Staycation Review: Address Beach Resort

Address Beach Resort

Nestled in the southern cove end of Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), the 77-floor property isn’t easy to miss. Anyone that has passed by the Dubai Marina or JBR recently has definitely been in awe of this magnificent structure, firmly solidifying itself as a work of art within the Jumeirah Beach Residence skyline.

The two 77-floor twin towers house the Address Beach Resort and Address Beach Residences, which are connected with the tallest inhabited skybridge in the world and this project is also a candidate for the Guinness Records for the highest infinity pool. While the infinity pool hadn’t opened yet when we visited, our sights were set on the resort’s other offerings during our mini staycation, along with visits to the adults only pool. Families will be glad to know the resort has a separate family friendly pool as well.

If you have seen this resort from afar, standing right underneath it is breathtaking. That splendour is the first thing you see before entering the resort. The lobby features an intimate lounge, aptly named ‘The Lounge’ that is set between majestic olive trees.

The check in process was as smooth as could be, with guests being assigned a concierge who explains the resort’s offerings and restaurants, as you’re guided to your room.

 

Accommodation:

The resort tower features 217 guest rooms and suites including deluxe rooms, one and two-bedroom suites, as well as three-bedroom presidential suites. The other tower comprises 443 fully furnished and serviced apartments and 478 unfurnished residential apartments.

The view from our room was spectacular. The floor to ceiling windows served as the perfect frame for unparalleled panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf, the Palm Jumeirah including the Atlantis, the Dubai Marina, Bluewaters Island and most importantly, the iconic Ain Dubai.

Another amazing touch is that the entire suite is operated via an iPad. Controlling everything from the lights and air conditioning to ordering room service or playing music on the connected television. While the bathroom features a comfy tub for one, what sets this apart from other bathrooms is an unassuming dial knob below the backlit mirror, that when turned, activates the bathroom’s speakers, streaming music from the main suite inside. A small but much needed addition. Well done Address Beach Resort!

 

Culinary offerings:

Address Beach Resort

On the dining front, the resort is home to The Lounge that serves light snacks and refreshments; Li’Brasil, a Lebanese and Brazilian Fusion restaurant; The Beach Grill which is a relaxed outdoor bar serving international cuisine, and last but not the least, our favourite, The Restaurant at Address, with themed private dining spaces such as The Living Room, The Dining Room and the Library.

We made our way to The Beach Grill for a spot of sunny lunch. The eatery seemed to be quite popular with guests, something we realised when we got there. Since we did not have a reservation, we were told there would be a wait time of around 40 minutes. This worked just fine for us, since the glittering turquoise pool beckoned. A quick dip and a fruity beverage later, we were shown to our table out on the restaurant’s deck where we tucked into freshly baked bread to whet our appetites. My dining partner opted for a salad of Buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomato, pesto and a dash of vinegar; while I chose the Tuna Niçoise with slightly seared tuna pieces over a salad of olives, green beans, ratte potatoes and eggs. For mains, we tried the Shellfish risotto and New Zealand lamb chops. We recommend this spot for a light lunch.

Since we had quite a late lunch, we chose to make our dinner reservation for 9:30pm, which turned out to be just right. Famished, we were shown to our tables out on the deck with marvellous views of the lit night sky. If you do get a chance, request for a seat on the furthermost deck that extends out ever so slightly and offers the best sweeping views of the beach. Before we even got there, we knew what we wanted to dine on and so we went right ahead and decided to whet our appetite with a plate of Bacalhau (salted dried cod) with potato; and Camarao ao vinaigrette, a Brazilian shrimp cocktail dish with capsicum and a coriander sauce. The shrimp cocktail had a spice kick to it and paired well with the complimentary Brazilian cheese bread. Next, we ordered a Coffee rubbed beef fillet that was perfectly seasoned and cooked and had to be the star dish of the evening. The second main we ordered was the Arroz preto Brasileiro com frutos do mar, which translates to black rice with mixed marinated seafood and parsley. It had a homely feel to it and we enjoyed every last bite. We chose to skip dessert as we were already quite stuffed. If you have a major sweet tooth, we advise you to plan your meal accordingly.

Address Beach Resort

Being the weekend, we slept in and went down to The Restaurant for breakfast. As soon as we entered the homely concept, we took note of the breakfast buffet featuring a selection of freshly baked bread and croissants, cereal, fresh fruit, French toast, cold meats and fish, delectable cheeses, fresh dips, fried sausages and the list goes on. It’s seriously impressive! Don’t fill up on the spread, as you can also order your eggs à la carte. The eggs benedict and smoked salmon is one to try. Light, perfectly cooked and with just the right bite of smoked salmon. The eggs tartine was a delight as well, comprising perfectly seasoned avocado and poached eggs.

Something we noticed throughout our meals at the resort was the heaping servings of fresh greens with each dish, which added not only colour but essential nutrients to each meal as well.

 

Insider tips:

In the evenings just before sunset, guests can kick up a game of beach volleyball right in front of the resort. Join in before taking a stroll across the pedestrian bridge to Bluewaters Island, stopping along the way to catch the stunning sunset across the Marina and JBR skyline, and the Arabian Gulf as a backdrop.

 

The verdict: 

Gorgeous views, exquisite amenities and a selection of food and beverage offerings, the resort is perfect for a lively, yet relaxed, beach break. 

 

Book a stay:

Room rates start from AED1,000. Visit the website.