Overlooking the calm, crystal clear waters of the Aegean, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is a 5-star luxury resort on the Bodrum Peninsula. With beautifully designed rooms and spacious suites, innovative gourmet dining and extensive leisure facilities, this is a luxurious beachside retreat with an elegant Asian feel.
Offering the most comprehensive range of wellness, beauty and massage programmes on the Bodrum Peninsula, including Mandarin Oriental’s award-winning spa concepts and holistic signature treatments, it uses natural, handmade ingredients from the resort’s own gardens for its remedies.
Guests can discover invigorating, centuries-old Turkish water therapies in authentic hammams and a wealth of fitness facilities at The Spa.
Encompassing 2,700 sqm spread over three floors, The Spa’s Antonio Citterio-designed interiors are elegant, contemporary, free-flowing spaces, where smooth lines, natural colour palette and organic textures combine to create a soothing environment, which is softened further with mood lighting.
The key design elements of teak and dark wood, locally quarried stone and sleek, custom-detailed furnishings blend with the natural beauty of the resort to create a feeling of being at one with nature. Stone walls, wood panel ceilings, a relaxation lounge surrounded by water features and an outdoor sauna are architectural touches that help make The Spa a sanctuary of serenity.
The Spa boasts 8 treatment rooms, including five individual cabins, three beauty rooms, two spa suites and two outdoor, private cabanas where guests will feel part of the stunning natural world around them. Of the two spa suites, the 190 sqm Orchid Spa Suite features a beautiful fireplace, expansive shower and relaxation lounge, along with a sauna, hammam and vitality pool.
The 60sqm Couples’ Spa Suite is where couples can enjoy the ultimate private healing experience together. Adding more luxury to The Spa’s private changing rooms and showers are built-in sound docking systems and foot ritual areas.
Skincare products used in spa treatments are made from the highest quality organically grown plants known for their purity, potency and therapeutic qualities. These include Mandarin Oriental’s signature product line developed specifically for the Group by award-winning London-based company, Aromatherapy Associates.
The types of treatments and blends of essential oils used are decided with guests at private consultations at the outset. With the emphasis on tailoring the experience to their needs, guests are provided with customized programmes incorporating treatments, fitness classes and more. They are encouraged to arrive 45 minutes before a treatment to enjoy The Spa's heat and water facilities, including indoor and outdoor vitality pools, dry saunas, steam rooms, ice experiences, experience showers and relaxation lounge.
The Spa menu ranges from bespoke options, Time Rituals™, that are booked in blocks of time and personalized to individual needs, to signature treatments such as Oriental Harmony, where four hands work in synchronization for an outstanding experience that rebalances the senses. Also available are a selection of body treatments, massages, scrubs, wraps, and specialized facials.
An important part of the offering at The Spa are its hammams, marble domed-ceilinged retreats modelled on traditional Turkish baths, where guests can experience centuries-old local water therapies. Some treatments are given an East Asian twist, such as The Oriental Hammam Ritual, which begins with an invigorating Kese body scrub followed by a full-body foam massage that helps to calm and nourish. A hammam mask is then applied to enrich the body, while the soles of the feet are gently exfoliated with a traditional Ponza stone. Finally, the Eastern meridian lines of the head and feet are massaged using a signature oil to harmonize mind, body and soul, while the guest lies on a large, heated stone table.
Some signature spa journeys pay tribute to Turkey’s rich flora. For example, Mediterranean Journey includes a body scrub made with olive tree leaves from the resort’s spa garden ground with sea salt, olive oil and local pine tree honey. The Aegean Calm journey combines Mandarin Oriental spa therapies with the Turkish hammam experience.
The Spa’s other facilities include a 26m indoor swimming pool and 570 sqm fitness centre with full range of state-of-the-art equipment, such as cardio and weights machines, free weights, a Kinesis wall, in-body analysis equipment and Pilates reformers.
Swimmers can opt for one-to-one customized training sessions or classes conducted by highly qualified personal trainers and instructors, and there is a studio for yoga, Pilates, circuit training and fitness work.
Elite conditioning coach, Ruben Tabares and his team, will help guests achieve their fitness goals through his results-driven training programme during the summer season, while celebrity pedicurist, Bastien Gonzalez, will provide his exclusive services for feet, hands and nails till October. World-famous Tai Chi expert, Master Hu, will offer a holistic retreat with Zen Tea Ceremony during July and August.
Each season, comprehensive wellness programs conducted by in-house specialists and internationally renowned spa gurus enable guests to improve their lifestyle by passing on good practices to them that can be continued in daily life after they leave the resort.
The Spa serves a selection of fresh, organic tea, juices, smoothies and assorted beverages, along with light meals and snacks. A range of products are available at its spa boutique.