This is the life!
An island of splendid sand on the Gulf… sparkling turquoise sea…
But Marjan Island Resort and Spa offers much more than that!
It’s an island away from the noisy city.
An island of tranquility
and of elegance.
The hotel works behind the scenes, and the sophistication is built into the atmosphere, so it is understated and you feel comfortable and at home.
Talking of comfort, we had the chance to testdrive the new Land Rover LR2 on a 600km round-trip: and we found an impressive improvement over the older version!
So if you’re still thinking of the previous version, you’re in for a big surprise!
Besides the very smooth highway ride – and I’m talking 140kph sustained and smooth as silk – the off-road system is excellent, with a very sturdy feel. Traction was superb and I’ll bet it would fight hard before bogging down; in fact, the very clever powertrain outruns the limited wheel travel, which would be the limitation for heavy-duty off-road use.
For most UAE off-roading, including soft sand on beaches or desert tracks, the LR2 will drive you anywhere!
Back at the resort, the rooms are excellent – in fact, they are like private apartments.
And the food complements your stay.
Besides the quality of the buffet, overseen by the professional eye of Mr Lila Rimal; a most pleasant surprise was the Moroccan restaurant by the sea!
For a wonderful relaxing weekend away from the stress of everyday living, the Marjan Island Resort and Spa is an excellent retreat.
Not only are a variety of spa treatments available, but also health stays of a longer duration are possible.
And the interior decor is unforgettable!
and by night
The Marjan Island Resort & Spa is easy to find and access, here is an interactive map: