Situated on the pristine Ummahat Island in the Al Wajh Lagoon,The St. Regis Red Sea Resort has officially opened to guests, as of 8 January 2024. The resort is the first private island opening in The Red Sea, Saudi Arabia’s luxury regenerative tourism destination on the west coast of the country.
Accessed by chartered boat or a seaplane from the newly opened Red Sea international Airport, The St. Regis Red Sea Resort features a collection of 90 lavish beachfront and overwater villas, offering elegant one-to-four-bedroom accommodation, each with a private pool, sundeck and outdoor shower. Every stay is enhanced by the renowned St. Regis Butler service, a curated selection of signature rituals, and unrivalled sea views from sunrise to sunset.
In addition, the resort features five restaurants offering unique culinary concepts serving produce sourced from local farms and fishermen, two outdoor pools, a high-tech fitness centre, a signature spa and children’s club.
Guests at the resort can explore the world’s fourth-largest barrier reef system, discovering the abundant wildlife, marine ecosystems and natural marvels of The Red Sea. They will be able to snorkel amongst preserved coral reefs, obtain PADI certifications, and embark on guided scuba diving expeditions with the destination’s diving brand, Galaxea. The expert guides will take guests on adventures to nearby wrecks and discovery sites, including the Blue Hole, a large natural marine cavern adjacent to the resort.
The island’s crystal-clear, vivid blue water can also be enjoyed by an array of water sports including stand-up paddle boarding, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking designed for guests of all experience levels with the destination’s activity brand, WAMA. Excursions to the mainland via a short trip by chartered boat will offer guests the opportunity to explore dormant volcanoes, heritage sites and sweeping desert dunes.
The island resort is powered by one hundred percent renewable energy generated by solar power and one of the world’s largest battery storage facilities situated on the mainland. The resort’s interiors have been developed in accordance with LEED platinum certification guidelines. The certification creates healthy, highly efficient, cost-saving green buildings that improve environmental performance from carbon footprint to indoor environmental quality.