Guide to the Amazing Suluada Island in Antalya: Boat Tours & Tips

Last Updated by Ezgi on June 27, 2021
Suluada Island in Antalya in Turkey

Suluada is one of the best spots to swim in Antalya with with its crystal clear sands and sparkling turquoise waters.

You will never need a filter when taking pictures on Suluada! The landscape is all over Instagram (follow us on Instagram). Travelers who go to Antalya all want to reach this incredible island.

Read our complete guide to Suluada in Kumluca below, including all the important information about how to get there, what can you do there, and many other useful tips...

Guide to Suluada Island in Antalya

What Can I Do on Suluada?

The name Suluada is a composite word meaning "watery island" referring to the fresh water sources on the island. Suluada is 2 km away from the mainland and is approximately 1,200 meters long.

If you take to a boat tour, the first stop is usually Suluada, a unique beauty near Adrasan. It's also called the "Maldives of the region" with its clear turquoise waters and white sands. If the boat goes directly to Suluada, the trip will take about 40 minutes. 

The water gets its color and clarity from microorganisms called foraminifera on the island. The boat tour continues in the direction of Adrasan Bay and Cıralı with several swimming breaks and a lunch break.

There are two swimming beaches on Suluada. Both beaches have mostly white pebbles with tiny black pebbles mixed in. The beach on the west side is larger but has more waves. The beach on the mainland (north) is preferable because it is less wavy.

Be sure to bring your goggles because Suluada is also home to many sea creatures and has a rich underwater world with a natural reef area. According to experts, Suluada should be put in a special protection zone as soon as possible. Dolphins and Mediterranean Monk Seals are among the most frequent visitors to the island.

  • Suluada does not have an electricity or water infrastructure, therefore there are no hotels or pensions on the island. Boutique hotels, bungalows, and tree houses in Adrasan or Olympos are the closest options for accommodation near Suluada.
  • Check our selection of hotels in Antalya and find the best place to stay in the Antalya region.

Entrance, Tickets, and Tours

  • Tours: It's recommended to make your reservation in advance to get to Suluada with a boat tour. Make sure there is a stop at Suluada when making your reservation. Remember, there are two kinds of boat tours from Adrasan.
  • The first one only includes Adrasan bays and does not include Suluada.
  • The second one includes both Adrasan bays and Suluada.
  • Tip: To book amusement parks, museums, and tour tickets in advance of your trip to the Antalya region, don't hesitate to check out the deals in our official shop.

How to Get to Suluada

Suluada is situated in the westernmost end of the Gulf of Antalya, about 7 kilometers from the Cape of Gelidonya.

To reach Suluada, first you should get to Adrasan which is about 95 km from the center of Antalya. It takes approximately 1.5 hours by car. If you rather get there using public transportation, you can take a bus to Adrasan from the Antalya bus station.

Boat Tours: You can sign up for a daily boat tour that lasts about 7 hours exploring marvelous bays and islands around Adrasan including Suluada, Adrasan Island, and Cıralı.

Fishing Boats: It's possible to rent a fishing boat for the day from Adrasan by taking with the fisherman, if you have a large family or group so you can have your own adventure.

Private Yacht: Renting a private yacht is an exclusive way to explore Suluada. You can contact yacht rental companies in Adrasan to make the arrangements.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Where is Suluada?

Suluada is an island in town of Kumluca in Antalya. It's situated in the westernmost end of the Gulf of Antalya, about 7 kilometers from the Cape of Gelidonya.

How can I get to Suluada?

To reach Suluada, first you should get to Adrasan which is about 95 km from the center of Antalya. It takes approximately 1.5 hours by car. If you rather get there using public transportation, you can take a bus to Adrasan from the Antalya bus station.

Boat Tours: You can sign up for a daily boat tour that lasts about 7 hours exploring marvelous bays and islands around Adrasan including Suluada, Adrasan Island, and Cıralı.

Fishing Boats: It's possible to rent a fishing boat for the day from Adrasan by taking with the fisherman, if you have a large family or group so you can have your own adventure.

Private Yacht: Renting a private yacht is an exclusive way to explore Suluada. You can contact yacht rental companies in Adrasan to make the arrangements.

What can I do on Suluada?

Suluada is one of the best spots to swim and dive in Antalya with its clear waters. Make sure to bring your goggles because Suluada is home to many sea creatures and has rich underwater world with a natural reef area. 

The History of Suluada

In the ancient times, the island was called "Krambusa". It has been an important source of water for sailors throughout the ages.

Throughout history, the fresh water that comes out of the island was believed to have healing effects. It's recommended to drink the water here because it's supposed to be good, especially for kidney stones.

Nowadays, hundreds of visitors who are curious about the sand, turquoise sea, and caves of the island are flocking to Suluada.

Contact

  • Address: Suluada / Kumluca - ANTALYA
  • Public Transport: Boats

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