Public beaches in Bahrain:
Marassi Beach (Amvazh Island). One of the most popular beaches – the total length of the coastline is more than 2 km, the affordable cost of entry, 2 dinars per person. Sunbeds, umbrellas, an open shower, a changing room are available free of charge, for an additional fee – water activities for the whole family: banana, flyboard, inflatable water park, jet skis. It takes 20 minutes by taxi from most hotels in Manama, some hotels provide a shuttle to Marassi Beach for free.
Al Dar and Jarad Islands. The beach resort on Al Dar Island invites you to go to the depths of the sea in search of pearls and take a cruise to Jarada Island, where you can sunbathe on white sand and swim in clear sea waters. Up to 30 species of corals and more than 200 species of fish live here. The best time to admire the dolphins and coral reefs is at sunrise or sunset.
Beach Culture on Amvazh Island. The Natural Water Sports Centre, operated by Beach Culture and located on Amwazh Island, is the only center in Bahrain that issues international certifications for kite surfing, SUP surfing and yoga on the water. You can enroll in courses by choosing beginner or advanced level. Classes are held both individually and in a group. Here you can go sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and other outdoor activities.
Private Beaches in Bahrain:
The beach in Sitra, which is owned by the Bahraini Yacht Club, is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. The beach is clean and has a great restaurant. Only members of the club can access the beach, however, you can purchase a one-day pass.
Bahrain Coral Bay beach resort. Bahrain Coral Bay Resort, located on the east coast of Manama, has everything you need: a marina, a beach, entertainment facilities, a water sports area, a luxury spa and fitness center, and restaurants. On weekends, the beach is especially crowded. There are several pools, rental of jet skis, inflatable bananas and kayaks.
Havar Island. Wildlife lovers must visit Hawar Island, which can be reached in 45 minutes by ferry from Al Dur Jetty Pier. The Hawar Archipelago is a wildlife sanctuary of international importance. On the local beach, which has preserved its original appearance, you can watch dolphins and rare birds.
5 reasons to go to Bahrain:
1. Touch the history: The history of Bahrain has more than 6 thousand years and is rooted in the civilization of Dilmun, which, according to the ancient Sumerians, was the birthplace of mankind and the cradle of the Sumerian people in particular. According to legend, it was here that the Garden of Eden bloomed, and the island of Bahrain was called the island of a thousand palm trees. Today, you can stroll through the streets of the ancient capital of Dilmun by visiting the Kalat al-Bahrain Fort, an artificial hill that was built by representatives of various cultures and nationalities from 2300 BC until the 18th century AD.
2. Make a wish at the tree of life:One of the mysteries of Bahrain is the Sharayat al-Hayat (Tree of Life), which has been growing in the middle of the bare desert for more than 400 years, and it is still unknown where it takes its water. According to one of the Bedouin legends, it was on this place that the gardens of Eden were located, and the god of water himself blessed the tree. Every year, thousands of people come to the Tree of Life, seeking to learn the same resilience and, of course, make a wish!
3. Dive in search of pearls: Bahraini pearls are famous throughout the world for their size and special brilliance, due to the fact that it originates in the salty water of the bay, where fresh springs beat from the bottom. For a long time, pearls were the main source of income for the country, and Bahraini pearls adorned the treasuries of the rulers of many countries. Now pearl fishing has become a hobby and an exciting sport. Anyone can dive in search of their pearls, and you can see unique samples at the Pearl Museum.
4. Go in for falconry: Bahrain knows how to have fun and relax in a royal way. You can engage in the favorite pastime of high people – traditional falconry, go to the races or horseback riding and visit the camel farm of His Highness Sheikh Muhammad Al Khalifa, where camels are bred for racing.
5. Feel like a Formula 1 driver: Since 2004, one of the stages of the Formula 1 World Championship has been held in Bahrain. The spectacle is unique! But even if you didn’t manage to get to the Bahrain Grand Prix, you can always ride a real racing car on the Bahrain International Circuit.