caria.
Start each day with a dip in our outdoor infinity pool, dramatically poised with panoramic views over the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Gškova.
Take your pick of umbrella-shaded loungers on one of the Bodrum Peninsula’s most pristine beaches and Caresse’s own, private stretch of sand.
Experience total revitalization through a wide range of traditional Turkish and specialty treatments using ethically-sourced indigenous ingredients at Spa Caresse.