Ölü Deniz Water World Aquapark
If you’re going on holiday to Ölü Deniz, make sure you don’t miss Water World Aquapark. This popular waterpark in Turkey is the place to go for an action-packed adventure, where everyone can splash around in pools and ride the slides all day long.
Things to do
Grab yourself a sunlounger, break out the Factor 50, and set up camp for the day. You can stretch out on your towel and soak up the sunshine, but it’s much more fun to head straight for the slides.
There are loads of fast-paced rides and slides here that promise to keep you entertained, whether you want something fast and furious, or more laid-back and relaxed. When you’re ready to plunge into the water with a big splash, go and race down the Twister, fly through the Kamikaze and take on the Red Devil. Then, see for yourself if the Screamer really lives up to its name, or if you’re feeling really brave, brace yourself for the free fall on the Drop.
When you’re ready to relax, you can make your way to the wave pool and ride a raft from one side to the other. Or take it slow and float gently down the lazy river.
If you’re coming to the waterpark with little ones, they’ll love the kids’ play area. They can splash around in the pool and ride the small, gentle slides as much as they like. There’s also a kids’ club, where you can leave your children with professional staff. They run activities like painting and reading, while you go off and enjoy the rest of the park.
Our top tips
When you go to waterparks, it isn’t always easy to know what to do with your money or your phone but at this particular waterpark in Turkey, you don’t need to worry.
They have lockers and safety deposit boxes where you can keep your stuff. Plus, rather than carrying a purse or wallet around with you, you can load money onto a card when you arrive and use that to buy drinks, food, or anything else you need (they don’t accept cash here). When you leave, you hand the card back and they’ll refund any money still left on it.
Where to eat and drink
When you get hungry, there’s a big restaurant where you can grab a bite to eat. Take your pick from family favourites like pizzas, burgers and grilled chicken with chips. There’s also an ice cream café and another café serving up Turkish ‘gozleme’ and pancakes. You can also order drinks at various places around the park. Make sure you stay hydrated if you’re visiting on a hot day, and don’t forget to keep topping up your sun cream.
How to get there
You’ll find the waterpark just to the north of Ölü Deniz so if you’re staying in town, it’ll only be a short stroll away from your hotel (depending on exactly where you’re staying). If your hotel is close to Ölü Deniz beach, it’s only around 15 minutes to the waterpark. Turkey looks after its guests and prides itself on making life as easy as possible for tourists, so most hotels run shuttle buses that make getting around the main attractions much easier.
What else is nearby?
Not far from Water World Aquapark, you’ll find the beautiful Babadag mountain. While you’re in the area, it’s well worth driving up to the top, where you can soak up the spectacular views over the landscape below. Time it right and you can stick around for the stunning sunset. There’s a restaurant near the summit, and it’s the ideal spot to have a romantic meal while you watch the sun go down.