Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba 

Sun, sand, and snorkelling

This beachfront resort offers spa relaxation at Jordan’s premier snorkelling and diving spot.

This relaxing resort is the perfect post-adventure tonic, best taken by the warm, lapping shores of the Red Sea. Tala Bay is a beach resort 15 minutes south of Aqaba town centre that’s known as the best spot for snorkelling and diving in Jordan. It’s the perfect place for rounding off jam-packed itineraries of sightseeing in Amman and Jordan’s rose red city, Petra – whether your idea of winding down is hanging out with the rainbow fish just off the hotel beach, exploring nearby wreck sites or browsing a menu of spa treatments.

Why we love Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba

  • There’s a kid's pool complete with a waterslide that’s right on the beach, so days can be spent flitting between the two. Kids will also love the roller-skating servers by the beach pool!

  • A mini golf course is a fun addition for those in-between moments on family holidays, as is the complimentary daily Chocolate Hour in the hotel lobby.

  • All the rooms and suites have a terrace or a balcony – the perfect spot for a morning coffee or evening sundowner.

  • Try the experience showers in the Zara Spa with coloured lights and bespoke fragrances. There’s also a sauna, steam rooms, ice foundation and hydro pool.

5 stars
5¼ hours
On the beachfront in Tala Bay close to snorkelling and diving sites, 15 minutes from Aqaba town centre
Approx. 30 minutes’ transfer from Aqaba airport or 4 hours from Amman airport
Suitable for children

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.



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You'll find 6 restaurants, 2 bars, pool bar here. There’s a healthy menu at Najel for health-conscious guests and buffet breakfasts with live cooking stations if you’d rather indulge.

An open-sided beach pavilion serving light bites and drinks near the pool, with servers on roller skates!

Baraka Lobby Lounge
Find a seat with a view on the terrace or somewhere comfy to lounge inside. Open all day for coffee, cocktails, and more.

A smart Italian restaurant opens every night for dinner.

Mello Bar
A laid-back but sophisticated bar, perfect for pre-or post-dinner drinks.

Open all day with dishes from live cooking stations and a buffet just for kids.

Casual outdoor dining open from 9 am until sunset.

An atmospheric spot for dinner with sharing plates of local dishes, Red Sea views, live music and belly dancing.

The Bop
A favourite nightspot in Aqaba. A live DJ spins beats until the small hours.

What's included

Breakfast at Najel

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ZARA Spa is the best spa in Aqaba with 11 treatment rooms in a modern 1200-square-metre space. Spa guests can make use of classic facilities like the sauna and steamroom, choose between the scented experience showers and try the invigorating crushed ice fountain. Local ingredients like salt and mud from the Dead Sea are used in body scrubs and mud wraps to soothe and deep cleanse the skin. 

The main pool is a calming oasis so big that there are more than enough good sunbathing spots to go round, and there’s a shallow section with in-water loungers for cooling off with minimal effort. The hotel’s private sand-and-pebble beach slips into waters teeming with colourful marine life; head for one of the amazing snorkelling and diving sites close to the shore like the seagrass-filled Japanese Garden or the marine mini city at Cedar Pride Shipwreck.

Due to the rocky shore, water shoes are recommended.

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