Farasan Islands is an archipelago off the coast of Jazan, known for its idyllic white shorelines and bucolic views that remained intact throughout history.
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.
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.
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.