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Live like James Bond by cruising the Turkish Riviera, courtesy of VIP hideaway Caresse, Bodrum

Swim in the Aegean Sea’s secluded bays on a private charter cruise

Guests at an exclusive Turkish resort can now emulate James Bond – by breezing through the sea in the speedboat seen in Casino Royale.

The Sunseeker XS 2000 appears when 007 (Daniel Craig) touches down in the Bahamas, one of several chic locations in the 2006 thriller. However, that’s not the only attraction for guests, as the boat gives families the freedom to explore secluded bays in which to swim in total privacy.
“If you’ve ever envied Bond’s über-glamorous lifestyle – and, let’s face it, who hasn’t? – now is your chance to live the dream,” says Makis Antonatos, General Manager of Caresse, A Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Bodrum.

“This awesome watercraft, which we’ve nicknamed Katia, can reach a phenomenal 65 knots, enabling GCC families to escape the crowds and explore tranquil, untouched bays far from Bodrum’s busy tourist hot spots.”
‘Katia’ is one of seven striking vessels for charter at Caresse Bodrum, a deluxe boutique resort overlooking the waterfront. Other options include ‘El Bandido’, a 32-metre superyacht propelled by two 600-horsepower engines. Fit for VIPs, its centrepiece is a Jacuzzi in the master cabin, which also has a king-size bed.
Guests seeking a more sedate sailing experience can try out ‘Miss B’, a Turkish gulet handcrafted in the traditional style, while 15.3-metre yacht ‘Incognito’ is replete with stylish touches, from chrome Grohe bathroom fixtures to decking of Burmese teak. Cherrywood panels in the master cabin and a Harman Kardon home theatre system with iPhone connectivity add to the air of exclusivity.
“With seven vessels to choose from, enthusiasts of all levels will find something to whet their appetites at Caresse Bodrum,” Antonatos adds.
“Whether guests visit us over summer or during the milder months, cruising the Turkish Riviera is an unmissable experience.”
A member of The Luxury Collection®, an association of Europe’s most celebrated properties, Caresse Bodrum embodies the A-list lifestyle. Each of its 67 rooms and nine spacious suites has a private terrace and bespoke furnishings by Turkish architect Onur Özgül, as does its regal Caresse King Villa. From the pristine private beach and generously sized spa to its refined gourmet restaurants offering regional and international cuisine, this high-end hideaway truly befits the jet set.