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Last updated: 29 January, 2023
Expert travel writer: Jeremy Seal

Legendary haunt of the global glitterati, Macakizi is the stand-out stay on the Bodrum Peninsula’s north shore, Turkey’s top summer playground. An elegant and stylish beach club/hotel – a bit blingy but a bit more boho – Macakizi is set among gardens scattered with terraced suites.

Along the shoreline, stylish decks are busy with attentive staff and thick with canopied cushioned areas and loungers. For high-class lazing there’s nowhere quite like it; and the food, especially the legendary breakfast spread, is exquisite.

Surrounding area

The bay which fronts this hotel is pretty, but it’s also stony and can get busy with boats. Turkbuku, the so-called ‘Saint-Tropez of Turkey’, is not the quiet fishing village it once was.

Though the essential charm remains, the streets are in danger of being overrun by boutiques, and villas are sprouting up in the hills behind the port. The place gets packed in July and August, when the traffic can be excessive.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: Onsite
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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