K. Hussein St., Aqaba, Jordan
| +962 3 209 2222
InterContinental AqabaWhy we love it: Aqaba's premier hotel address
Epic sea views
Private beach with watersports
The InterContinental Aqaba gets things right. Given its location, it would seem hard pressed to get things wrong – they could almost just point people towards their beach and let them get on with it. The views stretching into the Gulf of Aqaba are sublime, and there are plenty of watersports to distract yourself with if sun loungers aren't quite your thing. That said, Aqaba's powerful sun can be something to take shade from, and when you do this hotel has you covered. Rooms are everything you'd comfortably expect from this international chain, along with half a dozen restaurants and even a shopping mall to distract you. If you want to head outside, the hotel is located on the edge of central Aqaba with even more restaurants, or have the concierge help arrange a scuba trip further along the coast, or a desert drive to Wadi Rum.