Opulent is a word that gets thrown around a lot, but it's so seldom as appropriate as when describing Al Areen Palace & Spa. From your villa, to the expansive spa, it's a resort that evokes fairytales and truly advanced relaxation.
You'll first notice your custom king-size bed takes up only a tiny portion of the sprawling master bedroom. Outside, your private courtyard boasts both a garden, and ample room to laze around your pool. Romantics and non-exhibitionists will take note of the privacy-ensuring 12-foot high wall around each villa.
After working up an appetite, visit Vertigo for a stunning view of the Arabian Gulf. Saffron, the signature restaurant at Al Areen Palace & Spa, offers a delicious menu of fusion Thai cuisine and, yes, alcoholic beverages (a rare treat in Bahrain).
And the spa? It's only the largest in the Middle East. At 100,000 sq. ft., it offers a huge variety of treatments amid stunning archways and gardens.