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The dreamy St Regis Red Sea Resort is now open

Room rates start from SAR7,000…

Get ready to embark on a Saudi staycation of next-level luxury: The St Regis Red Sea Resort is now open, and rates start from SAR7,000 per room per night.

The dreamy and exclusive island escape is one of two luxurious Marriott Resorts that unrolls along the sugary sands of Ummahat Island, nestled among a protected conservation area on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coastline. Accessible via boat or seaplane, the 90-key resort, of all beachfront and overwater villas, invites guests to enjoy blissful getaways where white sandy beaches, tropical gardens and a thriving underwater world await.

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Guests checking-in to one of the oceanic-inspired villas can book either a one-, two-, three-, or four-bedroom abode, all of which come with a stretching sundeck complete with private pool. Perfectly positioned to make the most of the sorbet-hued sunsets, the natural beauty of the Red Sea will be effortlessly highlighted from every angle of each villa. Luxurious interiors add to the allure, complete with plush soft furnishings and refined artworks and design pieces inspired by the wind, water and coral elements.

On the culinary front guests can dine at five restaurants, including all-day dining with a Levantine twist at Nesma, which overlooks the pool and beach; enjoy refined Japanese flavours at Gishiki 45; and tuck into fine cuts cooked to order at sleek ‘reeftop’ steakhouse, Tilina.

Elsewhere, The St Regis Red Sea Resort’s leisure offering will invite guests to relax at two outdoor pools beautifully landscaped around verdant gardens, work up a sweat at the fitness centre, and get pampered at the signature spa. At The St Regis Spa, guests can enjoy pampering in rooms with gazebos and outdoor baths, and private treatment rooms where they can luxuriate with a 24 carat gold facial, or a gold and caviar ritual. For little ones, a children’s club promises endless hours of fun.

Of course, guests can also look forward to signature avant-garde St Regis style, and the renowned butler service that ensures every stay is memorable and unique.

The resort’s prime location, surrounded by the world’s fourth-largest barrier reef system, means there will be aquatic adventures aplenty, from snorkelling and scuba diving around nearby discovery sites and the Blue Hole, a large natural marine cavern adjacent to the resort; to watersports like paddle boarding, kayaking and sailing. Trips to the mainland invite adventurers to explore dormant volcanoes, heritage sites and sweeping desert dunes.

Ummahat Island resorts

Alongside The St Regis Red Sea Resort, Marriott will open an ultra-luxury Ritz-Carlton Reserve, called Nujuma, on Ummahat Island, also set to debut in Q1, 2024.

These duo of resorts join the already opened debut property at The Red Sea, Six Senses Southern Dunes. Located at one of two inland sites, the Six Senses property comes complete with 36 guest rooms and suites and a further 40 pool villas.

By 2025, a further 13 properties will also be welcoming guests to The Red Sea, including resorts from brands including Jumeirah, Four Seasons and Edition.

The St Regis Red Sea Resort, The Red Sea, rates from SAR7,000. marriott.com.

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