A visit to the Umluj is incomplete without experiencing the coral reef snorkeling adventure. This spot may be an unexplored snorkeling destination but promises to woo you with excellent weather and breathtakingly beautiful marine life. It looks like a live painting with its white silk sand, turquoise waters, and a flock of migratory birds.
At this beach, you can witness the beauty through the lagoon’s turquoise while rejuvenating on the white sands. You must explore the cascading waterfalls at this Bali-inspired beach, and visit Bwejuu, a tiny fishing village that looks dreamy with swaying coconut palm trees lining the periphery.
Al Fanateer Beach
A section of the beach is reserved for families while the other section is reserved for single people. You can take showers here and sunbathe under the straw umbrellas. You can walk barefoot or simply head out for an evening jog here. A nearby mall offers dining and shopping opportunities, thus you can come to the mall, and savor the best dishes here.
It is located 70 kilometers from Al Ahsa’s Al-Hofuf and is a historical gateway to the Al Ahsa region. There are 300-year old remains from the structures built during the Ottoman period and date back to the Islamic era. If you are a history aficionado you will fall in love with the finely decorated warehouse here. This hidden gem located in the country’s eastern part is the best place to make the most of swimming opportunities.
Al Saif Beach
This beach is a swimmer’s paradise and if you are a swimming enthusiast you cannot miss this one. But, this beach is also a perfect place for beach lovers, backpackers, and family vacations. You can lounge on the white sands here, sunbathe and if the movies ever inspired you to lead a beach life, believe it or not, it is pretty much a possibility here.
Half Moon Beach
There is also an amusement park and play area dedicated to the kids where they can have a gala time. This beach is well-equipped with lockers, showers, and bathrooms thus you can spend an entire day here without getting bored even for a second.
Silver Sands Beach
Most ex-pats love this beach mainly because the dress code here is not too strict, fully covered people or those donning abayas are not permitted here. It offers a paid entry, and upon entering you have complete access to showers, bathrooms, restaurants, umbrellas, and deck chairs on the beach.
Durrat Al Arus
You can reserve sea-facing villas here and spend days in complete privacy. There is a marina here which happens to be a great place for hangouts. The weekend scene at the beach is electrifying with endless parties and live music erupting on the edge of the waterfront. This beach is very liberal when it comes to Saudi Arabian traditions and dress codes; which means international tourists and ex-pats can have a fun time here.
You can come here to sail, swim, stroll, or simply mollycoddle yourself with the beach’s ravishing beauty. There are many attractions like game rooms and waterparks that lie close to the beach and add to the thrill and fun. Do not miss out on diving here to unravel the beauty of the underwater wonders. If you want your kids to learn some basics of scuba diving, enroll them for a sesh at a special diving school here.
Farasan Al Kabir Beach
The beach is almost empty as it is devoid of any souvenir shops, clubs, noisy bars, or “other globalization gifts” but that is what adds to the island’s primeval beauty. You can swim and sunbathe here without a care of the world; besides visiting the nearby attractions of the Ottoman Fort, coral houses, picturesque villages, and ancient mosques.