With the pandemic far from over, some of us don't feel like travelling far for a relaxing getaway. The great news is Saudi Arabia offers many great destinations for families, with Jeddah topping the list as a bustling cosmopolitan city with various tourism opportunities and many recreational activities on offer.
Whether it’s the cultural hotspots like the rich heritage markets in Al Balad, a UNESCO World Heritage List site, Naseef House and Athr Gallery, or the family fun to be had at Al-Shallal theme park, Ataullah amusement park or Fakieh Aquarium, there’s always something to add to the must-visit list. Plus, of course, there’s our favourtite part of any summer holiday planning, the spectacular beach destinations.
Often referred to as The Bride of the Red Sea, Jeddah is where holiday-makers can enjoy the sight of palm trees swaying in the breeze, golden stretches of sand and the tranquil turquoise waters. From a variety of cruises to diving tours in the waters teeming with gorgeously coloured coral and fish, this coastal city is a veritable gem for sea lovers.
The impressive number of diverse restaurants and standout hotels along the city’s magical coastline also make Jeddah a fabulous escape contender this summer. And Rosewood Jeddah, situated right on the Jeddah Corniche, just happens to be offering a “Summer Slendor” programme. There’s a special 10 percent discount on the best available rate at one of the hotel’s 127 elegant, individually designed and handcrafted rooms and suites, which all come with 24-hour butler service.
Other ways the hotel is ensuring the whole family is content during the stay is including a daily buffet breakfast for two adults and two children at the Habsburg Restaurant. Guests also get an additional 20 percent discount on seafood night on Thursdays and brunch on Fridays at the restaurant that offers extravagant dishes from around the world. (During brunch, children get to have fun during the Little Pizza Makers experience, where they become mini chefs in charge of making their own pizza.)
During a getaway at the hotel with a contemporary aesthetic, there’s an impressive number of amenities that help leave guests feeling relaxed and revived. The spectacular glittering rooftop pool offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Red Sea.
The rooftop also boasts the Sky Lounge, the perfect spot for watching the sun set over the cityscape with an artisan cocktail and maybe some delicious bites in hand. The state-of-the-art fitness centre, dining venues and lounges, also make the Rosewood Jeddah a holiday delight.
For nature lovers looking for an adventure out to sea, the hotel organises a six-hour boat trip to the beautiful coral reef island, Bayada Island, located 15 miles from Jeddah. During the guided adventure, guests get to choose from a range of activities, including fishing and swimming around the area’s thriving coral reefs. During this time, they get an insight into the natural sea life above and below water, while surrounded by the azure blue waters.
The "Summer Splendor" offer is valid through summer until September 2021. For reservations or more information, visit https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/jeddah