Swim, kayak, relax at Al Dar Islands, a short boat ride away from Manama

Visitors swim and relax in the shade at Al Dar Island. JOSHUA KARSTEN/STARS AND STRIPES
Visitors swim and relax in the shade at Al Dar Island. JOSHUA KARSTEN/STARS AND STRIPES

Swim, kayak, relax at Al Dar Islands, a short boat ride away from Manama

by Joshua Karsten
Stars and Stripes

Bahrain is an island of sand, but the beaches are not what folks write home about.

You can spend 30 dinars, around $80, for a day pass to one of the swanky man-made beaches at a five-star hotel if you want. Or, you can find a free, public, rocky beach if you just need a quick splash.

But for beach lovers, families or partygoers, Al Dar offers the feel of an island getaway.

I say “getaway” because no roads lead to the two Al Dar Islands. The southern, larger island is covered in soft sand, huts and amenities that make for a relaxing day away from the hustle and bustle of Manama.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.605395

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