Kempinski Barbaros Bay
A 25-minute drive from the port city of Bodrum and framed on each side by mountains, this modern, friendly and fashionable hotel is perched at the sea edge in Barbaros Bay between quiet rural villages. Highlights include an 1,800-square-metre infinity pool, private beach access, a small marina and a world-class spa.
All rooms and suites have sea-facing balconies and boast polished wooden floors and dark-wood furnishings offset by crisp white walls and bed linens. For lunch you can choose between traditional mezze at the beachside Barbarossa Restaurant, or delicious healthy options at the polished Pool Restaurant. Come evening, grab a spot on the terrace of Olives Restaurant for a culinary journey around the Mediterranean, or opt instead for pan-Asian flavours on the deck of Saigon overlooking the Aegean.
The exceptional spa sprawls across the hotel’s lowest level, offering everything from a large and beautiful Turkish hammam to steam rooms, saunas and a long list of treatments that includes reflexology, Ayurvedic massage and lomi lomi nui, which has its roots in Hawaiian culture.
The fantastic Pirates of Barbarossa kids’ club is always a hit with children, granting parents the time to enjoy the rest of the hotel’s amenities, from paddleboarding and water-skiing to scuba diving, sailing trips and lounging by the pool.