Aqaba

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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.

Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort
Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort
5 out of 5
Marina Village Ayla Oasis, Aqaba
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $268 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Aqaba. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (151 reviews)
"Greater"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea
Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea
5 out of 5
King Hussein Street, Aqaba, Aqaba Governorate, 77110
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $268 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Aqaba. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (447 reviews)
"The beach is nice, and the lebanese restaurant."

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Al Manara, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Saraya Aqaba
Al Manara, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Saraya Aqaba
5 out of 5
Al-Hashemi Street, Aqaba, Aqaba Governorate, 77110
The price is $269 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Aqaba. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (216 reviews)
"After visiting Amman, Dead Sea, the exhausting Petra and Wadi rum, it was more than an oasis a paradisíac marvelous paradise with the kind and best staff ever"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

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Cloud7 Residences Ayla Aqaba
Cloud7 Residences Ayla Aqaba
4 out of 5
Ayla Aqaba, Aqaba, Aqaba Governorate, 77110
Stay at this 4-star golf aparthotel in Aqaba. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an attached winery. Popular attractions Saraya Aqaba Waterpark and Early Islamic ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (36 reviews)
"Very child friendly loction."

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Peace Roza Sharing room
Peace Roza Sharing room
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Stay at this vacation home in Aqaba. Enjoy 1 bedroom and a shower/tub combo. Popular attractions Early Islamic Ayla and Saraya Aqaba Waterpark are located nearby. ...
Beachfront Movenpick Apartment with Fantastic Red Sea View, Close to Downtown
Beachfront Movenpick Apartment with Fantastic Red Sea View, Close to Downtown
Aqaba, Jordan
Stay at this beach apartment in Aqaba. Enjoy a beach locale, breakfast, and WiFi. Popular attractions Early Islamic Ayla and Sharif Hussein bin Ali Mosque are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Great Seaside Resort
"The apartment (chalet) is wonderful. Great amenities, great location. The owner is very responsive. Thanks."

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

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