One of the things that I loved about living in Doha was all the amazing Qatar beach resorts. Lots of the 5* hotels in Qatar have amazing stretches of beaches that have private beach access for those staying in the hotel or with day passes. If you are coming to Doha or perhaps you are a Qatar resident and fancy some beach time, I’ve rounded up the best Doha Beach Hotels which have private access beaches.
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The Best Doha Beach Hotels – Best Qatar Beach Resorts
Qatar is great for having both beach hotels in Doha and some outside of the city. Here is a breakdown of those closest to town and those a little further away.
Where to Find Qatar Beach Resorts
Doha is a relatively compact city so you will find that the Qatar Beach Resorts are cluster together. If you are looking for where to stay in Doha with a beach then you should be looking at the following areas:
- Doha West Bay Corniche hotels only – West Bay is the large central business are of Doha. Not all hotels in this area have beaches so you need to make sure you are looking at one of the hotels on the corniche front.
- West Bay Lagoon – This is a short taxi ride from the city centre but is still a very convenient location. These beaches tend to be bigger than those in West Bay and may have more family friendly amenities.
- Outside of the city – there are a couple of resorts outside of the city including a private island.
The Best Beach Hotels in Doha
Grand Hyatt Doha
The Grand Hyatt Doha perhaps has one of the best hotel beaches in Qatar. Situated in the West Bay Lagoon are of the city it has a long stretch of white sandy beaches and lots of inflatables in the sea which makes it one of the best and most family friendly beaches in Qatar.
Grand Hyatt Doha also often has Entertainer deals for those either coming into Doha for a vacation or residents looking for a staycation. And if you don’t want to go for a stay the Grand Hyatt Doha offers a great Pool and Beach day Pass. For the review of our stay check out this post!
Four seasons Doha -the best beach resort Doha has on offer
If any hotel exudes luxury it is the Four Seasons Doha and is often called the best beach hotel Doha has on offer! With a beautiful stretch of beach and amazing pools the Four Seasons is a must experience. The hotel also boasts some of Doha’s finest restaurants including Nobu and an afternoon tea to die for! But perhaps my favorite thing about the Four Seasons Doha is the staff. Nothing is too much trouble and they take care of your every need before you know you need it yourself. From drinks to sun glass cleaning the staff at the four seasons will be on hand for your every beckon call. In my opinion it is perhaps the perfect place to relax in Doha.
The Four Seasons Doha also offers day passes on both week days and weekends.
The Sheraton is perhaps the most iconic hotel in Doha as it is actually the oldest of the hotels in the city and as such has a fond place in the heart of many locals. It has a fabulous beach and pool access and is known for its ladies day!
Intercontinental Doha beach resort – the best beach hotel in doha for families
I love the Intercontinental Doha Beach Resort as I think it is perhaps the best beach hotel in doha for families. It has a great child friendly pool and play area as well as a long stretch of beach with umbrellas and plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained. There are also great pool and beach adjacent dining options with our family favorite being the Greek restaurant Mykonos.
Looking for a deal on this hotel? Then check out the Entertainer for a buy one get one free hotel night! This hotel also offers great day passes to!
Top tip: There are two intercontinental hotels in Doha. BE sure you get the beach rather than the city centre location.
The St Regis Doha
I love the St Regis because it has a slightly more grown up feel with a great Olympic sized pool that you can do laps in and beautiful garden landscaping! You can get an exclusive luxury feel by ordering a private cabana on the beach. It has great pool sized dining at the Oyster Bay & Bar
Day pass options are available.
If I want a day of pampering then the Sharq is my go to place. I love the fact that there is an Arabian feel to this hotel which adds a local flair rather than feeling like you could be in a beach resort anywhere. The Sharq has a fabulous spa and some great Arabian eateries. So if you want a beach resort with more of a local feel then this is the place to go!
Beach Day and Pool Access Day Passes are available.
A hotel on the Corniche closely located to business district of West Bay.
Best Resorts In Qatar Outside of Doha
If you want to away from the city, then there are some great beach hotels outside of Doha city! From desert adjacent resorts to private islands, there is an amazing beach hotel outside of Doha for you!
Simaisma Beach Resort
This hotel is not in Doha but is located a short drive north of the capital and about 20 minutes drive from Lusail. This resort offers beach front luxury and also boasts one of the longest pools in the whole of Qatar. Day passes are available.
As a note, this resort has an Arabian feel and caters well to the local audience and as such is an alcohol free resort.
The Sealine Resort offers a beach feel in the middle of the Arabian Desert. Every room comes with a sea view so you will never be disappointed in your accommodation. It’s proximity to the Inland Sea and the dunes of Qatar make it a hotel that will offer a perfectly unique Qatar experience.
Day passes are available.
Please note this hotel is dry.
Private islands in Qatar
Banana island beach
If you want an tropical island feel in Doha then there really is only one place to go. Banana Island by Anantara is the only private island beach resort in Doha. Located a short 25 minutes away from Doha by luxury ferry, Banana Island by Anantara is perhaps one of the most exclusive resorts to stay in in all of Doha. This is perhaps the most instagrammable of all the resorts in Doha especially with its beautiful sea swing!
Day passes are available and include transfers.
If beach resorts aren’t your thing why not check out our complete guide to where to stay in Doha for every type of traveller.
Let us know which of these Qatar beach hotels you love most!
Further Reading on Qatar:
What to do with Kids in Qatar
Qatar’s Most Beautiful Places
Hidden Gems in Qatar Public Beaches in Qatar