Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa

Kuwait’s hidden beach-side gem

For those wanting an elegant beach-side adventure with a touch of Arabian heritage, Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa is an alluring escape. Designed by New York architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the luxury hotel captures the region’s unique flavor within its walls.

Located along the Southern coast of Kuwait overlooking the Arabian Gulf, this hidden gem is designed to reflect arabesque elegance, complete with deluxe rooms, villas and restaurants surrounded by lush gardens and flowing crystal-clear water features.

On arrival, you’ll enter through beautifully handcrafted wooden doors reminiscent of the dhow ships once used by Kuwait’s famous pearl divers. Upon entering the palatial lobby, you will be greeted with Arabian hospitality via Arabic coffee and dates as you take in the regal ambiance of museum-worthy sculptures, golden and jeweled accents and courteous staff catering to your every need.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • From the moment you set foot on Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa’s grounds, you’ll feel like Arabian royalty. Spend some time strolling through the lovely gardens, past the centerpiece statue and through covered walkways toward the sparkling sea.
  • A 17-treatment-room, 37,000-square-foot spa sets the scene for some prime pampering. Sumptuous experiences range from traditional hammam services to an Amra 24-karat Golden Opulence ritual, complete with a gold-infused oil and hot stone massage.
  • The small private beach offers a wonderful escape during summer with water activities and gazebos boasting Instagram-worthy views of the gulf.
  • Make a splash during your next event in Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa’s Reef Room. The 1,410-square-foot meeting room has an underwater theme, featuring more than 7 million individual mosaic tiles covering the space from floor to ceiling.
  • The Kuwait hotel is family-friendly. In addition to two gleaming pools, a tennis court and beach, the resort provides dedicated clubs for both kids and teens, including a cinema, mini water park and a game zone equipped with PlayStation, Xbox and Wii consoles.

Things to Know

  • The main gym and swimming pool are both coed. Ladies wanting a private workout can contact the spa, which has a small fitness center for a nominal fee.
  • The hotel’s secluded location is a plus, but it also means that you’ll need a taxi or chauffeur to visit most off-property sights, if you don’t have your own transportation.

The Rooms

  • The luxury hotel’s 407 accommodations are sumptuously spacious, starting at 430 square feet in Deluxe Rooms and topping out at the palatial 3,875-square-foot Royal Suite.
  • All rooms are spacious and well designed, decorated in soothing tones and deep browns. The Arabian theme is accentuated with traditional, handcrafted wood mashrabiya-style screens for privacy.
  • Those looking for a luxe home-away-from-home feeling will enjoy one of the 12 villas. These three-bedroom accommodations come with heated plunge pools, full kitchens and private parking with a dedicated entrance.
  • Enjoy a regal stay when you book one of the gilded Royal Suites. These three-bedroom retreats boast plenty of room to spread out with a living room, dining room, meeting room, Jacuzzi tub and even maid’s quarters.

The Restaurants

  • When you need a break from the Kuwait sun, head for the cozy confines of the Tea Lounge. The quaint café has an elegant ambiance in which to savor a cup of tea and pastry.
  • Savor gulf-caught seafood in opulent surroundings at Salt, one of Kuwait’s top dinner destinations. The ocean-themed restaurant (look out for aquamarine carpets, bubble-inspired chandeliers and dark wood paneling) offers a variety of fresh fish dishes prepared in an open kitchen, and an array of sumptuous rolls prepared by a dedicated sushi chef.
  • Steak lovers throughout Kuwait gather at Pepper Steakhouse for the venue’s prime cuts. The bi-level, dinner-only restaurant is famous for its wagyu beef dishes and tender ribs, and the Cuban- and Brazilian-inspired lounge music keeps the vibe festive.
  • Garden Café is the heart of the hotel for those craving an all-day buffet-style experience. Located on the lower level with an impressive view of the gardens, the eatery turns out an array of dishes, as well as barbecue-, Mexican- and Indian-themed nights with live music to keep everyone entertained.
  • Other sublime dining choices include Olio, a contemporary Italian venue overlooking the Arabian Gulf; Mint Café, a light and healthy poolside eatery; Dar Al Messilah, a shisha lounge with Arabic music; and Arabesque, a contemporary Middle Eastern dining room serving up classic mezze.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Al Ta’awun Street, Kuwait City, 13036 Kuwait
KWI (16-24 min)  
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