Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay
Located on the southern shore of the Red Sea, the Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay is just 15-minutes from the center of Aqaba, offering a relaxing base from which to explore the city and enjoy the amazing diving and snorkeling available off-shore.
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At a Glance
A great option for families, with a Kids' Club and Family Rooms
The resort boasts a 150-meter long beach and its own jetties
An ideal place for keen divers, the resort has its own dive center and offers a number of snorkeling and diving trips
Located 15-minutes from Aqaba city center, the resort is great for those who prefer to stay out of cities but like to be close to their amenities
Aqaba makes for a good stop-off point on an itinerary for some relaxation, as it is located close to both Wadi Rum and Petra
The Family Rooms have two separate sleeping areas and so are great for those traveling with childrenLucy Bailey
The resort makes for a great stop-off point on an itinerary for some relaxationLucy Bailey
It couldn't be easier to make the most of the amazing Red Sea diving and snorkeling, as the resort has its own dive center and jettiesLucy Bailey
Meet our specialists
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Part of a new development on the southern shore of the Red Sea, the Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay is both modern and comfortable and provides a good option for those who prefer to stay outside the bustle of cities whilst still having access to all the amenities.
The Red Sea is known for its fantastic diving and snorkeling, with a vast range of stunning coral and marine life. The hotel makes the most of this with its own diving center and jetties. All ages and experience levels are catered for, with daily snorkeling and diving excursions along the coast and on the house reef. For those who don't fancy flippers but still want to see the extraordinary aquatic scenery, there is an underwater observatory.
Other water-based activities include jet skiing, water skiing, banana boat and tube rides, speed boat trips and sunset cruises. There are three large swimming pools, three Jacuzzis, a lazy river, a kids' pool and kids' club as well as a 150-meter private beach, meaning there is plenty to keep the whole family busy whilst also providing a lovely place to relax.
The rooms are simple and pleasant, with private balconies and either double or twins beds. There are family rooms available which offer a main bedroom with a double bed and then a second smaller room with twin beds.
There are eight restaurants and bars in the resort, including Najel, which serves buffet breakfast and dinner and a la carte throughout the day, and Casalingo, which offers tempting Italian dishes.
The Zara Spa provides a haven of tranquillity, with award-winning treatments using traditional and holistic techniques and products such as Dead Sea minerals and Thalgo aromatherapy oils.
The hotel has 306 rooms and suites, including 145 family rooms. All rooms have balconies or terraces and modern amenities, including air conditioning, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and, as an added luxury, a free mini bar.
The Dana Kids' Club is available for children aged 4-12. Children under 4 can attend but must be accompanied by an adult. Activities include face-painting, pastry classes, storytelling, water sports and games and there is also a nap room. There is a small daily charge for the Kids' Club, including an extra supplement for lunch, but access to the children's pool is complimentary.
The resort has its own dive center, 150-meter private beach and jetties. There are a number of swimming pools, including three Jacuzzis, a kids' pool and a lazy river.
There is a complimentary mini gym, fitted with cardiovascular and weight-resistance machines as well as free weights. Guests can also enjoy award-winning treatments at the Zara Spa.
There are eight restaurants and bars within the resort, including Najel, an all-day dining restaurant which also offers buffet breakfasts and dinners. Casalingo, serves Italian specialties and an extensive selection of wines, and Sejan, the poolside restaurant which has a menu of salads and snacks, pizzas and pastas and a variety of cocktails and juices.
There is plenty to do in and around the resort. Make the most of the Red Sea's spectacular marine life with diving and snorkeling trips, or for those who would prefer to stay above water, there is sailing and cruises, including glass-bottomed boats.
Despite Tala Bay's seaside location, it does not take long to reach the desert, which can be explored by Jeep or on a quad-bike.
Please note that check-in is at 4pm (1600 hours) for all Movenpick properties in Jordan.
Location & Directions
The resort is located on the south shore of the Red Sea and is approximately a 15-minute drive from the center of Aqaba and 25-minutes from King Hussein International Airport.
When to go
For a small country, Jordan has an extraordinary range of climates. The best time to visit climate-wise is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), when the daytime temperatures aren't too extreme. April is probably the best month, when temperatures are warm and wildflowers are in bloom. March can be cold and rainy in the north but is balmy by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Dead Sea.