LUX Bodrum has opened in Turkey’s southwest on the so-called Aegean Riviera on a private peninsula with exclusive bay and beach; and there’s a launch special of 25 per cent off stays until October 31, if booked by August 31. This latest addition to the expanding LUX Resorts & Hotels portfolio joins properties in The Maldives, Mauritius, Reunion Island and China and features the company’s signature experiences such as a groovy Beach Rouge club, expert-led workshops, pop-up experiences and parties, ice cream bars and a LUX ME Wellness Centre for spa treatments and fitness and yoga sessions. LUX Bodrum has 91 villa-style guestrooms and 19 residences for families, all with ocean views, and myriad dining options from Italian and Asian to regional Turkish dishes featuring local fruit such as figs and kumquats, olives, aromatic herbs and seafood. The resort is about 45 minutes from Bodrum and has anchorages and plenty of marinebased activities plus daybeds (pictured) for serious lolling. LUX North Male Atoll, a second property in The Maldives, a short speedboat ride from the international airport, opens early in 2018. More: luxresorts.com.