We receive many inquiries from our readers who are dying to trade their city lives for a day in a chalet along the beautiful blue Kuwaiti shores. Renting a chalet (beach house) in Kuwait can be a fun-filled experience for the whole family if it’s planned properly in advance. If spending a relaxing day, weekend, or week (if you’re lucky enough) on the beach is your thing, then here are some great resources & places to make this happen:
Experience the sun-kissed Arabian Gulf from the Hilton Kuwait Resort’s mile of private beach. Stay in a Studio or upgrade to a Deluxe Room, Suite sea view room, Chalet or a villa for extra space. Conveniently located south of Kuwait City, the hotel is surrounded by white sandy beaches. This beachside retreat is situated on the Mangaf coast and boasts 2 pools, a well-equipped health club, tennis courts and a spa. Click HERE for full resort details!
The Khairan Resort is located on the seafront with the spectacular view of the Arabian Gulf sea. It contains a total of 148 Chalets, (24 Royal chalets, 124 usual chalets & 48 studios). All the chalets are fully luxurious, air conditioned and contain a living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen with all the necessary utensils, bathroom, telephone, television with its VCR, a terrace and a garage for the car. Reservation ahead of time is required as the resort is fully booked for the weekends. Visit their website HERE for more information on this resort.
Situated on the white sand beaches of Julai’a, the Seashell 5 Star Hotel and Resort’s enchanting Mediterranean style villas and chalets embody the spirit of luxury, serenity and enjoyment. With its amazing lavish residences, beach front chalets, dining restaurants and cafes, conference rooms, sea front, swimming pools and fountains; guests of Sea Shell enjoy world-class services and endless opportunities of leisure and entertainment. Visit their website HERE for full resort details.
If you are looking to rent a chalet for a fun weekend with friends or family, or if you are interested in purchasing one, then a great resource would be Shalay.com! Shalay.com is a Kuwaiti company providing a world-class marketplace for chalet and watercraft lovers and owners. They help and serve thousands of people interact between professionals, buyers, sellers, and enthusiasts. They are local experts and they know that there is no better feeling than being at the shalay! Visit their website HERE, or search for their iPhone app which is free and available to download via the App Store HERE!
Ok, so Failaka Island may not have a “chalet resort,” but it is definitely worth mentioning in this post. Why? Because it is a PERFECT escape from the city as a WHOLE! The ferry trip on its own is a fun ride, and the island takes you back in time to the “old” Kuwait. Built as a traditional Kuwaiti style village, the Failaka Island Heritage Village consists of fifty “Heritage Houses,” originally built sixty years ago, now fully restored and furnished with satellite television and ensuite facilities. Ikaros Hotel, converted from the old police garrison to a four star standard, comprising 24 rooms. Recreational facilities at the Heritage Village include a zoo, swimming pools, camel rides, bouncy castles, Failaka Stables, Failaka Lake (with pedal boats & kayaks), mini golf, a riding center for the disabled, desert buggy rentals, and much more! Wanasa Beach is only 400 meters from the Village, and jet skis, water skis, cruises to Maskan Island, fishing cruises, banana boat rides and much more can be found there. There are private areas at the beach for families with showers and also a supermarket and burger restaurant. A map layout of the Failaka Heritage Village can be found HERE, and rooms can be booked HERE.
If you want to relax away from the beach AND the city then consider the Sahara Kuwait Resort: A lush haven of exclusivity. Escape from the hustle and bustle of city life to enjoy the serene and relaxing environment of one of the 21 Villas at Sahara Kuwait to enhance a truly memorable experience. At the heart of Sahara Kuwait Resort is their stunning 18-hole golf course, built to PGA championship standards. Crafted by Peter Harradine, the designer behind golf courses in Doha and Jabal Ali, this charming and challenging course is 6730 yards long and features three lakes and nearly 5000 trees. Adding to the course’s distinctive character are its 12 holes bounded by the race track of the Hunting and Equestrian Club. This serves not only to add a challenging change in topography, but also offers an excellent view of the horse races. In all, nearly 750,000 m3 of sand was removed to sculpt the undulating contours of a course that engages golfers at every level of consciousness. Visit their website HERE for full details!
Other great resources to search for chalets are local real estate websites such as Q8Residence.com, RE.com.kw, Masahati.com or 4321Property. Note that some places require a marriage certificate in order to rent a room or chalet. If renting from an individual, this MAY not be the case, but it is better to confirm ahead of time so you are not left with any surprises. We hope this post helps you find your perfect Kuwaiti weekend getaway. If you end up taking a mini vacation at one of the chalets mentioned above, feel free to share your experience with us by commenting below!