The First Private Island Resort in Saudi, Now Open!

St. Regis Red Sea Resort

The St. Regis Red Sea Resort has officially opened in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The captivating new address is the first private island to open in The Red Sea, one of the Kingdom’s luxury regenerative tourism destinations on the west coast of the country. Situated on the pristine Ummahat Island in the Al Wajh Lagoon, the brand-new Marriott International resort is a destination-defining oasis with its avant-garde architecture, sustainable design details and bespoke service.

Designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma, this destination-defining paradise features a collection of 90 lavish beachfront and overwater villas, offering one-to-four-bedroom accommodation, each with a private pool and sundeck.

Kuma’s avant-garde architecture combines with the pristine environment of Ummahat Island in the Al Wajh Lagoon, seamlessly blending sustainable design details with motifs that echo the beauty and diversity found in Africa.

The island boasts a rich leisure environment featuring two outdoor pools, a white sand beach lined with plush cabanas, a hi-tech fitness centre, padel and tennis courts, an outdoor lap pool and vitality pool, and the Little Treasures Children’s Club.

Guests can enjoy one of the world’s unexplored treasures by snorkelling amongst unspoilt coral reefs or embarking on scuba-diving expeditions to nearby wrecks and discovery sites. The crystal-clear water can also be enjoyed by stand-up paddleboard, sailboard, windsurfer or by kayak.

After guests arrive by chartered boat or seaplane, stays at the St. Regis are enhanced by the renowned butler service and a curated selection of signature rituals designed to transcend the ordinary.

At the heart of the resort’s purpose is a commitment to sustainability. From the sustainable design details to the commitment to responsible tourism in Africa, every aspect of the resort is carefully considered to minimise environmental impact, while maximising guest experience.

The resort also offers an immersive cultural experience through its five distinct dining venues, each offering alfresco beachside dining. Of these, Gishiki 45 is one of the two signature restaurants, entices guests with a Japanese-inspired menu, while Tilina offers a sophisticated “reef-top” overwater grill experience.

The St. Regis Spa, an enclave of serenity featuring eight treatment rooms with gazebos and private outdoor treatment cabins, offers signature treatments that incorporate yoga and meditation, promoting wellness and relaxation.

Set apart as a distinctive and unparalleled retreat, this island resort offers guests a chance to indulge in luxury while contributing to the preservation of the beautiful natural environment.