Six Senses Kaplankaya
On The Secluded Shores Of Turkey’s Aegean
VERIFIED BY: Cate, Managing Editor
HOTEL: Six Senses Kaplankaya
ADDRESS: Milas, Turkey
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 141 rooms, 150 villas
RATES: High season €360+, low €225+
DESIGN: Naturalistic Contemporary
HOSPITALITY: No stone unturned
PERKS: Europe’s largest spa
CONCLUSION: If you value sustainability and crave a secluded but glamorous wellness getaway with everything at your fingertips, it’s time to pack your bags for Kaplankaya already.
Can you keep a secret? The Turkish Riviera is the next big thing. On track to be hotter and more glamorous than the South of France or Italy’s Amalfi, Bodrum and the shimmering cerulean and turquoise Aegean coastline are the new places to see, and be seen.
But that’s not why you go to Six Senses Kaplankaya. Perched on a remote stretch of land twice the size of Monaco and just across the bay from Bodrum, you stay here to get away from it all and recharge. Featuring Europe’s largest spa and three private beaches and pools — there’s no shortage of places to relax and relish in your surroundings.
With a focus on sustainability and wellbeing, you’ll indulge in organic and healthy meals from their no-waste kitchen and can even enroll in a variety of private wellness programs that improve sleep, get you in shape or help detox your mind.
The OAB-designed building will also put you into a state of relaxation itself with calming contemporary lines juxtaposed with natural materials. Seemingly carved right into rock that holds it up, the property is built on levels that unfold towards the beach, always framing the sea. Landscaping on each level’s rooftop not only makes you feel like you’re on a secluded perch when you sit on your balcony, but hides a recycled-water irrigation system that also naturally cools the building. Here, design and sustainability go hand in hand.
the turn down
Luxury eco resort
hour drive or 8-minute heli ride from bodrum.
Any, but if you can snag a villa you’ll love the views and privacy.
fully stocked including a nespresso machine. the organic snacks left by housekeeping are the best, though.
Europe’s largest spa, three pools and three private beaches
WHAT TO ORDER FROM ROOM SERVICE:
call down for the local breakfast egg dish, menemen, if you can’t make the sprawling buffet.
RESTAURANT + BAR:
sage & sea inside, wild thyme by the pool, the beach bar and private mezze by the sea all feature locally-sourced foods in no-waste kitchens.
twice the size of monaco, the property is private and sprawling on turkey’s aegean shoreline.
THE FEEL: Modern and naturalistic, the oab-designed building combines contemporary aesthetics with an eco-friendly ethos.