Dining and Activities:
Zaya Nurai not only has pristine beaches and luxurious rooms, it is also is adventure packed and has a variety of world class restaurants. Five restaurants to be exact including a Mexican, Seafood and a gourmet International Restaurant. There are also various bars/lounges throughout the island that have the tastiest cocktails and yummy snacks to pair with them. The Smokin Pineapple was definitely a favorite of mine! I mean what is not to love? The area is surrounded by beach huts, oversized plush seating and a pineapple shaped pizza oven. Yes, you read that correctly, a pineapple shaped pizza oven! I was in love with their margarita pizza which used only the freshest ingredients including some heavenly buffalo mozzarella. It is the ideal place to unwind with a tropical beverage or invite a group of friends for an ultimate beach experience. The beach near the Smokin Pineapple is filled with hammocks and swings that are suspended over the clear blue water. The ultimate grown up playground!
I ate dinner at Zaya Nurai's seafood restaurant, Hooked. Being in the middle of the Arabian Gulf, my taste buds were craving the freshest catch of the day and I was so pleased with my decision! Hooked had an enticing menu that included sashimi, grilled octopus and a plethora of local favorites. Mouthwatering food, views to die for and tropical weather left me wanting to come back for more one day.
I only stayed on the island for one night and I wish I would have stayed longer as there is so much to do and see while there. Zaya Nurai has thought of everything a person could dream of when planning a holiday. Activities include yoga/pilates, tennis, cooking classes and they even have an adorable out door cinema that plays movies once the sun goes down. I loved this unique feature! I also love to play in the water and next time I visit will be partaking in the fly boarding or perhaps the kite surfing ;-)