Turkey; the Mediterranean delight that’s framed by three seas is so much more than a beach-bordered holiday destination. From ancient empirical sites to turquoise coastlines and metropolitan cities, it offers the diversity every modern traveller craves and so much more. Particularly in recent years, in the wake of political unrest, this welcoming country has seen tourism numbers reach record heights, scaling by 13% to 35 million visitors from 2018 – 2019.
D-Hotel Maris – Marmaris
Balanced atop a breathtaking bay and bordered between the Aegean and Mediterranean, this luxury resort sits smack-bang in the middle of the secluded Datça peninsular. With white sand beaches by the plenty, an endless supply of outdoor activities to keep you occupied and all of seven restaurants serving up culinary delights from around the world, this is resort living at its finest. A quick tip: get your bookings in early; it's a hotspot for international and local tourists alike.
Hillside Beach Club – Fethiye
With a total capacity of 375 rooms, one would usually be wary of booking at a resort this large. After all, your idea of a break from work doesn’t involve sardine-packed pools and long lines to average buffets. But when you realise this resort is set on 30 acres of lush forest and coastal land, you can see why Hillside is a popular favourite. With four equally blissful beaches, three diverse restaurants, six bars, one giant pool and a world-class fitness centre, you could go a whole week without seeing your travel partner and still have a ball.
Museum Hotel - Capadoccia
Museum Hotel has to be one of the only hotels in the world where you can dine alfresco as you marvel at a kaleidoscope of hot air balloons as they take off from the cliff's base below. Think you can't get more unique than that? This 30-room, 55-staff whimsical hotel has been built into the Capaddocian caves, with each room showcasing distinctive characteristics that are no two the same. These rare caves had many purposes throughout its rich history; as Persian, Roman, Hittite and Seljuk kitchens and today as a living and breathing museum.