WanderlustDiscover Messilah Beach

An arresting corner of Kuwait where you can be as active or lazy as you like

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A 25-minute drive south of Kuwait City, the stunning sandy stretch that is Messilah Beach creates a welcoming respite from the hustle and bustle of the capital. Warm golden sands slope down to the water’s edge, as the cerulean Arabian Gulf laps at the shore, and skyscrapers twinkle in the distance. An in-the-know spot for locals, Messilah Beach is where Kuwaiti friends and families love to catch up over a sunset barbecue. From where to stay, to activities to get stuck into — here we explore the magic of Messilah Beach.

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel loungers


What to do around Messilah Beach

Messilah Beach is the perfect place for families up to pitch-up a parasol and enjoy a day of fun together. Cool-off in the crystal-clear waters after building sandcastles in the rich, powdery sands, contrasting the areas famous big blue skies.

As for fun things to do, Messilah Beach has plenty in store. At the North end, the Sailing Centre and Kuwait Sailing Club offer budding sailors the chance to learn the ropes, while more accomplished yachtsmen can strike out on their own. If sailing’s not your thing, at the beach’s South end, Messilah Water Village has super-tall undulating waterslides for kids to zip down and make a big splash. Volleyball lovers should take advantage of Messilah Beach’s nets to practice their digs and passes.


Stay at a splendid beachside retreat

Crowning the coastline, Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa is ideal for a seafront escape. Built in a classically Arabian design, the hotel’s ornamental columns and Kuwaiti oriel windows imbue it with a regal touch. Its location on the beach makes for a lazy retreat where you can unwind in splendour. ‘Messilah’ means a place where low lying waters meet the sea, and nowhere encapsulates this more present than in the hotel — water gently flows from the central lobby in a multitude of fountains, streams and channels into the verdant garden that blooms with radiance.

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel gardens

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa’s generously appointed rooms and suites offer uninterrupted views of the Gulf, while others are tucked away among the tranquil gardens or the magnificent courtyards. For a truly special stay the opulent Royal Suite does grand living on an impressive scale.

There’s an abundance of ways to keep active at the hotel. After an exhilarating game of tennis on Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa’s court, cool off with a leisurely swim in one of the hotel’s two large pools as slowly swaying lofty palms offer shade overhead. Or why not recline upon a sun lounger with a good book on the hotel’s private stretch of beach?

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel pool

For a pulse-raising workout, feel the burn at the state-of-the-art Talise Fitness, or induce a state of calm at Talise Spa. A massage or facial will leave you feeling truly rejuvenated, while the snow cabin and Himalayan salt room will boost your circulation.

With seven places to dine, Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa showcases some of the finest cuisine in Kuwait. Experience sublime Middle Eastern dishes at the sophisticated Arabesque, or indulge in the fresh pasta and wood-fired pizzas at Olio. For hearty, prime cuts sourced from all over the world, the award-winning Pepper Steakhouse is a must.

wood oven pizza Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel

Messilah Beach, with its warm golden sands and crystal-clear waters, is within easy reach of Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa.