I caught the travel bug a few years back and I haven’t been able to shake it, nor do I want to. Because of busy schedules and other priorities we’ve been putting off travel plans lately, so we thought a staycation every once in a while is a good alternative for the mean time.
I’ve heard a lot about The Cove Rotana Resort in Ras Al Khaimah, so it was our first choice this time around. I have to start by talking about the beauty of this resort which is built almost like a village on its own and gave me major Déjà vu of our honeymoon in Santorini. There are cars and buggies to transport guests from one spot to the next, but it did feel like they were short staffed and it was hard to wait for a ride in the scorching heat.
The resort boasts two infinity pools, massage cabanas overlooking the beach and a beautiful view from almost every spot. It was a bit gloomy on our first day so we just took a small tour around the resort so I can snap some photos, then we laid on the Sunset Bar pool until sunset – no pun intended. We made a pit stop at Breeze Lounge for some Hookah, Rosé and a panoramic view of The Cove before heading back to our room to get ready for dinner. The food at Basilico was divine and the ambience perfect for an anniversary celebration.
The rooms are a little outdated – we had a premium room – but have a cute mediteranean bungalow vibe. We wanted to get as much sun and pool-time as possible on our last day so we headed straight to Laguna Bay, donut float in tow, and had brunch there before taking a long dip in the water. The view from the Laguna Bay pool is of a man-made lake surrounding the beach villas. Although the architecture was beautiful, the “lake” water was smelly and filled with algae which was a little disappointing.
Overall we had a lovely time and were impressed by this beautiful gem in RAK. I think the best time to visit is between November and March when the weather is cooler and you can walk around and explore the whole resort. Have you been to The Cove before, if so what did you think?
* This review was not sponsored and all opinions are my own.