Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, Turkey

If shabby chic is your thing, look away now - this brand-new honeymoon haven is shiny and mega slick. From the clever mirrors in the bathroom, which become a TV at the flick of a switch, to the dazzling array of fresh green juices at breakfast, it's all-out cool.

Cleverly, it's also blissfully serene. There are only 86 rooms and 23 villas in the truly vast bay, ensuring oodles of space to spread out. Laze on one of two private beaches or around the countless pools and sun-drenched lounging areas and you'll barely see a soul.

Rooms are colossal and decorated in soothing tones of greys and whites. Splash out on a stylish pool villa and you'll have a butler to attend to your every whim.


Also, the siren call of the Mandarin Oriental's spa - a rabbit's warren of hammams, VIP couples' suites, thermal hydrotherapy facilities, and pretty, extensive oriental gardens - is very hard to resist, so don't, then.

Treatments take a deep bow to the hotel's Oriental origins; the Bamboo Massage, which uses sticks of varying sizes to relax the muscles, is as good as it gets.

At dusk, take a chauffeur-driven golf buggy to one of five glamorous restaurants serving everything from trad Turkish dishes to fresh seafood. Afterwards, enjoy a cocktail in the hip waterfront bar overlooking the Aegean Sea and yachts.

WOW FACTOR: The sensational Japanese curried beef short rib buns with a sweet peanut soy sauce at restaurant Kurochan.

GO: A Garden View Room costs from £368 per night, B&B;

FLIGHT TIME: 4 hours