Conde Nast Traveller

Despite its compact size, Yazz Collective is, in many ways, a resort of two halves. Arriving by boat brings the sandy shore into focus, a polished beach club nestled between foresty rock formations that rise dramatically out of the azure Mediterranean. This is where long days are spent; fresh fruit platters fill breakfast tables pre-noon, pides are devoured between signature cocktails at lunch, and twinkling lights illuminate the turquoise depths as DJs set up for their weekend post-dinner parties. However, this is no Bodrum superclub – music finishes at a reasonable time, by which point sunkissed guests happily retreat to the rear of the complex. Here lie the 16 rooms, or ‘guest houses; futuristic glass hideouts, incognito behind towering hedges that maintain in-room privacy but tend to tickle you after dark. Istanbul-based architecture agency FAAR Concept oversaw the design and stick to the winning boho formula, so expect crashpads fitted with cosy rugs, outdoor showers, and bathroom doors made of bamboo. As charming as the rooms are, there’s little time to spend indoors – the seafront is the place to be as the superyachts pull up for a weekend of play. Connor Sturges