Staycation: InterContinental Fujairah Resort

Escape to this beachfront retreat, where the Indian Ocean meets the Hajar Mountains

 

 The rooms 

Get away from it all without getting on a long-haul flight at this serene resort nestled on the shoreline of Al Aqah Beach. Rooms and suites have large balconies offering uninterrupted ocean views, so you’ll be perfectly placed to soak up the soothing coastal scenery.  The Presidential Suite is the most coveted hideaway, with its Arabesque décor, king-sized bed and plush seating area on the private terrace.

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 The food 

To dine with your feet in the sand, head to the beach where three fire pits await to deliver a memorable meal under the stars. Palate-pleasing restaurants, which make the most of the stunning location, include all-day-dining venue Nama and Drift beach bar and grill, which is the place to go for prime cuts of meat and fine seafood. For pre-dinner drinks, Horizon lobby lounge and bar is a popular gathering spot.

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The activities

Rest and recuperation is easy to come by, with a private beach and four temperature-controlled swimming pools inviting you to slow down the pace. For pampering, O Spa by L’Occitane offers treatments that utilise local ingredients and rituals to soothe away stress. Once your energy levels are restored, watersports such as stand-up paddle boarding, scuba diving and wakeboarding offer a revitalising burst of activity. 

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