Tucked away in a sublime corner of south-west Turkey, D Maris Bay sits on the Datça Peninsula, high up in the hills with views that spread across the glistening sea. This breathtaking confluence of the Aegean and Mediterranean is dotted with tiny islands and hidden beaches, with a backdrop of volcanic mountain ranges and luscious forests. Far from the big cities, this impressive hideaway is about 130km from Dalaman airport and 155km from Bodrum airport.
Feel your stresses disappear at the beautifully appointed Espa, a haven with a gorgeous relaxation area, opulent hammam and private rooms for signature treatments rich in natural ingredients given by expert therapists. A sauna, steam room, ice fountains, experience showers and a vitality pool are all part of the offering here – while the magnificent sun deck is perfect for making the most of that all-healing Mediterranean sunshine.
Crafted from the finest materials, and with high attention to detail, the 200 rooms and suites at the D Maris Bay are all about luxury and relaxation. Most rooms even have bathtubs that offer vistas over sea or mountains. Rich dark woods and contemporary furniture make this one chic escape. There are four different types of suite and even a villa that has private spa facilities and a 24-hour butler service.
Five stunning sandy beaches are available to guests of the hotel, and the biggest is Blue Flag-awarded Bay Beach, which features DJs in the afternoon, as well as a snacks menu and buffet dinner. The hotel also has indoor and outdoor pools, and a vitality pool. Tennis players will enjoy the three hard courts and professional coaches, and superb water sports facilities mean you can take part in diving, water skiiing and wake boarding. Motor yachts are available for hire – perfect for exploring the nearby islands.
A star of the dining scene at D Maris Bay, celebrity favourite Zuma has opened an outpost with its famed izakaya style of shared plates. It also features a robata grill and sushi counter, residents DJs and cocktails to enjoy over stunning sea views. Or you may want to try the fresh fish, meats and local vegetables cooked up at The Breeze, rich in local flavours and styled like a courtyard house situated down by the beach. D-Hotel also has Italian cuisine from a Florentine chef at Bellariva and steaks and choice grills at beach-side Nusr-Et.
Datca Yolu Uzeri 35. Km HisarMarmarisTurkey