Ying & Yang Villas, Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan
Breathtaking hotel villas. From £3360 p/w
These two exquisite villas in the verdant grounds of the Mahal, the Turkish Mediterranean’s stand-out hotel, are identical, even if their names suggest complementary opposites. They are the vision of owner and formidable designer Ipek whose signature – uncluttered simplicity awash with sea light – is all over these three-bedroom retreats.
The wonderful open-plan interiors are a dazzling white, but there are flashes of intense colour and some dark hardwoods among the furnishings. Wall-to-ceiling glass panes front the extensive living rooms and kitchen/dining areas which look out over the bay. There are private terrace pools, two for each villa, roof terraces and modest gardens. The rocky shore, directly below the villas, is home to the Mahal’s beach club where guests have free access. They can also use the hotel’s regular boat service for the five-minute shuttle to Kalkan.