The resort of Altinkum is very popular with families, couples and friends looking for a beach holiday with some lively nightlife. Transfers to Altinkum vary from one hour to ninety minutes, depending on where in the resort you are staying and how many drop-offs there are. This gives you plenty of time to look at the scenery of the resort and get a feeling for the location of the resort itself and you accommodation within the resort. The beach in Altinkum is brilliant with fine, soft, pale sand. There are sunbeds and parasols available and the chance to take part in many water sports. It does get busy so if you want a good spot to sunbathe in then it is important to get there early. There are many self-catering apartments in Altinkum which suit many people as they have all of the facilities that they need.
Water sports are very popular in Altinkum. You can hire boats, go sailing, go fishing, try water-skiing, jet-skiing, windsurfing, surfing, scuba diving or even snorkelling. There are plenty of excursions to go on such as visiting Roman ruins, taking boat trips to other local islands or visiting the archaeological site in Bodrum. When visiting the other islands, you can go shopping or sightseeing, where you will find some brilliant sites such as the Roman Temple and Didim.
There are many local Turkish restaurants in Altinkum, however you will also find other International cuisines. Italian, British and Chinese are on offer, plus a lot of fast-food places. Again, seafood is available and is very popular and recommended. Many of the hotels in Altinkum offer evening entertainment in the style of shows and discos. You will also find many bars and cafes in and around the resort for you to enjoy. There are plenty of places to buy souvenirs to take back home, as well as a large, modern shopping mall to go in for clothing and jewellery. The public transport in Altinkum is good, with local buses running into nearby resorts. There is also a ferry service to places as well as an intercity bus that takes you into Didim.
Altinkum is a brilliant resort that boasts over 300 days of sunshine. If you are looking for a hot and sunny resort, be sure to visit Altinkum any time between May and October. You will get over 12 hours of sunshine a day with temperatures in August reaching over 35°C. There is a coastal breeze to keep humidity down and maintain the temperatures, however it still gets very hot. Air conditioning is definitely recommended if you are staying here. The water temperature reaches over 25°C making swimming very comfortable. Spring and Autumn are obviously cooler, however still very pleasant. Although in the winter months the sunshine hours drop to around 5 hours, the temperature still remains high at 15-20°C.