Ölüdeniz

Travel Guide
Oludeniz which includes a pebble beach

Known for its picturesque Blue Lagoon, this Turquoise Coast destination is an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing, diving and paragliding.

Meaning “dead sea” in Turkish, Ölüdeniz is a village and beach resort neighboring the tranquil Blue Lagoon. The lagoon is renowned for its perfect stillness even during storms. Visit Ölüdeniz to experience the lagoon’s soothing waters and setting in a national nature reserve. Go scuba diving in underwater caves, paraglide from nearby mountain peaks or simply stretch out on a beach lounge on the shore and enjoy the warmth of the Turquoise Coast sun.

Arrive early to secure a good spot on the sandbar that splits the Blue Lagoon from Ölüdeniz Beach. Rent a beach lounge and sun umbrella and take in the views. The lagoon’s blue waters lap gently at the shoreline and pine trees line the dramatic mountainside that rises up from the lagoon’s west end. Go swimming in the lagoon’s warm waters.

Stroll along Ölüdeniz Beach, a long and pebbly beach with views of the Mediterranean and the Aegean seas. The resort area behind this beach is named Belcekız and features a strip of restaurants, bars and cafés. Enjoy a lunch of Turkish pide bread and dips as you watch yachts cross the bay.

Join a paragliding tour and soar from the nearby peak of Mount Babadağ. Take in unparalleled views of the lagoon, the beach and the beautiful pine-forested hills and valleys. Try snorkeling or scuba diving to explore the lagoon’s crystal-clear waters and awe-inspiring underwater rock formations.

Watch a sunset from one of the shorefront bars and see paragliders coming in to land. Bars in Ölüdeniz close around midnight. If you want to keep dancing, continue your night in nearby Hisarönü, a 10-minute trip on a dolmuş (minibus).

Explore outside Ölüdeniz to find Kayaköy, the nearby ghost town. Visit Fethiye, a bustling resort village with a fantastic Tuesday market. Ovacık, in Ölüdeniz’s north, marks the trailhead of the Lycian Way hiking trail.

Ölüdeniz is located on Turkey’s southwest coast. Reach the Blue Lagoon resort village by dolmuş, cab or rented car from Fethiye, 6.9 miles (11.2 kilometers) away. Ölüdeniz is warm year-round and a great destination for a daytrip from Fethiye.

Where to stay in Ölüdeniz

Flamingo Hotel
Flamingo Hotel
Belcegiz Mah. 236 Sok 6/3, Fethiye, Mugla, 48300
The price is £47 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this spa hotel in Fethiye. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (85 reviews)
"I liked the hotel, great swimming pools.. helpful staff"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2021

Flamingo Hotel
Sertil Deluxe Hotel & Spa - Adult Only
Sertil Deluxe Hotel & Spa - Adult Only
Oludeniz Mah., Guzgulu Mevkii, Oludeniz, Fethiye, Mugla, 48300
The price is £92 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this beach hotel in Fethiye. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (41 reviews)
"Turkish bath and sauna is closed when this hotel is a spa hotel"

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2022

Sertil Deluxe Hotel & Spa - Adult Only
Liberty Lykia  - Adults Only
Liberty Lykia - Adults Only
5 out of 5
Faralya Mah., Kidrak Sok. 6, Oludeniz, Fethiye, Mugla, 48340
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Fethiye. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Popular attractions Kıdrak Beach and Butterfly Valley Beach ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (16 reviews)
"Rooms slightly disappointing. The grounds were beyond expectations and so were the activities."

Reviewed on 2 May 2019

Liberty Lykia - Adults Only
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Larimar Suite Hotel
Larimar Suite Hotel
Oludeniz Bld. Ovacik Mah., Kirancagil Mevki No 34 Oludeniz Fethiye, Fethiye, 48300
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Fethiye. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (25 reviews)
"Basic clean apartment ..very nice area in the mountain ..i think the tv and the fridge was too small.."

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2019

Larimar Suite Hotel
Zehra Villas
Zehra Villas
Babadag Cad. Ovacik, Fethiye, Mugla, 48300
Stay at this business-friendly villa in Fethiye. Enjoy free WiFi, private pools and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Lycian Way Trail and Ölüdeniz Nature ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"Sehr schöne Villa wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt."

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2021

Zehra Villas
Orka Residence Complex
Orka Residence Complex
Oludeniz Mah. Ocak Koy Cad. No 8, Fethiye, Mugla, 48340
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Fethiye. Enjoy free parking, an airport shuttle and a garden. Our guests praise the pool in their reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (7 reviews)
"Beautiful villa, wonderful views. Excellent pool and outside area."

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2019

Orka Residence Complex
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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