Here at Serendipity Tailormade we’re all about finding you halal friendly hotels for your next holiday. Whilst there are very few 100% halal hotels, we work closely with our hotel partners to provide a halal friendly hotel experience when you visit them. Many of the properties we work with are conscious of the Muslim travellers’ needs, and in turn are providing halal hotel facilities where they can to make your stay more comfortable. It’s this relationship we have that enables you to enjoy your halal friendly holiday.
As standard we will ensure where possible that any alcohol is removed from the minibar fridges in your room, and we’ll ask the hotel to provide you with the qiblah direction and some prayer times for your convenience. If you’re travelling during Ramadan, we’ll liaise with the hotels to provide suhoor instead of breakfast, with many of our partners keen to embrace the halal hotel philosophy.
We also have an understanding with our partners to provide attention to requests for special occasions such as honeymoons. We have several properties which offer private pool villas, and when booked we ensure you obtain the most private available option for your stay. Some of our preferred hotels are also managed by Muslims, for example in the Maldives, Tanzania and Sri Lanka.
We have a selection of halal resorts and halal hotels to incorporate into your holiday. Here are some of the halal friendly hotels we feature.
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, The Maldives
The beautiful Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is a treat for any Muslim honeymoon couple looking for something extra special. The stunning villas come with your own private pool, jacuzzi and gardens as standard with exquisite ocean views. The waters around the island are perfect for those eager to explore the seabed, with a wide array of sealife literally on your doorstep.
The hotel serves halal food on a full board basis and with the privacy of your own pool, the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru makes for an unforgettable experience. So for the ultimate in affordable luxury for a halal friendly honeymoon, contact us for more information.
Selous Riverside Safari Camp, Tanzania
Hidden amongst dense forest and on the banks of the Rufiji River, the Selous Riverside Safari Camp provides the most breathtaking view as dawn arises and a whole new adventure begins.
The Selous Riverside Safari Camp consists of ten of the largest and most luxurious tented chalets in Tanzania. Its spacious tents have been carefully placed to provide privacy and blend into the nature’s surrounding, overlooking the Rufiji River and its resident hippos and crocodiles. This halal friendly lodge provides a segregated alcohol area for non-muslim guests, halal food as standard and can provide prayer facilities in your tent and at the nearby mosque. Managed by Arif and his team, Selous is a one of kind providing halal friendly services for the Muslim safari seeker.
The Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
The Six Senses Zighy Bay is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman, a simple 90 minute journey from Dubai. The setting of the beautiful indigenous village style accommodations and private marina is spectacular, with the dramatic mountains on one side and a 1.6-kilometer sandy beach at Zighy Bay, on the other. If you're looking for the ideal private halal friendly retreat, with your very own pool villa, then Zighy Bay is a must.
Adenya Resort, Turkey
The luxury Adenya halal resort, located on the southern coastline of Turkey, is the ideal retreat for families and couples looking for a halal getaway. The contemporary and airy rooms provide the perfect backdrop to the sunny coastline, where you can enjoy your all-inclusive halal stay. The Adenya halal resort provides separate swimming pools, beaches and spas for men and women, as well as included meals and drinks throughout the day.
The Fairmont Singapore
Halal friendly five star luxury! Located in the heart of buzzing Singapore, the luxurious Fairmont is the perfect hotel for honeymooners and halal-conscious travellers alike. We love this place for so many reasons, from its delicious halal breakfast buffet to its location, right on top of a 6 story shopping mall. Even better, it's a five minute walk to glamorous Orchard Road in one direction and funky Bugis Street Junction in the other. If, like us, you love history, art and food, then check out the Chijmes complex right opposite the hotel. This stunning former convent is home to a whole host of delicious halal restaurants and art spaces. Muslim travellers rejoice!
Our recommended room is the Signature room. Even with its generous 473 sqm and integrated Bose sound system, the real bonus of this room are the skyline views from the two private balconies.
The Golden Horn Sultanhamet, Istanbul
Halal friendly in the heart of the old city
Istanbul is an ideal destination for an Islamic holiday with is halal food, mosques aplenty and Islamic history wherever you turn. Just a 5-minute walk from the Hagia Sofia and The Blue Mosque, the elegant Golden Horn Sultanahmet's impressive rooftop terrace offers views of the Topkapi Palace and the Bosphorus. The luxuriously appointed rooms are a lovely place to unwind after a long day shopping at the medieval Grand Bazar or catching up on history and culture at the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum. For a different way to explore the city, catch a retro tram or take a cruise on the buzzing Bosphorus. The hotel is a dry hotel, with no alcohol served.
We recommend the deluxe room for their eclectic designs, however if you're on a budget the standard rooms are comfortable and great value for money.
The Ambassador Hotel Bangkok, Thailand
The Ambassador Hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of dynamic Bangkok on Sukhumvit Soi 11, offering a wealth of shopping venues and restaurants. The surrounding area includes shopping at Robinson Department Store, Time Square and the luxury Emporium Shopping Centre. The Ambassador Hotel also provides a halal breakfast, making it one of the best halal friendly hotel options in Bangkok, right in the centre of the hustle and bustle of this amazing city.
Banyan Tree Al Wadi - Ras Al-Khaimah
Banyan Tree hotels have a reputation for providing first class hospitality and the Al Wadi certainly doesn't disappoint. Located in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, the Banyan Tree Al Wadi is a mere 90 minute drive from Dubai airport, a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Amid stretches of desert sand in tranquil Wadi Khadeja, an oasis of peace awaits at Banyan Tree Al Wadi. A sanctuary surrounded by the evergreen ghaf tree, the luxury desert resort offers secluded private pool villas set amongst the gently undulating sand dunes. Experience magical Arabian nights and the romance of living like the nomads, complete with Asian-inspired hydrotherapy spa facilities, a dedicated nature reserve, and private beach access at the Banyan Tree in Ras Al Khaimah Beach.
The Hill Villas, Bali
The halal friendly Hill Villas Bali are the idyllic honeymoon retreat for those looking for tropical island privacy. Located near Jimbaran Bay, the 9 individual villas all share one common theme: privacy.
The garden villas are the entry level category, providing generous floor space in manicured grounds. Entering your villa, you step into a Balinese garden with teak wood furniture accenting the lush greenery surrounding you. The lounge area leads into your master bathroom and en suite bathroom. To the rear of the villa lies your own private pool, walled on all sides to ensure privacy.
The luxury Sandat villas are the next category, offering of larger pool and an oversized outdoor bathtub. The Sandat villas are our recommended villa for honeymoon couples looking for something that extra special. Breakfast at the Hill Villas is halal for Serendipity clients, and served in your villa each morning, so there is no need to make your way to a restaurant. With exceptional staff and hospitality, including your own dedicated butler, the Hill Villas go that extra step to ensure you have a beautiful halal friendly honeymoon.
The Bera Hotel is probably the most halal friendly resort we feature, located on the southern Turkish coast of Alanya. With segregated swimming pools for men and women, a modesty beach policy and full halal menu serving no alcohol, the Bera Alanya is ideal for a halal friendly family getaway. The rooms are generously proportioned, and for families with a couple of older kids the interconnecting room option is ideal. Apart from the pools, there are plenty of activities to keep the kids occupied as well as a segregated hammam for those who want to take some time out to relax.
Bandos Island, The Maldives
Located only a 15 minute speedboat ride from Malé airport, this idyllic island is home to one of our favourite halal friendly resorts. The entry category rooms are of a 4 star standard, providing all the creature comforts you would expect. The over-water villas, however, provide the resort’s most private accommodation and are well worth the extra for a little more privacy. With beautiful clear waters surrounding you, halal meals in your full board or half board option, Bandos is an ideal honeymoon getaway.
The Galle Face Hotel Colombo, Sri Lanka
Situated on Galle Face Green, there isn't a better location to be in Colombo. The Galle Face Hotel is ideal for Muslim travellers looking for a hotel serving halal food, with easy access to the oodles of shopping, history and culture this fantastic city has to offer. If you're stopping in Colombo for a few days before heading out to explore the rest of the island, then the Galle Face Hotel is a great place to start. Having Muslim owners, the hotel serves halal food, as well as having a heritage dating back to before Alexander Graham Bell even patented the telephone! Head out on to the buzzing green in the evening and sample some of the halal street hawkers, where we recommend the prawn vadai which is a treat for the culinary senses.
The hotel itself is like stepping back in time, with beautifully crafted wooden interiors reminiscent of its colonial past. We recommend the Regency Wing for a truly memorable stay.
Rose Rayhaan, Dubai
The Rose Rayhaan by Rotana is special for a number of reasons. Not only is it the flagship property of the alcohol-free Rayhaan Hotels and Resorts, it is also the world's second tallest hotel and has panoramic views of Dubai, overlooking the record-breaking Burj Khalifa. We also like the location, a two minute walk from the metro station, and the impeccable service that begins the moment you step through the door. Separate male and female sauna, jacuzzi, steam room and massage rooms are available, as well as an adults' and children's' only pool, meaning every aspect of your stay can be halal friendly.
Al Ghurair Rayhaan, Dubai
Located in authentic Deira, Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana is just a few kilometers from Dubai International Airport, and a stone's throw from the beautiful and historic Dubai Creek. The alcohol-free hotel combines the best of Arabian hospitality with elegant modern touches to make your stay truly memorable. The hotel is also linked to the newly renovated Al Ghurair Centre, which has 130 shops, cafes and restaurants to explore.