3 Days - 2 Night
The Globetrotters have been hitting the road in the UAE again, this time to visit one of the most up-and-coming Emirates of the UAE, Ras Al Khaimah. Known as much for its outdoor adventures and its rugged mountains as its stunning beaches, we were off to investigate a hidden gem, The Cove Rotana Resort. Whether it was having our private villa or the majestical sunset views from the infinity pool, there’s something truly special about the Cove. It has a unique character and feeling far removed from any of the o5* Luxurious Resort Villa Stay (2 Nights)the UAE resorts we have stayed.
Extra Bed Policy:
2 Night Stay with Breakfast (Maximum 2 adults & 2 children).
Note: We can work out alternate package options as per your requirement.
Available at an extra cost:
Cancellation Policy: Full refund at least 10 days away – with no cancellation fee.
Cove Rotana Resort, Ras Al Khaimah is a large resort that sits on a pretty stretch of private beach and attracts a clientele of couples and families. The hotel comprises cream Nubian-style buildings that cascade down a hill toward the beach and along a lagoon. They are accented by lovely palm trees, native plants, and flowers.
The Villas and rooms are spread out from the hotel’s restaurants, pools, and beaches so that free golf shuttles are required to get from one place to the next. As for the interiors, they’re elegantly designed. The restaurants have tall curved ceilings, glossy wood floors, iron chandeliers, and contemporary seating. The outdoor patios are just as chic, some have woven outdoor furniture and cream or orange padding, and others have wood chairs with yellow pads on a colorful tiled terrace.
The beach bar is particularly fun and set with bean bags alongside the oceanfront. Though the hotel is lovely to look at, it does come with shortcomings like overcrowded areas and reportedly not enough staff to accommodate guest needs and services. Expect that room cleanings may be late, golf carts might take a while to arrive, food takes a bit to prepare, and valet parking assistance is generally going to result in a wait.
Guests in the Villas may choose to lounge at their private pool, but there are also two infinity pools, a children’s pool, and over 650 yards of private beach to enjoy. There’s also a wellness center with various features like a spa with a hot tub, sauna, steam room, and massages on offer.
The hotel’s gym is spacious with varying equipment and fitness classes. As far as dining options go, beach or pool-goers are both serviced by their bars with snacks and drinks. There are only two main restaurants, Cinnamon All Day Dining, which has international buffets, and Basilico Mediterranean Restaurant, a more upscale affair with Mediterranean cuisine. Breakfast buffets at Cinnamon include hot and cold items.
The lobby lounge is great for pastries, cakes, and coffee and tea, while 24-hour room service takes care of late-night needs. For events and meetings, there are three fully-equipped meeting rooms and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Families can take advantage of a kids’ club and babysitting services. Valet parking is available for a fee, but it’s received lots of complaints concerning service.