Bahrain is a small insular country in the middle of the Persian Gulf: surrounded by the warm Gulf Sea, its geographical setting and its countless beaches offer the best locations for sumptuous hotels. Here's a look at the top 5 of these architectural and luxury jewels to enjoy a very long stay.
1- The Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton is like a luxury village in itself : squash court, tennis court, designer boutiques, outdoor swimming pool or spa with a thousand and one treatments and beauty rituals, private discotheque or even 14 restaurants and lounge bars, with different atmospheres and cuisines to satisfy everyone’s tastes… Everything you could possibly need can be found in this idyllic setting, with its modern, eastern and elegant style.
The special feature of this sumptuous 5-star resort is its numerous villas with direct access to the beach. They have a private swimming pool, a patio, an exclusive access to a private beach, a quality room service 24/7, and can accommodate up to 6 people! Enough to organize an exceptional trip with friends or family.
2- Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa sea & spa
About thirty minutes away from Manama, the country’s capital, the Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq offers a complete range of thalassotherapy and marine treatments of all kinds, thanks to the benefits of seawater and its ideal location. Sauna, hammam, heated swimming pool with view on the beach, everything is designed for a stay of pure relaxation and well-being, in direct contact with the water.
The architecture and style of the establishment are impeccable: the building and the interior style are typically local! Golden decorations, pillars, domes, mouldings and mosaics, everything inspires authenticity and ensures a real escape from your everyday life.
A little extra: everything is also designed for children, so that you can fully relax.
3- Four Season Hotel Bahrain Bay
The Four Seasons in Bahrain Bay is built on an island: the perfect place to get away from the world, without giving up any of the comforts of a high-end stay.
Perched on the top floors of this 270-metre high skyscraper, you can enjoy a lunch worthy of a Michelin-starred restaurant, while admiring a 180° panorama of the entire gulf. The hotel’s décor is more modern and contemporary than other hotels offering an Eastern style.
This resort will really please the grown-ups (luxury spa and pools, giant dressing rooms, marble bathrooms, and 24-hour service) and the little ones, who will be offered entire playrooms, a pool specially designed for them on the theme of treasure hunting, or cooking workshops for budding chefs.
All that’s left to do is run to the hotel’s very own white sandy beach!
4- Novotel Bahrain Al Dana Resort
The most unique and traditional hotel is undoubtedly the Novotel Bahrain Al Dana Resort: the establishment is on a human scale unlike the hotels presented previously. It is located in the heart of a luxuriant tropical garden, literally feet in the water, and is a real oasis. A giant swimming pool is located in the centre of the hotel, and for those who want a little more peace and quiet, deckchairs are available on the magnificent white sandy beach.
The balconies of the suites offer a breathtaking view, where you can relax after a stroll in the garden, a visit to the spa or a swim in the pool. For professionals, the hotel disposes of 7 fully equipped meeting rooms.
A little extra: the Novotel is located 10 minutes from the airport and the kids club is highly rated by our guests! Suitable for both kids and adults.
5- Al Areen Palace & Spa by Accor
Last but not least, the Al Areen Palace! A true jewel of eastern architecture, this complex has 10,000 m2 of SPAS, and 78 private villas, no less than that! Each of these small houses has its own butler for a customised and meticulous service. Lovers of world cuisine will be delighted: you can switch between the Saffron, specialising in Indian cuisine, and the Keizo, specialising in Japanese one.
The concept of this hotel, in addition to the dream pools and spas around which you can sip on a good cup of tea, is to create a bubble outside the time and agitation of the city. Activities are organised for children, via a kid’s club for 4 to 6 years old and 6 to 12 years old.
A little bonus: you can privatise private spaces of the establishment to organise your wedding in an oriental, distinguished and simply dreamy atmosphere.
So, when are we leaving?!