The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah - Al Wadi Desert
From the moment you check in to the moment you leave, the experience is like no other on this Six Star secluded luxury desert resort.
We wanted to experience a desert resort, and The Ritz Carlton exceeded all our expectations.
The villa was stunning with a view of the desert for sunsets from the pool. You could not be disappointed with the size, and there were times I thought my husband had gone missing! Or maybe it was ‘selective hearing’!
The first night we dined in The Farmhouse and food and service were fabulous.
Next day we headed off to breakfast on our bicycles and then cycled around the resort, to then visit the stables and say hi to the beautiful horses, camels, falcons and owls!
Hence we booked in a morning desert horse ride, which I couldn’t recommend highly enough. However, you are riding Arabian racehorses so best make sure you are an experienced rider. The view at the top was sensational!
We also experienced The Rainforest in the spa, and this was a beautiful 1 hour of relaxation at our own pace, a series of showers & saunas to then spend time in the Vitality Pool!
We received a pleasant surprise for my 40th Birthday, where the lovely host Aquino organised to pick us up in a buggy and take us for photos around the resort, including the top of the tower and presented me with a birthday cake and wine to celebrate. It was so beautiful!! We were then dropped off to our room to enjoy the sunset.
At the same time, Aquino edited our photos and created an incredible video of all the moments he captured of my hubby and me for my birthday, it was an exceptional treat, and we are so grateful to have this memento of our trip!
For anyone wanting to experience the desert in luxurious style, this is the place for you! I can not recommend it highly enough.