D Maris Bay Hotel


The vistas of Turkey's Turquoise Coast, fringed by almond groves and white sands, are laid out before you at this luxury stay, its cove shared only by the sea turtle.
Along a Turkish shore of white beaches, almond groves and forests draped over volcanic hills, it’s the sparkling waters that draw the eye – the namesake of the Turquoise Coast in the country’s south- west. Here, a hidden cove is home to D Maris Bay, a lavish retreat where arrival by helicopter might be optional, but definitely sets the scene. Across 196 rooms and suites, hues of sand and chocolate are elevated by golden touches and Turkish artwork. Settle for a meze feast with a sea or mountain backdrop on your balcony or take the luxury up a notch and stay in the four-person villa, complete with a private pool, marble-clad bathrooms and a butler to tend to your every whim. When it comes to food, breakfast at The Terrace is hard to beat, expansive views of the bay matched only by traditional gözleme – stuffed flatbreads – and fresh pomegranate juice. Lunch might be a world-class steak at Nusr-et, high-end Japanese at Zuma or rustic pizza at D Maris Kitchen, with dinner at beachfront Greek taverna Manos and bubbles by the water at La Guérite. Swimming with loggerhead turtles, exploring nearby islands by motor yacht and hammam treatments in the spa are all on the agenda, with three shimmering pools to unwind by in between.

Doubles from £369. 00 90 252 441 2000, dmarisbay.com

Words by Jasmina Matulewicz.

This review was taken from the July 2022 issue of Food and Travel. To subscribe today, click here.

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