With convenient direct flights from major cities of India, Turkey offers a beautiful ambience for a destination wedding. Turkey has steeped in history with a landscape that encompasses beaches and soaring mountains, Turkey has acted as the gateway between Europe and Asia for thousands of years. Being a place of trade and of exchanging cultures has made Turkey a richly diverse country. The point where East meets West, the wealth of culture and breadth of influences has left its mark and is revealed in the country’s mouthwatering culinary landscape, as well as in the innumerable religious monuments and archaeological sites.
Istanbul, once the capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, features prominently in most travel plans but there are many more great destinations. You could enjoy your time here staying in boutique hotels inside caves and floating in hot air balloons above the otherworldly landscape of Cappadocia, wandering in the midst of the Greco-Roman world in Ephesus, or simply soaking up the sun in the luxury beach resorts along the Aegean Sea.
Some of the destination wedding properties we consider are as follows:
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul
Located along the Bosphorus in one of Istanbul’s most naturally beautiful neighbourhoods, the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosporus is a former 19th-century palace transformed into a hotel sanctuary of luxury and comfort. The hotel is an airy fusion of traditional Ottoman architecture and contemporary furnishings. The pillared underground swimming hall (with classical music playing underwater) and hammam are not to be missed! Watching the sunset from the expansive white tile terrace or from the outdoor pool with a glass of wine is unforgettable.
KEMPINSKI HOTEL BARBAROS BAY BODRUM
Nestled on the cliffs overlooking pristine Barbaros Bay, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum is located on a private bay with a ‘blue-flagged’ private beach facing the magnificent Aegean Sea, offering its guests a unique and luxurious vacation. The hotel beckons travelers with its gorgeous white architecture, natural wood accents, and turquoise blue pools. All the rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with walk-out balconies or terraces that overlook the turquoise blue waters of the Gokova Gulf.
CARESSE, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & SPA, BODRUM
Caresse, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, opened its doors in July 2015 and enjoys a beachfront location in the heart of Bodrum, close to the historic Bodrum Windmills and Bodrum Castle. Beautifully appointed, the hotel offers excellent amenities, modern technology, signature Luxury Collection beds, private balcony or terrace and captivating views of the Aegean Sea. Luxury extends to a stylish blend of chic furnishings and tasteful bathrooms that epitomize the concept of lavish comfort.
High up on the hillside of the magnificent Datça Peninsula, where the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas meet, you will find an exclusive resort that exceeds all expectations. With spectacular and breathtaking views, small islands, luscious pine forests, volcanic mountain ranges, crystal clear waters and five stunning natural private beaches, D-Hotel Maris welcomes you into a peaceful enclave of beauty, serenity and luxury. D-Hotel Maris luxurious rooms, all of them specifically designed for the ultimate escape and relaxation, and most featuring a bathtub with breathtaking views.
ST REGIS ISTANBUL
Nestled in the heart of the exclusive Nisantasi district, the spectacular St. Regis Istanbul is surrounded by shops, dining, art, and entertainment. The property has two signature restaurants: an intimate rooftop terrace venue and an eclectic French brasserie. The hotel includes a suite designed by Bentley – boast a unique identity of discrete luxury, timeless elegance, and compelling grace. All guests enjoy the elevated level of bespoke service of the St. Regis Butler. The hotel openend last year and is our favorite Istanbul luxury hotel.
THE BODRUM BY PARAMOUNT HOTELS & RESORTS
Set along the spectacular Bodrum coast with the Aegean Sea as its outlook, the exceptional ‘The Bodrum’ hotel, formerly known as The Golden Savoy and the Jumeirah Bodrum, is nestled in the natural beauty of Zeytinlikahve Cove. With accommodation consisting exclusively of opulent suites and extravagant villas, a private beach and an array of the finest wining, dining and entertainment on offer, the resort is the ultimate paradise for connoisseurs of perfection, indulgence and superlative pleasure.
MANDARIN ORIENTAL BODRUM
With an idyllic location in Bodrum’s secluded Paradise Bay, two private beaches, a range of fabulous gourmet restaurants, a world-class spa and a choice of stylish rooms, suites and villas, this unique 6-star resort will seduce even the most discerning traveler and invite you to lie back, relax and savour the moment. The first beach resort of the Mandarin Oriental hotel group is so phenomenal that it makes the nicest 5 star resorts look like a cheap motel. If you are in need of a luxurious destination beach resort break around the Mediterranean basin, then this one is the best on offer.
ARIANA SUSTAINABLE LUXURY LODGE
Cappadocia is located in the heart of Ancient Anatolia, one of the cradles of human civilization. Here, the earliest cities in world history appeared, about 5000 BC. Immersed in this ancient landscape lies Ariana Lodge, a golden-hued, contemporary hotel named after an ancient sun goddess. Beautiful gardens, which tumble down the hillside, invite you to immerse yourself in Cappadocia’s natural beauty. Indoors, the hotel is a light-filled space, pairing timeless design with modern styling. Ariana’s luxury suites are exquisitely decorated with an inviting ambiance to transform its guest’s stay into a one of a kind experience.
The Aegean region of Turkey is dotted with spectacular natural scenery, ancient pine forests and scalloped bays. One such bay on the Bodrum Peninsula is home to ultraluxurious Amanruya. Named after the Sanskrit word for peace, ‘aman’, and the Turkish word for dream, Amanruya belongs to the portfolio of Aman Resorts, the world’s most exclusive hotel brand. Inspired by traditional local architecture, Amanruya’s village layout features individual contemporary stone cottages, each with a private garden and marble swimming pool, and stunning views across the forests and coastline.
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