It’s no surprise that Bodrum, Turkey was listed as one of Bloomberg’s Best Travel Destinations in 2019. With its crystal blue waters, delectable food, and luxurious resorts Bodrum is an amazing getaway destination. It’s been compared to the Greek island and St. Tropez.
I visited with friends last summer and I completely fell in love. We were lucky enough to stay at our friend’s summer home and lived the life of luxury. I never wanted to leave and I knew that I would make plans to return again.
If you plan on going to Turkey anytime soon then you must add Bodrum to your itinerary. We stayed for 5 days and I could have stayed there for weeks. Read below for reasons why you should go to Bodrum on your next trip to Turkey.
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Reasons to Go to Bodrum Turkey
1. Gorgeous Beaches
There are so many beaches to choose from that you won’t know where to start! You can stay at a resort like the Mandarin Oriental and swim at their private beach. If that’s not your style explore the area and find a hidden cove or bay to swim at. Some of the most popular beaches include Gümüşlük, Yahsi, Kadikalesi, and Gümbet.
2. Amazing Food
When you escape to the sea, you can also expect to get incredibly fresh seafood. Turkey may have my favorite dishes that I have ever had and the food here was incredible. Go to one of the fine dining restaurants or a small seafood shack. Whatever you get, you’ll be incredibly satisfied.
3. Lively Social Scene
Europeans love to get out and let off some steam. You can get out and party from daytime through the night. Visit the beach clubs where you can lounge on chairs by the sea, order drinks and food, and cool off in the water. At night you can head to the main town where there is a designated bar street or find a nightclub to dance the night away. Bodrum’s social scene is one of the best I’ve seen!
4. Luxurious Lifestyle
You don’t need a ton of money to indulge in your luxurious fantasies. Watch the yachts sail across the sea, window shop at the high-end mall, and get served on at the beach clubs (for a reasonable price). Stay in a local boutique hotel or splurge on a resort with a private beach. No matter your budget, you will feel like you’ve been transported to a fantasy.
5. Breathtaking Sunsets
I am not exaggerating when I say that the sunsets 🌅 in Bodrum were some of the most stunning in my life (and I’m an avid sunset chaser). Bodrum is west-facing, which means that you can catch a stunning sunset from anywhere in town. Watching as the sky changes colors over the glimmering sea is completely mesmerizing. Stare out at the landscape and fall in love with the beauty that lays in front of your eyes.
6. Easily Accessible
Bodrum is a quick hour’s plane ride ✈️ to the airport from Istanbul and there are international flights as well. You can easily get tickets on both Pegasus and Turkish Airlines for as low as 50 dollars. If you would rather travel by land there are plenty of bus options or rent a car and take a road trip along the nice roads. It’s so easy to get there that there is no excuse to miss it!
I hope this list has convinced you to visit Bodrum. Sunbathe by the beach, swim in the salty water, and enjoy a life of luxury in this lovely destination. I’m sure that you will also fall in love.
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