These Luxury Villas in Saudi Arabia Are the Epitome of Desert Chic

Saudi Arabia Epic Stays
by Matador Creators Mar 7, 2023

Visiting Saudi Arabia is increasingly becoming an experience travelers don’t want to miss. (It even landed a coveted spot on Matador’s “22 Places You Need to Travel in 2022” list.) One region that’s rich with history, culture, and natural beauty is AlUla, whose Hegra Archaeological Site was the first UNESCO World Heritage site ever designated in Saudi Arabia. There are a lot of reasons to visit AlUla — from desert hikes and hot-air balloon rides to cultural events and the fascinating old town — but the insane rock-walled swimming pools at the Banyan Tree AlUla resort is reason enough to visit.

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Banyan Tree Resorts is a luxury hospitality brand that operates several resorts and hotels around the world. Banyan Tree AlUla is a luxury resort located in the AlUla region of Saudi Arabia. The resort is situated in a stunning desert landscape, surrounded by towering rock formations and ancient cultural sites.

Banyan Tree AlUla is made up entirely of villas, most of which come with a private pool and outdoor deck area. The villas are designed to blend seamlessly into the natural environment, with traditional mud-brick architecture and modern amenities such as air conditioning and Wi-Fi. The resort also offers a range of activities and experiences, from camel rides to stargazing tours to visits to nearby cultural sites such as the Hegra Archaeological Site.

All that luxury is worth it, but it comes at a price. The cost of staying at the Banyan Tree AlUla varies depending on the time of year and type of villa you choose, but you can expect to pay at least $1,000 per night for a one-bedroom villa without a private pool, around $2,000 per night for a one-bedroom villa with a private pool, and over $10,000 per night for a three-bedroom villa with a private pool.

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