A magical adventure awaits in beautiful Olu Deniz, a picturesque blue lagoon resort on Turkey’s sun-kissed southern coast.
Located in the Fethiye district of Mugla Province, Olu Deniz has a laid-back atmosphere, in stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of some other popular resorts in Turkey.
There’s plenty to see and do in this magical getaway which is nestled among lush forests and imposing jagged mountains.
You can take to a pedalo on the tranquil protected lagoon for some fun in the sun or simply enjoy a relaxing time on the nearby pristine sandy beach, watching paragliders descend from Babadag mountain which towers behind the sandy expanse.
In the mornings you’ll find dozens of charming gulet boats on the shoreline which can take you out to sea for an island-hopping cruise or some snorkelling, diving and sunbathing on deck. Many offer great-value deals which include drinks and a meal.
There are plenty of little souvenir shops and cafés in Olu Deniz, but if you want to do some serious shopping you’ll find everything you need in the nearby town of Hisaronu. This popular resort can be reached in around 15 minutes if you jump aboard a Dolmus bus, the popular and inexpensive way to travel in Turkey.
Olu Deniz has an impressive range of top-quality hotels and the seafront is lined with a wonderful selection of restaurants, serving Turkish delicacies, seafood specialities and a range of cuisines from around the world. These provide a truly romantic setting in the evening when spectacular sunsets can be enjoyed.