Sponsored: What makes The Palm’s newest leisure gem sparkle so brightly..?

In a show of hands, who amongst you is hungry for a relaxing staycation? Right? Us too.

Having resolved ‘the what’, the only remaining dilemma regarding your homegrown holiday then becomes ‘the where’. And that’s actually something we can help you out with.

We’re showcasing Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s newest leisure gems, located amongst the electric shoreline district of Palm West Beach on our city’s very own man-made desert island, Palm Jumeirah. It’s the first Marriott Hotels branded resort in the region and comes absolutely loaded with alluring reasons why it represents an attractive stay for every type of guest. These are just some of our favourite reasons we think you should check in and check it out.

It has FOMO level promos for UAE residents

Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah is committed to looking after the local — and part of that is providing special staycation deals for residents. The UAE staycation offer (available from Dhs950 for a room, or from Dhs1,955 for a suite) includes half board (breakfast and lunch at Levantera) and unlimited meals and snacks for kids (yep that includes gelato).

It offers seriously refined dining

The resort has also just dropped some grandstand new gastronomy level on the city — with a whopping 10 fresh restaurants, bars and lounges to explore. Venues such as the immediate cult culinary hot spot, Cucina – an Italian Trattoria, Sbarra and Gelateria offering a rustic, and unique, sharing-style dining experience, with reimagined traditional flavours and wine, literally, on tap. Elsewhere across the resort, you’ll find representation from the cuisine scenes of Japan, Korea, Peru, Mexico, the Levant and beyond.

It’s a family affair

Junior visitors to the Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah — can take advantage of the signature M Passport programme. It’s a clever way of incentivising kids to explore the resort’s facilities, keep them active, entertained, engaged and always learning. There’s also a kids’ club, gifts, in-room amenities, themed menus in the restaurants, an indoor games room, a playground, a dedicated shaded pool for the little ones, an outdoor playground and a jam packed daily activity program.

It’s fluent in romance

It’s a destination that speaks all five of the main love languages — acts of service, nice touches, acts of affirmation, quality time, and the giving of gifts. You’ll also find places and ways to celebrate amour throughout the resort’s grounds — with secluded dining opportunities, long lazy poolside lay days, twilight walks along the 7,000 sqm of private beach, and couples massages at the Saray Spa.

Relaxation is in its DNA

We’ve already named dropped the spa and the fact there are 10 on-site bars and restaurants, a huge stretch of private beach and a kids’ club — but there’s so much more to help with that stay cay R&R. Other chill-friendly facilities include the outdoor swimming pool with swim-up bar and four jacuzzis; two relaxation areas and a thermal suite featuring a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and ice station; and if your one of those whose own idea of chill might look suspiciously like zero chill to casual observers, the resort is also home to the fully modern Marriott Fitness Center (and group exercise activity program). Those staying in M Club Rooms and suites, get access to the M Club, located right at the beating heart of the resort. Club invitees get access to a variety of food and beverage rituals throughout the day, including breakfast, afternoon tea and evening hors d’oeuvres with cocktails.

Book now on the marriott.com website.

Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, Palm West Beach, Dhs950. Tel: (04) 666 1111, reservations.palmjumeirah@marriotthotels.com  www.marriottresortpalmjumeirah.com

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