BRIDES has teamed up with Macakizi Hotel and Pegasus Airlines to offer one lucky couple the most dreamy honeymoon: a week in Bodrum on the beautiful coast of Turkey.
Bodrum is in the middle of a revival, meaning it is the hottest destination right now for chic travellers who flock to this uniquely stunning part of Turkey to experience the breathtaking beaches and laidback atmosphere.
Macakizi – which means queen of spades – has had a huge refurbishment to create a wonderful boutique hotel that remains true to its bohemian roots. The rooms are scattered along the hillside amongst olive trees and tangerine groves and you’ll stay in a gorgeous Sea View Villa Suite (worth over £1,800 a night!) – with its own terrace to look out over that crystal-clear water. The hotel is arranged over different levels that descend down to the famous wooden decks which stretch out into the shimmering Aegean. Here you’ll find soft, white loungers with fat cushions – the perfect spot to watch the Turkish boats gently bobbing in the bay or spy the superyachts that moor alongside.
As part of this amazing prize, you will both enjoy a traditional Turkish bath in Macakizi’s marbled hammam situated in the fabulous NUXE spa. This tranquil space is flooded with light from the floor-to-ceiling windows and has glorious views out onto the bright pops of pink bougainvillea blossoms in the lush grounds.
You’ll fall in the love with the food, too – indulge in divine breads and Turkish pastries freshly baked on site for breakfast, along with creamy yogurt and plump peaches and figs. If you choose to come to the relaxed al-fresco restaurant for lunch, you can gorge on a divine buffet that might include poached salmon, salads, kofte and baklava. For dinner, you can expect sublimely delicious dishes made with local ingredients, such as grilled pink sea bream or roasted lamb with cumin hummus. Then exhale with a glass of chilled bubbles on the sunken deck and watch the romantic flickering of the fire-pit against the heavenly backdrop of the inky black starlit sky.
Don’t miss the chance to win this sensational prize – enter now!
For more information about the resort, visit macakizi.com. Pegasus Airlines flies from London Stansted to Bodrum via Istanbul twice a day. Prices start from £97, one way, in September 2018. For more information, visit flypgs.com/en