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The Three Best Resorts in Aqaba

Aqaba is an enchanting part of the beautiful country of Jordan! If you love luxurious beaches and resorts, then this is your next holiday destination!

Updated: 09 October 2019

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Looking for an economical trip with loads of relaxation and fun? Try Aqaba! The only coastal town in Jordan. Aqaba’s location is ideal. It is next to Wadi Rum and Petra which places it in Jordan’s golden triangle of tourism.

Aqaba has a history dating back to more than 4,000 BC. With tons of monuments and the beautiful coral reef, this makes it one of the most important tourist attractions in the country and a must-visit for all.

The following three resorts are some of Aqaba’s best-kept secrets. Experience 5-star service, mouthwatering food, and luxurious accommodations all surrounded by beautiful scenic views!

1. Movenpick Resort

The Movenpick Resort is situated in the centre of Aqaba with a magnificent view of the Red Sea. The beautiful building is a mix of European and Arabesque design that perfectly complements the town.

It is a stone’s throw away from the sea and is a great place to enjoy and relax with the family. They have beachfront lounge area where you can stretch out under an umbrella and sip away on fruity beach cocktails and ice cream. If you don’t want to go to the sea you can swim in the resort’s adult lap pool.

The Movenpick Resort has a total of eight different restaurants providing a huge variety of cuisines to choose from. As a vegetarian, you will be able to find a lot of options here.

The Red Sea Grill, in particular, serves some great healthy vegan dishes. You can enjoy them on the terrace and take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the Gulf. The resort even has an amazing little kiddie pool where trained supervisors make sure everyone stays safe and has their fun.

If you are with your friends or your loved ones, you can enjoy the night life with live music and sheesha. Movenpick has an international reputation for great resorts and this one will live up to all  your expectations!

2. Intercontinental Hotel and Resorts

Local tradition meets western luxury at this Intercontinental hotel and resort. It is one of the finest beach resorts in the city with amazing views of the sea.

It is close to the city center and is 15km away from King Hussein airport, making this an ideal place to explore the magical Aqaba region.

You can find lavish rooms with balcony views overlooking a lagoon-style pool. For ultimate pampering, you can go to their spa which is equipped with all the modern amenities.

If you love history, a day trip to Petra can be a memory that lives with you forever. However, if you are an adrenaline-seeker you will find tons of activities to do including scuba diving, snorkeling, para-sailing, jet-skiing and water-skiing.

The resort has a variety of restaurants that serve local  as well as international cuisine. One of the most popular is the Burj Al Hamam restaurant that is known for its finger-licking Jordanian food.

For vegans, their hummus, pita bread, and aubergine are just some of the things that will make you fall in love with the place. For an ultimate luxury experience with your family, look no further than the International Hotel and Resort in Aqaba.

3. Al-Manara

Reminiscent of a Royal Palace, the Al-Manara is a resort fit for a King or Queen. The decor is regal and the views of the nearby Red Sea and the granite mountain range are spectacular. 

It overlooks the beautiful Aqaba lagoon where you can relax on the beach, or go for a little snorkeling trip. They even have a lively nightclub within the resort, where you can dance the night away with your friends. However, if you are a foodie you will love their two restaurants. The Taybeh Al Manara Restaurant that serves classic Mediterranean cuisine while Kubba Levantin Restaurant presents a modern take on Middle Eastern cuisine.

While there are plenty of vegetarian dishes, most restaurants will be more than happy to cater to your dietary needs.  The resort is owned and managed by Marriot. Hence, expect world-class service and hospitality.

 

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