If you’ve seen pictures of Turkey in a travel agent’s window there’s a good chance you were seeing Oludeniz.
This destination, on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, is generally considered to be the most beautiful place in the whole of Turkey,
It’s often rated up there among the most beautiful in the world.
You have to see it to believe it.
The beach on the Blue Lagoon side is pebbled but with the ample shallow and calm waters this is a family favourite.
Access to the beach and the ‘park’ is restricted and there is a minimal daily usage fee, but considering there are good facilities and the beach has an official Blue Flag rating this is a small price to pay.
The other beach directly faces the Mediterranean Sea so there are waves to contend with if you want to go swimming.
However, this vast beach always has plenty of room for everyone.
Fantastic hotels on the beach
Just 50 meters from the beach you find a very popular hotel, Jade Residence.
A good 5 star hotel is Belcekiz Beach Hotel.
There are several 4 star hotels to choose from too, that are just great.
When looking for a hotel in Oludeniz be aware that there are two main areas where hotels are situated – on the coast, by the beach, and centered around the actual town of Oludeniz, to the north up the mountain.
Where is Oludeniz?
Oludeniz is located just a short distance south from Fethiye.
If you arrive by boat or yacht, you’ll see the vast sweeping sandy beach that fronts the sea, while the famous Blue Lagoon is accessed via a narrow opening between two peninsulas.
What makes Oludeniz so amazing?
It’s the Blue Lagoon that many visitors remember.
You would expect to find the breathtaking blue of this protected natural lagoon somewhere in the Caribbean, not here in Turkey;
It is places like this that give turkey’s coastline one of its nicknames – the Turquoise Coast.
Being such a beautiful place it is reassuring to know that this is a national nature reserve and construction is prohibited, so it will always be preserved for generations to come.