K. Hussein St., Aqaba, Jordan
| +962 3 209 2222
Photo courtesy of InterContinental Aqaba
InterContinental AqabaWhy we love it: A trusted property with access to a private beach
-A private, white-sand beach that leads to turquoise waters
- Balconies in every room, some with epic sea views
- A wide range of on-site dining options
The InterContinental Aqaba gets things right, starting with its location directly on a private beach. The views stretching across the Gulf of Aqaba are sublime, and there are plenty of water sports on offer if lounging by the lagoon-style pool isn’t for you. Rooms are everything you’d expect from this international chain, decorated in soothing tones and vibrant pops of color. All have private balconies, many with Red Sea vistas. Also on-site are a full-service spa, a shopping mall, and several restaurants, from a basic café and deli to a martini lounge and an international spot with frequent theme nights, live music, and belly dancers. Should you wish to head outside, the hotel sits right on the edge of central Aqaba, with even more restaurants in walking distance. The concierge can also help arrange a scuba trip along the coast or even a desert drive to Wadi Rum.