Luxury wellness holidays and retreats in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Riyal (SAR)
Best months to visit
Saudi Arabia’s desert climate means it experiences little rainfall and often extreme temperatures. The tourist season runs from October to March, but we recommend you go between November and February when the weather is still deliciously warm but cool enough that you can make the most of sightseeing and outdoor activities. November is also widely considered to be the best month to enjoy the beaches due to the warmer water temperatures.
Experience a luxury wellness retreat unlike any other in extraordinary Saudi Arabia. An exciting tapestry of old and new; expect unique, world-class hotels and hospitality projects such as Amaala and the Red Sea Project, alongside relics of ancient civilisations and sites of unparalleled religious significance in Mecca and Medina. The bustling cities of Jeddah and Riyadh exhibit stylish modernity alongside profound tradition; lose yourself in bustling souks and the footsteps of pilgrims as you explore the rich history. This uniquely fascinating country comes with wellness experiences to match, expect traditional Middle Eastern spa treatments with nourishing, locally sourced ingredients at Habitas AlUa, followed by immersive moments of meditation among soaring desert landscapes. Explore the untamed desert dunes by camel or off-roading trip, or plunge into the plentiful waters of the Red Sea, which boasts some of the world’s best diving sites, home to vibrant corals and a fascinating spectrum of marine life.
Top places to visit in Saudi Arabia for health & wellness
The Ashar Valley
Journey to the dramatic desert landscapes of the Ashar Valley, where a world of incredible wellness possibilities awaits at Habitas AlUla. Built on a sustainable ethos that honours local culture, this remarkable boutique camp invites you to discover traditional Saudi Arabian culture through music, food, and wellness practices. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hegra or ride a camel through across the sun-soaked desert.
An ancient hub of pilgrims and traders, the port of Jeddah thrives around the Red Sea, with exceptional diving, bustling trade and of course, world-famous sea food. The gateway to Mecca, Islam’s holiest city, Jeddah is the perfect place to explore Saudi Arabia’s fascinating history. Marvel at the city’s World Heritage Red Sea architecture or the historic quarter of Al Balad.
The Red Sea Project
Pushing the boundaries of sustainable development, this ambitious, pioneering project weaves together luxury tourism and conservation to create an extraordinary destination, which includes 90 pristine islands and lover 28,000 square kilometres of Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coastline. Prepare to be wowed by untouched natural beauty, alluring cultural traditions, luxury wellness experiences and cutting-edge sustainability.
Here's 3 experiences to inspire you
Saudi Arabia is home to the largest sand desert on earth, making it the perfect place for thrill seekers to enjoy adrenaline-charged activities under the vast blue sky. From dune skiing and boarding to tackling this challenging terrain on a heart stopping 4x4 ride, unleash your adventurous side among the epic golden dunes.
Diving in the Red Sea
Supposedly named for the reddish-brown colour of the algae which blooms beneath the surface, the Red Sea is home to some spectacular diving sites. Swim through underwater coral kingdoms that hold an enthralling diversity of marine life, including Hawksbill turtles. Plunge into the delightfully warm waters around Jeddah to discover haunting shipwrecks, including the beginner-friendly Boiler Wreck at Abu Madafi Reef.
Stargazing at Moon Valley
Just an hour’s drive from Jeddah, Moon Valley offers scenic hikes and stunning stargazing. Spend a day exploring the lunar landscapes before sitting back to enjoy the real spectacle. The vivid spectrum of sunset melts away to reveal an endless canopy of stars, twinkling brightly in the deep purple sky. Camp out under the star-spangled sky to fully immerse yourself in this heavenly astrological landscape.