Bodrum, Turkey

Day four of my cruise took me to Bodrum and our first stop in Turkey. I’ve never been to Turkey before, but I already want to go back. When we pulled up to the port, I saw a castle (of course) and was told there is a wonderful Museum of Underwater Archaeology. I passed on both and instead spent the day at a spectacular hotel – Kempinksi Hotel at Barbaros Bay — about a 25-minute drive away.

I cannot say enough good things about this hotel. It has its own bay and private beach and expansive infinity pools. The staff could not be nicer, the food was delicious and I spent a relaxing day being pampered at their spa…which included a Turkish bath.


DSC_0780 2Pebbly Beach, Barbaros Bay


Barbaros Bay, Aegean Sea

DSC_0806Dipping my feet in the cold waters of the Aegean Sea

IMG_4697Outdoor infinity pool overlooking Barbaros Bay

FullSizeRender (1) Indoor Pool

FullSizeRender (2)Spa Lobby

FullSizeRender (3)Light snack before spa treatment: Ginger tea, dried figs and almonds

DSC_0804 2 DSC_0797 2Turkish Bath

IMG_4838Sun setting over the infinity pool, Kempinski Hotel at Barbaros Bay

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