A Hidden Getaway: Yazz Collective
The Blue Voyage is a legend on the Aegean shores. It is a gem brought to us by an intellectual group of friends, consisting of painters, poets, writers and academics, who came together almost 70 years ago. On the one hand, the story of the Blue Voyage is it is the story of the poet known as the Fisherman of Halicarnassus, who was exiled to a fishing town and turned it into a paradise in his own way.
Now, local and foreign tourists enjoy the increasingly diversified blue voyage routes with countless boats in the Gulf of Gökova, in the bays of Fethiye, Marmaris and Bodrum. One of the favourite stops since the first blue voyages is Turunç Pınarı Bay.
Turunç Pınarı is like a piece of heaven with its clear, calm sea and the pines it leans on. There is nothing like getting away from everything and leaving yourself in the arms of nature in this bay where there is no access by land. It has its own beach, two restaurants, lounge area, art gallery, spa, gym, boutique, art space for children, a small market and organic farm garden.
Now there is a place to multiply your experience in this unique bay: Yazz Collective. Yazz Collective was built with an architectural perspective that as if it were always there, respects the nature of this special bay. When viewed from the sea, Yazz fully integrates with nature and creates a sense of timelessness. It is in perfect harmony with the trees and rocks in the bay.
Yazz Collective’s most important promise is to offer its guests comfort and fine elements at the same time, and it fulfils this promise very well. In addition to its harmony with the bay’s nature, a magnificent balance has been achieved with its service that combines sincere and chic elements. Thus, we can say that the founders who wanted to create a Mediterranean brand achieved their goal. They transfer the gastronomy and lifestyle of the Mediterranean to Yazz.
Gastronomy is one of Yazz Collective’s strengths. It offers different experiences to its guests with its two restaurants. Two Mediterranean restaurants, both prepared with local products, where the professional kitchen team also uses the products they grow in the on-site garden. Yazz emphasizes zero waste and sustainability principles, and adopts a slow food perspective in the kitchen that uses natural ingredients and traditional methods. All organic waste from the kitchen is either composted or goes to the henhouse.
The first of the restaurants is Yazz, which serves throughout the day with its embracing bar, large wine cellar and special cocktails. The other is Tavern, with its menu that exhilarates crowded tables with shared plates. The Tavern, located at the jetty, serves only in the evenings and has a friendly atmosphere that keeps the tavern culture alive.
And last but not least, the beach… On the comfortable beach of Yazz, wide day beds placed on the wooden jetty offer a different view at any time of the day. The beach is definitely one of Yazz’s most attractive features.
In a nutshell, Yazz Collective is a meticulously designed getaway. The architecture that makes the natural beauty of Turunç Pınarı Bay even brighter, and the service that greets the Mediterranean with its cuisine and perspective, are enough to make Yazz Collective a special place.