There are many reasons we travel, from experiencing a new culture to soaking up the beautiful scenery, but if the way to your heart is through your stomach, a stay at Jordan’s premier resort Ayla should jump right to the top of your bucket list.
Whether you’re fond of fragrant falafels, smothered in hummus, or seduced by spiced meats layered with yoghurt and rice, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to try the Middle Eastern menu when you sample Ayla’s diverse dining scene while world-class international fare and home comforts are never too far away.
Treat yourself to a fine dining experience at Silica, the sleek and sophisticated restaurant overlooking Jordan’s first 18-hole, Greg Norman-designed golf course. Featuring an internationally-flavoured menu with French, American and Mediterranean fare sitting alongside Middle Eastern specialities, you can brunch or dine like a champion in a classy yet comforting ambience. Why not dine alfresco to take in the views of the eco-friendly golfing green, lush with indigenous shrubs and trees? Or take a seat in the stylish interior behind the floor-to-ceiling glass windows to soak up the chic atmosphere.
Embrace the traditions of the ancient Bedouin culture and break bread with other guests over a traditional zarb at Ayla for an authentic dining experience. Take a seat beneath the outdoor canopy to emulate a desert camp, and make yourself comfortable on plush cushions as you’re served succulent meats, infused with a unique blend of spices and slow-cooked in the traditional Bedouin barbecue style. To the Bedouins, every guest must be treated with reverence, whether they are a stranger or not, so expect a welcoming ambience to go with a delicious feast, steeped in history and culture.
Visit the luxurious B12 Beach Club to slip into a more comfortable way of life — there’s no need to break up a day in the sun with the mouth-watering all-day dining options to hand. Allow the super-friendly staff to mix you up a drink to order or tuck into five-star burgers and juicy fruit platters while the resident DJs spin ambient tunes. With plenty of options to please guests of all ages, you can keep the kids happy with slices of pizza while you treat yourself to a cocktail and let all your troubles float away on the breeze.
The completion of the pristine Marina Village, scheduled for 2020, will add a vibrant dining scene to Ayla’s luxury, seaside community. From Greek eats at Ankyra to Italian classics at Casareccio, from fresh juices at Ananas to the burgers and wings at Heroes, you’ll find a vast selection of dining options setting up shop, right in the heart of the resort. Whether you plan to linger over freshly brewed coffee at a traditional Jordan cafe or catch the big game in a lively atmosphere at the Bar 13 sports bar, Ayla’s Marina Village will leave you spoiled for choice.
Experience the best restaurants in Jordan with a 2020 trip to Ayla, and nourish your body and soul with a fabulous, five-star feast.