New parent-child activities at Mövenpick Tala Bay

‘Famolympics’, treasure hunts and cooking classes among new parent-child activities at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba. New activities for parents and children give families quality time, while taking fun a notch higher at Jordan’s friendly family resort.

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba has enhanced its family resort positioning by adding several new family-oriented activities for both parents and children. Jordan’s leading family resort now offers ‘Famolympics’, treasure hunts and private cooking classes with the resort’s very own chefs, as part of its animation programme.

The resort’s 150-metre stretch of private beach is the location for the ‘Famolympics’, in which a family’s teamwork, agility and coordination are tested at five stations involving mind games, relay, swimming and sandcastle-making. Treasure hunts play up to the resort’s Red Sea beachfront location, with teams of parents and children edging each other out to search for hidden treasures. Both activities are available on weekends.

For families who enjoy cooking together, the resort’s first-class kitchen is a school ground to learn five-star culinary techniques during private midweek cooking classes supervised by professional chefs. Families get to experience hands-on cooking as they create one of three local Jordanian dishes: Maqloobah, Sayadieh and Mansaf, the country’s national dish.

“Family holidays are perfect for enjoying quality bonding time, while creating memories together to take back home,” says Beat Peter, general manager.

“When introducing new initiatives, we focus on the dynamics of our guests, try to understand what they want and then work on something that fit with the resources and location that we have. Our beach and beautiful outdoor areas are definitely highlights, so activities that give our guests the opportunity to enjoy this are high on our agenda. We also want to be remembered for more than just our delicious food in the restaurants and the private cooking experience is a way to combine this with a cultural element. Only in making long-lasting moments can we set ourselves apart from others.”

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba is the only property in the Kingdom to be included in TripAdvisor’s Top Hotels for Families in the Middle East.