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    Suluada Island | Turkey’s Hidden Gem

    Suluada is one of the best-kept secrets of Akseki Bay near Antalya. It is an island, known for its pristine waters and white, sandy beaches. Whether you are looking to experience thrilling water activities or need a quiet natural retreat by the sea, Suluada offers it all. The island gets its name from its crystal-clear waters, which are said to come from a freshwater river on the island. Suluada has no hotels, shops, or facilities of its own. You have to reach the island via boat from Adrasan, Antalya, Kemer, or Kris. 

    Why Visit Suluada Island?

    Why Visit Suluada Island?
    • Crystal clear waters: Suluada is renowned for its unspoiled natural beauty. With pristine beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and lush green landscapes, the island offers an ideal setting for relaxation and reflection.
    • Secluded escape: Suluada remains relatively undiscovered compared to other tourist destinations, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a tranquil and less crowded getaway. 
    • Diverse activities: Whether you're an adventure enthusiast or prefer a leisurely vacation, Suluada has something to offer. You can indulge in water sports, hiking, bird watching, or simply unwind on the beach with a good book.
    • Underwater Fun: The island's surrounding waters are a haven for divers and snorkelers. Explore vibrant coral reefs and an array of marine life, including colorful fish, turtles, and more.
    • Rich history: Suluada boasts a fascinating history with archaeological sites dating back to ancient times. You can visit shipwrecks and other ruins, and learn about the island's cultural heritage.

    Suluada Island Highlights

    Crystal clear waters of the Suluada Island

    Crystal clear waters

    Suluada Island is known for its clear and turquoise waters. You must try out snorkeling and scuba diving in these waters. It is one of the best ways to explore its coral reefs teeming with marine life.

    Sandy beaches in Suluada Island

    Sandy beaches

    Suluada has several beautiful beaches to relax and soak up the sun. Some of the popular ones include Suluada Beach and Small Cove Beach. These spots are perfect for sunbathing and swimming.

    Suluada Lighthouse in Suluada Island

    Suluada Lighthouse

    The Suluada Lighthouse, built in the late 19th century, is an iconic structure on the island. It’s the best place on the Island to catch panoramic views of the surrounding area and the Mediterranean Sea.

    Underwater activities in Suluada Island

    Underwater activities

    From snorkeling, scuba diving, free diving, guided marine tours, paddleboarding, and kayaking, Suluada Island offers it all. With its vibrant marine life and clear waters, Suluada is an ideal place for underwater photography. 

    Birdwatching in Suluada Island


    Suluada Island is home to a wide variety of seagulls and cormorants. If you love birdwatching, consider bringing your binoculars and sitting by the sea to spot them. The island also has wild goats and rabbits. 

    Camping in Suluada Island


    Camping is permitted on Suluada Islands, and it's a fantastic way to connect with nature. There are designated camping areas where you can set up tents and enjoy a night under the stars. 

    Plan Your Visit to the Suluada Island

    Getting There
    Visitor Tips
    How to Reach the Suluada Island?

    Suluada is an island, which is only accessible via boat. Most boats to Suluada depart from Adrasan. You can reach Adrasan via buses or rental cars. Make sure to plan your trip to Adrasan accordingly, since most boats depart around 10 AM from Adrasan. 

    • By Bus: If you want to board a bus to Suluada, you have to buy a ticket at the Otogar (bus terminal) of Antalya. Buses that are going towards Kemer will take you to Adrasan. Since these buses are few in number, with only about one of them passing through in an hour, you have to depart early to catch boats from Adrasan around 10 AM. To have a more hassle-free touring experience, consider booking Suluada tours that include direct transfers. 
    • By Car: If you choose to travel by car, you can easily find a parking spot around the port in Adrasan. Rental cars are comparatively cheaper than private cars. 
    Tips to Note When Visiting the Suluada Island
    • Carry sufficient cash: Suluada is a remote island, without corporate establishments and eateries. It is best to carry some Turkish Lira in cash to pay the locals running a restaurant or renting scuba diving equipment. 
    • Follow camping rules: If you plan to camp on the island, follow the designated camping rules and regulations. Campfires are generally prohibited to prevent wildfires, so bring portable camping stoves if needed.
    • Check weather conditions: We recommend you check the weather conditions before venturing to Suluada because if the weather is overcast or if you have less viability underwater, you won’t be able to enjoy exploring all that the island has to offer. 

    Frequently Asked Questions About Suluada Tours

    Where can I buy Suluada tours?

    We recommend you purchase Suluada tours online in advance to avoid standing in long lines on the day of your visit. Online ticket bookings also save time and money. 

    What is the cost of Suluada tours?

    Suluada tours which include a day cruise from Antalya to Suluada, Akseki Bay, and Hacivat Karagoz, lunch options, and round-trip direct transfers, range around €35. 

    Can I buy Suluada tours online?

    We recommend you purchase your Suluada tours online to make sure that you get guaranteed access to the Island no matter the crowd on the day of your visit. If you book your tickets online, you can also avail of discounts and combo offers. 

    Can I get a discount on Suluada tours?

    Yes, if you book your Suluada tours online, you can enjoy discounts and combo offers. Online ticket bookings are also hassle-free and budget-friendly. You do not have to worry about transportation and logistics on the day of your trip and can have a stress-free beach getaway. 

    Where is Suluada Island located?

    The Suluada Island is situated off the Akseki Bay in Antalya, Turkey. It is a remote island, known for its pristine waters and sandy beaches. 

    What are some of the highlights of Suluada Island?

    Suluada is a remote island known for its turquoise, crystal clear waters, sandy beaches, and range of water activities. Whether you want an adrenaline rush or a quiet getaway by the sea, Suluada Island offers it all. You can snorkel, scuba dive, or swim in its coral reefs and get a closer look at its teeming marine life. 

    How do I get to Suluada Island?

    Boats depart from Adrasan to the Suluada Island. You can either travel via bus or rental cars to Adrasan and catch boats that leave the Adrasan port around 10 AM. Buses that go towards Kemer stop by Adrasan. You can also hire a private car with a driver to reach Adrasan.