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On a secluded, Aegean-spanning stretch of coast sitting north of the beautiful and historic city of Bodrum, Six Senses Kaplankay offers guests the chance to get away from it all and re-connect with nature. Undulating hills clad in evergreens, wild olives and cypresses amplify the invitation extended by warm breezes and the turquoise sea’s gently lapping waves. Added to this is a wealth of architecture, history and art, as well two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – all within easy reach of the hotel.
The rooms here - available with one king or twin double beds - feature a contemporary timber-floored living area, a spacious marble bathroom with a decadent tub and shower and a walk-in closet and dressing room. Inside, lights and climate control are at the touch of an iPad while outside, floor-to-ceiling windows open to a private balcony where you can enjoy relaxed al fresco dining complete with superb views of the Aegean Sea. For the ultimate taste of luxury living, opt for a larger suite which comes with its own private plunge pool, perfect for a refreshing dip on balmy summer days.
Head to the Six Senses Spa for an all-round wellness experience that is designed to leave guests feeling their best. Here, the list of facilities is dizzying, from the traditional - an indoor swimming pool, beauty salon and relaxation lounges - to the more unusual - a salt grotto, crystal steam room, experiential rains, Finnish sauna and more. After taking your pick from the sublime selection of treatments, work up a sweat at the state-of-the-art fitness studio or continue the theme of relaxation on the heated loungers.
Come evening, take your pick from the resort's three luxurious restaurants - Sage and Sea, Wild Thyme and Mezze by the Sea. With Aegean and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine created using fresh, sustainable ingredients sourced from the resort's own organic garden plus local markets, dining here is a real treat. After a delicious dinner, head to one of the bars - there are three in total - for a nightcap before calling it a night and retiring to your suite.
The spa at Six Senses Kaplankay offers pampering to the max with a dizzying array of treatments to enjoy after a day spent exploring the glittering coastline.
Nick, Original Traveller