Spa hotels in Turkey offer a brilliant accompaniment to a holiday among the most staggeringly beautiful city skylines and coasts. Among structures with histories spanning back to 150 BC, the lively spirit of the Turkish, and surrounded by the utmost luxury of your spa resort, head to Istanbul, the Bodrum Peninsula, or the Turquoise Coast for a dream wellness vacation. A spa hotel in Istanbul provides an oasis within the bustling capital. The Bodrum Peninsula offers true chance for well-being, unique Turkish spa treatments, and opulent beach resorts. Turkey’s Turquoise Coast promises draw-dropping beauty, a perfect climate, and over 1,000 thermal hot springs.
Where to spend the night at a spa hotel in Turkey? Turkey’s regions at a glance:
Turkey’s Turquoise Coast: Stunning Antalya and the Turkish Riviera
© Rixos Downtown Antalya The Turkish Riviera, or the Turquoise Coast, is where Turkey is at its most dramatically beautiful, boasting miles of pure Mediterranean paradise. At a spa hotel in downtown Antalya, the largest city on the Mediterranean Coast and now expansive sea resort, sit back and relax as the thousand-year-old history washes over you. Tucked in between the Taurus Mountains and the bright blue waters of the sea, take a short jaunt to the beach, hang out on the tennis courts, and enjoy vistas over sea cliffs and clear water from your hotel’s terrace restaurant. Further down the coast, in more secluded areas, explore huge pool complexes and treat yourself to a special combination of local, oriental, and modern spa treatments. Proud home to one of the best climate’s in the world, the best compliment to a day spent in the sun is a trip to one of the over 1,000 thermal springs that speckle western Anatolia. Feel yourself resetting in springs that have been cultivating and perfecting mineral health benefits for thousands of years in Turkey.
Bodrum Peninsula: Beach vacation in Turkey’s poshest resorts
© Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum In a beachside spa hotel on the Bodrum Peninsula, treat yourself to a simple afternoon in your air-conditioned room with views off the coast. Take a dip in pristine pools or off sun-stained beaches in some of the poshest resort towns in Turkey. Reap the health benefits from VIP Turkish Baths, and trips to the local thermal springs and Turkish hammam spa. This region has a real grip on health tourism, promising you’ll leave your vacation feeling fresh-faced and bushy-tailed. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Turkey’s metropolitan centers, take advantage of opportunities to see the stunning Bodrum Castle and other relics from this beautiful peninsula’s ancient Greek history. The city of Bodrum stretches along the Aegean Coast and is the once home to the 353 BCE Mausoleum of Halikarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today, a playground for the world’s elite beach-goers, Bodrum strikes a balance between the allure of an ancient city and the draw of a modern beachy oasis, all the while brimming with opportunities for wellness.
Istanbul: Best of both worlds in Turkey’s lively capital
© Sofa Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection Istanbul, the magical meeting point of the East and West, boasts a skyline unlike any other: a crooked pastiche of imperial mosques, tall business dynasties emblematic of a resurge of the Ottomans, and a myriad time-spanning churches, replete with mosaics and frescos. In this one-of-a-kind city, straddling the Bosporus strait and the border between Europe and Asia, find a fascinating mix of culture, cuisine, and people. Aside from Istanbul’s favorite attractions, a walk through the bustling streets is a destination in and of itself — feeling the friendly energy of the locals, soaking up the hot Turkish sun, and reveling in the rich history of this place. In luxurious spa hotels with sprawling views of that beautiful skyline glistening behind the river, enjoy total luxury in indoor pools with ceiling windows, candlelit dinners on the terrace, and amazing spa treatments. Treat yourself to a honeymoon spa package, a jet-lag recovery treatment, or a thorough detox in the hotel sauna. If that’s not enough, the Tuzla Thermal Springs are the closest to Istanbul and promise absolute rejuvenation the second you step into their peaceful healing waters.