Barefoot sense of luxury.
Aiming to encapsulate the spirit of Bodrum -one of the most popular cities on the Aegean coast of Turkey, the world-class hospitality brand Maxx Royal partnered with GEOMIM to create a boutique resort in a private setting in Golturkbuku Bay.
Maxx Island is settled on a 75-thousand square meter peninsula resembling a small Aegean village with its scale and amenities. The master plan includes eleven individual island villas and resort features such as a village square, reception, cabanas for sport and leisure treatments, beach decks, retail areas, and f&b facilities.
Authentically local yet entirely international, the project has a barefoot sense of luxury. Taking inspiration from neighboring old towns and their relation to land and nature, 80 cm thick masonry stone walls are the constituent architectural element used throughout the project. The level of craftsmanship, selecting and collecting the stones from the site seeks to praise ‘genius logi’.
The island villas are also simple-yet-modern interpretations of the traditional Bodrum houses, with the cube-shaped exterior walls exploding on every side, providing spacious interiors and ensuring complete privacy from its surroundings simultaneously. A generous amount of skylights and adjustable wooden shutters filter light and air through the resting and living areas. With slightly different plans, scales, and orientations, each of the eleven island villas is unique and has uninterrupted views of the turquoise waters with their open plans. Large terrace spaces host most of the daily activities while the continuity of materials unifies the exterior and interior spaces. Villas have green roofs and small gardens connecting masonry walls and interior spaces to create unique experiences.
Offering a chance to experience the pastoral pleasures of Bodrum, the project is expected to be completed by June 2023.