The stunning five-star Mövenpick Beach Resort Al Khobar has officially opened setting a new standard for family holidays on the Arabian coast.

The resort is the ninth hotel to be opened by Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and offers 36 three-bedroom duplex villas – including two Royal Villas each with a spacious majlis – two restaurants, a spa and fitness centre, free-form swimming pool, a fun kids club, lush landscaping and spectacular private beach.

The design of the villas illustrates this philosophy perfectly. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a state-of-the-art kitchen, service quarters as well as spacious dining and living areas, each duplex is the epitome of contemporary comfort with a relaxed Mediterranean feel.

Mövenpick Beach Resort Al Khobar is just 45 minutes from Dammam International Airport and only 25 minutes away from the five-star shopping outlets and entertainment options of Al Khobar and the King Fahd Causeway to Bahrain. Guests will find it difficult to leave the family-focused attractions of the resort.

The Azure restaurant offers contemporary gourmet seafood in a Mediterranean-style lounge atmosphere with magnificent views of the resort’s private marina. The Clubhouse, meanwhile, offers all-day dining and à la carte where guests can take time with family to enjoy a snack or relaxing meal.

Within The Clubhouse is the Retreat Wellness Center & Spa featuring separate rooms for men and women as well as European beauty treatments, private massage, sauna, steam rooms, a fitness area with modern gym equipment and serene spaces where guests can relax.

For families who enjoy the splash happy fun of water an artfully designed swimming pool and a separate private pool area for children are available. There is a Kids Club with fully trained attendants offering a wide range of games and activities as well as a children’s dining menu.

Parents can enjoy water sports, stroll along the waterfront pathways of immaculately manicured grounds or return to their private yachts moored in the marina. Wifi coverage is available throughout the resort and there are also dedicated conference and banquets facilities.

As the ninth hotel to be opened by Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Saudi Arabia, Al Khobar resort builds on the strong profile of the upscale international hotel company in the Kingdom.