Set sail for Sindalah – Saudi Arabia's up-and-coming destination for boat owners and yachting enthusiasts and a gateway to the Red Sea
Poised to become the Middle East's ultimate yachting destination, the island of Sindalah, which lies off the coast of Saudi Arabia and is nestled in a largely undiscovered stretch of the Red Sea, boasts a glamorous setting. Part of the upcoming Neom giga project, it is one of the development's first destinations to begin welcoming visitors this quarter.
An alluring new idyll, it’s on track to reshape the international yachting scene by offering a year-round sailing destination and a host of luxurious experiences outside the traditional Mediterranean and Caribbean seasons. A short 17-hour sail down the Suez Canal from Europe, its 86-berth marina and 75 offshore buoys can accommodate the world’s most spectacular vessels, with a capacity to host superyachts up to 590 feet in length.
With its climate cooler than the rest of the Gulf and more suited to that of the Mediterranean or the Caribbean – and unscathed by harsh winters, tropical storms and hurricanes – Sindalah will no doubt also attract high-calibre events catering to the international yachting community.
Adding to its appeal is a spectacular seaside offering that can rival the likes of the French Riviera, Monaco and Saint-Tropez. With the Red Sea around Sindalah being home to more than 600 native species, adventurers can discover the rich marine life and biodiversity through a range of activities in and on the water. Expect days to be filled with swimming, sailing, scuba diving, snorkelling and more, all of which will seamlessly flow into lively evenings spent taking in the island's buzzing vibe.
For golfing enthusiasts, a magnificent 5,920-metre par 70 course is perfectly integrated into Sindalah’s landscape, boasting 360-degree views of the island and surrounding waters. The course features nine holes and 18 teeing points as well as a 280-metre driving range and state-of-the-art facilities.