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Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort

Hotel category

5 Star

Rooms

286

Wellness/Spa

YES

Internet

FREE

5 star dive center

Offsite (Free pickup)

House reef

NO

Resort Highlights

  • Settle into this chic and luxurious resort located within a game-changing waterfront development in west Aqaba
  • Stroll down to the marina and hop aboard one of Sea Breeze's 5* dive vessels ready for a day spent cruising around colorful coral reefs and exploring inside a sunken plane
  • Take a dip in the picturesque infinity pool overlooking the marina and Israeli mountains beyond, or chill on the padded sun loungers with a well-deserved cocktail
  • Find true Zen at the Aqua Spa (top tip: sign yourself up for a Chakra Massage, detox in the Turkish hamam then go for a relaxing swim in the tranquil spa pool)
  • Come evening, order a glass of local Jordanian wine at the bar's spacious roof terrace and soak up modern Middle Eastern ambience
  • Explore nearby Wadi Rum for breathtaking scenery, history and Bedouin culture

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1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

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  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25% (downpayment)
  • 44 days before trip start: 75% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 21 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 21 and 8 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 8 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort opened in 2018, offering convenient access to the new marina and chic, luxurious accomodation with a Jordanian flair. 

Set within a game-changing waterfront development bringing 17km of new beaches to Aqaba's Red Sea, this hotel and marina is the first beautiful step in what will soon become a dynamic community in west Aqaba. The hotel boasts 286 modern rooms with private balconies looking out onto Ayla's lagoons, marina or ancient mountains beyond. Some rooms even offer a view of Eliat in Israel - how's that for a unique view? 

Beyond your room, head down to the picture-perfect infinity pool overlooking the bay. It's surrounded by sumptuously-padded sun loungers - the ideal setting for a post-dive cocktail. Elsewhere in the resort you'll find three more pools; two shallow pools (great for young ones) and an exquisitely tranquil pool in the spa (entry fee applies). Visit the spa for a Chakra Massage and take the time to find balance and realign your energies. It'll leave you ready to take on all the adventure and natural beauty Jordan has to offer! 

A 45 minute, ultra-comfortable ride down the coast takes you to Aqaba's protected marine park. During the journey you'll see three different countries - Jordan, Israel and Egypt (with the Saudi Arabian mountains just out of sight..). Here you'll discover a plethora of colorful soft and hard coral, many small reef fish, turtles, morays, napoleon wrasse and more. Plus, there's a sunken tank, plane and 70m long shipwreck all within 30m of the surface so fantastic for all levels of divers. 

When it's time to cool off from a busy day's diving or exploring Aqaba or beyond, simply blend into bliss in your incredible walk in shower or giant bathtub. Make the most of your room's various mood light settings to achieve the cozy glow that suits you!

Explore diving around the Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort

What to see

Just south of Aqaba lies a 4 mile stretch of Jordanian Marine Park. A coral-lovers dream, this destination is suited to a number of different kinds of divers - largely for the same reasons. A bounty of neon colored corals, little reef fish, macro creatures, amazing visibility and warm seas year-round make it a great destination for new divers, underwater photographers and those who love shallow coral reefs interspersed with sandy patches. Spend your days meticulously exploring the reef, getting to know the kaleidoscopic residents. 

Marine creatures include clown fish, grey moray eels, Spanish dancers, lion fish, frog fish, sea grass sea horses, napoleon wrasse, blue spotted rays and turtles. Occasionally during summer months you may see sharks or dolphins in the deep blue while wall diving at Power Station, but this is not a standard experience

When it comes to coral, expect large and small formations in every color imaginable. Only in this marine park and one other place in Australia will you be able to see blue coral - something that surely puts Aqaba on the bucket list for any coral enthusiast. Witness cabbage coral, brain coral, black coral and countless varieties of soft coral. Some of which is swaying in the calm seas, while others are visibly moving to capture tiny pieces of algae in the water. Take your time to appreciate these amazing little moments and you won't be disappointed

