Nestled away on Turkey’s south west coast, this magnificent resort is abundant in natural beauty. Majestic jagged mountains and shimmering seas provide an ideal backdrop for paragliding flights as well as a myriad of water-sports on offer. Kick back and unwind on the tranquil seafront, take a diving trip beneath the water’s surface or indulge in a traditional Turkish bath – you’ll love the diversity that comes with Olu Deniz holidays.
If you’d rather explore the surrounding resorts in the Dalaman area, pay a visit to Fethiye for its rich history and vibrant markets or take a day trip to the nearby lively resort of Hisaronu.
Head on down to the promenade and you’ll find some of the most mouth-watering Turkish restaurants on offer, paired with unrestricted views of the golden sand. From traditional mezze to succulent meat kebabs and freshly-caught seafood, you’ll find some delicious Turkish treats to feast upon on your holidays.
Shopaholics needn’t be without anything to do on their Olu Deniz holidays either. Pay a visit to the paved street on Carsi Caddesi to find a myriad of colourful shops selling an array of beachwear and souvenirs, as well as some great deals on designer goods. For a vast choice, travel to nearby Fethiye. Here, you’ll be able to buy hand-woven carpets, quality leather and beautiful hand-crafted jewellery.
As a relaxing finale to your Olu Deniz holidays, indulge in a traditional Turkish hammam in the neighbouring town of Ortaca. Unwind with a Turkish steam bath before enveloping your body in a massage of olive oil – perfect for soothing your skin post-sunshine and indulging your senses before you even think of stepping on board your flight home.
Head down to the beautiful beach and here you’ll be able to find an impressive range of water sports catered for. From windsurfing to jet skiing, there is no shortage of high octane activities on offer, alternatively, the clear waters offer the perfect conditions for scuba diving and snorkelling.
Olu Deniz is famous for being the most photographed beach in the Mediterranean and this breathtaking stretch of coastline is often rated as one of the finest beaches in the world. Needless to say, you’ll find superb conditions for sunbathing, in addition to facilities such as sun beds, parasols and a range of stalls selling food and refreshments.
Were you hoping to enjoy a little peace and quiet down at the beach? The central areas of the beach here can get pretty busy in the peak season, but you never have to walk far in order to find a quiet spot. Head down the coast a little towards the beaches at Kidrak or Gemiler for example, and you’ll soon find a private spot for swimming and sunbathing in peace!
Just a little way inland from the fantastic beach, you’ll find a beautiful freshwater lagoon at the foothills of the mountain. This area is rich in flora and fauna, and has become protected as a national park. It’s a great place to come exploring or hiking, and is bound to be a popular attraction with anyone fond of nature.
One of the most celebrated cultural events is the October Air Games Festival. The town is a popular spot for paragliding, due to the height of the Babadag Mountain and the area's magnificent views. Alternatively, head into the town centre to discover the traditional culture of old Turkey, as you explore your way through bustling streets and colourful markets.
The town is rich in local history and you’ll have the chance to find out more about the area during your stay. Head outside of the resort centre, wander the old streets of Olu Deniz and you’ll soon find yourself uncovering ancient monuments, landmarks and museums, which between them tell the fascinating story of this traditional Turkish town.
The coastline around the area really is breathtaking, featuring a string of picturesque coves and inlets. Perhaps the best way to admire it would be by taking a boat cruise along the coast. There are a number of boat trips operating from the harbour, offering anything from an afternoon, to a full weekend trip.
There are some great options for a night out here and the atmosphere is much more friendly and laid back that what you’ll find at some of the larger, busier resorts. There are even a number of nightclubs in nearby Hisaronu, which stay open right into the early hours of the morning!
Just 100m from one of the best beaches in Turkey, this hotels boasts an enviable position. Set within its own private gardens, all rooms have either a pool, sea or mountain view. There is an Olympic sized pool with separate children's pool with a large terrace for sunbathing. The hotel also boats a health club with sauna, massage facilities and gym.
There are three restaurants including buffet and a la carte, with terrace and poolside cocktail bars.
This family-run hotel is in an enviable location, just 100m from the centre of Olu Deniz but surrounded by trees and mountains making it feel secluded. The nearest beach is just 300m away and the famous Blue Lagoon is just a 10 minute walk from the hotel.
There is a large pool with poolside bar and separate children's pool and the hotel often puts on evening BBQ's, making it perfect for families. The poolside restaurant is a la carte and there are snacks served throughout the day from the poolside bar.
This hotel is just 400m from the beach, shops and restaurants and is surrounded by pine forests that lead down to the lagoon. There are two large pools, one with water slides for children and a separate paddling pool for younger ones. The hotel's main restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet style.
In the evening there is live entertainment and music suitable for families and groups.
With breathtaking views of the famous Belcekiz beach this hotel is also only half a mile from the centre of Olu Deniz where you can find a wide selection of bars, restaurants and shops.
There are a number of sports facilities avaiable at the hotel including tennis, beach volleyball and bike hire to name just a few. If you would rather relax than be active then the on-site spa and fitness centre boasts a Jacuzzi, traditional Turkish bath and sauna.
There is a kids club that provides entertainment during the day and a separate children's pool.
The restaurant serves buffet style Turkish and international dishes with indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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One great way to spend a romantic break, is pampering yourselves with a trip to one of the town’s numerous spas! You’ll find a wide range of invigorating treatments on offer, but perhaps most famous, is the Turkish bath. Sign up for a spa break and you’ll go home feeling healthy and refreshed.
You’ll have no problem picking up a bargain, or even an unusual souvenir. Simply head into one of the markets that can be found around the town centre, and you’ll soon find yourself plunged into a world of noisy street vendors and colourful stalls. Don’t forget to haggle, as your browse your way through spices, clothing and local handicrafts.
You’ll have plenty of chances to enjoy some of the terrific local cuisine. Visit one of the many fine restaurants around the resort, and you’ll be able to savour traditional Turkish fare, along with an exceptional standard of comfort and service, making for a great romantic evening out.
For superb comfort and exemplary service, book yourself a stay at one of the resort’s fine hotels – the Oludeniz Resort situated on Belcekiz beach offers guests luxury accommodation with a range of activities and conveniences closeby.
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