If a holiday isn’t a holiday without some quality time spent in the water, you can’t fail to be impressed by the excellent watersports in Jordan. From snorkelling pristine reefs to the challenge of wakeboarding at luxury destination Ayla, there’s a watersport for everyone. So, pack your swimmers, don your fins, and prepare to discover the 5 best watersports in Jordan – all at Ayla.
Base your Jordanian adventure at Ayla and get exclusive access to the underwater kingdom of the Red Sea. When you’re staying with us, there’s no need to hop on a boat. You can simply don your snorkel, and flippers if you want, and walk into the sea to sink below the surface and let your troubles float away. Ideal for beginners and families, you can expect startlingly clear water, magnificent coral and phenomenally diverse marine life.
Newcomers and pros alike all love our Wake Park. Drop by the B12 Beach Club with its picturesque lagoon and ultra-soft sands, and sign yourself up for the challenge. But there’s nothing scary about this: instead of a noisy motorboat pulling your board, you’re skimming across the water via an electrically-driven cable. If you feel like mixing it up, there are ramps on the way to help you catch air and land a few tricks. However, be warned – your first wakeboarding experience could start a lifelong addiction.
Explore the joys of kayaking with the sun on your face and the breeze in your hair. A sense of tranquility is maintained at Ayla, thanks to its secure sea-water lagoon and ban on motorised watersports, meaning these glassy waters offer the perfect place for water babies to get back to nature in Jordan. Kayaks are hired at B12 Beach Club and come in singles and doubles.
SUPping – aka Stand Up Paddleboarding is heaps of fun and is safe enough for the whole family. The only thing you need to master is balance – and that will come very easily. Once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll find it a relaxing and gentle workout and a wonderful way to soak up the scenery.
One of the unique selling points of our reef dive is that far fewer people come here than to some of the more popular Middle Eastern dive spots. This exclusivity means that the reefs have remained in near-perfect condition, with a kaleidoscope of colours and a wonder of underwater flora and fauna. Whether you’re keen to do a PADI course or are already qualified for an exciting night dive, there’s plenty that will float your boat.
Guests are usually picked up from Ayla Golf Club
Not wheelchair accessible
Free parking and transfers
B12 Beach Club, Al-Zan Street Ayla Oasis, Aqaba 77110 Jordan