We’ve Found the Ultimate Island Staycation in Dubai!

Home to beachfront villas with super-chic private pools, scenic restaurants and one of the hottest beach clubs in town right now, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai really does tick all the boxes on our staycation checklist. From party vibes at the Nikki Beach Club to chilled-out sessions at the serene Nikki Spa, you enjoy the best of both worlds all under one uber-trendy roof.

We decided to swap our office chairs for statement sun loungers and popped down to this five-star resort on Pearl Jumeira in search of some sun, sand and vitamin ‘sea’.

Relax… at a Nikki Beach Villa

The rooms at Nikki Beach Resort are super stylish, but it’s the beach villas that steal the show! Who doesn’t want to live the dreamy island life without having to step foot in an airport?! We made ourselves at home in one of the Nikki Beach Villas, complete with a private pool, floor-to-ceiling windows and a spacious bedroom that allowed us to step straight outside to the beach. Decorated with the hotel’s signature white, azure and beige colours, get ready to relax in true Nikki Beach style.

The ‘WOW’ factors:

  • Each villa has a private pool and cabana overlooking the beach.
  • Say ‘hello!’ to your own walk-in monsoon rain shower in the bathroom.
  • TheUltimate Beach Villa has its own 24-hour in-house host and a private chef!

Unwind… at Nikki Spa

Fluffy robe. Check! Comfy slippers. Check! Timeout from the world. Check! Our staycation experience kicked off with a relaxing start at Nikki Spa. We sipped on creative, coconut-flavoured tea from the Mar-TEA-ni Menu, where we then turned into cocoons in the relaxation lounge. Alright, alright, we know we are spoilt, but it’s important for you to know that we followed this up by chilling on the underwater loungers in the spa’s Vitality Pool.

The ‘WOW’ factors:

  • The hammam looks so futuristic and unique in style, you won’t ever want to leave!
  • Vitality Pool has underwater loungers with water jets that shoot up from the seat.
  • Special spa menu for Nikki Beach Club’s party peeps in need of a quick massage (there’s an air conditioned cabana at the beach club!)

Get wet ‘n’ wild… at the beach

Whether you fancy soaking up the sun from the 27-metre lap pool, or braving some water sports action at the beach thanks to Surfhouse Dubai, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai is the place to go. We unleashed our inner adrenaline junkie and hopped on jet-skis for the afternoon… What an experience!

The ‘WOW’ factors:

  • Enjoy surf and SUP lessons with the epic Dubai sunset as your backdrop.
  • Call buttons on each table for immediate bill or order requests (more time for chilling!)
  • Statement sun loungers inside the pool that lets you beat the heat in style.

Sip sundowners… at Key West

What better way to end a stay-cay than by sipping sundowners and snacking beachside while the sun sets?! With a Floridian, Caribbean & Latin twist, Key West is one of the resort’s newest dining destinations and one of our faves in the city. There’s plenty of other choice too, including Café Nikki, Nikki Privé and Soul Lounge.

The ‘WOW’ factors:

  • The new South Beach Friday brunch (we’re talking beach football and bean bags on the sand!)
  • Super creative mocktails and cocktails while enjoying incredible sunset views.
  • A truly diverse menu that fuses three unique cuisines into one.

Events to check out at Key West:

  • Ladies Night at Key West: every Wednesday from 7pm to 11pm, and includes free-flowing grape and a Key West Combination Platter for AED 120 per lady.
  • A Taste of Key West: every Thursday and Saturday from 7pm, and includes a selection of 3 various set menus from AED 150.
  • Jammin’ at Key West: a beach party on Friday 24th November from 5.30pm to midnight, which includes unlimited beverages, live food stations and a live band (AED 250 per person).

This really is a secret, secluded hideaway that advises you to ‘Tell Only Your Best Friends’ (…aren’t you lucky, Dubai?!)

For bookings and reservations, get in touch with the resort on +971 4 376 6000 or via email on reservations.dubai@nikkibeachhotels.com.

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