On a secluded, Aegean-spanning stretch of coast north of Bodrum, Six Senses Kaplankaya is a lesson in the art of getting away from it all. As is typical for this hotel group, a far-flung, isolated, at-one-with-nature setting is standard, but this one has the added bonus – on top of the gorgeous olive groves, towering cypress trees and blooming oleander – of two ancient wonders of the world nearby. The spa is spectacular and sure to cure any woe, whether it’s sleeplessness or saggy skin, but it’s the Earth Lab that will really make a difference: guests are encouraged to connect with their surroundings and learn some valuable life hacks while they’re at it.


  • Sandy, secluded beaches

  • Organic local cuisine

  • Spectacular spa

Smith extra

Your choice of a 30-minute foot massage for two or a body scrub for two

In the know

Also need to know:

The hotel has two adapted rooms for wheelchair users.Ancient Greece extended across the Aegean to this coastal sweep of Turkey, and there are the crumbling relics to prove it: Ephesus in Selcuk, Izmir, once home to the Temple of Artemis, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus are both a short distance away.

Packing tips:

Based on the hotel’s water-baby appeal, you’ll be spending a lot of time in your bathing suit, so be sure to bring your best selection. Gladiator sandals for ruin rambling, optional.

Dress code:

Anything goes – except your swimming costume.

Mr and Mrs Smith reviews

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this luxury hotel in Turkey and unpacked their Turkish delight, a full account of their coastal break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Six Senses Kaplankaya near Bodrum…

The Temple of Artemis may be long gone, but it’s still easy to appreciate the awesome antiquity on display here on this Aegean-spanning stretch of Turkish coastline. As well as the buzzy city of Bodrum, these ancient wonders of the world are there for the taking. That’s if you’ve made it out of the hotel – and with a super spa, various wellness programmes, lessons in sustainability and organic, local produce, that might be harder to achieve than you think. Let’s start with the spa: this assortment of pools, a grotto, igloo, showers and studios, not to mention treatment rooms, will have you rebooted in no time. Leading practitioners pass through the hotel regularly, whether you need help with weight loss, sleep problems or ageing issues. The beaches in reach are secluded, sandy and clear-watered. The landscape takes in green hills, olive groves, oleander and cypress trees, and, as is typical for this brand, heavenly, nature-immersed isolation. We bow to you, Six Senses. Namaste.

Accommodation details


Bozbük Mahallesi Merkez Sokak , No: 198, Milas Mugla, 48200
Milas Mugla


20.5 mi / 33.0 km from city centre

General facilities

  • Onsite laundry
  • Spa
  • Valet parking
  • Exercise gym
  • On-Site parking
  • Internet services
  • Tennis court
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Lounges/bars
  • Room service

Dining information


There are three: Sage & Sea, Wild Thyme and Mezze by the Sea. Local produce – Aegean and Mediterranean, with a Turkish flourish – is the dish of the day at each of the restaurants, as is the Eat with Six Senses idea, which helps guests to choose healthier options that haven’t travelled further than the local fish market or organic hotel garden. Sage & Sea is where to head for breakfast; it also has a bar, wine cellar and some striking ceiling-height windows. Freshly caught seafood from the Aegean is accompanied by creative, colourful Turkish mezze at the aptly named Mezze by the Sea.

Top Table:

Glimpses of the Aegean are on show at all the restaurants, but the concierge can guide you to the best-positioned perch. Groups can book out the private dining room at Sage & Sea.

Last Orders:

Sage & Sea is open all-day, from 7am until 11pm. Wild Thyme is open from noon until 11pm. Dinner at Mezze by the Sea is served from 6pm until 11pm. The Alchemy is open from 7pm to midnight. The Library’s hours are 9am to midnight.

Room Service:

Meals from each restaurant can be served in-room on request.

Hotel Bar:

Three: the Alchemy, the Library and the Beach Bar. Predictably, the latter is down on the hotel’s beach. The Library is a more studious affair and the place to catch up on emails during the day if you can’t resist. The Alchemy is located on the wellness floor, but don’t worry: it’s not all smoothies and green juices. Although, raw-cooking classes are held here…

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