Although I am never much for a sequel, my ‘Return to the Blue Lagoon’ otherwise known as Bodrum was certainly on a par with the first visit – fabulous for many different reasons but fabulous all the same.
Missing two of our ‘Boyz In Bodrum’ cast mates due to their relentless work schedules it was a matter of our powers combined to live up to our reputation as been ‘The Angels of Bodrum’ and to return home with stories of adventures abound.
Waking up in a two bedroom suite overlooking Barbaros Bay @ The Kempinski Hotel surrounded by 5* luxury as you walk over and swing open the doors onto your private terrace is a feeling of true relaxation that one must experience – knowing that the day is yours to make of it what you will and that every want & whim can be provided for by a staff that offer exceptional superstar service !!
With the days getting off to a leisurely start, taking breakfast high above the ocean & sampling a food and beverage selection that would put even the most royal of kings to shame – before slipping into the Dior swim trunks & been driven in your personal golf buggy down to the private bay. Losing hours basking in radiant sunbeams / swimming / devouring the latest Jackie Collins & of course indulging in the standard several glasses of chilled champagne.
Evenings were spent experiencing the culinary delights both within the hotel & also finding the best of the local fair within Bodrum town.
An absolute must would have to be the sushi/sashimi selection & black cod @ Saigon Club and also the mezze/fresh fish selection you hand pick at the beachside restaurant both within the Kempinski.
Just for old times sake we couldn’t resist heading back to Ku Bar for the atmosphere and espresso martinis in classic ‘dinner & dancing’ style !!
It is true that generally I only like things LUXE, but thanks to a friend of ours who lives part-time in Bodrum we were introduced to Maji Beach - which is a small local beach club that has all the charm, character & magic of old Ibiza.
Perhaps there is a slight hint of the inner hippy within me, but I might also point out there is high-speed wi-fi access so you can still check your current position on the Hermes Birkin wait list from the comfort of the sun lounger.
After X7 wonderful & enchanting days, I was leaving my heart in Bodrum with some very special memories .... yet it was time to pack the Louis again and head to the airport with our very handsome driver as we were boarding a flight to ‘Fabulous in ..... Istanbul‘