Thursday, 23 June 2016

The Romance Of Aqaba


Aqaba is my favourite of all the places that we visited in Jordan. The gorgeous blue waters of the Red Sea just blew my mind! Aqaba has got a different feel altogether. It’s unlike the rest of Jordan. Aqaba is more of an upmarket, lively and a youthful city. Being the only coastal city in Jordan, Aqaba gives you a break from the mystical air that you feel in places like Petra and Wadi Rum.



The moment you reach the shores of the Red Sea, you get to see two different countries across the sea – Israel on the right side and Egypt right in front. As you board a yacht to sail, the brown mountains touching the brink of the blue sea spellbind you. My fellow bloggers swam and snorkeled, while I chose to simply enjoy the breezes and the sublime beauty around me.



Also, we had the pleasure of digging in to the barbecued chicken and fish (along with regular Jordanian dishes – Salads, Hummus and Pita bread) while sailing. After our time on the yacht, we checked in at Movenpick Resort – my favourite stay in Jordan. My room had a fabulous view of the sea, which added to my thrill of being in Aqaba.


Why I loved my stay at Movenpick –

The idea of staying close to the Sea is exciting. You can head to the marina anytime! Plus, Movenpick has its private beach, which guests can visit at their leisure.

I loved the comfort and the amenities of my room. There was definitely a personal touch to everything.

I loved the décor and grandeur of the hotel. The rooms, the lobby, the restaurants and the swimming pool – every area is beautifully done up.

Although my stay at Movenpick was short, it was a great way of taking in the essence of Aqaba. If I ever happen to visit Jordan again, I’d definitely like to spend a lot of time in Aqaba. There’s a lot that you’d want to do in Aqaba –

Aqaba is a great destination for sunshine lovers. You can grab your favourite drink and sit by the seashore with absolutely nothing on your mind.


I also enjoyed sauntering on the streets, café hopping and some random shopping.

Aqaba has quite a buzzing nightlife – locals are seen savouring Hukka, snacking on different local dishes and having a great time.

I thank Jordan Tourism Board for introducing Aqaba to me.

Did you find Aqaba inviting?

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20 comments:

  1. Thank you for introducing Aqaba to us... :) so beautiful and truly romantic!

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    1. You're welcome, Moon. :-) Aqaba is truly romantic.

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  2. Its good to go through this post with beautiful pics.

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  3. Such a lovely place, Glad to know more about Aqaba.

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  4. I loved Aqaba too - I thought the people there were really friendly! Although actually, the people all over Jordan are friendly :)

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    1. Right! I felt that, too. Jordan is a pretty friendly country and Aqaba is so stunning!

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  5. Beautiful pictures and gorgeous place! Is the Movenpick Hotel got to do anything with the ice cream chain?

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    1. Umm...I wouldn't know that. But, Movenpick was a fabulous place to stay.

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  6. Superb pictures! <3 Its a sea port and I never thought it would be so stunning!

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    1. Thanks Divsi :-) Yes, the seaside of Aqaba is super stunning!

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  7. After the food, a post teeming with such beautiful pics. Indeed, a place to be at :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Hope you get to visit Jordan soon.

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  8. hmmm i didnt get out on a boat at Aqaba. Think I missed out.

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    1. Do that on your next trip to Aqaba! :-)

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  9. Beautiful pictures Renuka ....

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  10. Such a dazzling spot, Glad to know more about Aqaba...Thank you for acquainting Aqaba with us... :) so lovely and really sentimental!..

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