While Bahrain is a little island country tucked away in the Arabian Gulf, a number of smaller islands occupy the Kingdom. These islands – either reclaimed land or naturally formed offer their visitors and inhabitants a waterfront enjoyment and lifestyle.
#23 Al Dar Islands
Al Dar Islands is a group of resort islands and is among Bahrain’s natural beaches. Al Dar Islands Resort is a popular getaway destination for those looking to experience Bahrain’s golden beaches, explore its centuries of pearl diving history, and enjoy a variety of entertainment, water sports, cruises, and more. Located just 10-minutes offshore the Sitra fishermen’s port (Bandar Al Dar), guests have different accommodation options including private chalets, beach huts, and tents for large gatherings on the island; along with restaurants, bars, BBQ areas near the beach, and a children’s play zone.
#24 Hawar Islands
Consisting of 16 islands to the south of Bahrain, Hawar Islands has gained popularity for its ecology that draws endangered species including the oryx, green turtles, and dugongs. It offers a range of attractions and experiences for visitors such as water and desert activities, as well as parties. Guests to Hawar Island arrive by boat or seaplane.
#25 Jarada Island
Jarada Island is a small island that has become popular for its crystal blue waters and smooth sand. The island appears only during low tide. Its beauty has attracted local and international tourists in addition to its various activity offerings. Parasailing, snorkelling, surfing, and wakeboarding are among the many activities visitors can enjoy on the island.
#26 Reef Island
Situated in the heart of Manama, Reef Island is an artificial island that offers luxury waterfront apartments and villas, a resort, parks, a marina, a yacht club, dining, an exclusive beach, and a clubhouse.
#27 Amwaj Island
Amwaj Islands is a group of artificial islands surrounded by water near the coast of Muharraq. Each of the six islands (Tala, Najmah, Asdaf, Murjan, Jood, and Lulu) offers its residents and visitors a different experience. There is a range of commercial, residential, and leisure developments across the islands with modern services and facilities including supermarkets, pharmacies, hotels, restaurants, cafés, retail outlets, banks, schools, marina, and communications companies.
#28 Nurana Island
Nurana Islands are a group of 2 islands known as a day’s getaway destination for families, horse riders, and those looking to spend a couple of hours away from the city. Although it is a residential area, it is a popular location to go fishing, bike riding, or swimming.
This article is part of an ongoing series – 51 Great Things About Bahrain as a tribute to the Kingdom’s 51st National Day. Read more in this special edition.