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Discover D Maris Bay: Turkey’s Premier Luxury Resort for 2024 with Michelin-Starred Dining, Exclusive Dior Shopping, and Tailored Experiences

Located in one of the most beautiful bays of Turkey’s Datça Peninsula at the confluence of the Aegean and the Mediterranean, D Maris Bay is now open and promises its guests a plethora of unique “Baydreaming” experiences throughout the summer including tailor-made activities, an entertainment lineup, unexpected partnerships, and pop-up events. Impeccable service, secluded beaches, and elevated amenities accompanied by endless blue water and lush pine forest views already make D Maris Bay the go-to destination for jet-setters during the summer season, but this year’s innovations in gastronomy, retail, and wellness, will make it a must visit in 2024.

Gastronomic Experiences with the Signature of Michelin Starred Chefs

D Maris Bay will welcome the 2024 season with a specially designed new dining concept this summer, inviting guests to embark on an unforgettable gastronomic journey with 1 Michelin Star & 1 Michelin Green Star Chef Maksut Aşkar. Designed as a new restaurant experience for dinner service, DIVIA by Maksut Aşkar will feature Aegean dishes prepared by the award-winning chef using local products from the region, inspired by the sea and nature. DIVIA will offer carefully crafted à la carte and tasting menus, including vegetarian options. This unique culinary experience will be accompanied by a special local wine menu and signature cocktails conceptualized in line with the region’s seasonal offerings.

Other culinary favorites include La Guérite, established in 1935 on the French Riviera, which presents D Maris Bay guests with distinctive Mediterranean tastes through its “Le Rêve” concept introduced last season, accompanied by a pleasant ambiance and music until late at night, while also offering unforgettable moments with its iconic happy hour entertainment during the day. Inspired by Greek cuisine, Manos continues to welcome guests seeking to experience Aegean culture with traditional taverna flavors and entertainment during the evening service. D Maris Bay’s other dining venues, Nusr-Et and Zuma, the award-winning Japanese concept of Rainer Becker that interprets modern Japanese cuisine in the Izakaya concept, are also gearing up to delight guests with exquisite flavors this summer.

Dior Pop-Up Experience and Luxury Shopping

D Maris Bay is teaming up with Dior this season to enhance the resort shopping experience. The luxury French label has specially designed experiences for the pool area and will also feature a pop up boutique crafted around the “Riviera” concept to be showcased through October 31st.

Within this exceptional setting, the creations are spotlighted in sunny decor, sublimated by the purity of soft, natural shades of beige, white, and cream, which contrast with the collection’s bright, shimmering palette. Specially designed bamboo furniture subtly punctuates the space, creating a warm, infinitely refined atmosphere. In the window displays, silhouettes dreamed up by Maria Grazia Chiuri stand alongside a majestic sun crowned with flowers, while, here and there, sculptures representing wild animals add an extra touch of magic to the terrace.

A joyful spirit glowing with irresistibly Dior Dolce Vita, which extends beyond the boutique, offers visitors a timeless interlude. By the hotel pool, deckchairs, sun loungers, cushions, parasols and outdoor furniture are dressed in Toile de Jouy Soleil, a celestial sketch featuring a constellation of coral-colored stars. A captivating odyssey, in the name of elegance, journeys and the art de vivre so dear to the House of Dior.

Throughout the season, D Maris Bay provides chic boutiques with choices to suit all tastes, allowing guests to enjoy browsing among globally renowned brands. 100% Capri, one of the world’s best linen fashion brands with its traditional elegant Italian designs, which opened its first store in Turkey at D Maris Bay last season, once again invites visitors to its boutique located at the entrance of La Guérite Beach. D Maris Bay will also offer a range of brands that blend shopping with luxury and elegance, including In-Formal, Quadran, and Under Armour, inviting visitors to explore their newest collections.

Collaboration with LUX Tennis Returns

Due to popular demand, D Maris Bay will maintain its partnership with LUX Tennis from last year, inviting guests to enjoy a customized tennis experience during their stay. Collaborating with the most select hotels worldwide, LUX Tennis, with its foreign coaches serving at the Professional Tennis Players Association (ATP-WTA) level, prepares to offer personalized tennis lessons to D Maris Bay guests throughout the summer with programs specially designed for players of all levels and ages.

As part of the LUX Tennis partnership, D Maris Bay will welcome Swiss star player Timea Bacsinszky for the first time to give private/group tennis lessons suitable for different levels between August 12-25, while LUX Tennis Pro player Philippe Dupuy will meet tennis enthusiasts at D Maris Bay from June 15 to September 15.

Tailored Experiences for Every Taste and Rhythm at D Maris Bay

With its unique seafront location and architecture inspired by nature, D Maris Bay combines comfort and tranquility with 36 suites, a luxury villa, and 196 rooms. Surrounded by small islands and forests and positioned on its own private bay, the five beaches of D Maris Bay offer experiences tailored to every rhythm. Covered with white sands and clear turquoise waters, Bay Beach offers a wonderful experience where the whole family can relax while the iconic La Guérite Beach brings a sophisticated entertainment concept to D Maris Bay with its authentic Mediterranean cuisine and lively bar. Maris Beach provides personalized service and “cabana” facilities, and Manos Beach serves up Greek music and flavors during lunchtime. Lastly, Silence Beach promises guests seeking peaceful moments a serene atmosphere surrounded by mountains and only the whispers of pine trees.

The sea and sun-kissed experience at D Maris Bay is not limited to the beach as the hotel also features two magnificent swimming pools as well as water sports including canoe tours, windsurfing, water skiing, and scuba diving. Guests can take a catamaran, sailing or yacht trip, while other experiences feature dining at world-renowned chefs’ restaurants, private helicopter transfers, holistic spa treatments developed with ingredients and essential oils from Datça’s endemic flora, and more.