Turkey Removed from Red List on 22nd September: Three Must-Visit Luxury Hotels for Those Long-Awaited 2021 Trips

For Adventure and Ancient History: Argos in Cappadocia

From the ruins of an ancient, 2,000-year-old monastery with interconnecting caves and underground tunnels, Argos in Cappadocia hotel is rich in history and the perfect retreat for travellers visiting this bucket list destination in central Turkey. Nestled on the ancient hilltop village of Uçhisar, Argos in Cappadocia boasts 51 rooms and suites carved from volcanic rock, an organic restaurant, spa therapy room, outdoor infinity pool and the region’s largest wine cellar.

New for 2021, this five-star hotel invites travellers to experience a range of new facilities and experiences on offer. The new Tiraz Jacuzzi Suite boasts the most spectacular viewpoint in the hotel overlooking Mount Erciyes and Pigeon Valley, as well as an in-suite Turkish bath, jacuzzi and private terrace with private spa treatments such as traditional Turkish massages available. Gourmands can head to the hotel’s Seki Restaurant, where a new sustainable menu has launched for the summer inspired by regional cuisine, using locally grown, seasonal fruits and vegetables grown in Argos’ gardens, and guests will also have the option to join experienced chefs for garden-to-kitchen cooking classes and wine tasting. A bucket-list must in this fairy-tale-like destination, adventurous travellers can also take a sunset hot air balloon tour, an adrenaline-fuelled Jeep Safari or off-road ATV ride as well as full moon walks, cycling and horse-riding through this ancient Anatolian wonderland.

Rooms start from £200 per night. For more information visit www.argosincappadocia.com

For Glamour and Gastronomy: D Maris Bay

Perched above one of the most picturesque bays on the Datça Peninsula in Turkey, where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean, D Maris Bay is delighted to welcome back UK guests for the 2021 summer season with a range of upgraded, exclusive experiences. From private helicopter transfers to and from the airport (perfect for those seeking privacy), new holistic spa experiences, gourmet menus from world-renowned chefs, D Maris Bay invites luxury travellers on a holiday to remember.

Home to five private beaches, several indoor and outdoor pools – including an infinity pool overlooking Green Hill panoramic point –the location of D Maris Bay is unparalleled. Guests can dine in five scenic gourmet restaurants with international culinary offerings, including the award-winning contemporary Japanese restaurant Zuma, the beachfront steakhouse made famous by ‘Salt Bae’, Nusr-Et, and the ultra-stylish Mediterranean beach club inspired by the South of France, La Guérite. Wellness seekers can head to the luxurious Mytha Spa for personalised spa treatments that use pioneering techniques and ingredients inspired by the power of nature, using oils, soaps and creams made from ingredients derived from Datca’s endemic flora. There is an exclusive private villa for those seeking seclusion post-pandemic, and fitness fanatics are invited to use the state-of-the-art D-Gym, tennis courts, water sports on Bay Beach or even hire the hotel’s own Alia Open Sea motor yacht, for a day spent exploring surrounding islands.

Rooms start from £250 per night. For more information visit www.dmarisbay.com

For Spa and Seaside Serenity: D-Resort Göcek

Set in one of Europe’s most naturally beautiful destinations between Fethiye and Dalyan, the coastal village of Göcek in Turkey is a hidden paradise in the Mediterranean, boasting picturesque beaches and islands, hidden coves, quaint market towns and forest-clad mountain ranges.

The five-star D-Resort Göcek is an elegant boutique hotel located in D-Marin Göcek and provides the perfect place for a wellness escape immersed in nature. Spread over three floors, the luxurious D-Spa is an oasis of serenity offering tailored holistic experiences and unique wellness journeys using ancient therapies from Asian and Western beauty. Having launched a new collection of spa treatments for 2021, guests can experience immune-improving massages, sleep rituals, detoxifying body scrubs, contouring full-body treatments and vitamin-infused facials. Following treatment, guests can relax in the hotel’s Zen Garden or unwind in the spa jacuzzi, Hamman, vitality pool, wood sauna or steam room. D-Resort Göcek is also home to a state-of-the-art D-Gym, the only private beach in Göcek, three gourmet restaurants (including the stylish Q Lounge) and bars, outdoor pools, 103 rooms and 15 laidback luxury suites.

Rooms start from £180 per night. For more information visit www.dresortgocek.com