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Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Live Like Bond on the Turkish Riviera

We like luxury hotels that have boats. It adds another dimension to a holiday and always brings sheer enjoyment that only being on the water can do.

VIP hideaway Caresse, Caresse, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa in Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera, is one of those hotels with yachts and in this instance they have quite a few including Katia the Sunseeker XS 2000 used in the James Bond movie Casino Royal.

Katia appears in the film when 007 (Daniel Craig) touches down in the Bahamas, one of several chic locations in the 2006 thriller.

She is a great attraction for hotels guests, as the boat gives families the freedom to explore secluded bays in which to swim in total privacy.

“If you’ve ever envied Bond’s über-glamorous lifestyle – and, let’s face it, who hasn’t? – now is your chance to live the dream,” says Makis Antonatos, General Manager of the resort

“This awesome watercraft can reach a phenomenal 65 knots, enabling families to escape the crowds and explore tranquil, untouched bays far from Bodrum’s busy tourist hot spots.”

Katia is one of seven striking vessels for charter at the deluxe boutique resort overlooking the waterfront.

Other options include El Bandido a 32-metre superyacht powered by twin 600-horsepower engines.

Fit for VIPs, its centrepiece is a Jacuzzi in the master cabin, which also has a king-size bed.

Guests seeking a more sedate sailing experience can try out Miss B, a Turkish gulet handcrafted in the traditional style, while 15.3-metre yacht Incognito is replete with stylish touches, from chrome Grohe bathroom fixtures to decking of Burmese teak. Cherrywood panels in the master cabin and a Harman Kardon home theatre system with iPhone connectivity add to the air of exclusivity.

With seven vessels to choose from, enthusiasts of all levels will find something to whet their appetites at Caresse Bodrum.

“Whether guests visit us over summer or during the milder months, cruising the Turkish Riviera is an unmissable experience.”

Each of the resorts 67 rooms and nine spacious suites has a private terrace and bespoke furnishings by Turkish architect Onur Özgül, as does its regal Caresse King Villa. From the pristine private beach and generously sized spa to its refined gourmet restaurants offering regional and international cuisine, this high-end hideaway truly befits the jet set.

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