Six Senses Kaplankaya
What We Love
- Walk-in closets in all rooms
- Weekly wellness talks
- Complimentary water sports at Taslik Koyu, the property’s private beach
- A 107,500-square foot spa with 40 treatment rooms
What To Know
- A Program Adviser will contact you two weeks prior to your arrival to fine-tune the details of your stay (spa treatments, outdoor excursions, etc.)
- The hotel is a 10-minute helicopter ride from the Milas-Bodrum airport
- Cell phone usage is restricted to your private room
- Each restaurant menu here displays complete nutritional information for all of its dishes
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Therapeutic doesn’t begin to describe the restorative vibe at this seaside stunner, sleekly camouflaged into the rugged mountains of Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. This idyllic all-inclusive selected an unvarnished backdrop for its initial international outpost: Muğla, which some now consider a hushed and more exclusive alternative to Amalfi. Whether you choose from an array of curated “focused stays,” ranging from weight-loss packages to a four-day program aimed at aspiring non-smokers, or simply want to unplug, you’ll emerge decidedly detoxed. Start with a dip in the electric blue waters of the Aegean, followed up with a pampering, centuries-old herbal body treatment at the gargantuan spa (the brand’s signature basalt stone massage is also a worthy option), then tuck into freshly caught seafood and mezze at the poolside café, Wild Thyme. For total privacy, opt for one of the 49 “rooms on the ridge,” spread out across a maze of slopes laden with olive trees, all set above the main resort building.
In the Area
History junkies can delight in the fact that this resort is within driving distance of two ancient world gems, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus—both claim Seven Wonders of the World status. Also close is the port city of Bodrum, a pretty mix of white stucco homes and bougainvillea vines and its star attraction, a 15th-century castle, which now houses the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. For those who want to stay closer to the emerald coves of Kaplankaya, there are a variety of customized guided hikes designed to fit different fitness levels, as well as windsurfing excursions—after all, you’re in the birthplace of seafaring civilization.
How to Get There
We were pleasantly surprised but the stunning scenery, facilities and design of this hotel. For some reason I don’t think images and description online does it justice. The sunsets are out of this world.
The food was as expected very good with great variation and choice and service too. We were made to feel very welcome. The room was comfortable although the finish of the room in terms of decoration could have been better. Also there was a door missing on the toilet cubicle. The shower also flooded the bathroom. We opted for a family villa with the plan to have our 3 year old daughter sleep on the upper level, however the sofa bed backed on to a drop onto the full flight wooden stairs so this is not suitable for small children. We ended up with our 3 year in the large travel cot provided for our baby and the baby in bed with us. Not really ideal when we were coming away for a rest and had to worry about each child potentially waking the other in the night. We are still feeding our 2 month old baby in the night so risked her waking our 3 year old. This I think needs review as I don’t know any one with small children who would have thought this set up was safe or would have risked them sleeping up there with such a dangerous drop. A shame as we paid extra for this room category.
Breakfast was outstanding. Lunch and dinners all very good with the Italian restaurant (not included in meal plan) a highlight.
It would be good to have service around the pool so you don’t have to walk to the bar to order food , drink, water etc.
I also think for all six senses resorts that more yoga classes could be complimentary rather than just one a day which happened to be a beginner class at 0900 or Pilates . More variation of time and class on offer to be included in a wellness resort please. We visited The Bodrum Edition after our stay here and they have two free yoga classes per day.
I didn’t have the pleasure of the spa but my husband said his scrub was fabulous and I heard from other guests the quality of treatments were outstanding.
The staff were very friendly and welcoming and loved playing with our children. Em in particular shone for us - she was lovely.
One other point was I had arranged a transfer with car seats for our airport pick up and been clear with what we needed but the car arrived with two large booster seats which were not suitable making the journey to the resort unsafe as my 3 year old was in a booster seat too big for her by miles and my baby in a baby carrier strapped to me. This isn’t isolated to this hotel but I can not understand why leading 5 star hotels do not have a fleet of cars for transfers with isofix and suitable car seats for all ages for guests to use. It is such a simple thing to provide .
We left a mobile phone in a car on route to boat transfer and the team were so good at locating it and getting it back to us. Overall a very pleasant stay and I would return but feel a few things needs considering especially the upper level in a family villa and the finish of the rooms.
It is not possible to express the extent of our gratitude to the staff at Six Senses Kaplankaya. Our 5 month old baby was taken unwell during our stay. We were well supported by the hotel medical team, initially. We then needed to seek further medical assistance and, subsequently, attended hospital on three separate occasions. Each time, the hotel released a member of staff to accompany me (whilst my husband remained at the hotel with our toddler), arranged transfers and appointments, provided cash to pay for taxis, emergency nappies etc, purchased medication and translated for me. After having to take an ambulance to the local government hospital, the hotel nurse and ambulance crew met us to debrief. A scary and horrible situation would have been so much worse without the hotel's caring approach.
My husband and son managed to enjoy their days in the hotel, despite the stressful situation. They filled the days finding crabs in the rockpools, paddling with fish in the clear waters, playing with the giant dump trucks on the beach, letting off steam in the playground, swimming in the indoor and outdoor pools and making the most of the toys in the kids club.
Staff at Sage and Sea were delightful. My son ventured into the kitchen to order his own ice cream and our baby was elated to be passed around for lots of cuddles. My husband and I thoroughly appreciated the efforts of the team, as it meant we could eat! After a few days, the kitchen team nailed gluten free cooking - ask for the chocolate salted caramel tart!
The GEM system is fabulous! Using WhatsApp to communicate simple to complex requests worked a treat. This is so much better than the butler system at our last Six Senses stay (quite a while ago!).
If staying with a toddler that likes to climb, I would avoid the Family Villa - there is a mezzanine level with a low wall that a climber could easily scale with potentially awful consequences! The Junior Suite was fabulous for us - our son slept in his own room, which made bedtimes easier. The only small issue was that our balcony did not catch the sun, so we couldn't capitalise on nap times (the Family Villas have gardens with sun loungers).
If you have a baby, take your own toys as there is very little available in the kids club. Given the number of little ones, a baby room would probably be a good addition (Four Seasons Mauritius has a great one).
We would love to visit again x
It was such an amazing and relaxing stay.
Wonderful villas,delicious food and very caring staff. Do not forget to experience their spa.
Great place for families and couples.a
Very professional gems, thanks to Kadir and Acar :)