The Alibey Island of the Ayvalık Islands - located off the shore of Ayvalık in Turkey's Balıkesir Province - is also known as the Cunda Island and is a typical resort town and popular tourist attraction in the country. It is the largest of the...more
The Alibey Island of the Ayvalık Islands - located off the shore of Ayvalık in Turkey's Balıkesir Province - is also known as the Cunda Island and is a typical resort town and popular tourist attraction in the country. It is the largest of the group of Ayvalık Islands and spans across an area of over 23 square kilometres. The island is home to a number of buildings - mansions, churches, restaurants and tourist boutiques - that date several years back. The main attractions in Alibey Island include the Poroselene bay which was once home to a dolphin that saved the life of a boy who was drowning in the area. Alibey Island is also famed for being a fishing destination as well as a popular culinary spot. Muslim travellers to Alibey Island will be offered a number of Halal-friendly accommodation options, Halal restaurants, mosques and prayer facilities on the island to ensure a hassle-free visit.
Daytime visits are recommended (unless travellers decide to stay overnight at the island)
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Children, Senior Guests
The Poroselene Bay and fishing activities
Access to prayer facilities in Alibey Island will not be difficult, with a few mosques in Alibey Island available. The main mosque on the island is the Hamidiye Cami and a number of mosques in Ayvalik are also available for Muslim travellers to visit during prayer times.
The island is particularly renowned for its culinary options offered and Halal food at Alibey Island will be available in abundance. The Lezzet Diyarı is one of the most popular Halal restaurants on Alibey Island and serves a delightful range of original Aegean cuisine. If necessary, travellers may enquire with the staff about the preparation of Halal food, prior to dining. Plenty of seafood is also available on the Alibey Island since the island is known for being a busy fishing spot.