Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is the holiday resort that is currently on our minds. With breath-taking views and spectacular villas, this luxurious Turkish Riveria resort boasts of the perfect location for a family holiday

Amid pine trees and olive greens, overlooking the azure waters of Paradise Bay, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is home to 2 km of untouched shoreline, including two private sandy beaches. The stylishly designed resort is home to eight bars and restaurants, a wide range of water sports and many children’s activities.

The resort’s villas are the most spacious on the Bodrum peninsula, ranging from 540sqm to 910sqm in size. The villas savor complete privacy as they are located on a hill behind the resort where each have their own enclosed beach cabana, so guests can enjoy sunbathing, swimming, food, drinks and other activities, in seclusion.

With six different types of villas, each with lavish statement furnishing and an attention to detail, families have a wide variety to choose from. The Melissa Villa, Magnolia Villa, Lily Villa, Mandarin Villa and Oriental Villa, each have four or five bedrooms, including a fully equipped kitchen and luxurious indoor and outdoor dining spaces. The outdoor terraces offer a private pool, shower, sun beds and hammocks while the inner courtyards ooze a garden-like atmosphere. Indoors, guests have their own sauna, steam room and fitness room.

The Presidential Villa is the quintessence of private luxury, with breath-taking views of the Aegean Sea and seven large bedrooms with eight large bathrooms spread over 910sqm. This two-storey villa features a spectacular outdoor terrace with a private pool, shower and sun beds, a fully equipped kitchen, two inside dining table and one outside round table. It offers the perfect setting to host guests and simply have a relaxed meal, surrounded by family. Guests can revel in the true essence of luxury travel here.

The resort has the option of Butler service, to provide an experience tailored towards the guests’ wishes, if the guests choose to opt for it. The resort’s Butlers promise to look into every detail of the trip, from personalizing an itinerary that includes the guests’ favorite hobbies and where they would like to dine, to enjoying the tranquility of a hidden beach on the Mediterranean coast and organizing one-off celebrations in exclusive venues or cultural excursions to the region’s historic landmarks.

Villa rates at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum start from EUR 6,500 for the Melissa Villa and from EUR 40,000 for the Presidential Villa.

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