Oludeniz (Ölüdeniz) is a beach resort and small neighbourhood on the Turquoise Coast of southwestern Turkey. It sits prettily at the conjunction of the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea in the Fethiye district and is a wonderful destination to choose for a holiday. If you are looking for your next holiday location, this guide will introduce you to Oludeniz and highlight just some of the many reasons to visit it on future solo holidays.

Oludeniz is located on a blue lagoon

The official translation name for Oludeniz is ‘blue lagoon’, which is pretty apt as the sandy bay at its mouth is a beautiful, tranquil blue lagoon on the Turkish Riviera. It is known for its calm waters even during a storm and the sea water here is famous for its luscious colour, featuring calming shades of turquoise and aquamarine. The lagoon of Oludeniz is a national nature reserve and it also boasts a Blue Flag beach. All of which make Oludeniz a perfect beach holiday destination. Anyone looking to kick back in the sun, enjoy beautiful coastal views, and have a dip in refreshing waters will be delighted with what they find at Oludeniz.

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Oludeniz is one of the world’s best paragliding spots

Paragliding in Oludeniz

Oludeniz is known around the world for its awesome paragliding opportunities, being famed as one of the planet’s very best locations for the activity. This is thanks to its outstanding panoramic views and the exceptional weather conditions which are remarkably stable. Another big reason why Oludeniz is beloved by paragliders is because of Mount Babadağ – a name which translates to ‘Father Mountain’. Mount Babadağ is known for its incredible height, towering above the lagoon at Oludeniz. Because of its height and proximity to the sea, the mountain provides perfect conditions for paragliding. Pair this with the awesome views of beautiful Oludeniz, it’s easy to see why so many choose this spot for the exhilarating activity. You don’t have to paraglide, however, as just the views from the top alone – accessed via cable car – make the entire trip worth it.

Oludeniz is a dream scuba diving location

The fact that Oludeniz is on a blue lagoon means that those who want to take a dive underwater are in for a real treat. Oludeniz is a dream scuba diving location first and foremost, boasting crystal clear waters that make viewing its spectacular underwater caves and fauna an experience not to miss. With amazing coral reef patterns and colourful local fish to marvel at, it ticks all the boxes for those seeking exceptional scuba diving opportunities. Oludeniz is also a great spot for snorkelling for those who don’t want to dive deep into the water, so there is more than one way to experience the lagoon.

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Oludeniz is warm all year round

Oludeniz beach

You couldn’t ask for better weather for your next holiday as Oludeniz boasts an enviable climate. Oludeniz is warm all year round, meaning that no matter when you decide to visit, you can look forward to great temperatures. May to October boasts particularly hot weather, with the average height being between 25°C and 34°C. For those on the hunt for their next holiday in the sun, it doesn’t get much better and if the heat starts to crank up, there is no better place to cool down than the lagoon. So, pack plenty of sun cream and take lots of dips in the turquoise waters of the Turkish Riviera.

Oludeniz provides access to many excursions

Oludeniz is a gateway to a number of fantastic excursions and activities. You can take a break from relaxing on the bay and venture a little further afield to provide a little variety to your trip. The resort of Fethiye is just a 30-minute bus drive away – a great spot for a night out and a lovely meal. You could consider a trip to the ‘ghost village of Kayakoy’, just 20 minutes away by bus, which is an abandoned village and museum of Greek-style houses and churches. Further still, from Oludeniz, you can take a trip to the ancient hilltop citadel of Tlos, enjoy a relaxing boat trip along the coast, and grab a taxi boat to the untouched paradise of Butterfly Valley – considered one of the most picturesque places in all of Turkey.

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Things to do in Oludeniz, Turkey

  • Go paragliding
  • Swim in the blue lagoon
  • Go scuba diving or snorkelling
  • Relax on the beach
  • Enjoy an evening in Fethiye resort
  • Visit the abandoned village of Kayakoy
  • See ancient Tlos
  • Go on a relaxing boat trip along the coast
  • Explore the beautiful Butterfly Valley

Why visit Oludeniz, Turkey’s blue lagoon, on a solo holiday

As you can see, there are some terrific reasons to visit Oludeniz. Whether you want to relax in the sun and enjoy a drip in the tranquil waters or be a bit more active, there’s plenty on offer. Our singles holidays to Turkey can make it all happen and we have great accommodation waiting to welcome you.

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