The Best Beach Hotels to Book in Bahrain

The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain offers private beaches exclusive to guests
The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain offers private beaches exclusive to guests | © Ben Nicholson - Alamy Stock Photo.jpg
Suzy Pope

With miles of coastline along the calm crystal shallows of the Persian Gulf, there’s a wide selection of Bahrain hotels on the beach. Luxurious, five-star offerings sit on private sweeps of sand and spa breaks are made all the better with a sea breeze. Escape to the ocean with one of the best beach hotels in Bahrain, bookable via Culture Trip.

1. Lagoona Beach Luxury Resort and Spa, for high-rise heaven near the Arabian Gulf

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View from terrace at Lagoona Beach Luxury Resort and Spa, Bahrain
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Set on the tranquil shores of Lagoona Beach, if you’re seeking water-based thrills, from banana-boat rides to jet skiing and kayaking, this hotel is for you. Seeking something a little more laid-back? Head out to sea with a local fisherman or lounge by the pool. Rooms mix penthouses with ocean views and one or two-bedroomed apartments. Whisk up your favourite dishes in the kitchen or Italian restaurant and Lebanese cuisine are available if you want to hand up your apron.

2. Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, for thalassotherapy near the Al Areen Wildlife Park

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Aerial view of pool and grounds of Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, Bahrain
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It’s all about the sea at this luxurious Bahrain beach hotel. The spa takes its inspiration from the surrounding gulf with thalassotherapy treatments in the saline waters. A curve of private beach studded with palm trees and sun loungers, while a moat-like pool twists around a cocktail bar at the heart of the hotel. Choose sea or garden views as every richly-decorated room has a private balcony. Come dinner time, the beachy theme continues at Le Me seafood restaurant, offering sea bass with couscous.

3. The Art Hotel & Resort, for Arabian opulence near Amwaj Marina

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Exterior of The Art Hotel & Resort, Bahrain
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Cast out on the Amwaj islands in the crystalline Persian Gulf, this glassy hotel offers a private slice of beach and a Moroccan-style spa for unwinding. Families love the kids club and even the fussiest eaters are catered for with a choice of seven different restaurants, including fresh past and catch of the day. From standard doubles to lavish penthouse suites, each design-led space has golden accents chanelling Arabian opulence, with plush living rooms, mahogany bars and sea-view balconies.

4. Royal Saray Resort, for sophisticated suites near Wahooo! Waterpark

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A luxurious suite at the Royal Saray Resort Managed by Accor, Bahrain
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Of all the Bahrain hotels on the beach, this might be the most luxurious. Privacy is the watchword here, as several rooms are spread across secluded villas in palm-scattered grounds with a private slice of sand. Every room comes with a terrace, some with ocean views and some with garden views. The decor is decidedly Arabian, with intricately carved headboards and arched verandas. Dinner is a fine-dining affair with French flair in the Brasserie Royale restaurant.

5. Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, for family-friendly indulgence near Bab Al Bahrain

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Views from the terrace of the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
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Sitting on the edge of Bahrain Bay on its own island, The Four Seasons Hotel caters particularly well for families, with a waterpark, mother-daughter spa packages and a kids hang-out space decked out like a surf shack. Stay in smart art-lined rooms with ocean-style hints of blue and green. Bring your appetite as the food offerings are spectacular. Award-winning chef Wolfgang Puck offers a steakhouse and an Asian-inspired restaurant. vegans and vegetarians can enjoy fine dining amid lush botanica at Bay View, accompanied by a panorama of Manama.

6. The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, for urban seclusion near Bahrain World Trade Center

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A plush suite with sea views at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
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In the heart of Manama’s Seef District, this plush hotel sits among towering architectural marvels. Step into the grand lobby and the city buzz disappears. The waterfront terrace is home to a vast, free-form swimming pool lined with daybeds and cabanas; the grounds offer Jacuzzi tubs, poolside bars and a section of private sandy beach slipping into the sea. Smart rooms and palatial suites come with plush furniture and deep soaking tubs. Restaurants are a trip around the globe, including stops at Mexico, India and the Mediterranean.

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