This beautiful beach resort in Fujairah has everything you need for an unforgettable escape for the entire family – including affordable prices that are hard to beat.
It’s the season for family vacations, and the challenge is finding a destination that keeps everyone happy, and that doesn’t break the bank. Enter Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort – the stunning five-star resort located along the eastern coast of the UAE.
As if having something to offer everyone in the family wasn’t enough, the pioneer resort in the mountain emirate is offering an all-inclusive deal this summer. Starting from AED1,150, two adults and two children can enjoy daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, and sip on free-flowing soft and house beverages throughout the day. With each of the 218 rooms boasting sea-facing vistas, breathtaking views are a guarantee.
Just a 90-minute drive from Dubai (meaning a limited number of ‘are we there yet’ chants from the little ones), it’s the perfect summer getaway that has all the allure of an exotic escape, without the expense or hassle. Now just to plan how to divide your carefree days once you arrive…
Poolside or private beach?
Along the sandy coast of Fujairah – the only coastline of the seven emirates that connects to the Indian Ocean – the beaches here are postcard-worthy. When you stay at Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, you’ll have access to the stunning private beach, exclusive to guests only. As you sip on ice cold drinks and watch the waves, you can pan around to take in scenes of the Hajar Mountains in the distance.
Or maybe you’re more drawn to splashing about in the pool than the deep blue? With one of the largest free-form swimming pools on the East Coast of the UAE, it’s the perfect setting for family fun in the sun. The resort’s high-energy Kids’ Club is also equipped with a splash pool, so little ones can safely cool off. Bursting with activities – land and water-based – there are plenty of things to keep children occupied, so the whole family is happy.
Spa day or watersports?
Looking to amp up the adrenaline, or melt away the tension? Whatever you seek from a weekend away, Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort has the activity for you. Those looking to unwind and pamper must-visit Spa Al Aqah. As soon as you walk through the doors, you’ll be immersed in a setting that instantly soothes. The sensory experience continues as you discover the many facilities (from the sauna and steam room to plunge pools and therapy baths) and treatment rooms. Ayurveda practises are incorporated into signature facials and massages, while body scrubs, grooming and nail treatments are also available.
To get your endorphins pumping, be sure to explore the many activities on offer at Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort. Being a coastal haven, embarking on watersports should be a high priority – from snorkelling and scuba diving to taking to the waters on a jet ski. Keen to stay on land? Bring the family together for a game of crazy golf.
Casual meal or indulgent dining?
With six unique restaurants housed at Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, there are plenty of dining options for the whole family to enjoy. First up is Views, the resort’s all-day dining option that’s loved for its floor to ceiling windows, meaning you never need to miss out on that unbeatable sea view. With a wide selection of dishes featuring contemporary cuisine, you can guarantee fussy eaters will be happy here. Ensuring pool-goers and beach-loungers never go hungry is Baywatch. Whether you’re after light bites, hearty meals or healthy side dishes, Baywatch will bring everything to you, so no need to change the kids out of their swimming costumes.
To make a family occasion of mealtimes, be sure to visit signature restaurants such as Gonu Bar & Grill and Taste. The former is set on the seafront and is the place to be for the fresh catch of the day, alongside soups, salads, grills and more. Taste, meanwhile, serves Thai and Indian dishes for a flavourful dining experience. Love Italian cuisine? Visit Sapore for all things pizza and pasta alongside an extensive grape menu.
With beautiful views, incredible facilities, and hard to beat prices, Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort’s summer staycation package is perfect for the whole family.