Dive Center

Highlights

  • PADI 5* Dive Resort boasting state of the art dive boats and new Aqua Lung rental gear
  • Complimentary pick ups from all resorts around 8:30 am ensuring total convenience and relaxation while on your vacation
  • Fantastic destination for new divers, photographers, soft coral lovers and those looking for a unique dive experience off the beaten track
  • Explore inside a sunken plane, around a coral-covered tank and underneath a 70+ meter wreck - all within 30 meters of the surface
  • Tuck into a generously-portioned lunch on board consisting of BBQ, hummus, fresh salads, vegetables and rice
  • Check out super-unique blue corals, found only here and one small section of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia
  • Enjoy world-class visibility, vibrant reef life and year-round diving in warm seas (expect temperatures around 28°c from June till November and lows of 22° the rest of the year)
  • Dive with Wae'd, a local pioneer of female diving in Aqaba and one of only two PADI Dive Instructors in Jordan

Description

Sea Breeze Dive Club is a state of the art PADI 5* Dive Resort, based on the Red Sea in Aqaba. 

The team have been sharing the wonders of Aqaba's marine park with divers and snorkelers since 2015. Running a tight ship, the team can offer shore, boat and night diving in small groups. Sea Breeze boast multiple renovated dive boats, all with 2 levels and a friendly, attentive crew. 

On the bottom deck you'll find purpose-built diving racks, storage for equipment, a toilet, dive deck and small kitchen where a yummy, extensive lunch is prepared of full diving days. Up on the top deck there is a u-shaped, padded seating area with a table -  the perfect location for dive briefings, post-dive chatting and incredible views of the coastline. 

Dive with one of Aqaba's only two female diving instructors and get to know a strong, inspirational woman as you glide over colorful soft corals. The marine park in Aqaba not only offers shallow coral reefs teeming with small fish and macro life, but it boasts a sunken plane, tank and 70+ meter wreck - all sitting less than 30 meters below, ideal for those looking for a new and unique experience. 

All equipment at Sea Breeze Dive Club is new Aqua Lung gear - including 5mm wetsuits for when the ocean can bit slightly colder (around 23°c). For warmer seas, visit between June and November when ocean temperatures are warm enough to easily dive with nothing but a rash vest and your swim trunks if desired. 

Due to the unique nature of Jordan's slice of the Red Sea, dive boats usually depart around 9am, meeting at around 8:30 for your pick up. Visibility is fantastic year-round and marine life is present throughout the day. So, no need to get up at the crack of dawn, you can easily fit in three dives and a leisurely lunch and still be back at the hotel for a sun downer by the pool. 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Russian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Dive boat facilities

  • Tea And Coffee
  • Ladder
  • Custom Built
  • Drinking Water
  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area
  • Dry Area
  • Lunch Provided On Full Diving Days
  • Fresh Water Shower
  • Toilet

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Live Music
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Book Swap/Library
  • Karaoke
  • Jet Skiing
  • Hiking

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Vegan

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Yoga

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Games Room
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Great for families

  • Kids Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Discover
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Aud)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Waterskiing
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Cycling
  • Beach Volleyball

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival 

  • The best airport to fly into is Aqaba, though it is possible to fly into Ramon Airport in Israel. 
  • If you fly into Aqaba with Royal Jordanian Airways, then your transfers between the airport and hotel are complimentary (advance notice required). 
  • If you fly in with any other airline, you will need to pay extra for your transfers. However, they can be arranged via the resort if you provide us with advance notice of your flight details. 
  • The journey from the hotel to the airport should take around 15 minutes. 
  • Check in time is 3pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 12pm. 
  • If you are flying onward with Royal Jordanian Airways, your return transfer is complimentary (advance notice required). 
  • If you are flying with any other airline, then the resort will arrange a return transfer upon check out (additional cost). Staff will be available to help you load your bags into the car. 

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