The waters surrounding the small village of Ölüdeniz (official translation name Blue Lagoon, literally Dead Sea; because of being calm even during storms) are a beautiful gradient of blue. Where sapphire sea's meet the green and brown of pine forests at the shoreline, stretches of white sand are dotted with leisurely sunbathers. The blue lagoon has the brightest to the deepest blue.
The scenery is even more gorgeous from above— Ölüdeniz is renowned as one of the world’s top spots for paragliding. On top of this, it has one of the most photographed beaches in the world. the bay has been stamped an area of outstanding natural beauty leaving it today simply a wonderful place to be – a stunning bay where you can choose to be as active or as lazy as you wish.
Flick through any Turkey travel brochure and you will undoubtedly see a photo of the 3km of stunning beach and the lagoon of Ölüdeniz. Many times voted one of the “Best Beaches in the World”, it suits all beach lovers with the main public stretch (Belcekiz) towards the front of the resort where the paragliders land, the busy National Park making up the arm of the lagoon where a small entrance fee is required, and a number of smaller private beaches at the back of the lagoon many of which offer free entry, a hotel shuttle pick up service and shallow waters that are ideal for the kids.
Enjoy a spot of shopping and haggling for souvenirs. The main shopping street (Carsi Caddesi) is full of colourful shops selling everything from a diamond ring to a pair of flip-flops.
Come to Oludeniz once, and you will be back next year to visit your new acquaintances and become part of the community. Oludeniz is a resort for all seasons.