Saudi Arabia has experienced a significant increase in tourism as it embraces international visitors, making it the fastest-growing destination among the G20 countries. This growth is attributed to its rich history, cultural heritage, picturesque beaches, and sunny weather. Amaala, a project aligned with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 program, exemplifies this transformation. Derived from words meaning hope and purity, Amaala aims to contribute to the development of a vibrant society, thriving economy, and ambitious nation. Spanning over 1,600 square miles (4,155 square kilometers) of pristine natural reserve, the region offers breathtaking coastal scenery, majestic mountains, untouched white-sand beaches, and pristine coastal reefs. Its convenient accessibility from major regional cities like Riyadh, Dubai, and Istanbul, and its proximity to global hubs like Paris, Rome, Berlin, and Mumbai within a six-hour travel time, add to its appeal.
Six Senses Amaala offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience by integrating into the unique natural landscape of the area. The accommodations include beachfront residences, a hillside village, and villas located along a private mangrove bay, catering to various guest preferences. These accommodations harmoniously blend the raw beauty of the site with the brand’s sustainable design standards. Designed by U+A architects and Studio Carter for interiors, they draw inspiration from traditional coastal villages, utilizing locally sourced materials and seamlessly integrating with the natural topography. Situated in Amaala’s Triple Bay area, they provide breathtaking views of the Hijaz Cove and the Red Sea. The site’s centerpiece is the impressive Mesa, characterized by stunning overhangs and caves that showcase fossilized corals and mollusks, offering a glimpse into the land’s ancient history. The village opens up to the long beaches of Hijaz Cove in the north, housing a beach restaurant, family pool, and branded residences. In the south, the village leads to natural rock pools, pocket beaches, and a mangrove boardwalk, providing access to the spa located in a private cove.
The spa facilities at the luxury resort will offer a range of amenities for rejuvenation and relaxation. These include a cryotherapy chamber, a longevity clinic, and separate thermal areas for men and women. The thermal areas will feature Finnish and infrared saunas, herbal steam rooms, salt rooms, vitality pools, and ice baths. Additionally, there will be a Watsu pool for aquatic therapy, a sound dome for immersive experiences, a yoga platform for practicing yoga, and multi-sensory relaxation areas.
Six Senses Amaala will offer a diverse range of activities centered around the resort’s three pillars: wellness and sports, arts and culture, and sea, sun, and lifestyle. Guests will have the opportunity to explore these activities while experiencing the region’s aromas and flavors. The resort will feature various facilities such as a coffee roastery, bakery, water bar, and shisha tea house. Additionally, there will be clubs for kids and teens, prayer rooms, and communal lounges. The dining options will align with the Eat With Six Senses philosophy, emphasizing natural ingredients, local and sustainable sourcing, and a minimalist approach. The all-day dining menus will showcase Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences, while the juice bar, fermentation rooms, and artisan ice cream will provide fresh and flavorful options. Furthermore, a signature restaurant will serve Southeast Asian cuisine and barbecue dishes.
The 25 branded residences at Six Senses Amaala offer three to six bedrooms and are strategically positioned to provide a balance between privacy and shared experiences while offering uninterrupted coastal views. The design incorporates central courtyards that connect separate living pavilions, reflecting the architectural style and lifestyles of the Arabian Peninsula.
Sustainability is a key focus in all aspects of the resort’s construction and operation. Measures include a dedicated desalination plant that has no negative impact on coral reefs, a ban on single-use plastics, and the utilization of wastewater and organic waste for agricultural purposes and the organic farm. Renewable energy sources will fulfill the resort’s energy requirements, aligning with its goal of achieving a zero carbon footprint. Protecting the marine and coastal ecosystem is emphasized, given the ambition to establish the resort as a premier diving and yachting destination.
The property is set to open as part of the initial phase of the Triple Bay development.
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