So after only a few days it’s time again to start packing the Louis, as it’s “Boys In Bodrum 2010” a trip that was conceived due to the fact we didn’t have enough time to go to Las Vegas and naturally I was lured through the promise of a 5* boutique hotel, and let me tell you I was certainly not disappointed with what Bodrum had to offer on a silver platter!! Through my Dolce & Gabanna framed eyes this relatively undiscovered part of Turkey, which has been labelled the ‘French Riviera of the South Aegean’ is a destination not to be missed.
Staying at the Mamara Hotel which rests comfortably into the hill above Bodrum town and being exceptionally well looked after by Nino the hotel’s in house guest relations/concierge who has many a fabulous attribute of a character out of ‘la cage aux folles’. There is nothing better to hear in the morning after the night before than “Welcome again boys, my angels of the Mamara” !!
Depending on where your gym toned legs want to take you, there are so many options as to how you spend a day in this fabulous city, with a multitude of private beach clubs and luxury hotels providing the perfect backdrop and sun lounges to sip cocktails and treat your palette to the local taste sensations.
Some of our favourite days were spent at the hotel’s private day club ‘My Bodrum Beach’ although you must also spend an afternoon at the Kuum Hotel with its incredible minimalist/industrial design, the most beautiful Cavalli Kaftan clad women and their delicious man candy working the jetty as if it were the haute couture runways of Paris !!
There are too many ‘Boyz In Bodrum’ moments to relive every one in this blog as it was high-octane from the minute we popped the cork on the Veuve Clicquot …..
But our pick for dining and nights out would have to be: Ku Bar/Lounge for an ambiance that is undeniably chic yet with a true local flavour that will get you onto the dance floor before you reach the bottom of your first espresso martini!
If you are still looking for somewhere to carry on the party, a short ride over to X-Large in Gumbet will take you into the daylight hours as you fill the dance floor to international house music and take in the visual feast of their dancers which are on par with any I have seen around the world.