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Explore Jazan

Jazan

Discover the pearl of the south

Activities in Jazan

When in Jazan, go and explore

Dawn at a beach in Jazan

Breathtaking beaches

From Al Muwasem Beach in the south to Al Shuqaiq Beach in the north, Jazan’s gently curving shoreline is ideal for family holidays. Highlights include walking barefoot along the sand, basking in picture-perfect waters, or relaxing and unwinding in the balmy summer sun. Nearby resorts offer an array of watersports, boat rides and fishing trips, or you can snack, sip, and snap an Instagram-worthy sunset from a spot at the town’s seaside restaurants and cafés.

Diver in blue sea with coarals and orange fish

Underwater world

Plan a private trip with one of Jazan’s expert local dive centers, your gateway to an exotic underwater wonderland. Take the plunge into warm waters rich with colorful fish life and bright coral formations, and scattered with uninhabited islands. Divers might glimpse sea turtles, dugongs or manta rays, or explore saltwater-worn shipwrecks. For those happier on the surface, there’s still plenty to marvel over: snorkeling is a pleasure in these clear waves.

Seagulls flying off a sandy beach

Farasan Islands

The jewel in Jazan’s crown, the beautiful and idyllic Farasan Islands are the source of endless adventures. Only three of the 84 islands are permanently inhabited, with the remainder largely a protected marine sanctuary. This is a land of white-sand beaches, lush mangroves, low inland cliffs and wide blue skies; home to an array of bird and wildlife, including the idmi gazelle, pink-backed pelican and clusters of flamingos. Explore the islands, snorkel in the shallows, and end the day with an evening bonfire under a serene and starlit sky.

Travel tips

  • Where to stay
    Choose from the sweeping sea views of the Novotel Jazan, the Radisson Blu Resort Jizan for beachside elegance; or the Courtyard by Marriott, with its close proximity to Rashid Mall.
  • Where to eat
    Enjoy freshly caught fish and seafood at local favorite AlDiyafah, or dine al fresco on the terrace of the aptly named Happy Times restaurant. For Arabic dishes, head to Qamdan or Mefa, or snap up a burger and topped fries at South West on the northern corniche.
  • Where to have fun
    Enjoy cliff-top hiking trails in the Faifa Mountains, or Jebel Qahar, east of the city, or explore the plunging ravines and striking peaks of Wadi Lajab. Among the Farasan Islands, don’t miss the Al Qandal mangrove forest or the evocative streets of Al Qasser Village, a snapshot of Jazan’s storied past.
  • Rent a car
    Car rental companies can be found along the airport and Prince Faisal roads, as well as inland, including Budget, Theeb and Hussain.
  • Learn more
    Roads of Arabia packages take in Jazan’s archaeological sites, in addition to the Al Qattin village coffee plantation. Masarat’s Farsan Island tours include visits to Al Qasser Village and Al Najdi Mosque.

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