Olu Deniz, Dalaman Region, Turkey

The stunning resort of Olu Deniz has it all, from one of the most photographed beaches in the world, to the protected national park and blue lagoon.

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Olu Deniz

The resort itself has a good choice of restaurants, bars and shops. Nightlife is fairly low key for anyone looking for relaxed, easy paced holidays, but the neighbouring resort of Hisaronu has a much wider choice of lively bars and discos open into the early hours. A great choice for couples and families. Transfer time approx 1hr - 1hr 30 min.

All visitors to Turkey from 10th April 2014 will be required to purchase their entry visa via the Turkish Government website www.evisa.gov.tr prior to travel.

Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Olu Deniz Reviews

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Olu Deniz Hotels (?)

Karbel Hotel Photograph of Karbel Hotel
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Karbel Hotel offers sleek accommodation with fantastic views and is located only 550m from the famous Oludeniz beach. The hotel also has a large, attractive swimming pool with a spacious sun terrace. ...

4.4 / 5 from 15 reviews

Villa Beldeniz Hotel Photograph of Villa Beldeniz Hotel
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This attractive property is surrounded by colourful gardens with bright bougainvillea, offering a perfect retreat for a lazy sunshine holiday....

4.6 / 5 from 8 reviews

Belcekiz Beach Hotel Photograph of Belcekiz Beach Hotel
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A beach front hotel with extensive leisure and entertainment facilities in a great location; a good choice for families and couples of all ages....

5 / 5 from 7 reviews

S3 Orange Hotel Photograph of S3 Orange Hotel
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Relax by the pool with views to the Babadag Mountain or stroll down to Olu Deniz beach, which is just 50m away....

5 / 5 from 5 reviews

Club Hotel Meri Photograph of Club Hotel Meri
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The Club Hotel Meri is the only hotel in the famous Oludeniz Natural Park, providing simple yet comfortable accommodation and a great spot for enjoying the view of the bay and surrounding scenery....

4.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

Perdikia Beach Hotel Photograph of Perdikia Beach Hotel
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Set in pretty gardens with a backdrop of pine clad mountains, the hotel offers a good range of facilities for all ages....

4.5 / 5 from 8 reviews

Aygul Hotel Photograph of Aygul Hotel
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Providing a friendly environment the Aygul Hotel has an elevated location, overlooking the resort of Olu Deniz and Mediterranean Sea. ...

4 / 5 from 4 reviews

Seyir Beach Hotel Photograph of Seyir Beach Hotel
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The small Hotel Seyir Beach has just 14 guest rooms and is well located on the the seafront in Olu Deniz, within just a few minutes walking distance of all the resort amenities....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Oyster Residence Hotel Photograph of Oyster Residence Hotel
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A beach front adult only hotel with lovely accommodation and social areas, with friendly staff and attention to detail....

5 / 5 from 15 reviews

Morina Hotel Photograph of Morina Hotel
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Morina Hotel is a family run hotel with moutain views. It is set in colourful gardens which are lit at night with an outdoor pool and pool-side restaurant. ...

4.8 / 5 from 20 reviews

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The White Hotel has a quiet location, just a 10 min walk from the beach and resort centre....

4.7 / 5 from 12 reviews

Manaspark Olu Deniz Hotel Photograph of Manaspark Olu Deniz Hotel
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Providing a welcoming atmosphere in a scenic and peaceful location, the Manaspark Olu Deniz Hotel is an excellent place to make the most of your holiday to Turkey....

4.6 / 5 from 9 reviews

Olu Deniz Reviews

Holiday Date:18th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Turk Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Maybe some varied night time activities for the middle age generation other than the Michael Jackson show, otherwise it's a lovely place and I would definitely go again.

Holiday Date:16th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Majestic Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Some lovely restaurants, varied prices so something for every one, quieter bars and lively bars, plenty variety of shops, nice beaches, we found amongst our favourites was Celebrity, Lemon Tree and Antiques Restaurants, good boat trips, paragliding if you're brave enough to do it.

Holiday Date:16th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Karbel Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Garden View - Promo
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Great location, with the busy strip of shops, diners, restaurants and hotels. Not too loud or late, great friendly people, lots of excursions to choose from. Would highly recommend 'Guide Tours' located on the main steep hill not far from the beach. There is an American/Australian lady with blonde hair who gave us very good advice on the excursions available, she gave us a good discount and was not at all pushy or intimidating like some of the tour operators can be. She was very open honest and friendly. Would highly recommend the famous paragliding experience, followed by the scuba diving which is very reasonable priced.

Holiday Date:16th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Karbel Sun Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Garden View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Stayed in Olu deniz a few times, it's a lovely friendly place with plenty to see and do.

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Beaches

The main Belcegiz beach in Olu Deniz is shingle and pebbles, backed by an attractive promenade lined with small shops, cafes and restaurants. Man-made sandy beaches can be found around the lagoon.

The Blue Lagoon is a protected area and a national park where visitors pay a small entrance fee to use its beach. The crystal clear water makes it a safe place for children to swim and ideal for a variety of watersports. There are also several private beach clubs around the lagoon where a dolmus shuttle service is often available.

Kidrak beach, also known as Paradise Beach, is environmentally protected and a more secluded and quieter option, around 3km from the Belcegiz beach of Olu Deniz.

The Butterfly Beach is mostly accessed by boat though for the adventurous trekker there is a rocky path option. This amazing untouched beach is a popular camping spot with travellers, with basic facilities there is no electricity, only a small restaurant and simple beach huts.

Things to Do

A visit to the Blue Lagoon is a must, for a small entrance fee enjoy the watersports or, simply paddle in its crystal clear water while soaking up the suns rays and basking in the beautiful surroundings.

Take a leisurely boat trip and cruise the coastline, or if that's too slow hire a speedboat, enjoy a banana boat ride or parasail across the bay and enjoy the amazing view.

Paragliding is a popular activity from the adjacent Babadag Mountain and also host of the annual International Air Games. Every October numerous paragliders fill the air pulling all manner of stunts. Micro-lighting is an alternative to paragliding, a bit like a go-kart with wings.

Out and About

The resort is quiet and relaxed with plenty of cafes and restaurants, while along the beachfront are a number of music bars open to the early hours. For those seeking a livelier night scene the neighbouring resort of Hisaronu is just a short dolmus ride away.

The shops in Olu Deniz cater for all the tourists needs, with souvenirs and beach items aplenty. Hisaronu has a wider selection or travel a little further to the town of Fethiye, well known for its carpets, leather wear and good prices.

Nearby Attractions

Take a trip to Butterfly Valley which is just 3km away and a wonderful sight. The large valley is surrounded by vertical rock and has a great variety of plants such as elm trees, eucalyptus, jasmine, mint and thyme as well as many different species of moth and butterfly. If you manage to climb to the top of the valley, you can grab a snack at the small restaurant that sits at the top.

Visit the ancient harbour town of Caunos which dates back to 3000BC. Among the ruins are a 5000 seat theatre and 4th century BC tombs that are like Greek Temples carved into the rock.

The mud baths of Dalyan are fun and relaxing, you can cover yourself in mud then wash it off in the hot springs. It's not only good fun but very good for the skin too and you will come away feeling revitalised.

The Dalyan area has also been designated a nature reserve and is home to at least 120 different species of bird and the loggerhead turtles come here to lay their eggs on the beach every year so if you are a lover of nature then this is the place to visit.

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