just thought i would drop a warning message to people traveling to oludeniz area we have just returned from a week there over the august holiday the genaral prices are as much if not more than the uk and they charge for everything i have never been any where like it,i have been to many of the usual holiday spots,spain,france,poland,ect i will give you a quick run down of a few things we found ,
there is a free public beach there but it is pretty lethal for youngsters the beach is small pebbles but if you want to go swimming in the sea the beach goes down very quick 1m out in the sea 1m deep 2m out 2m deep ect very hard to get out once your in ,most of the safe beaches are private and you have to pay to get on it from 9-20 lira (4-8 pounds) some include beds some dont,
2-3 course meals nothing fancy for 2 from 28-42 pounds with soft drinks maybe 1 bear (i dont drink very often)
quality of the food is average very little in the way of local turkish food just like eating in the uk i guess it depends what you like but i like to try local food now and then
evan down to the hotel taking 15 pounds per week for the use of the room safe i have never been any where that you dont get it refunded at the end of the week!!
also other friends in a nearby hotel lost there safe key and got charged 80 euros for a new one to be cut!!!
hotel food prices are a little cheaper but not much
if you wish to go on a boat trip from the beach you must be pretty fit to get on the boat as the access walkway goes up and down 2-6ft with the sea as there is no plontoon to get on from
you need to be very carefull what hotel you book as many have recently been built and they are no where near anything like 1hrs walk to the beach up a very steep hill in 35-40 c heat not fun ,you can get the local dolmosh mini bus but is very crowded and cost 5 lira each to use (2 pounds each) will soon add up with a family
the main street in oludeniz has a little bit of a strange feel not sure what it wants to be no clubs or bars you can have a dance lots of tat for sale evan at 12pm at night its neither a modern youngsters area nor an older (30 plus) area very little in the way of local products for sale we missed the local market due to the dates we traveled but most say you can only stay there for 1 hr as the heat is unbearable and not for youngsters for that reason
you dont get hasstled to much from the venders just a little
i think turkey as a holiday place is on limited time it is just to exspensive very hard to move about as you need to take a bus or taxi to get out of the area and there is not a lot till you drive at least an hour away i for sure wont be going back
the people are very friendly and cant do enough for you and the service is very good and speedy but they just try to be like a british person putting on stupid london acents and sayings thinking its great i do like a little culture when im away
all in all not terrible but for the money i have been to much better places