Eye-wateringly beautiful sea views, a top-notch spa and no less than three incredible restaurants: the Kempinski Aqaba is one of Jordan’s finest Red Sea retreats. Not to mention it’s a stone’s throw from all the sights and sounds that make Aqaba a coastal paradise. Whether you’re hitting the spa or the beach, you’ll find luxurious comfort at every turn..
Commanding its own private stretch of beach overlooking the Red Sea means that you’ll have instant access to the white sands and azure waters that, as Jordan’s only coastal town, are Aqaba’s biggest draws. Diving, water-skiing, snorkeling, windsurfing—you’re well equipped for aquatic adventure here. For a culture hit, you’re also perfectly placed to explore the city’s historical sites such as the Mameluke Fortress which Lawrence of Arabia himself once stormed.
You’re spoilt for choice to rest your head here. The Kempinski features 200 beautifully decorated rooms and suites in a range of sizes. Each one is completely unique in its design and comes with picturesque cityscapes or sea views from your private balcony. Our pick is the all-white Executive Panoramic Suite where floor-to-ceiling windows magnify the blue scenery beyond.
WHY WE LIKE IT
In addition to the prime position on the shores of the Red Sea, this hotel is often touted as Aqaba’s top spa destination. And it’s not hard to see why. The spa takes up two floors and like the rest of the hotel makes the most of the seaside scenery. It boasts a range of Arabian-inspired treatments (try the Dead Sea Salt Scrub) and also features a world-class gym, sauna, steam room, relaxation lounge, an array of pools… the list goes on.