Luxury villa living at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum
With schools still closed for the summer, a late family villa holiday somewhere postcard-stunning is the ideal way to avoid that nightmare-inducing chorus of "I'm bored!". Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, is offering two packages for those who would like to stay in one of the resort’s opulent villas: The Villa package and Presidential Villa package.
Favoured by discerning travellers the world over, the Turkish resort town is blessed with a rich culture, temperate climate, fine food, and stunning natural beauty. To put it simply: if your family are bored here, there really isn't any hope for them.
Surrounded by the lush natural beauty of pine trees and olive groves, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is nestled on a hillside overlooking the azure waters of the aptly named Paradise Bay. With 2km of untouched shoreline, including two private sandy beaches, the stylishly designed resort boasts eight bars and restaurants, a wide range of water sports and numerous children’s activities.
The resort’s seven sun-soaked villas are the most spacious on the Bodrum peninsula, ranging in size from 540sqm to 910sqm. The quintessential home away from home without half of the stress or the hassle, the villas are located on a hill behind the resort for total privacy, with each having its own enclosed beach cabana where guests can enjoy sunbathing, swimming, food, beverages and even the occasional cheeky holiday shisha in complete seclusion.
Sumptuously furnished, the Melissa Villa, Lily Villa, Paradise Bay Villa, Mandarin Villa, and Oriental Villa each has four or five bedrooms, including a maid's room, several bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and luxurious indoor and outdoor dining spaces. Cooking and cleaning are the least of your worries in Bodrum, as chefs are also available to cook dinners tailored to your family's exact preferences.
Their inner courtyards are definitely worthy of a photo album or two whilst their relaxing outdoor terraces have a private infinity pool, shower, sun beds and hammocks to ensure you can let your feet up in just about every location conceivable. Indoors, guests also have access to their own sauna, steam room, and fitness room. For the ultimate in relaxation, Spa treatments can also be taken inside the villas.
Oriental Villa Bedroom
With breath-taking views of the Aegean Sea, the Presidential Villa is the ultimate in private luxury. Spread over 910sqm, and with seven large bedrooms, eight bathrooms and even a personal hamam, this two-storey villa features a spectacular outdoor terrace with a private pool, shower and sun beds.
With a fully-equipped kitchen, two inside dining tables, and one outside table - this villa is ideal for entertaining. Also fitted out with a sauna, fitness room, and steam room, guests can revel in the true essence of luxury travel here.
Presidential Villa Living Room
To enjoy a tailor-made stay, guests can even opt for the resort’s Butler service. From personalising an itinerary that can include your favourite hobbies and which restaurants you'd like to organising one-off celebrations in exclusive venues and cultural excursions to the region’s historic landmarks, the resort’s butlers will look after everything down to the finest detail.
Managed jointly with Worldwide Kids, the resort also offers a Kid's Club (for four to 11-year olds) and a Crèche Club (one to three years). There's even a babysitting service on request. What that means for you is a whole lot more peace and quiet.
Villa packages (starting at AED 41,248) include the option of either a one-day Bodrum Excursion for nine people; a Gulet Tour Experience or an 'under the stars' barbeque in the villa’s garden, beach or private deck.
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