The New Luxury: Privacy and a Place of Your Own

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Barut Hotels, established in 1971, is one of Turkey’s most well-known hospitality brands. At the top end of the range, the Lara Barut Collection recently launched its newest and most luxurious offering, the all-inclusive Bayou Villas. Opened in October 2022, these 24 private villas are available year-round and provide a high degree of privacy for discerning travelers and their families. The Bayou Villas are located on the scenic coast of Antalya,with direct access to the Mediterranean Sea. The villas range from one to four bedrooms, spanning 250 square meters to 1,000 square meters, respectively. They boast well-appointed living rooms, 65-inch smart TVs, Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth sound systems, and fully-equipped kitchens. Each villa also features a private seawater pool and a terrace with access to a shared swim-up freshwater pool.

Guests staying at the Bayou Villas enjoy exclusive access to The Weik á la carte restaurant and cocktail bar at the Bayou Lounge. In-villa dining is available around the clock, and the fridges are regularly restocked. For those wanting to venture further afield, the connected resort offers ten restaurants, eight swimming pools, a gym, a spa, tennis, and squash courts, and an on-site aqua park. The beach pavilion is allocated exclusively for villa guests.

The larger villas span 983m² of indoor and outdoor space and include a personal gym, massage room, billiards table, Jacuzzi, sauna, bath, steam room, and a dedicated office. The four-bedroom villas also have a piano, making them perfect for the musically inclined.

For those interested in sustainability, Lara Barut Collection is fully powered by green energy to reduce its carbon footprint and promote renewable energy. The hotel has already satisfied the criteria for sustainable management and contribution to social, cultural, and environmental life, which had to be completed by 2030 as per the agreement signed between the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey and GSTC. The property also holds an annual Contemporary Young Artists Meeting every October, bringing artists and hotel guests together. At the end of the week, the works created are open to the exhibition's hotel visitors.

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Bayou Villa four bedroom.

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Overview of Bayou Villas.

Courtney Brandt

Hi, I'm Courtney, an American author and expat. My articles seek to share unique culinary and hospitality experiences from the UAE and beyond. I'm currently living in Dubai and have lived in the GCC since 2007 (including stays in Doha and Abu Dhabi). ...(Read More)

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