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Aqaba
Travel Guide

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Set on the Red Sea, this coastal resort town is one of the world’s best snorkeling destinations and an idyllic beach getaway.

Aqaba is home to brilliant blue waters and some of the best snorkeling in the world. Set on the Gulf of Aqaba, which opens up to the Red Sea, the waters are a stunning contrast to the reddish mountains on land. Spend your days snorkeling over the coral reef or engaging in more active watersports. As the sun sets, head to downtown Aqaba to taste spectacular seafood in lively restaurants.

Snorkeling in Aqaba is easy because the reef is located just off shore. Swim over the coral and you’ll quickly see why Aqaba’s reefs are so famous. Spot the thrilling array of fish that thrive in these waters. You may see parrotfish, groupers, damselfish, butterflyfish and moray eels.

While a modern crop of luxury hotels brings travelers to Aqaba for the sparkling beach, the area has been a popular destination for millennia. Aqaba is home to underground springs that have always made the area very attractive. Take the time to visit the historic sites which stand as testaments to its long heritage. Aqaba Fort, for example, acted as a hotel for travelers en route to Mecca in the 16th century.

Go on a hike through the Aqaba Bird Observatory, a man-made wetland that has become a haven to wildlife of all sorts. Many bird species stop here along their migration routes between Africa, Europe and Asia. Tour the Aqaba Archaeological Museum, which houses many seventh-century artifacts and a wealth of historical information. In the afternoon, stroll along the Corniche, a beachfront promenade lined with shops and restaurants, before heading back to the beach for sunset.

To reach Aqaba, fly into the international airport, conveniently close to the beach resorts, or arrive by the Desert Highway. After days spent in Jordanian cities and deserts, you'll find a swim in Aqaba’s turquoise waters very hard to resist.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba
5 out of 5
Al-hammamat Al-tunisyya Street, Aqaba
The price is $85 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 3
Situated in the business district, this luxury hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Early Islamic Ayla and within 3 mi (5 km) of Port of Aqaba and Aqaba Marine Park. ...
4.2/5Excellent! (403 reviews)
"The staff is amazing and so friendly. Breakfast is so delicious and organized"

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba
Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort
Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort
5 out of 5
Marina Village Ayla Oasis, Aqaba
The price is $216 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 26
Located in Aqaba, this beachfront resort is in the historical district, 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Port of Aqaba, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Green Beach and Dolphin ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (104 reviews)
"Excellent customer service. Overall a nice stay and I highly recommend staying at this place."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort
InterContinental Resort Aqaba, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Resort Aqaba, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
King Hussain Street, Po Box 2311, Aqaba
Free Cancellation
The price is $141 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 11
Located in Aqaba, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Port of Aqaba, Palm Beach, and Aqaba City Center Shopping Mall. Aqaba ...
4.3/5Excellent! (199 reviews)
"Breakfast"

Reviewed on May 23, 2021

InterContinental Resort Aqaba, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Relax House
Relax House
2.5 out of 5
End Of King Hussein ST, Aqaba, Aqaba
The price is $25 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 26
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Aqaba Museum, The Great Arab Revolt Plaza, and Palm Beach. Port of Aqaba is 0.6 ...
3.5/5Good! (2 reviews)
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Reviewed on Mar 10, 2019

Relax House
Tala Bay Apartment Rentals
Tala Bay Apartment Rentals
3.5 out of 5
777 South Beach Road, Aqaba
Nestled on the beach, this Aqaba aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Palm Beach, Port of Aqaba, and Aqaba City Center Shopping Mall. Aqaba Marine Park and Berenice ...
2/5 (1 review)
"We were very disappointed by this apartment. The pictures in the listing are not the same pictures as the apartment. The blinds were stuck shut so the salon was very dark for the first 2 days. There was no handle for the inside of the bathroom door so we had to knock to get out. The refrigerator ..."

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Tala Bay Apartment Rentals
Aqaba Luxury Villa
Aqaba Luxury Villa
3.5 out of 5
Al Raha Village Aqaba, Aqaba
Situated in Aqaba, this villa is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Aqaba Marine Park and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Port of Aqaba. Aqaba Fort and Aqaba Museum are also within 2 ...
Aqaba Luxury Villa
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