4 Saudi Arabian Retreats to Soothe the Soul

4 Saudi Arabian Retreats to Soothe the Soul

Escape the mundane and discover luxury escapes in the kingdom
03 April 23

In dire need of me-time?

We get it! The noise of the chatter at the office gets a bit too loud sometimes. The cars honking in the streets and the phone that won’t stop ringing.

Let all the stresses of daily life melt away and book a retreat for a weekend, or a day of peaceful relaxation.

For those craving an escape from the hustle and bustle of life, here are five places to reignite your inner zen.

From cool yoga retreats, never-heard-of meditation practices to luxe resorts to soak in the peacefulness. Round up your friends and get to planning!

Aseel Resort

Dive into Saudi Arabia’s stunning history by taking a trip to Wadi Hanifa’s star player: the Aseel Resort. From the eclectic design grounded in Saudi Arabian heritage and artisanship to the modern private pools, picturesque bike trails, and fresh garden areas; The Aseel Resort has it all. It’s the absolute perfect combination of serenity and indulgence, where you will feel both pampered and relaxed at all times. They even have a farm on the premises, which can be rented for private gatherings.

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Banyan Tree, AlUla

AlUla remains a relatively authentic and untouched area in Saudi Arabia. The Banyan Tree, AlUla is a luxury all-villa resort inspired by the rock formations and natural surroundings of the Ashar Valley, and is an idyllic escape described as a “tranquil sanctuary”.

Forty-seven tented villas offer guests the utmost privacy and magnificent views, each luxury villa is designed to reflect elements of traditional Arabian desert dwellings. Guests can gather around the fire pit to unwind in the incredible surroundings of the AlUla desert or take a dip in the private pool hidden in the cliffside, and overlook the desert.

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The Cliff Resort

Everything from the design to the aura of this place oozes tranquility and luxury. The Cliff is for staycationers looking to escape but still want to be spoiled. This resort boasts of four villas, each containing two bedrooms, living and dining rooms, a private infinity pool, and a terrace. Just scrolling through their visually appealing Instagram for a bit will make you want to book right away this weekend!

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Founded by Ghalia Almadani, a yoga instructor and meditation practitioner, the Mindsai resort paves a path to mindfulness. Expected to open soon, the Mindsai resort will be organising retreats around Saudi Arabia that will include accommodation and various mindfulness activities, as well as yoga. For the time being, follow Almadani on her Instagram to check out her organized retreats that revolve around the Art of Detox, Yugen Experiences, Disconnect to Reconnect, and more.

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