Within the northern a part of Bodrum peninsula, half-hour or so away from the principle city, Maçakizi (that means Ace of Spades) sits within the quiet city of Göltürkbükü on the Turkish riviera. The resort was established within the Nineteen Seventies by Ayla Emiroğlu who, captivated by the quiet appeal of the world, constructed this cool, refined retreat which the glitterati quickly flocked to. 

There’s a pool which is “only for present”, we’re advised, as Maçakizi is famend for its seashore bar – a two-storey informal restaurant that winds down to satisfy the ocean, floating solar decks kissing the coast. It’s a show-stopper, beautiful wood decking organized as three sides of a pentagon, solar loungers flat on the deck, all neutrals, greys and whites, the ocean finishing the image with a mix of cobalt and teal. It’s a little bit of the French rosé scene – a spot the place the cool youngsters come to occasion.