Imagine a tranquil retreat, a mere one-hour drive from Dubai, where azure waters gently lap against a pristine private beach, surrounded by lush landscapes and swaying palms. Setting foot into the welcome lounge, as guests await their private boat transfer, the unmistakable feeling that one is about to be transported to an exotic island is palpable. Reflecting the beauty of the radiant gulf waters, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach is an unexpected jewel on a secluded and private stretch of pure white Arabian beach. Set against the majestic backdrop of the Al Hajar Mountains, the resort is a haven of tranquillity, where the natural beauty of Ras Al Khaimah’s coastline takes centre stage.
Located on a secluded sandy spit, the hotel’s 32 villas, each with its own pool and beach access offer unrivalled privacy and unobstructed views of the Arabian Gulf. Inspired by Arabic architecture, the tented villas blend naturally into the landscape and offer spacious and modern interiors with a Mediterranean touch. Decked out in chic white and royal blue hues – paying homage to Ras Al Khaimah’s pearl diving past – with bespoke furniture, including a vintage trunk-style minibar and entertainment unit – a television appears at the touch of a button and rotates for viewing from the bed or sofa. The spacious and beautifully appointed bathrooms feature deep soak tubs, rain showers, and bespoke Asprey amenities. A private patio with an infinity pool opens directly to the beachfront and allows for a unique private dining experience.
Echoing the resort’s privacy mantra, guests are encouraged under the ‘Destination Dining’ offer to choose secluded spots around the property, on the beachfront, or in their villa to enjoy a bespoke culinary experience. For those seeking more social dining, the island-inspired Shore House Restaurant, overlooking the Ras Al Khaimah coastline, offers a variety of beautiful dishes, from seafood and pasta dishes to pizzas and international favourites. Alternatively, for something more casual, guests can head to Beach Deck to enjoy an exclusive menu showcasing the fresh catch of the day and locally sourced seafood BBQ dishes, whilst sipping cocktails and soaking in the mesmerising views of the sparkling sea.
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach is the perfect base for exploring the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of Ras Al Khaimah. Guests can discover the region’s fascinating past with a visit to the historical Dhayah Fort, or explore the architectural marvels of the Jazirah Al Hamra, an abandoned pearling village dating back to the 14th century. A trip to the Al Mairid fish market will reveal dozens of varieties of local seafood and the nearby Mohammed Bin Salem Mosque will offer a glimpse into the emirate’s oldest house of worship. For adventure enthusiasts, the resort offers plenty of water sports, including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and snorkelling. For those who prefer to stay on land, a round of golf at the nearby Al Hamra Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course designed by Peter Harradine, promises a fresh-air challenge.
At the heart of the resort lies the Ritz-Carlton Spa, a sanctuary of rejuvenation and relaxation. Inspired by the healing properties of the sea, the spa offers a bespoke selection of treatments and therapies designed to revitalise the mind, body, and soul. Indulge in a signature Arabian Pearl Journey, a luxurious treatment that harnesses the restorative powers of pearl-infused oils and marine-inspired ingredients. The resort also features a state-of-the-art fitness centre, complete with the latest cardio and strength-training equipment. For those looking to embrace the serenity of the coastal setting, the resort offers a range of outdoor wellness activities, including beach yoga and guided meditation sessions.
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach is a haven of elegance and tranquillity, offering a luxurious coastal retreat that deftly blends the natural beauty of its surroundings with impeccable service and refined sophistication. From the opulent beachfront villas and the exquisite dining experiences to the rejuvenating spa and the myriad of activities, this intimate resort promises an unforgettable escape for those seeking a serene and indulgent getaway. The Stay Longer On Us offer is more of a reason to plan your visit soon, giving guests who stay longer, with a minimum of three nights, up to 30 per cent savings on the room rate.
WHAT: The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach
WHERE: Ras Al Khaimah, UAE