Best of the Best 2013: Resorts: D-Hotel Maris

Photo by Axel Kull and Rainer Klostermeier

D-Hotel Maris (+90.252.441.2000, www​.dhotel.com.tr) has long claimed one of Turkey’s most spectacular locations. Following a 1.5-year renovation, the resort reopened last April with a stylish new design that at last matches its enviable environs. Perched along a hillside on the Datça Peninsula—the crossroads of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas—the 200-room property features five private beaches, six restaurants, six bars, and the only Espa facility on the Turkish Riviera. Rooms and suites, all of which now offer touchpad controls and floor-to-ceiling windows, include a Presidential Duplex with a hot tub and rooftop terrace, and a villa with a private swimming pool, hammam, and personal butler. Still, D-Hotel’s greatest asset remains its breathtaking backdrop, which guests can explore by chartering the resort’s sailboat or one of its two motor yachts. ($490–$8,970)