From its setting atop a remote hill on the Datça Peninsula, D-Hotel Maris reigns over an undulating landscape at the meeting of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas, one headland south of Bodrum on Turkey’s sparkling Turquoise Coast. The Turkish conglomerate Dogus Holding acquired the resort in 2010 and embarked on a nearly two-year, no-expense-spared redesign of the property, which reopened in April awash in wood, marble, and travertine.
A new eight-seat seaplane shuttles guests directly to D-Hotel from Istanbul in two hours. (The hotel’s helicopter makes 25-minute flights from Bodrum or Dalaman.) Among the 200 rooms is a top-floor Presidential Duplex with views of the Greek island Sími—which is easily reachable in D-Hotel’s Sunseeker Portofino 48 or Azimut 55 yachts. Club-level accommodations afford exclusive access to a private beach.
Accessible to all guests are the hotel’s four other beaches, swimming pools, tennis and sailing schools, seven-treatment-room Espa facility, and Ottoman and Aegean restaurants. The new king of Datça hill will close for the winter season before opening again in April.
D-Hotel Maris, +90.252.441.2000, www.dhotel.com.tr