Akbuk is nestled between a crystal clear and tranquil bay and majestic mountains and pine forests. The resort looks out of the crystal clear Aegean, with two small islands, making the view truly spectacular. Its Just a 15 minute drive from well know holiday resort Altinkum, and only 50 mins from Bodrum Airport. With a new road planned from Akbuk to Bodrum will cut the journey down to around 30 mins.
Akbuk used to be known as just a small fishing port where the fishermen would go to catch delicious Aegean Sea bass. Today, However, Akbuk is rapidly growing into an elite tourist resort with its holiday complexes as well as summer houses, villas, harbor, and five star hotels.
Akbuk is a quiet relaxing resort, that is not as busy as such resorts as Altinkum, Bodrum, or Kusadasi. The harbor offers trips to nearby islands and bays, as well as pleasure cruises and fishing trips. Every Friday there is a local market in Akbuk. There are also shops, bars and restaurants. It is becoming popular and there is a growing community of British people in Akbuk
DIDIM’S NEW CINEMA: A canny local investor has spotted a huge gap in Didim’s facilities and decided to do something about it. Mahmut Gokdemir, the neighborhood leader of one of Didim’s most populous districts, has already started work on the 3-screen, 400-seat capacity movie theatre. He is in negotiations with film companies to provide the latest quality movies, both for international and Turkish audiences.
The location of the new theatre is well thought-out, accessible to visitors from the Altinkum AND Akbuk areas: on the main Didim-Akbuk road running from Yenihisar centre and the Belediye (council offices) to Akbuk and then on to Bodrum. The cinema will be close to the Opet petrol station and the structure is already visible. Didim’s cinema is the latest piece of good news for Akbuk following the announcement of the location of two 18-hole golf courses and accompanying facilities in the area.
18 HOLE GOLF COURSES PLANNED FOR DIDIM / AKBUK
A big increase in investment in Akbuk and Didim is expected with confirmation that land has been allocated for two 18-hole golf courses and supporting facilities in the area. The locations of the courses have been chosen and first-level analysis done of the areas. One site is north of the Didim-Akbuk road, quite far inland as you approach the 5-star Akbuk Caprice Hotel. The other is on the seafront just across a small bay from Yesilkent, at Mercimek, an area visitors to Altinkum may have visited on a boat trip.
While investors have yet to be found for the courses, there are rumors’ that a big Spanish golf resort company is interested in at least one of the locations, and this is hardly surprising with such a large and rapidly-growing expat community, not to mention the coming marina at Didim with its influx of high-end tourism.