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Modernism and nature on Turkey’s Aegean coast

Set on a beautiful headland, this luxury development has year-round appeal


Jeff Schmitz, Director of Residence Sales at Kaplankaya, tells us how it is a true community that offers five-star services and a holistic approach.


What makes Kaplankaya such a special place?

Bodrum became the holiday destination of choice for sun-seeking Europeans in the 1970s when the city’s airport first opened. People were attracted to its sandy beaches and thriving nightlife scene. Now, more than one million people visit the Bodrum peninsula every year. But for those seeking a much quieter haven, the answer is Kaplankaya, just a boat ride across the bay. It’s an emerging destination that benefits from the clear waters of the Aegean, the region’s local history and fresh modern architecture.


And the natural environment is important to the overall plan?

Yes, it is. The air in Kaplankaya is filled with the invigorating and soothing scent of pine and wild flowers. Olive and cypress trees decorate the hills and the rugged coastline on the headland upon which the properties sit. At Kaplankaya we have developed an integrated, holistic experience to involve people in the community and put residents back in touch with the world around them. Characterised by secluded bays, coves and peninsulas, the dramatic South Aegean coast is the inspiration behind the sweeping scale of this waterfront community.


Can you give an example of the high environmental standards used in development?

Kaplankaya’s founded on a respect for people and the environment, and its ethos is to create a connection between the two. Carlos Ferrater, one of the world’s leading architects, has created something that takes contemporary trends to the next level. The shapes and materials used mean the buildings exude luxury, yet complement the surrounding environment. The low-density development features buildings that echo the natural contours of the land to minimise the impact to the environment. The reforestation program and landscaping utilises local flora and fauna to ensure Kaplankaya is a seamless part of the coastline. Plus, the Kaplankaya sustainability and environmental project provides funding for local communities, such as refurbishing local schools and supporting local children’s education, and creates employment opportunities for local people.


What range of properties are available?

There are a variety, with different floorplans to choose from. The first phase of 76 residences is already complete and almost sold, while the second phase of 78 villas, sitting just above the first, is in its final stages of development. All of our villas and residences are fully serviced by the Six Senses Kaplankaya hotel and professionally maintained year round. Our in-house team is fully equipped to meet the needs of all the residents. Additionally, plots of land are available for bespoke builds.


Can you describe the sense of peace and privacy?

Residents have formed a unique community of likeminded individuals. There’s 24/7 access to the amenities of Six Senses Kaplankaya, including the spa, hydrothermal areas, clubhouse and fitness facilities, as well as the high-end restaurants and more. There’s a programme of group activities offered by the resort and community, or you can simply take a long walk and enjoy the peaceful coastline. All this just a 50km drive from Milas–Bodrum airport.


What type of person would this property appeal to?

It’s the perfect backdrop for international families who live a modern and hectic life and want to unplug, explore, socialise and recharge. With one foot in the past and another set firmly in the future, Kaplankaya is a forward-thinking coastal community shaped by a distinct Aegean sensibility. It’s a destination that provides a lifestyle to be enjoyed in every season. All of our villas and residences are professionally maintained year-round, so you know your garden and swimming pool are ready for you whenever you want to come.


Details and contact
Bedrooms  2-8
Bathrooms  2-8
Price  €695,000-5,000,000
Contact  Rod Taylor