The Next Bali: Bodrum, Turkey Is The Secret New Vacay Spot Where All The Celebs Are Heading.

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Blessed with a crystal-clear stretch of the Aegean, pretty architecture and a plethora of luxurious sleek resorts, Bordum on the western coast of Turkey is garnering a lot of attention from top travel bloggers and the media.

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Many are touting it as the “next Bali” which means it is soon going to be swarming with international tourists.

It has been called in the NY Times as Turkey’s San Tropez on the French Riviera and been compared to Mykonos in Greece that attracts the glitterati from Europe, America and Asia.

Condé Nast Traveler and even Bloomberg named Bodrum one of the best places to travel in 2019. In fact, Bloomberg even stated travelers skip "overdeveloped Bali in favour of Bodrum”

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So, what are you waiting for?

Rush and book your tickets before the hordes of tourists get there!!!

And here’s some information to keep in handy -

What To Do:

1.) The Castle of St. Peter by the sea, is at the top of every visitor's things to do in Bodrum list. It is also the venue for many cultural festivals. Among the various towers are the French Tower; English Tower, with a sculpted lion on its west wall; and the Gatineau Tower, which leads to secret dungeons.

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2.) Located in the grounds of the castle, is the Underwater Museum of Archaeology. Discover shipwrecks unearthed from the seabed surrounding Turkey, for e.g.: most famous Uluburin shipwreck dating back to the Bronze age.

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3.) Swimming, sunbathing, or just chilling by the many beaches like Camel Beach. Bodrum’s sandy beaches with clear blue waters are perfect for beach-bummers.

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4.) Drive to Turgutreis and Yalikavak that are famous for their picture-perfect sunsets and Gumbet for some major water sports.

5.) Relax MAX and unwind in the drool-worthy private villas and resorts that come with infinity pools, Jacuzzis, sprawling balconies and the works.

6.) Set sail in a traditional Turkish gulet boat. Put on the explorer’s hat as you discover hidden coves, bays, islands and small coastal resorts along the ancient areas of Turkey, after all, Bodrum is a chief hub in the Turkish Riviera.

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7.) One of the Seven Wonders of the early world, all that remains of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus are ruins. The tomb was built for King Mausolus and apparently reached up to 46 meters in height. Its aesthetics so renowned that they inspired numerous monuments around the world.

Accommodations:

Bordum has seen a hot influx of upscale resorts, hotels, and villas that are making it a favourite off-beat holiday spot for the rich and the famous.

1.) The Marmara Bodrum - Adults Only

Perched on a hilltop, this exquisite hotel offers a free-form outdoor pool with 180° views of Bodrum Bay and Kos Island. It displays a collection of statues created by painter and sculptor Mevlut Akyildiz. The hotel's transparent toilet doors are designed by French architect Christian Allart.

Tariff: Luxury room with sea view = 18,419 INR, Corner Suite With Sea View = 24,900 INR.

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2.) Senses Hotel

All the interiors are done up in white bring out the crystal azure of the massive swimming pool and the sea view.

At a walking distance from Akkan Beach, this property has offers one of the best views of Bordum.

Tariff: Double room with balcony & sea view = 18,314 INR.

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3.) Costa Sariyaz Hotel

In a complex, striking whitewashed cobbled-stone buildings, The Sariyaz Hotel is a stone throw away from the Akkan Beach.

Tariff: Balcony with a view room = 4,800 INR

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4.) Sign by Ersan - Adult Only

With a private seafront dotted with swaying palm trees, the adult-only Sign by Ersan offers a private beach, an outdoor pool, a spa center, and luxurious rooms with stunning views of the Aegean. Tastefully decorated rooms along with a secluded terrace, a small indoor pool, and a spa bath. The spa center includes a sauna, Turkish bath, and massage facilities and an indoor pool.

Tariff: Deluxe Double Room = 32,232 INR.

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5.) Caresse a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

For sun worshipers, an inviting infinity edge swimming pool perched above the shoreline, an unrivaled spa and sauna experience and an unadulterated beach, this resort is the epitome of opulence.

Tariff: Marine room with a sea view balcony = 63,000 INR

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6.) The Bodrum by Paramount Hotels & Resorts

From Bulgari amenities, Bugatti kettles and golden Jacuzzis to personalized Butler services and private infinity pools, a touch of Hollywood is at your fingertips at this resort! An array of private, lavish over-water cabanas featuring personal bars and audio-visual facilities never fail to amaze guests

Tariff: Studio Room = 51,340 INR, Scene Room = 73,000 INR.

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