Not the summer you had planned, probably, but it’s summer all the same and if you’re looking for a little respite from the heat and the city, (parents, I HEAR you, it’s been a tough couple of months with the kids and your family deserve a couple of days R&R) why not head to the slightly cooler climes of the coastal Ras Al Khaimah?!
With some of the world’s finest resorts at your fingertips, ALL featuring heaps of activities that are perfect for all ages, it’s the IDEAL summer getaway, and to make your life just a little bit easier, this post has rounded up the top FIVE hotels in beautiful Ras Al Khaimah.
Here it is: The Top 5 Hotels For The Perfect Ras Al Khaimah Shortcation
Talk about timing… if you book a Shortcation in Ras Al Khaimah for a minimum of three nights you get two free tickets to experience the Suwaidi Pearls farm or a Jais Adventure Peak activity of your choice AND you go into a draw to a WIN Mercedes Benz C-Class 2020, courtesy of Gargash Enterprises. Unreal!
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5. The one that oozes charm: Cove Rotana Resort
Hala from team Lovin is currently sunning herself at Cove Rotana and I am honestly not jealous one bit. (Read through the lines and you’ll observe my extreme jealously.) Before she left, she described the resort as the closest place you’ll get to Santorini in the UAE. The spectacular resort is located on an idyllic water inlet on the Ras Al Khaimah beachfront.
Think Arabian charm, world-class dining, and stunning views combined to create an unforgettable staycay. Book your stay here.
4. The one with heaps of activities: DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island
If a private enclave is what you seek, come here. The DoubleTree is waterfront, centrally located next to a shopping mall and it features HEAPS of activities including a Pirate Boat Aqua Zone (this IS as cool as it sounds) the whole family can spend the day in the life-size crazy Pirate Boat!
Or, check out the dreamy Floating Sea Pool which features sunbeds, a pool bar and fab panoramic views. Access by walking or swimming, it’s enclosed meaning it’s perfect for swimming or even a chic new spot to host a partayyy!
The hotel has the warm hospitality for which the Hilton is famous for, coupled with a white sandy beach, seven pools, spa, gym and more. This one is perfect for families with lots of activities to keep the little ones active. Book your stay here.
3. The one you HAVE to try: Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa
I was lucky enough to stay in this hotel a couple of weeks ago and pretty much fell in love from the moment I got a look at the stunning beach. It’s got serious vacay resort vibes, sitting on 1.5km or private palm-tree-lined beach, the resort features 475 guest-rooms, SEVEN pools and ten restaurants and lounges, so plenty of places for fun, food and cocktails!
This hotel stands out as it ticks boxes for families (check out the adorable kid’s clubs!) as well as for couples or solo travellers looking for a weekend of R&R. Book your stay here.
2. The one that needs no introduction: Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah
This hotel is truly a jewel on the UAE hotel road map and from the moment you lock eyes on the stupendous driveway, you’ll know you’re in for a magnificent treat. This hotel is all class. From the awesome lobby which of course features the iconic time clock, a feature you’ll find in Waldorf hotels around the world, Peacock Alley, (another iconic feature) impeccable guest services and spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf.
This is a dreamy, treat yo’ self style staycation. Book your stay here.
1. The ultra-luxurious one: Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
If you were to open a magazine of some of the WORLD’S most exceptional hotels, this would no doubt be top of the feature.
This is an exclusive resort where each luxury villa comes with its own private pool… The DREAM! The sprawling desert retreat is situated on a 1,235-acre protected preserve, and as well as breathtaking views you can even plan a desert trek on a camel or horseback, take a private archery lesson or an evening of stargazing. Consider activities for all ages sorted! Book your stay here.