5 tranquil destinations to reconnect with nature in Saudi

5 tranquil destinations to reconnect with nature in Saudi

Staycations can be just as fruitful as international getaways, reconnect with friends and family as you unwind and rediscover Saudi
11 June 24
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Beyond the modern metropolis of Riyadh and the historic heart of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia promises a visitors a glimpse at the Kingdom's unparalleled natural beauty through several transformative and tranquil escapes and wellness retreats – its time to reconnect with nature and explore more of Saudi.

Six Senses Southern Dunes

Perfect for a peaceful desert escape

Opened in November 2023, Six Senses Southern Dunes pays homage to Nabataean culture and architecture whilst embracing the natural and majestic desert surroundings. Build to mimic the natural environment, and the traditional tent living inspired by our ancestor, Six Senses Southern Dunes invites guests to unwind in luxurious rooms or book into private pool villas, each boasting breathtaking views over the unending desert landscape. Indulge in a traditional hammam experience at the world-class spa, or find inner peace with desert or oasis yoga sessions. Savour the region's culinary heritage through curated dining experiences, or learn to recreate them in the resort's cooking school.

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Nofa Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Resort

Perfect for an unforgettable family experience on a private game reserve

For those looking for a luxury family escape without the hassle of travelling too far, Nofa Riyadh beckons. Located on a private reserve, this African-inspired safari and wildlife park is just one hour form Riyadh city. Relax in secluded luxury villas with private gardens, cool down in the pool and take in the surrounding nature reserve. Encounter exotic wildlife at the resort's Wildlife Park, or enjoy family entertainment at the on-site theatre, bowling alley, and children's park.

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Our Habitas AlUla

Perfect for an indulgent and sustainable stay pivoting on wellness, in an untamed nature reserve

Explore the vast expanse of Sharaan Nature Reserve, a treasure trove of natural wonders and local wildlife. Embark on a thrilling 4x4 adventure through red-rock canyons, encountering diverse desert animals or unwind between the uneven rock faces at the sustainable retreat in Habitas AlUla, Thuraya Wellness. Welcome the day with sunrise yoga, or get back on track with private fitness sessions, or embrace relaxation with rejuvenating treatments, here you will find unparalleled wellness.

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Aseel Resort

Perfect for an exclusive escape embracing local history on private, luxury farm lots

Aseel Resort offers guests a unique blend of nature, heritage, and luxury, all in one destination. Found just outside of Riyadh city in the ancient Diriyah, the resort embraces and celebrates Saudi history and the nuances of Najd's artistry. With six uniquely designed farms that are ideal for catering to families of up to 40, and smaller villas, Aseel Resort offers guest the ability to reconnect with their culture and traditional ways of living in a luxurious setting. Take a dip in the private pool, enjoy game nights in the traditional majlis, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Nujuma, A Ritz Carlton Reserve

Perfect for discovering Saudi's tropical side

Nestled amidst the captivating Blue Hole cluster of the Red Sea lies the newly opened Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, marking the brand's debut in the Middle East. On the edges of the Red Sea with a swathe of protected coral beneath, this new and opulent haven seamlessly blends intuitive service with the stunning natural beauty of its surrounds. Luxuriate in the crystal clear waters of a private beach or relax in the beachside villas, Nujuma has ensured to incorporate indigenous interior design to reflect the unspoiled and natural environment. The lavish spa promises guests the ultimate rejuvenation experience through innovative and holistic treatments incorporating regionally important ingredients.

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