Belcekiz Beach Hotel

Belcekiz Beach Hotel sits right on the Blue Flag beach at Olu Deniz. You only need to take a short walk through the hotel gardens to find yourself on the long stretch of shoreline, so it’s perfect if you’re after a relaxing beach holiday. The resort has its own huge swimming pool with mountain views surrounded by a sun terrace, loungers and umbrellas. Children have their own pool too. Food is available in the two a la carte restaurants as well as the buffet restaurant. The views from the hotel are great. You can see the majestic Mount Babadag as well as the shimmering blue sea. Entertainment-wise, there’s tennis and aerobics, as well as a kids’ club. There’s also a Turkish hammam, sauna, gym and beauty salon.

Overview of Olu Deniz, Turkey

The Dalaman area is a highly popular choice for holidays to Turkey and it’s no surprise why. With Blue Flag beaches, vibrant resorts and cultural hotspots, it has everything for a fun getaway. The Belcekiz Beach Hotel is set in Olu Deniz on Turkey’s southwest coast. Olu Deniz is a small town with a dramatic mountainous backdrop, one of the world’s best beaches and a legendary Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon is the town’s biggest attraction drawing visitors from all over the world. With a mile of soft sand and shingle leading down to bright waters, it’s a beautiful spot. The town has a handful of restaurants serving authentic food with many located right on the waterfront. As well as paragliding off the mountainous terrain, Olu Deniz also offers plenty of water sports, hiking and boat trips.

Things to do in Olu Deniz, Turkey

Whether you want a relaxing beach holiday or adrenaline-fuelled adventures, staying at the Belcekiz Beach Hotel is the best place to be. Thrill-seekers should head to the 1,960-metre Babadag Mountain for a paragliding session. The 40-minute ride takes you over the region’s most spectacular sights like the Blue Lagoon and Butterfly Valley. Then, see the Blue Lagoon close up. The inland bay is a conservation area where you can relax, enjoy the views and meet the resident loggerhead turtles. For cultural activity, head to Fethiye. It’s 25 minutes away and easy to get to via the local minibus. It has a picturesque marina with cafes though the big draw is the 400BC Tomb of Amyntas. Turkey’s Dalaman area is a destination that appeals to everyone whether you want to wander through Butterfly Valley or paraglide over the top of it! Paired with delicious local cuisine and welcoming hotel staff, you’ll see why people come back time and time again.

Resort Summary

Twenty years ago, Olu Deniz was Turkey‘s best-kept secret. An unpolished diamond on the Turquoise Coast, this pristine stretch of sand bordering perfectly calm and clear waters had only been hit upon by a handful of intrepid backpackers and their tents. Fast forward a couple of decades and the campsites have been replaced with an array of high-end hotelsexcellent restaurants and cafes and bars by the cartload.

Olu Deniz has done a sterling job in terms of its tourism, without losing its character in the process. Yes, the resort is dominated by travellers on cheap holidays to Turkey during the summer months, but for a relaxing day on the beach and a break away from it all, there is no place better. What’s more, there are also enough adrenaline-fuelled activities to keep the more active holidaymaker happy, as well.