Located on the northwestern tip of the peninsula and surrounded with lemon and tangerine orchards, Yalıkavak has ruins from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras. Its western breezes during the hot summer months make it a particularly popular spot. The strength of the wind can be attested to by the sturdy and admired mills on the hills overlooking the village. It was once a small spongedivers village and now has become an important holiday spot, with a state of the art marina, hotels, restaurants and beach clubs.
Palmalife Bodrum Resort & Spa
Set on a beautiful private bay, this posh property has a total of 40 rooms and suites, all elegantly decorated. In addition to an all-day dining restaurant, a la carte restaurant, snack bar and three bars, there is a private beach, spa and fitness center, one indoor and one outdoor swimming pool, two tennis courts, mini football field and more.
Gökçebel Mahallesi Kızılburun Caddesi No.1.
T: (0252) 396 60 50, www.palmaliferesort.com
Sirene Luxury Hotel Bodrum
The beachfront Sirene Luxury Hotel Bodrum, located on a hill in the upscale Yalıkavak neighborhood, has 115 spacious sea-view rooms, including suites and villas, featuring a contemporary style and luxurious details. Four on-site restaurants, of which one is only open for dinner, offer international cuisine. Spa offers top-quality treatments, while the private beach with a dock for boats has an elegant atmosphere.
Geriş Mahallesi Erdemil Caddesi No.80/A
T: (0252) 311 25 25 www.sirene.com.tr
Owned and managed by a young Turkish couple who relocated to Turkey from Canada, this charming hotel is 500 meters from the beach and has a total of 20 rooms. It affords a lovely panoramıc view of the Yalıkavak Bay from the sweeping terrace bar, as well as a fine dining bistro offering unique, Aegean Turkish cuisine. There is a swimming pool with a large sundeck, a billiard table, library and more. Open year round, 4reasons operates on the bed and breakfast plan.
Bakan Caddesi No.2 T: (0252) 385 32 12
Located close to Palmarina, Avantgarde offers unique accommodation with 31 guest rooms, a private beach, and the MejorCosta Bar & Lounge with a capacity for 500 people. For relaxing, there is also the Culture Lounge, a library area created in association with Assouline, publisher of some of the world’s most sophisticated books.
Küdür Mevkii Şehit Engin Büyüksöylemez Caddesi No.9
T: (0252) 385 37 65, www.avantgardecollection.com
With a total of 45 sophisticated, modern rooms and suites, the beautiful Highlight Hotel is located in . The hotel features onsite restaurants offering Turkish and international cuisines, a spa and wellness center, an outdoor and indoor swimming pool, business center, and much more.
Gökçebel Mahallesi Tilkicik Caddesi 182 Sokak No.3
T: (0252) 385 59 59, www.highlighthotel.com