Olu Deniz takes its name from the beautiful blue lagoon located a few hundred yards from the main town. The beach itself stretches for several miles, but the most popular section is the lagoon with its stunning backdrop of mountains and pine forest. This area has been designated a National Park and there is a small entrance charge, but it is well worth paying - there are shaded areas suitable for picnicking, showers and snack bars.
In the main town, the seafront is crammed with provision stores, bars and restaurants, many with roof terraces perfect for enjoying the sunset and the wonderful views. This area caters for those wanting a lazy holiday with fabulous natural surroundings, some nightlife and an exceptional beach. There is a fair number of notable, easily accessible antiquities can be found nearby. It is also popular with families, with a mix of mainly British and European nationalities.
The accommodation here is generally good-quality accommodation offering a variety of facilities, including some quite large all-inclusive properties.
There is a huge village-type complex situated 2½ mls SE of the resort with its own private stretch of beach, and there are a few large hotels nestling in the pine trees off the main winding road through the hills between Olu Deniz and Hisaronu, 2 mls away.
Some of the smaller properties are family run and have a more local flavour.
Olu Deniz is on the south west coast of Turkey (9 mls S of Fethiye, 2 mls S of Hisaronu village, 45 mls SE of Dalaman airport by winding, often steep but scenic road). It is set below the mountains on fairly flat land with hills on each side and behind. It is backed by a steep-sided valley cloaked in forest.