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Bayou Villas: The Turkish resort blending modern luxury with sustainable living

14 Mar 2023 | |By Luxury London

Plan a holiday to remember at this thoroughly contemporary year-round destination

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In October 2022, the Lara Barut Collection, one of Türkiye’s leading five-star hotels, launched the Bayou Villas, an anthology of 24 private villas designed to provide private seclusion while offering access to the amenities of an adjoining luxury resort. The idea was simple. While you’re away, the villas belong exclusively to you. Your private home from home. Secluded accommodation within a resort designed to take you on both a gastronomic and spiritual journey.

The contemporary villas, which range from one to four bedrooms, and from 250 square metres to 1,000 square metres, boast well-appointed living rooms, with 65-inch smart TVs and Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth sound systems, and fully-equipped kitchens. Each villa has its own garden, a private seawater pool, and a terrace with access to a shared swim-up freshwater pool.

Located a stone’s throw from a 200-metre stretch of Blue Flag beach, the villas provide direct access to the Mediterranean Sea. The spectacular Düden Waterfalls are just over 14 miles away, while the ancient city of Perge (orPerga) and the yacht-filled harbour of Antalya are even closer. It takes just 15 minutes to drive from Antalya Airport to the resort, perfect for those looking to fly and flop.

Guests staying within the Bayou Villas enjoy exclusive access to The Weik á la carte restaurant, as well as cocktail bar Bayou Lounge. When guests do want to venture further afield, the wider Lara Barut Collection resort offers 10 restaurants – nine á la carte options and one buffet – eight swimming pools, a gym, a spa, tennis and squash courts, and an on-site aqua park.

Established in 1971, Barut Hotels has become one of the most well-established hospitality brands in Türkiye. The group’s Lara Barut hotel was one of the first Green Energy Certified hotels in the Mediterranean and is fully powered by renewable energy.

As well as reducing its use of plastic as much as possible, using local products and working with local suppliers, the resort also contributes to ongoing archaeological studies at nearby Side. The ancient port city is home to an 1,800-yearold amphitheatre and is considered one of the best-known classical sites in all of Türkiye.

For the ultimate in home comforts, opt for one of the resort’s flagship four-bedroom villas. Spanning a total of 983m² – that’s 579m² of internal space, plus a 404m² private garden – the villas boast their own gym, massage room, billiards table, Jacuzzi, sauna, and bath and steam room. For the musically-inclined, the villas also come with a piano, and in case you’re feeling creative, a study room, too.

Open from January to December, and combining world-class facilities with ultra-modern design, the Bayou Villas are your year-round ticket to luxury escapism.