Set amongst the stunning desert surrounding of Ras Al Khaimah, you will find nestled in the scenic coast, the beautiful Cove Rotana. This was to be our first staycation in a long time and a much deserved one and gosh it was all worth it. When the family decided for an out of the town getaway, the Cove was the first on the list!
In all our time in the UAE we have always been impressed with our staycations with Rotana. Their staff are always welcoming. Their locations always perfect whether you are looking for a stunning coastal resort (Fujairah Rotana) or a central location (Park Rotana Abu Dhabi)
So our expectations are high for this place. Upon arrival we were greeted by the lovely Miss Rowena. We were fortunate to be upgraded from an apartment to a villa suite! After checking in we were driven by a golf buggy for this remarkable resort which is almost like a living breathing coastal town. How lovely isn’t it?
Our villa was located with stunning beach views it even had its own pool and plenty of space for us to relax on our three day stay.
Cinnamon All Day Buffet
As it’s tradition with Rotana hotels they will have their buffet restaurants this is where you can go for breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. The one in the Cove is called Cinnamon, and we went there for breakfast each day. It has all the breakfast treat you will ever want from egg stations, arabic breakfast station, fresh fruits and english breakfast selections.
However our favourite had to be the crepe and waffle station. The waffles were to die for!
Basilico Tapas night
As a group of foodies we were very excited for our Wednesday night trip to the Basilico restaurant for tapas night. Although an Italian restaurant this was a Spanish theme night and for our deal, we were provided with an array of tapas dishes and unlimited sangria.
The dishes were mouth watering with the seafood really impressing us as you would expect from a coastal resort. Our favourite dish was the grilled prawns came with a stunning garlic sauce. It was very exciting to have the little dishes presented. Also worth mentioning was the crunchy calamari, sea bass that melts in your mouth and the lovely sautéed mushrooms.
Absolutely grateful for the staff who surprised me with birthday cakes! Thanks so much Rotana team!
Cheers to spending time with the family over lovely tapas and Sangria at the Basilico @thecoverotanaresort Thank you so much for the surprise birthday cake Rotana – special mention the amazing Rowena who looked after us so much! You guys are incredible 🎉 #theSmiths #basilico #tapasnight #thecoverotana #rasalkhaimah #staycation
Becca and I was in heaven after a relaxing 30 minutes Swedish massage at the beach gazebo. The mesmerising sound of the waves and the fresh breeze of the sea, oh man. What a fantastic way to pamper yourself!
The Cove has a beach and swimming pool area. Plenty to sunbathe from.
If you’re looking for a place to unwind. I would recommend Cove Rotana resort in Ras Al Khaimah. Relaxing in our balcony watching the sunset with a lovely glass of wine was perhaps one of my best moments in 2016.
I would highly recommend this place. If you’re a tourist you wouldn’t really believe that it is the same country as the buzzing metropolis of Dubai.
Have you’ve been to the Cove? Would like to hear your thoughts! xoxo
Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect getaway from everyday life with fascinating history and rich in culture,magnificent landscapes, breathtaking coastlines and rich, terracotta desert planes.
With year-long sunshine and 64 kilometres of white sandy beaches, just 45 minutes from the busy metropolis of Dubai. Very great to visit this calm place with one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.