Are you planning a honeymoon right after your wedding or perhaps later on and still looking for that perfect romantic honeymoon destination? Well, there is no doubt that Turkey offers a big variety of places to visit on your honeymoon in Turkey, and Bodrum should certainly be one Turkish city to consider. Before we begin, here’s a little information on Bodrum.
Bodrum was once known as Halicarnassus, and it is located in the southwestern region of Aegean in Turkey. It was famous for the Mausoleum of Mausolus, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the World in ancient times. Perhaps, what this city is best known for is the Bodrum Castle, which has been completely rebuilt to give tourists a taste of their heritage.
According to WikiTravel "Bodrum is a fascinating place as it has a pleasing contrast between the Ancient city - where there are discernable fragments everywhere in the town -and a playground for rich Turks and an array of foreign visitors. It is one of the centers of the Turkish Tourist industry and is the market town for the Bodrum Peninsula which consists of a number of towns and villages nestling on the edge of the Coast."
Here you will find the top things to do in Bodrum!
Places to Stay in Bodrum
The Marmara, Bodrum City
This is one of the top hotels in Bodrum city. It is a luxurious accommodation for adults only because of its stunning views and extensive art collection. It has 97 rooms that come with upscale amenities such as stocked mini bars, smart TVs, Molton Brown toilets, bathrobes, etc. There are 2 polls on site, a hammam, and a candlelit spa. Lastly, there’s an excellent Turkish and Mediterranean rooftop restaurant that overlooks the sea and city.
Caresse, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
Caresse, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Bodrum has 67 rooms, 9 suites and a Caresse King Villa. All rooms offer excellent amenities, such as modern technology and Marriott's Signature Luxury Collection Beds. Guests at this beautiful resort can experience the captivating view of the Aegean Sea, since each room has its own private terrace or balcony. Luxury extends to a stylish blend of chic furnishings and tasteful bathrooms, that stand as the epitome of lavish comfort. Relax, unwind and allow your senses to fully embrace the unique tranquility of Bodrum.
Macakizi Hotel, Golturkbuku
This trendy hotel is preferred by Turkish and international celebrities and jetsetters. Macakizi is known for its nightlife spot, which is the beach club. There are Mediterranean restaurants on the site, along with outdoor spa that offer relaxing massages. There are 74 rooms in the hotel and all have king-size beds, stocked mini bars, flat-screen TVs, Bose sound systems, free Wi-Fi, and furnished balconies. On top of that, there are the remote-controlled curtains that block the morning sun, under-floor heating to keep your feet all warm and toasty, Aqua di Parma toiletries, and lush gardens to explore.
This boutique hotel in Bodrum, named “the Most Excellent Charming Hotel of Europe and the Mediterranean” by Condé Nast, is located in one of the most exclusive corners of paradise, Göltürkbükü on the Bodrum peninsula where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean. 45 minutes from Milas-Bodrum Airport, Divan Bodrum is just 20 minutes from the Bodrum city centre, offering easy access to shopping, nightlife and the Bodrum Marina. The hotel has a personal approach to guest comfort and satisfaction and its flawless combination of luxury and simplicity allows guests to both get away from it all and have it all.
Rixos Premium Bodrum
At Rixos Premium Bodrum, guests will find everything they might desire; a 200-meter private beach, multiple swimming pools, 347 rooms and suites, private villas, VIP services, fine dining from around the world, international performers, indulgent spa treatments, and fun-filled children's activities. Rixos Premium Bodrum is an all inclusive resort.
Romantic Tourist Attractions in and Around Bodrum
Bitez Hammam, Bodrum City
This hammam is one of the best places to visit in Bodrum City. The staff is extremely attentive and the place is quite clean. They are known for their massages, which people swear by and that’s enough to give it a try.
A Greek House turned into a candlelight courtyard is the ultimate place to have a romantic dinner. The restaurant is located in Bodrum Town and is popular for its unique menu delights like sautéed octopus, artichoke salad, tender lamb chunks with an aubergine puree, and more.
Greco-Roman City of Ephesus
One of the oldest settlements of the Greeks on the Aegean Sea, this place is worth visiting. There are daily tour tickets available that you can buy and learn everything about this historical place. It’s a big place and extremely beautiful, which allows you to make lasting memories.
Vinbodrum, Bodrum City
Homemade food and a glass of fresh wine, straight from the vineyard… what more could you ask for? This family-run place is a must visit if you want to start your honeymoon on a warm note.
There are plenty of other places that should visit such as Castle of St. Peter, Bodrum Bazaar, Camel Beach, Aquapro Dive Center, etc.
Bodrum City is quite big and contains many historical sites that you will have a great time exploring together on your honeymoon in Bodrum. Make sure to take lots and lots of picture because this city’s true beauty lies in the views.