With world-class restaurants, including Nobu and Cipriani, über-cool bars and chic boutiques. And set against a backdrop of breathtaking beauty, with year-round sunshine to boot, it’s easy to see why the Turkish Riviera has become the stylish playground of the glamorous set. And why Palmarina Bodrum is the ultimate all-season superyacht destination.
Sample the nightlife
The nightlife of the Bodrum peninsula is legendary. The area is frequented by many a fashionable Istanbulite, and so there’s no shortage of trendy bars and clubs in and around Bodrum. Or if you would rather stay close to port, Palmarina has plenty to keep you entertained. Discover the popular Billionaire’s Club, renowned for its luxurious surroundings and buzzing atmosphere, and rub shoulders with the predictably well-heeled crowd.
Yalıkavak, Palmarina and Bodrum offer a multitude of places to eat from high-end, internationally acclaimed restaurants to authentic local eateries serving delicious local dishes. Here are some of the best places to pull up a chair:
Hip, sexy, inventive… Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s much-lauded Japanese restaurant needs no introduction. Nobu has been serving up exquisite-looking and sensational-tasting Japanese food since the original establishment opened in Beverly Hills.
Another big-hitter in the world of fine dining, Cipriani is considered by many as one of the best Italian restaurants in existence. Famous for its classical simplicity as much as its gastronomic innovation, Cipriani’s many loyal followers are testimony to its success.
Palmarina Bodrum puts world-class shopping on your doorstep. Alongside the designer boutiques, there are stores such as Jacob & Co selling fine jewellery and watches as well as shops specialising in luxury luggage brands, sunglasses, books and accessories for the home. Not to mention the duty free.
The body beautiful
Whether you want to keep fit, get a manicure or indulge in some serious pampering, the Spa & Fitness centre at Palmarina can cater to your every need. You can work out in luxurious surroundings with a personal trainer or take a Pilates class in the high-spec gym. Detox in the steam room or sauna or try a traditional Turkish Hammam. There’s a vast array of health and beauty treatments to choose from and if you fancy a massage you can even choose to have it in the spa or on board your boat.