Took advantage of the warm and sunny weather this weekend, and opted for a picturesque and secluded picnic at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa sea & spa. Here’s the details as promised, everything you need to know about our delightfully simple, pre-arranged picnic.
Amazed at the beauty of this place
You can enjoy a grand Saturday lunch outing between 12:30-4 PM on the lush lawns with your loved ones until Ramadan.
The hotel is far from the main city but it is all worth it! Located on the immaculate beaches of Zallaq overlooking the Arabian Gulf on the west coast of Bahrain, this 5-star luxury hotel in Bahrain boasts the only Thalassa Sea and Spa in the GCC countries.
After getting recommended by a friend about the Pique-nique, I decided to celebrate my husband’s birthday under the blue skies of Sofitel Bahrain. As Ramadan was starting soon, I was waitlisted at first, but someone canceled on at the last minute and I got lucky.
This is my happy place. The most beautiful picnic spot
The Set Up
Opt for a patch of lush green grass next to the pool area, or on the sandy shores of the private beach. The choice is yours!
After selecting the ideal spot, all that’s left for you to do is slowly make your way to the picnic site of your choice, admiring the tranquil beauty of the estate on your way. The staff at Saraya Restaurant in Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa sea & spa will pre-pack your picnic basket, set up your blanket and lay everything out in anticipation of your arrival.
The picnic basket arranged by Saraya Restaurant features a variety of mouth-watering delicacies. Our basket included regular favourites – sandwiches, starters, fresh fruits, water, dessert, sweets, and much more. We carried a bottle of wine for the celebration. I also got a double chocolate cake from Macaron Pastries, located on the lobby level of the hotel.
Price of Picnic for 2: BD20
Cost for picnic hamper is 10BD per head with children 6-12 half price , and below 6 free (INCLUDING) beach access!
To find out more about Pique-nique at Sofitel Bahrain, or to begin the process of arranging your very own outdoor dining experience with them, email at email@example.com, call (+973)17636363, direct message on Instagram @sofitelbahrain or simply visit Reception to speak to a friendly member of staff.
Pretty details that will set the right mood and enhance your stay
About the Hotel
At Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa, Arabian interior design and a luxurious color palette combine with elegant dark hardwoods, creating an inviting contemporary oasis.
The hotel is reminiscent of a precious shell beside the cerulean ocean, curving gently around the white sand bay. You can trace the footsteps of renowned French jeweller Jacques Cartier, who came to this enchanting island in search of the finest pearls.
Glide across the polished marble floors of the lobby and feel your eyes being drawn to the alluring potted palms and exquisite Dilmun artworks. Enjoy a taste of their dual heritage with a complimentary Arabic coffee or a French macaron from our patisserie.
Award-winning La Mer presents exceptional seafood in a sumptuous French style. Choose from the day’s catch and watch the talented chefs meticulously prepare your meal, before you step onto the jetty to dine amidst breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf.
Special shout-out to @anismouldi, Anais and Mohamed, the extra effort you put in was really appreciated.
not only I had the opportunity to meet Chef @anismouldi I also had an overall inspiring and beautiful day, got to taste some of his stunning creations. I have no words other than “Absolutely Delicious”! Thanks to the chef, a wonderful soul..soul of a #Chef is exhibited in his creations and it’s clearly evident in your work 🧡 P.S. The double chocolate cake was to die for & the red velvet was a real surprise – with secret chocolate filling (heaven..ummm!!!)
Not bad for a first timer, right?
Tiny toes digging into the gritty wet sand for the first time
Flipflop state of mind..
Give me a sun lounger, a pool and a sea view, and I’m happy…
Aarvi meets grass, grass meets Aarvi
More photos to follow.