Destination guide

The tranquil city of Aqaba awaits you

The ocean views and desert create a pretty picture of Aqaba. Travelers to this relaxing city praise the archaeology, diving and cafés. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Aqaba

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in town? Travelers enjoy fun activities like diving, swimming and scuba diving. Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Aqaba a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palm Beach (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Kings City (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Green Beach (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Papaya Beach (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Dekel Beach (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Dolphin Reef (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Aqaba

Travelers enjoy Aqaba for its diving. If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 103°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Aqaba

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Aqaba. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palm Beach (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Al-Hafayer Beach (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Mifrats Beach (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Green Beach (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Papaya Beach (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Dekel Beach (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Aqaba

Fly into Eilat (ETH), the closest airport, located 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Aqaba (AQJ-King Hussein Intl.), which is 5.5 mi (8.9 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Aqaba?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 13 vacation rentals near Aqaba. From 2 Houses to 5 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Aqaba for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Aqaba?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Aqaba. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Coral Beach Nature Reserve: 70 vacation rentals
  • Dekel Beach: 70 vacation rentals
  • Botanical Garden Of Eilat: 70 vacation rentals
  • Dolphin Reef: 70 vacation rentals
  • Eilat Marina: 70 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Aqaba listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Aqaba?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2 Houses in Aqaba. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Aqaba include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 5 rentals available
  • Studios: 5 rentals available
  • Hotels: 6 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Aqaba?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3 vacation rentals with pool available in Aqaba. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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