Jeddah may be the commercial capital of Saudi Arabia, but it also boasts some of the country’s most spectacular private beach destinations. Think palm trees swaying in the breeze, golden stretches of sand and tranquil blue waters. We dive into three of the city’s most spectacular beach resorts to see what’s on offer.
You’d be forgiven for thinking you were in Greece as you stroll through this charming boutique beach resort. Taking inspiration from Santorini island, this resort boasts whitewashed villas, light blue windows and beautiful sea views. Visitors can indulge in aqua sports, including sailing and kayaking, or catch up with friends in the resort’s signature Pareya restaurant. Effortlessly stylish, OiA Beach is the perfect getaway for those who enjoy the finer things in life.
A charming beachside hotel and resort, Makarem Annakheel is a great place to escape from city life, without leaving behind any of life’s luxuries. There is a wide selection of well-designed villas to choose to stay in, as well an impressive array of amenities, such as water sports, kid-friendly activities and a range of celebrated restaurants to dine in – many with views of the Red Sea.
Durrat Al Arus was the first private beach to be established in Jeddah and still welcomes guests today. Located approximately 40km north of Jeddah, Durrah boasts with more than 1,000 beach villas, its own diving school, marina, and even an amusement park. With villas available for daily rental, Durrat is a lively resort and incredibly popular with the locals. The wide range of activities makes it a great choice for families.