6 Stunning Beach Resorts in KSA To Visit
Saudi Arabia might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of beach destinations. Yet, what makes the 2,000km of spectacular coastline alluring is the soft white sand and pristine blue waters. Jeddah lies along the Red Sea coast and has stunning beaches, making it the perfect place to soak up the sun, enjoy water sports, and spend a tranquil day ending with a stunning sunset. The best way to do so is at one of its many beach clubs. Remember, before you set off, check out the beach club’s rules as entry may be by membership or invitation only. Keep reading for our round-up of relaxing, fun, and uber-exclusive beach clubs to enjoy this summer.
Boho The Beach
This is your number one destination if you’re looking for a family friendly beach resort. Membership is for families only and for a minimum of three months. With its Bohemian theme and free-spirit, the club radiates an abundance of calm and carefree vibes.
It offers a limited number of villas, one bedroom apartments, studios, and locker memberships along with amenities and facilities that will make your visit worthwhile. They also host a number of ticketed events that grant you day or night access.
Boho the Beach, 754 Abhar, AZ Zomorod District, Jeddah. bohothebeach.com (+966) 55 532 5649
Durrat Al Arus
The oldest private beach in Jeddah has become one of the most popular resorts. It is under an hour's drive away, family friendly and does not require a membership. It has a vast spread area and an impressive array of exclusive facilities which include The Golf club, an aqua park, theme parks, an equestrian club, and recreation parks. It even boasts its very own yacht marina where you can unwind at some of the best cafes and restaurants or even enjoy a leisurely stroll through the shops.
You can either buy a day-pass or rent a villa for the day with over 1,000 beach houses ranging from individual units to bungalows and suites. With so much to do and see, it’s no wonder visitors keep coming back for more. Be advised: to avoid disappointment make sure to book in advance.
Durrat Al Arus, Dhahban, Jeddah. durrahbeach.com @durrah_beach_resort
(+966) 12 618 0000
Nestled in the charming area of Obhur, Indigo is the most lavish spot on our list. It is a little piece of pure indulgence as it serves as a private Bali-inspired paradise with nothing left to the imagination. Extravagance, luxury, exclusivity, and escapism, are what it's all about.
It has all the features needed for a luxurious stay, from four-bedroom bungalows to water villas with panoramic sea views, magical flowing waterfalls and breathtaking infinity pools. Indigo's annual memberships and invite-only access are highly coveted. The idyllic beach has a lively atmosphere, arcades, screening room, water sports, exhilarating boat trips, a well-equipped gym and a relaxing spa.
Prices on request/by invitation only.
Indigo, Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Street, Obhur, Jeddah
(+966) 12 234 4624
If you cannot fly to Santorini, then never fear, the Greek paradise is captured at OIA beach in Jeddah. The boutique resort is newly opened. The traditional white washed stone and blue accents are reminiscent of the Greek islands, but here in Jeddah, they exist with a modern twist. The resort includes restaurants with international cuisines, a sushi bar, and an artisanal café to satisfy your appetite after a relaxing dip in the pool or fun day full of activities. For those who are more adventurous, dare to try the water park, kayaking or sailing. With its relaxed and family friendly setting, there is something for everybody at OIA Beach which includes the kids’ club, the ladies pool and the micro gym.
If you want the full experience, check yourself into one of the state-of-the-art villas with up to four bedrooms or apartments with private pools and outdoor showers. To enjoy this most stunning of Jeddah beach clubs, you have to apply for annual membership, which needs to be approved by management.
Oia Beach, 8984 Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Street, Obhur,
Jeddah. oiabeach.com (+966) 55 532 5649
Salhia is a regular destination for locals and tourists of all ages, who frequent it on a daily basis. If fun in the sun is on your to-do list, then enjoy an array of activities at this beachfront resort. For a tranquil time, enjoy a quiet game of chess or read your favorite book while sipping a cool lemonade under the shade of blue umbrellas that dot this stretch of Red Sea shore. If you are looking for a more active day, then join in a friendly ball game, bathe in the pristine waters, fly a kite or even build a sandcastle.
This membership-only beach resort offers a break from the bustle of the city and a chance to relax and reconnect. The accommodation options include studios as well as one and two-bedroom villas.
Salhia, 6863 Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Street, Al-Amwaj.
(+966) 12 656 1900
Sun, sea, aquatic activities and large children’s playground: this is what Silver Sands is all about. This out-of-the-way stunning destination is reminiscent of the Caribbean with its tall palm trees, rich creamy white sands, and clear blue sea. Here, you can indulge in windsurfing, sailing, fishing and snorkeling. Be adventurous and explore the stunning coral reefs and marine life.
You can even swim over to the small island that lies two minutes away and quietly soak up the sun. The crowd here is very diverse, so prepare to rub shoulders with an international bunch.
Silver Sands, Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Street, Al Loaloa District.
(+966) 55 446 6023