Visit Aqaba, Jordan
Greatly cherished as the only outlet to the sea, the port city of Aqaba at the southwestern point of Jordan provides a breath of fresh air and the country’s only real beach resort, to which Jordanians and visitors alike flock in their droves.
Aqaba also boasts nine months of mild summer weather during autumn, winter and spring. When temperatures reach a chilly 10°C in Amman, the temperature in Aqaba can be an enviable 25°C.
There is plenty to do and see in Aqaba but its main appeal lies in its coral reef, offering some of the best diving and snorkelling sites in the world.
Suggested itineraries featuring Aqaba
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Aqaba, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Aqaba
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Places near Aqaba
- Wadi Rum 42 kilometers away
- Petra 103 kilometers away
- Little Petra & Aaron's Tomb 107 kilometers away
- Dana Biosphere Reserve 144 kilometers away
- Kerak 200 kilometers away
- The Dead Sea 247 kilometers away
- Madaba 259 kilometers away
- Mount Nebo 263 kilometers away
- Amman 288 kilometers away
- Jerash & The Decapolis 322 kilometers away
Photos of Aqaba
Accommodation choices for Aqaba
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Aqaba. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Close to the centre of Aqaba, the Kempinski benefits from a great location right on the beach. All of its rooms are bright, modern and face the sea.
One of the best family resorts in Aqaba, Movenpick Tala Bay offers excellent facilities, and plenty of bars, restaurants, pools and beaches to choose from.
Ideas for experiencing Aqaba
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Aqaba, and which use the best local guides.
Swim and snorkel around Pharaohs island before enjoying a delightful BBQ.