Boyzone Buku, as we like to call it, is the perfect location to use as your base. With holding like glue and endless water supplies from the local spring we found this spot to be a little haven. What makes this place special is the fresh-water spring that has created a near temperate local climate of lush deciduous trees and paths littered with basil and mint plants. As with most anchorages where there is a jetty and restaurant it is only politic to eat a meal or drink a beer ashore if tying up, but the restaurant here allows you to fill your tanks, do your washing or hose down your decks thanks to the natural spring that they have tapped.
Of course it is more than just the facilities that make this a great place. A walk ashore either across the valley or up the hill provides some great views and the opportunity to work up an appetite for dinner ashore.
One of the reasons for using this as a base was because we were able to order taxis to pick up our guests from Dalaman airport. Apparently the ride to Boynuz Buku is ‘interesting’ (read ‘heart-stopping), but don’t tell your guests that!
Mooring lines: yes
Protection from wind: excellent all round
Who to know: Tufan, head barman (English deceptively good)
On offer: Water. Lots of it, providing the pump is on (remember someone has to feed the generator diesel to operate this pump). No electricity unless in emergency.
Other info: Ali is actually a shepherd who tends his flocks in the winter but has owned the restaurant land for 15 years. Bread is baked on a daily basis which may be pre-ordered the night before. Taxis may be booked here.
See here for more info on Boynuz Buku.