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Last updated: 09 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Jeremy Seal

With stand-out views over the vast beach at Oludeniz, the Beyaz Yunus achieves a perfect distance from, and proximity to, Turkey’s major resort.

This charming, adult-only mini-retreat, with an exceptionally attentive staff and owner-manager, offers bright and spacious plantation-style rooms, one with its own pool, with picture windows looking out over the sea.

There are lots of quiet corners, with shaded snoozing platforms and pool-side loungers. The Beyaz Yunus is so alluring that it can be a challenge to leave, though Oludeniz Beach is just a ten-minute walk away.

You’ll also be tempted by the area’s wealth of easy-to-reach attractions, not least Oludeniz’s famed lagoon, the ‘ghost village’ of Kaya, Fethiye’s wonderful fish market and waterfront, and some of the world’s best tandem paragliding from the peak of Babadag Mountain.

Surrounding area

The hotel is tucked away off the coast road as it climbs out of Oludeniz, and set amidst olive trees and bougainvilleas.

After the resort of Oludeniz, with its often-crowded bars, clubs and boutiques, the Beyaz Yunus feels like an oasis of calm and beauty, with a small adult-only clientele.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: Onsite
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Oludeniz Beach

Fethiye, Mediterranean Region, Turkey[0.8 miles]

The beach that launched a thousand brochure covers, Oludeniz combines a gorgeous swathe of sandy beach with a tranquil lagoon, backed by tamarisk trees and mountains.

Best for ages: Any | Free

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Hike the Lycian Way

Mediterranean Region, Turkey[3.2 miles]

An epic 540km hiking trail through magnificently rugged coastlands from Fethiye to Antalya, that immerses visitors in Turkey’s history, nature and culture.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free | 1-30 days

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Paragliding off Babadag Mountain

Fethiye, Mediterranean Region, Turkey[5.4 miles]

Among the world’s top tandem paragliding experiences with stupendous coastal views, take off from the peak of Babadag Mountain to land half an hour later on Olu Deniz’s famed beach.

Best for ages: 13+ | £90 | 30 mins

Twelve Islands boat tours

Fethiye, Mediterranean Region, Turkey[9 miles]

Fun- and sun-filled boat tours to discover the beautiful scenery of Fethiye Bay, with the chance to swim and snorkel off unspoilt islands and tranquil coves.

Best for ages: 8+ | £20 | 6-9 hours

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Hike from Oludeniz to Karadere

Hike from Oludeniz to Karadere

Fethiye, Mediterranean Region, Turkey[2.8 miles]

This route, the Lycian Way’s stand-out stretch, offers 3- to 4-days’ exceptional hiking combining outstandingly dramatic scenery and golden beaches.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free | 4 days

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Aerial view of the cove with bright blue waters and sand below

Butterfly Valley

Fethiye, Mediterranean Region, Turkey[5.1 miles]

One of the most beautiful coves on the Lycian coast, Butterfly Valley is either accessible by boat from Oludeniz, or by an extremely vertiginous walk down from Faralya. It’s not advised to try this hike without a guide and the right equipment.

Best for ages: Any | Free

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Kaya ‘Ghost Village’

Kayakoy, Mediterranean Region, Turkey[5.3 miles]

A compellingly haunting ‘ghost town’, hidden in the mountains behind Oludeniz, providing moving insights into little-known aspects of modern Turkish history.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Turkish ceramics on sale at the market

Fethiye Market

Fethiye, Mediterranean Region, Turkey[8.7 miles]

Held on a Tuesday, stretching out along the banks of a dry river bed, this is a market for both locals and tourists, with excellent leatherware and ceramics that are far cheaper than in the town’s shops.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Turquoise Coast

Turquoise Coast, Turkey

Turkey’s beautiful Turquoise Coast offers an unbeatable mix of mountain-backed beaches, classical ruins and adventure activities, with superb food and delightful owner-run hotels.

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