The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach feels like an isolated haven of luxury, overlooking sun-kissed sands and blue seas. The hotel combines signature Ritz-Carlton style with local Bedouin influences, evident in the white canvas, standalone Beach Villas (rather than high-rise blocks) and occasional patterned textile here or there. A communal infinity pool beckons you in, though so too will your private plunge pool – every single Beach Villa has one – while the semi-outdoor spa is ready and waiting to pamper and spoil. Shore House is the Ritz-Carlton Al Hamra Beach’s only restaurant but does a superb job in whipping up delectable dishes and drinks, with the chance to dine in the privacy of your villa or on the beach, too. What’s more, Al Hamra Beach’s sister hotel – Al Wadi Desert – is a free shuttle ride away, with a whole range of facilities at your disposal, including desert activities like falconry shows and archery. All this, but with the added benefit of staying right on the beach at Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach – lucky you.
Services and Facilities Swimming poolSun terraceSpa with holistic treatments, private pavilions and relaxation lounges
Fitness centre, open 24 hours
Opportunities for watersports including snorkelling and fishing
Complimentary access to Al Wadi Nature Reserve
Complimentary shuttle service to sister property, Al Wadi Desert, and free use of facilities
Complimentary shuttle service to the Dubai Mall every Wednesday
Laundry and dry-cleaning service
Although there’s only one official restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Al Hamra, there’s still plenty of variety in terms of setting and cuisine. Shore House has an outdoor bar area by the pool for casual, al fresco dining under white canvas, though there’s also an elegant indoor space for smart evening meals. The menu is delightfully varied, filled with all manner of dishes from across the globe, though seafood is a particular highlight. You can also opt for a private dinner in-villa or on the beach, on a raised wooden platform accented with candles and soft white drapes; perfect for a romantic meal for two.