‘If you’re going to be unique, also be the best.’ This isn’t the Al Areen Palace & Spa’s motto, but perhaps it should be. Set amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of Bahrain’s stark desert panoramas – and adjacent to the Al Areen Wildlife Park & Reserve – this is a destination that’s certain to set all senses tingling. Al Areen Palace & Spa offers the travel connoisseur complete privacy in an alluring, peaceful haven that is rich in both spirituality and culture. How do we know? We went to see for ourselves. 

With 78 luxuriously appointed pool villas that impressively showcase mesmerizing Arabian charm, and sophisticated elegance, Al Areen Palace & Spa’s tastefully melds traditional Middle Eastern design and stylish contemporary flair. Their villas represent the ideal retreat to unwind and relax in total privacy.

Each villa features an open-air heated swimming pool and jet pool, a sprawling master bedroom, and en-suite facilities that include an oversized infinity bathtub. To us, the true definition of 21st-century desert opulence.

With just 78 villas (and it’s a villa-only resort – no rooms), you’ll know the maximum capacity of Al Areem is around 200 guests. Their staff-to-guest ratio is crazily high. They’ll not only understand your style and desires, but they’ve also got the right people on hand to make them happen. Are you thinking butler service? They thought of it before you did. 


There’s a tempting array of dining options, each ready to entice your palate with a superior culinary experience.

Savor delicious East Asian specialties at Keizo, or indulge in our modern Bahraini and Khaleeji fusion cuisine at Saffron Al Areen. Set amid a backdrop of enchanting panoramic scenery, every meal is an occasion to cherish and remember.

Make use of in-villa dining, and you can enjoy exceptional fine cuisine from within the comfort of your private villa. 

What are your choices for dining in or dining out?

Saffron – Khaleeji and Indian fusion cuisine. It’s a great place to dine, resplendent in majestic shades of gold and maroon, with a beautiful high ceiling, traditional Middle Eastern accents and a spectacular view of the resort’s grand outdoor pool, this signature dining venue introduces a new menu inspired by modern Khaleeji and Indian dishes, combining elements of enticing European and Khaleeji fusion. Incredibly sumptuous to the eyes and the taste buds!

Keizo – Savour the very best of Japanese, Chinese and Thai fine dining with a creative flair of rich Eastern flavors. Located in a grandiose and exquisitely designed venue, the restaurant has become a premier dining destination in the Kingdom and a firm favorite of ours! 

Pamper Yourself

Drawing inspiration from ancient Royal Middle-Eastern gardens, the Al Areen Palace & Spa has developed the world’s first Garden Hammam.

It’s a blissful haven of warmth and comfort. With a wide range of innovative hammam spa therapies, the best of oriental wellness philosophy is intricately infused with the essence of an Arabian hammam experience.

The hammam includes two private spa treatment rooms, two steam rooms and four shower experiences, each designed to relax and restore balance to the body and mind.

We completed our holistic journey of peace and wellness with a relaxing session in the Garden Hammam and the Vitality Pool. We could equally as happily have simply sat and unwound in the quiet seclusion of this intimate sanctuary.


Al Areen Palace & Spa is becoming an increasingly essential ingredient in the special days of a select few! It provides an exceptional setting and represents the perfect 

place to tie the knot in style and exchange your vows amid plush, picturesque surroundings.

They are currently catering for a wedding of up to 650 guests, but plans are afoot for a new, larger wedding tent to provide for over 1,000 guests. Their dedicated events team will help plan and organize your wedding every step of the way. 

Fitness and Wellness

A complete body wellness center is offering up-to-date sporting facilities set against a backdrop of the Arabian desert, where you can do as little or as much as you like. We elected to do very little but left feeling very good about even that choice.

Al Areen Palace & Spa Health Club boasts facilities including extensive gymnasium equipment, two tennis courts, a squash court, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, wellness studio, kids club and a fitness studio featuring the latest Technogym Kinesis equipment. Their fitness and wellness trainers are experienced professionals in their respective field and have been selected for their extensive knowledge of both traditional and contemporary health and fitness therapy. 

Any time is spa-time

Soothe your senses at Al Areen Spa, a sanctuary for complete relaxation and rejuvenation of mind, body, and soul. The award-winning spa provides an exotic blend of warmth, serenity, and sensuality.

The development of Al Areen Palace & Spa’s Hydrothermal Garden was inspired by the great spa cultures of the world and combines three of nature’s most potent elements; heat, water, and air.

One of the world’s most extensive hydrothermal facilities, it consists of nine different hydrotherapy stations as well as eight hydrothermal cabins including the Ice Igloo, Brine Cavern, and Herbal Ceramic Sauna. Seven different showers diffusing aromatherapy, each designed to soothe and revitalize parts of the body, will ensure a truly holistic spa experience. A Vitality Pool boasting nine hydrotherapy stations complete the rejuvenation processes.

And breathe…