Envision a beach wedding. Your guests walking along the Mediterranean coast as turquoise waves lap gently on the shore. Vistas of rolling hills blanketing the horizon as you embark on a new chapter in your life. Caresse Resort & Spa Bodrum can make this vision come to life.
Close to one of Turkey’s most vibrant cities yet tucked away on a secluded peninsula, the venue’s sophistication sets it apart from its peers. Beautifully appointed, its 67 rooms, nine suites and impressive Caresse King Villa each offer breathtaking views of the azure Aegean Sea from a private balcony or terrace.
“More and more couples are choosing to marry here,” says Makis Antonatos, General Manager of Caresse, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Bodrum.
“They love the tranquil atmosphere and pristine beauty of the scenery, and our team do our best to go the extra mile to make newlyweds feel special. Guests can unwind in our spa and on our private beach, and even charter a luxury yacht with the help of our personalised concierge programme.”
He adds: “Bodrum is a short flight from many Middle Eastern and European airports, ideal if guests are travelling from overseas. The city is the perfect wedding or honeymoon destination; with intimate beaches, romantic settings and a buzzing night scene, it offers guests enough intimacy while still being lively enough to keep each day interesting. Not many places in the world can boast a world-class clubbing scene and one of the Seven Wonders of the World within the same location.”
The mausoleum at Halicarnassus is a must-see attraction. One of the famed Seven Wonders of the World,* this majestic structure dates from 353 BC and has a romantic history of its own. Housing the remains of King Mausolus, the ornate tomb was built at the behest of his grief-stricken widow, Queen Artemisia.
Steeped in culture, Bodrum will linger in the imagination long after you tie the knot. From tantalising cuisine to picturesque whitewashed villages lined with lemon groves, your memories will last a lifetime.
A holiday made for two
New for spring is Caresse’s Luxury Romance Package. Available for as little as AED 1040**, it’s an enticing proposition.
Stay for two nights or more and celebrate your love with bubbly and breakfast in bed surrounded by the scent of fresh blooms. The offer includes flowers and champagne upon arrival and daily morning room service.
Why not extend your stay and make your marriage a ‘wedding-moon’?