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InterContinental Aqaba Resort

Hotel category

5 Star

Rooms

264

Wellness/Spa

YES

Internet

FREE

5 star dive center

Walking distance

House reef

NO

Resort Highlights

  • Rated Excellent on TripAdvisor, ranked #2 resort in Aqaba by previous travellers 
  • Widest private beach on Aqaba's slice of the Red Sea, plus the largest pool in town
  • Dine on exquisite Arabic and Lebanese food - imagine fresh salads, baba ganoush, grilled seafood and world-class hummus
  • A great choice for those seeking to do thier Open Water Course, with a PADI 5* Dive Center and training pool located right on the beach
  • Soak up Jordanian ambience on a roof terrace, complete with shisha, candle lights and panoramic sea views
  • Explore vibrantly colorful soft coral reefs in Aqaba's marine park, home to clown fish, turtles, Spanish dancers and stone fish
  • Revitalise yourself with a dead sea mineral treatment at Spa InterContinental 
  • Adventure to Wadi Rum and explore the ancient wonders of the desert 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)
  • 37 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 17 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 17 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

The InterContinental Aqaba Resort is a private beach paradise on Jordan's Red Sea. 

Boasting the largest pool and widest exclusive-access sandy beach in Aqaba, this is a great option for divers seeking some extra comfort and activity beyond Aqaba's Marine Park. Dive amongst vibrant coral reefs home to soft corals, rare blue coral (found only here and in Australia), clown fish, moray eels and turtles. 

Every room at this resort comes with a spacious balcony, some with panoramic views of the ocean. From your sea view room, look out onto Jordan, Egypt and Israel (with the Saudi Arabian mountains just out of view) - truly a unique experience hard to find elsewhere!

Dine at five beachfront or air-conditioned restaurants and cafes within the hotel, or explore Aqaba, only a short stroll - or even quicker taxi - from the resort. Burj Al Hamam restaurant is well-known for fantastic Arabic and Lebanese cuisine, while the Corniche restaurant offers all-day international buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Come evening, bask in ambient candle light on the spacious terrace. Pull up a padded chair, order a cocktail or shisha pipe and enjoy live music and dance performances. For something more relaxing, visit Spa InterContinental for treatments rich in Dead Sea nutrients.  

Explore diving around the InterContinental Aqaba 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

  • Cultural Excursions
  • Live Music
  • Jet Skiing

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

Facilities

  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Heating

Great for families

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

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • 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 now possible to fly into Ramon Airport over the border in Israel. 
  • If you have flown in on a Royal Jordanian flight, you are entitled to free transfers between the airport and hotel. 
  • If you have arrived on alternative flights into Aqaba, you will incur an additional cost for airport pick ups and drop offs. These can be pre booked at the check out stage. Alternatively, you can arrange a local taxi upon arrival. 
  • The journey from Aqaba Airport to the resort is around 15 minutes. 
  • If you are flying into Ramon Airport in Israel, you will need to arrange your own way to the hotel. Having crossed the border at Wadi Araba Border Crossing, hop in a taxi and ask to be taken to 'The InterContinental Hotel'. The taxi should cost around 15 JD and it is worth confirming the price with your driver before setting off. 
  • Once your flights are booked, get in touch to let us know the timings so we can ensure your transfers are arranged.
  • Check in time is 3pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 12pm. 
  • Having checked out at reception, the staff will be available to help load your bags into the car. 
  • The journey back to Aqaba Airport is around 15 minutes. 

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