Mövenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba 

Beachside bliss

This resort is spacious, central and great for family beach holidays by the Red Sea.

This classic Arabic resort is one of our favourites for a chilled-out family holiday in Jordan. Its private beach is a golden seat right by the Red Sea’s warm waters, with sun loungers and cute thatched umbrellas to sunbathe or watch the sun go down. In the summer months, grilled seafood is served up to ocean views at the Red Sea Grill – a must-do for date nights while the kids are busy at the popular kids’ club which puts on a mini disco in the evenings. The hotel is in central Aqaba so you can have a wander around the modest city’s castles or try one of the local restaurants for dishes like kofta and fattoush salad.

Why we love Mövenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba

  • Aside from the private beach and pools, there's plenty to do here, and days out in the Wadi Rum desert and local sightseeing are easy to arrange.

  • Don’t miss Chocolate Hour in the lobby, where you can pick up complimentary sweet treats daily.

  • Look out for Oriental Evening at Palm Court, where Middle Eastern flavours are served at live cooking stations every Thursday night.

  • There are great room options for families with residences and apartments for more space and facilities.

5 stars
5¼ hours
On the beachfront in central Aqaba, within walking distance of Aqaba’s shops and restaurants
Approx. 15 minutes’ transfer from Aqaba airport or 4 hours from Amman airport
Suitable for children



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  • Diving & Watersports
  • Children
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There’s a stellar line-up of restaurants here, catering to all tastes around the clock. Enjoy a full breakfast on the terrace or pick up fresh pastries and coffee from the bakery before making your way to the private beach. For lunch, there’s a casual poolside eatery, then choose between Al Nafoura, Al Sufra, or the buzzy Palm Court for dinner. Finally, enjoy a balmy evening with a shisha on the terrace at Abu Nawwas.

Abu Nawwas Fun Pub
Find a spot on the terrace and order a Shisha or a sweet dessert.

Al Nafoura Lobby Bar & Terrace
Start your day with a leisurely breakfast on the terrace overlooking the gardens, then return for lunch or dinner.

Al Shatt Restaurant & Terrace
Between the beach and pool, the casual Al Shatt will be your go-to during leisurely days under the sun. Order to your sun lounger or find a seat on the terrace.

The Bakery Shop Café & Terrace
Freshly baked pastries and excellent coffee served on a shady terrace.

Palm Court Restaurant & Terrace
Dine indoors or outdoors at this large restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Palm Court Restaurant & Terrace
Dine indoors or outdoors at this large restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Al Sufra
Seafood prepared at live cooking stations is the speciality of this atmospheric Afro-Arabian restaurant.

What's included

Breakfast at Palm Court Restaurant & Terrace

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Palm Court Restaurant & Terrace
Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Palm Court Restaurant & Terrace

Just 15 minutes’ drive south takes you to Jordan’s best snorkelling and diving sites if you want to see the Red Sea’s rainbow of underwater life, though most guests love this resort because it’s spacious enough to find a comfortable spot of your own to get lost in a holiday read and soak up some vitamin D. The main pool is a hit with kids as they cool off on summer days – it flows under a bridge where there’s also a cosy Jacuzzi for two.

Parents love this resort because its beachfront setting close to Aqaba’s city centre means you get the best of the both worlds. The busy animation team have plenty of activities like volleyball and water games in the pool for guests to get involved with, and the highlight of the kids’ club is the mini disco in the evenings. There are four pools so there’s plenty of space to play with and families can get comfortable in dedicated Family Rooms or upgrade to one of the Residences for the luxury of a kitchenette and separate bedrooms.

Compulsory New Year's Eve gala dinner, supplement applies.

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