We spent the afternoon there and had the opportunity to use one of their beach villas as well as dine at their restaurant. The restaurant was serving a very limited menu, but from the pizza and burger we tried, I think the food will be a place I would dine at again, especially for a casual lunch.
I am unable to write a whole review, but a few things I noted are that the villas (there are 32 villas) are on the small side. The staff refer to them as “cozy”, but for me, they are quite cramped. However, on the plus side, the outdoor space, with its plunge pool, covered day bed, dining table and cabana with lounge chairs, is expansive and all offer great views of the sea. One negative though, it didn’t appear that any of the villas offered much in the way of privacy. The way the villas are laid out, they are all quite open to anyone walking by.
One other positive for the resort in general, is that guests should be able visit the Banyan Tree Al Wadi Desert Resort which is located about 20 minutes away. Guests visiting Banyan Tree Al Hamra Beach Resort can have the best of both worlds, the desert and the sea.
Is it a place that I would go back to? No, probably not. But again, I did not have the opportunity to experience the property when it was fully functional so maybe when fully open I would think differently about a return visit to Banyan Tree Al Hamra Beach Resort in Ras Al Khaimah.
Regardless, check out the pictures and decide for yourself!