When the word honeymoon comes to mind, everybody thinks about is the Alps of Switzerland, the Eifel Tower or the Prague. Europe has become the dream honeymoon continent of the majority people in the world. People have forgotten that Middle East is the region which is full of rich history, opulent architecture and off course great honeymoon sites. In this article I have summarized the grandeur of the top 10 sites of Middle East. You need to go there to experience these places.
Top 10 Honeymoon Sites in the Middle East
ADRERE AMELLAL- SIWA, EGYPT: Located in Siwa Oasis, Adrere Amellal sits beneath a white, flat topped hills facing a salt lake and rolling dunes of great sand sea. As it is an eco lodge there is no electricity provided, but the peace of mind more than make up for it. If you want to escape to the ancient era from the hustle of your life then Adrere Amellal is you place. The furniture in the rooms pays tribute to the nature and the local artisans with chic décor such as Bedouin carpets, palm tree doors and beds of palm fronds. This retreat boasts of a pool in the middle and two daily excursions of the great sand sea.
SACTUARY SUNBOAT III- CAIRO, EGYPT: Voted amongst top 10 most beautiful yachts in the world, Sanctuary Sun Boat III is an intimate yacht representing the ultimate luxury. This cruise ship accommodates not more than 36 guests to allow for an intimate cruise with best Egyptologists as guides for a 7-10 nights cruise though Egyptian history. This yacht is modeled on opulent era of 20’ and 30’s with gourmet dining by world’s best chefs. The most stunning feature is Cleopatra’s oasis where guests go to take a dip in the pool and watch the lush landscapes pass by and Sahara Lounge which resembles an Egyptian royal hunting tent.
SIX SENSES- ZIGHY BAY, OMAN: Cradled by craggy mountains, dipping its toes in the opal blue waters of the Musandam’s fjords and laid out like a traditional Omani village, this resort offers luxury villas with private pools. The villas are loaded with all the modern amenities with private sand gardens and outdoor showers to throw into the mix. Several daily activities are organized by the staff including snorkeling excursions, river rafting and paragliding. People can choose to arrive in James Bond style by speed boat, 4x4 or a paraglide!!!!
KEMPINSKI HOTEL ISHTAR, DEAD SEA, JORDAN: Situated on the lowest point on earth along the shore of Dead Sea, the Ishtar Building of the Kempinski Hotel offers spacious rooms with sea facing balconies. The most prominent feature of this hotel is the Ananatra Spa which is the largest spa in Middle East. The hotel offers rooms lined with palm trees and olive groves; and 9 outdoor pools overlooking the Dead Sea. The dining is a gourmet experience and the stay is a venture into the rich culture and deep history of Jordan.
HOTEL ALBERGO- BEIRUT, LEBANON: Located on a five minute walk from the main street this mansion is a deluxe boutique hotel which preserves Lebanese style and soul. If you are thinking of honeymooning in a place full of multicultural history and homey hotel then this is the place to be. Handpicked inlaid wood furniture which is extremely plush, oriental rugs and crystal chandeliers give the rooms a homey feeling. The rooftop boats of a gourmet restaurant and pool with seasonal flowers which makes for a fragrant relaxing experience.
BANYAN TREE ALWADI- DUBAI, UAE: A sanctuary for the senses and an odyssey for the rich history, this Arabian fortress have all the hallmarks of luxury with a sunning setting within a nature reserve. This is the first Arabian resort which boasts of villas with private pools and Bedouin inspired accommodation with tented roof!!!! The furnishings of the villas are exclusive and dining becomes an adventure where location fuses with cuisine creating a perfect match. Minute drive from Arabian Gulf for water sports, private beach for relaxing and desert for interacting with Arabian gazelles, camels and oryxes.
ST. REGIS SAADIYAT ISLAND- ABU DHABI, UAE: This luxury five star hotel is situated on the private beach in Abu Dhabi and minute drive from the hustle of the city. It boats of rooms which luxurious furnishings and opulent bathrooms. The spa offers relaxing treatments. There are 7 restaurants which offer fine dining experience with a number of cuisines for you to choose from. If you want to impress your spouse then St. Regis is your place to be.
AL- MOUDIRA- LUXOR, EGYPT: Al- Moudira is situated in the west bank of Nile, the side where the most tantalizing historical sites are found. This is another boutique hotel for you to indulge yourselves in. from the oriental décor to the opulent atmosphere this is your place to be. The rooms are furnished individually and boats of 4- poster king size beds. The furnishings are mostly wooden and provide a feeling of warmth. With 4 km always from the valley of kings where the famous kings reside, it is luxury and adventure in one slot.
THE CHEDI MUSCAT- MUSCAT, OMAN: The Chedi Muscat is a luxury 5 star hotel situated on North West Muscat on a private beach. The hotel fuses together traditional Omani architecture with Zen, Arabic, Japanese and European influences. This hotel offers 3 pools and the largest spa in Muscat with 7 treatment rooms. The restaurants offer gourmet cuisines of various nationalities. If you want to pamper yourself then chedi Muscat and its spa is the place to go. The rooms offer all the modern amenities with wooden furnishings which offer warmth.
Intercontinental Mzaar Lebanon Mountain Resort and Spa- Faraya Lebanon: Nestled amid the peaks of Mount Lebanon, this resort and spa offers year round recreation. Ski direct from the resort with an access to 80 Km trail or enjoy a variety of activities including hiking, climbing, biking and rafting. This resort features a heated indoor pool, cinema and one of the Lebanon’s leading spas. Experience a taste of Lebanese mountain cuisine and discover various historical site in the area including the Faqra Ruins.
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