By Fairlight Jones
About the Hotel
One of our special collection of dramatically located properties run exclusively by Fairlight Jones - Likya Gardens is an impossibly romantic retreat that clings to the water’s edge, looking out across the wide expanse of the Bay of Kalkan.
The Waterside and The Bay
Two summers ago we were invited to take over the exclusive operation of Likya Gardens and Likya Pavilion in order to create the reputation their exceptional location deserves. To signal the new beginning, we presented the properties in the UK as The Waterside and The Bay, while in Turkey they continued to be known as originally named. We are pleased to say that this process of reintroduction is now complete - with both properties receiving excellent guest feedback and bookings for 2019 extremely healthy - and for simplicity in all markets we have now happily reverted to their original titles.
The idyllic waterfront location of this adult-only hotel is ideal for couples who relish the best in barefoot-chic luxury.
There are nine stunning suites – seven of which have their own freshwater pool (most unusually large) and the additional luxury of a private seafront cabana – a wonderfully quirky touch, unique throughout Turkey.
Accessed via a small, coastal lane the discreet property is tucked-away in a beautifully peaceful location overlooking the sea, yet the harbour at Kalkan is just a ten-minute stroll away.
The whole principle is one of understated, easy luxury. The mixture of just a few private suites and a scattering of pool cottages in the grounds means that a private space is always to hand, with wonderful facilities to enjoy if you’re feeling more sociable.
Seven of the just nine suites feature private freshwater pools and each has a private cabana just a few steps away with breathtaking views across the waterfront - entirely yours for the duration of your stay.
The three detached Garden Pool Houses are a real indulgence, offering great privacy, surrounded as they are by lush gardens, or perhaps the Penthouse Pool Suite with its dramatic seascapes is for you.
Whichever type of suite you choose, all are unusually spacious and certain to provide the most stunning and dramatic sea views.
The suites are light and airy and whitewashed walls have splashes of colour with Ottoman-style furniture. King-size and four-poster beds, white linen, marble bathrooms with monsoon showers - all the elements are present for the perfect romantic getaway.
Several also feature roll-top baths in the suite itself, so you can enjoy a chilled glass of something looking out over your private balcony and onto the amazingly blue waters of the bay.
The broad sweep of Kalkan bay is right in front of you and the private beach club ensures that whether you want sun or shade, a long cool drink or a swim off the sea deck, everything is right there.
The private cabanas are unique in our experience - each is a good size and features your own sun beds and a fridge to keep those drinks cool. The attentive staff are on hand throughout the day to serve drinks and snacks at your behest.
In the evening the dining location changes between Likya Gardens and Likya Pavilion on various nights, to give you the best of both. Alternatively the lights and attractions of Kalkan harbour beckon a ten-minute stroll away.