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For 2018 / 2019, the British Yacht Harbour Association (THYA) awarded its supreme status as superyacht marina of the world. We also only need to look at the visitors who return year after year, from Saudi princes to western celebrities. Such is management’s attention to detail.

Whether you like to spend your time surfing and sunning yourself, spiking your adrenalin with ‘heart in your mouth’ activities or you prefer to soak up the local culture and Turkish life, Bodrum is the perfect place to visit and live.

Bodrum airport is one of the top three touristic air travel hubs in Turkey, it is the easiest and best way to get to western Turkey, and this user guide helps flyers navigate it like a pro.

During the 1960s tourism took over the region, and with it, a mass of multicultural influences washed over the peninsula. People wanted more space, comfort and luxury. The real estate market had stepped up a gear and world-renowned and esteemed Turkish architects looked to have their work appear on the peninsula.

It's hard not to fall in love with Bodrum. Lying on the sun-drenched shores of the Aegean, Bodrum’s historic charm and alluring array of peninsular resorts offers the ideal mix of the traditional and the contemporary.

As well as being a top summer destination for sun, sea, sand and self-indulgent nightlife, the pleasure-seeking atmosphere has pushed Bodrum’s luxury real estate market into the eyesight of many wealthy and famous people all around the world.

The revival of interest in Bodrum, especially over the last 7 years, sees both Turks and foreigners flocking to the region. They see an area with mass future potential but what is driving this renewed interest and why are people choosing Bodrum as an ideal location for investment?

The relaxed lifestyle of western Turkey easily lures in expats of various nationalities of which some choose to live in Bodrum, a rugged peninsula made up of small coastal resorts and a bustling town.

For many decades, the Bodrum peninsula on the Aegean coast of Turkey has lured wealthy and influential Turks from around the country. The New York Times labelled it the Saint Tropez of Turkey, and elite social circles from around the world sat up and took notice.

Gumusluk, one of the lesser known coastal resorts of the Bodrum peninsula is blessed with a natural appearance, historical background, cultural yearnings and beautiful scenery.

Palmarina calls itself the leading luxury mega yacht marina of Turkey. The state-of-the-art facility has every right to. It should also take credit for putting Yalikavak, the region where it is based, on the map by gaining international admiration.

Bodrum is a popular destination for weddings&honeymoons these days. Many couples in particular enjoy a romantic honeymoon on Bodrum, either as a two-week stay or a short trip while touring the rest of Turkey.

So which of the luxury hotels in Bodrum garner the crown as the favourite place to stay for the elite wealthy seeking exceptional hospitality? Here our pick of the best!

Out of all our favourite things to do in Turkey, shopping in Bodrum is near the top of our list. The diversity and choice of the town centre and smaller coastal resorts ensures we will find anything we want.

When it comes to eating out in Bodrum, the whole peninsula boasts of top-notch chefs, atmospheric restaurants, and delectable food with sensational tastes. Here at Turkey Homes, we visit traditional lokantas if we want a quick, basic meal but at night-time, love to sample other restaurants known for their individuality.

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