After only 3hrs sleep we are up and ready to explore and embrace Oludeniz. We caught the Dolmus right outside the hotel to the beach. It runs regularly and is cheap 2.50TL one way. The bus stops right in front of the beach and we make our way to the sea front. The beach is a mix of sand, shingle and big pebbles. Beware it is HOT. The heat travelled right through my sandals and I pretty much hot footed it and jumped onto a sun lounger at the first chance. To rent a chair 6TL and to rent an umbrella 6TL. For the two of us we paid 18TL for our chairs and umbrella. The heat for me was quite unbearable I found myself in the sea a lot, trying to cool off. There are also rocks and shingles in the sea so a pair of jelly shoes are a must.
The sea was not as clean as I hoped, lots of dead wasps floating around and a few bits of rubbish. The beach was busy packed with mostly British tourists. Families, kids and young groups of teenagers. There are people servicing the beach selling cold beers, slush puppies and other iced beverages. Prices varied but slush puppies were 6TL for a cup.
In the sea you can see lots of different water sports happening. Ringo rides, banana boats and also parasailing. The sky above is full of paragliders all launching off from Mount Babadag. The pathway strip running alongside the beach is a the landing place for many paragliding companies. They literally swoop past you as you are walking along the path way. It looks pretty cool to see dozens of gliders all with colourful parachutes all flying through the air.
We stay on the beach until about 6.30pm. The sun is still very hot and there are lots of people still on the beach. The beach chairs are packed away around 8pm.
For the evening we decided to head to Hisaronu
to check out the night life. The Dolmus takes us there for 1.75TL and about 5mins journey time. We walked the town from top to bottom to look for a place that did hubble bubble (shisha). We ended up asking a taxi driver to recommend us a place to go. They directed us to Barrumba. We headed down there to find that there was a karoke and entertainment night. We ordered a shisha and cocktails which took ages to be served.
View from the Dolmus
We had to endure terrible singing from a few people, an awful belly dancing performance and a cabaret style singing and dancing session. Everyone once in a while some good music would play and a group of girls would climb onto the roof and perform 'exotic' dances. We could not bear it any longer and ended up leaving around 1am. We walked the high street for an alternative but found that they all offered the same type of night, bad music and cheesy entertainment. Instead we headed to the fair ground and took a ride on the pirate ship. We screamed like big girls and had a better night in three minutes on that ride that 2 hours in that bar.
We caught the Dolmus back. Went to bed disappointed with the nightlife but excited about paragliding the next day.