The Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea: The Kingdom of Jordan's Surprising Luxury Property

Kempinski Hotel Aqaba

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If Jordan has not yet made it to the top of your bucket list, it’s time to move it up. From exploring the country’s rich culture and ancient history to embarking on desert adventures and indulging on the exotic gastronomy of the region, Jordan has so much to offer travelers looking for an authentic experience. At first glance, the country’s desert landscape may not scream “luxury”, but in the Red Sea port city of Aqaba, the five-star Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea defines the word.

Tourists flock to Aqaba for its beautiful white sand beaches and exhilarating water sports. But the Red Sea is most popular for its snorkeling and scuba diving sites with an abundant reef system. And yet the luxurious Kempinski Hotel is a destination unto itself with water sports, fine dining, a world-class spa and a seaside location that invites those in search of a relaxing experience.

Kempinski Hotel Aqaba

The Kempinski Hotel welcomes guests in grand style with a stunning lobby with Art Deco sculptures and paintings. Rooms are bright and spacious with balconies that offer stunning views of the tranquil Red Sea. The hotel’s outdoor deck features a system of multi-layered swimming pools including a whirlpool and a swim-up pool bar. Beach chairs and umbrellas line the white sand waterfront. The resort is renowned for its luxury spa treatments, including the signature Arabian Waters treatment which treats guests to traditional Thalassotherapy using local ingredients like botanical aromatherapy oils and Dead Sea mineral salts for exfoliation.

Kempinski Hotel Aqaba

The resort’s seaside restaurant, The Walk, features nightly themed menus from a Souq-style buffet to Italian, Mexican and traditional Jordanian cuisine. The evening winds down with live music and belly dancing. After dinner, enjoy a drink at Aqua Lounge or The Black Pearl Sports Bar, both offering exceptional cocktail service with views of the sea.

Kempinski Hotel Aqaba

If you’re interested in navigating the Red Sea, including catching views of the coastlines of Turkey and Israel, board the 25-passenger Yasmena yacht for a day of diving, snorkeling and fresh seafood prepared right on the deck. Seeing what lies beneath the Red Sea is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences. 

Jordan has so much more to offer from its historical sites of Petra and Jerash, to the thrilling adventures of the Wadi Rum desert to authentic Bedouin experiences. The country is safe and stable, and deserves to be at the top of your bucket list. 

Beth Graham

Beth writes about the things that feed her soul - food, wine and travel on her blog As a PR consultant for more than 28 years, she represented some of the top luxury resorts, chefs and destinations worldwide conducting media relations and social media campaigns to increase brand awareness. As a freelance writer, she draws on that storytelling experience to share the unique and oft...(Read More)

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