These unusual and quirky treasures won’t stay secret for long! Here you can discover secluded villas, an incredible roof top bar, a magical moonlit swim experience, dolphin spotting in the Maldives and star gazing in Mallorca. What are you waiting for…
1.Beit Al Bahar Villas
Hidden away in the grounds of Jumeirah Beach Hotel lie 19 luxurious villas. Think vast, private and secluded – perfect for a romantic hideaway. Each villa is incredibly spacious (set over 220 square metres), offers a huge master bedroom and enormous lounge area. Outside, each has its own sundeck and a plunge pool which isn’t overlooked – guests can enjoy views of the gardens or the Arabian Gulf. Recently refurbished, the decor is inspired by the Middle East with modern touches that creates an opulent and inviting ambiance. The 18 carat gold plated bathrooms offer a sunken circular bath and luxury Acqua di Parma amenities. A personal butler is on call 24/7 and buggies can transport guests to the nearby restaurants and bars at Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
2.The Chopard Ladies floor
On level 40 at Jumeirah Emirates Towers you’ll find the exclusive ladies only floor. Designed with sophistication and luxury in mind, each of the 10 rooms are adorned with beautiful flower arrangements, lavish Chopard bathing products and the pièce de résistance: a dedicated make-up fridge. In-suite yoga facilities, a bathrobe and kimono are also provided. Solo travellers can feel comfortable in the knowledge this floor is only serviced by female colleagues. Service here is among Dubai’s best.
3.The Moonlit swim
What could be more romantic than a moonlit swim under the stars at one of the world’s most luxurious hotels? One of Dubai’s best kept secrets, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah’s infinity pool can be booked for a private rendezvous, perfect for a proposal or a surprise. Located on the 18th floor by the Assawan Spa, it offers panoramic views of the Dubai skyline and the Arabian Gulf. Enjoy a relaxing couple’s massage, followed by strawberries and premium beverages served poolside.
Looking for a stunning roof top bar? Then you have come to the right place. Cu-ba at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel was once listed by CNN as one of the world’s most incredible roof top bars. It offers a Latino inspired vibe, a mean cocktail list, panoramic views and incredible sunsets that frame the amazing skyline of Dubai. Cu-ba also offers a quirky 25-metre lap pool with a glass see-through edge, from which swimmers can look down into the hotel’s lobby. This rooftop bar is anything but ordinary – take the stunning glass elevator to the top floor and see for yourself.
5.The Talise Couples Spa
Known as the Iklik Hammam, treatments here are inspired by ancient healing philosophies of the Ottomans and combined with modern technology and luxury. This extensive spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray comprises two spacious and all-inclusive treatment suites for couples, saunas, whirlpools, showers, changing areas, majlis, Jacuzzis, steam baths and relaxation lounges. Try the couple’s massage or select from the other romantic packages. Be surrounded by majestic opulence and enjoy the ultimate indulgence for two.
Lying on the beach by the charming Madinat Jumeirah is a secluded spot that forms the perfect setting for sunset yoga. Magnificent colours fill the sky as the last of the day’s light disappears behind the clouds which roll in for the night. The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah glistens against the changing colours of the evening sky and the wooden walk way leading to the romantic Pierchic restaurant completes the idyllic backdrop. Palm trees rustle in the breeze and the soothing waves gently lap the shore. Relax as the sun slowly sinks into the Arabian Gulf take a moment to absorb the tranquil atmosphere. Buggies ferry guests back to the Talise Spa or simply meander down the winding path back to the real world.
7.Observation Deck at 300
Head to the Observation Deck on the 74th floor of Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi and take in breath-taking views of Abu Dhabi. Sit back in the lounge and indulge in exotic tea – there’s no shortage of flavours from choco mint truffle to crème brûlée. Traditional options are available alongside special blends such as ‘Grand Crus Prestige’ and the medicinal ‘Pu-Erh.’ Sumptuous sandwiches include mozzarella, prawn, cucumber, salmon and chicken but save room for the selection of sweets – the caramel slice and coffee crumble are particularly tempting.
Discover secret spots and major sightseeing destinations on the environmentally friendly Velotaxis at Jumeirah Frankfurt. Sit comfortably, enjoy the fresh air and remain sheltered from any rain while city-savvy pedallers show off the sights. This is an unforgettable way to see the Römer – city hall, the Old Opera House and the river embankment. A variety of tours are available and you can hire the Velotaxis for short trips within the city, to the main train station, banking district or even for airport transfers. Tours should be booked in advance and are offered in German, English, French and Spanish. The experience is available when booked through Jumeirah Frankfurt as part of a stay and starts from EUR 24 for 40 minutes.
The Maldives is one of the best places in the world to go whale and dolphin spotting with over 20 different species known to reside in the waters – from the mighty Blue Whale to the more commonly known Spinner Dolphin. Lucky guests at Jumeirah Vittaveli or Jumeirah Dhevanafushi may catch a first glimpse en-route to the resorts while enjoying the speed boat transfer or during the holiday, a boat cruise can be arranged. Although sightings aren’t guaranteed, this could be a wonderful opportunity to see wild dolphins playing in their natural environment in the Maldives.
10.The Observatory Suite
Stargazing is a past-time that has been practised for thousands of years and Mallorca has long been renowned for its clear skies and stunning constellations. Since 1991, the destination has been home to an international observatory – in fact, the Observatorio Astronomico de Mallorca has a working planetarium to view Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Venus, and Mercury. Anyone who stays at Jumeirah Port Soller and Spa can enjoy more private viewings in the Observatory Suite. With its in-room telescope and cliff-top location, it’s the perfect spot to explore the night skies. Guests love the fact that the private suite offers incredible views of the sea and the mountains during the day as they’re relaxing in the Jacuzzi.