The first of its kind in Turkey, Dedeman Aquapark is one of the country’s biggest amusement parks, with over 40,000 square meters of water-slides, swimming areas and wave pools. An easy day trip from Bodrum, the expansive water world boasts enough wet ‘n’ wild features to keep the whole family amused, while the abundance of on-site restaurants, shops and sunbathing areas offer ideal stops for a day out.
The sprawling waterpark features more than 20 slides, from winding raft rides to the electrifying near-vertical slides. Brave the deep drop of the Kamikaze, race your friends on the Multislide, tackle the dizzying Spiro Tube or test your swimming skills in the enormous wave pool. But not all of the rides are for thrill-seekers - young children can enjoy the shallow swimming areas and toddler-friendly splash pools, pedal around on a water bike or whiz down the Minislide while Mom and Dad catch their breath with a soak in the gigantic Jacuzzi.
The Dedeman Aquapark is located on Turgutreis Road, eight km from central Bodrum. The park is open every day from May 22 through October 5, and its hours run from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A free shuttle service runs to the park from Bodrum, Gümbet and Bitez every day, and the Bodrum line leaves at 9:30 a.m. every morning from the parking lot near the bus terminal. The entrance fee is €21 for adults, €11 for children between the ages of 7 and 12. Seniors over 60 and children ages 6 and under enter for free.