Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum , BODRUM, Turkey
Whether you're looking for absolute escapism or glamorous partying, this sparkling Riviera gem – a magnet for Turkey's jet set – with its azure-sea backdrop, waterside dining and storied past, is a magical place to be.
When you stay at the Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum you'll find an idyllic Paradise Bay setting; a seductive blend of style, luxury and comfort; and a sensational choice of rooms, suites, villas and one- to four-bedroom apartments.
You're spoilt for choice when it comes to activity too. There are two gorgeous private beaches, four glittering pools, a fabulous aquatic centre and sports galore – and that's before you even think about exploring Bodrum itself.
Dining here is guaranteed to make you hit the gym as soon as you get home: a divine mix of delicious Italian, alfresco Turkish and Mediterranean; an Asian Grill, tapas, mezze and cocktails, as well as some of the naughtiest pastries and yummiest cakes at The Mandarin Cake Shop.
And don't miss the super hillside spa too – its treatments use natural, hand-ground ingredients all plucked from its very own garden.