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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Williamson

Stephanie Williamson Just Back From Bodrum Turkey

Name of Advisor

Stephanie Williamson


Bodrum, Turkey

Accommodations and/or DMC/On Site

Macakizi Hotel & Villa Macakizi with MJL Select

How to get to

Nonstop flights to Istanbul, followed by 1-hour flight to Bodrum. Then about a 40-minute drive. Alternatively, you can arrive by seaplane if arriving domestically.

Recommended For (families, couples, corporate, celebrations, etc)

Couples, friends, celebrations - not so much families (unless you're at Villa Macakizi).

Not-to-be-Missed Experience or Activity

Hammam treatment in their spa

Favorite culinary aspect of the hotel or region

All of it. There isn't one bad dish. The culinary program is excellent and doesn't disappoint from breakfast on. Ensure you try the baklava! They also have a variety of excellent fish and seafood options.

Favorite Wellness aspect of the hotel or region

The spa has a traditional hammam. There are also personal training options available.

Favorite amenity

The staff. Not technically an amenity, but the people are what make the stay at either of these spots. The service is top notch and your slightest need/desire is taken care of with a smile.

Kudos to: *refers to a guide, chef, member of hotel team, etc. that went out of their way

The entire staff is incredible. It seems like everyone is genuinely happy to be there and they have a low turnover rate (with the exception of seasonal staff, of course).

Additional Remarks

Villa Macakizi is more of an estate. 10 bedrooms and perfect for a celebration, muti-gen family, etc. The space is absolutely stunning and very private.


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