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Beach (Beirut)

Riviera Beach Lounge

Corniche El Manara, Beirut, Lebanon

This beach lounge is one for the modish crowd. A wooden deck lined with sun loungers overlook the Med – lie back and get waited on hand and foot; the Riviera is famed for its excellent service and staff. At the weekends it can get noisy when revelers party in the Jacuzzis and the poolside bar, but the restaurant and the Island offer a refuge.

Tel: +961 1 37 32 10

Sporting Club

Corniche El Manara, Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut’s diehard swimmers and sun worshippers are truly loyal to this shabby-chic spot. Set right on the Med with a view of a Beirut landmark, the Pigeon Rock, its location is really hard to beat, albeit rundown. On Friday and Saturday nights, the Sporting Club turns into party zone for Beiruti’s who crave barefoot dancing, as Decks on the Beach and C U Nxt Sat DJs take over the rooftop to conjure up magical Beirut summer nights.

Tel: +961 1 74 24 81

La Plage

Ain El Mreisseh, Beirut, Lebanon

Don’t expect to find a sandy beach here, but rather a nice pool to cool off in. The perfect place for some lunchtime tanning or swimming or a wet business lunch, La Plage draws the chic crowd, so it’s best to get kitted out in a designer bikini or swimming trunks. Come sunset, the mood turns romantic, candles are lit, cocktails are mixed and cosy alcoves provide privacy to the enamored.

Tel: +961 1 36 62 22

St George Yacht Club

Ain El Mreisseh, Beirut, Lebanon

Played host to celebrities in the swinging 70s, this club still considered an icon of Lebanon’s golden years. This city beach club draws in city dwellers with a large pool and long loungers. There is a dedicated kids’ pool and play area. Come night, it’s all about partying, and the St George plays host to international DJ’s, while plush yachts line up in the marina ready to sail into the sunset.

Tel: +961 3 95 83 79

Beach (North)

Edde Sands

Byblos, Lebanon

Located near Byblos, Edde Sands is the largest resort in Lebanon. It's a tropical resort with faultless services and facilities. You can enjoy a treatment at the spa, spend the day or evening in the bungalows, or party at their VIP pool. Families are also catered for, with three connecting family pools, a beautiful sandy beach and restaurant.

Tel: +961 9 54 66 66

Pierre & Friends

Batroun, Lebanon

A popular beach with the Lebanese hip crowd, this is a relaxed pebble beach built on top of a rock jutting out onto the beach. Beachgoers come here to spend the day and through to the night. Some days the waves can get rough here, so it’s perfect for windsurfing and body-boarding, and if you don’t have the gear you can hire it from Pierre. Come dusk, it’s all about reggae and soft rock, fresh fish served by laid-back staff, beach bonfires and cocktails.

Tel: +961 3 352 930

Beach (South)

Lazy B

Jiyeh, Lebanon

Lazy B is home to the laid-back beach crowd: an eco-friendly beach, no loud techno music here, only a serene secluded coast, rocky coves, green grass, terraces overlooking the sea, hammocks and loungers where a select group of sun worshippers come to chill out and cultivate their tan.  Billed as a resort for nature lovers seeking relaxation, serenity and peace, Lazy B features three freshwater swimming pools and a massage and relaxation parlor. A cozy restaurant managed by La Posta serves excellent fish.

Tel: +961 1 70 95 00 10

Janna Sur Mer

Damour, Lebanon

Janna Sur Mer has one of the largest pools in Lebanon, spanning the whole resort, with a waterfall and in-pool bar with Jacuzzi, all overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Relax by the pool on a double VIP bed looking out towards the Indonesian statues; take lunch from the restaurant; or sip on cocktails within this tropical paradise outside Beirut.

Tel: +961 3 18 22 33

Nature

Lebanon Mountain Trail

Baabda Office, Lebanon

The Lebanon Mountain Trail is the first long-distance hiking trail in Lebanon. It extends from Al-Qbaiyat in the north of Lebanon to Marjaayoun in the south, a 470-km (293-mile) path that passes through more than 75 towns and villages at altitudes ranging from 600 meters to 2,000 meters (about 1,800–6,000 feet) above sea level. The LMT showcases the natural beauty and cultural wealth of Lebanon's mountains and brings communities closer together with economic opportunities through environmentally and socially responsible tourism in rural areas.

Tel: +961 5 95 53 02

Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve

Maaser El Shouf, Lebanon

Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in the Chouf District of Lebanon.
The reserve contains the Lebanon Cedar forests of Barouk, Maaser el Shouf and Ain Zhalta, covering an area of 550 km2 (210 square miles). It is an important bird conservation and eco-tourism area, with more than 32 species of wild mammals, 200 species of birds and 500 species of plants.

Tel: +961 5 35 02 50

Sightseeing

Tyre

Tyre is the fourth largest city in Lebanon, and was an island in ages past. Celebrated for its beauty today, Tyre has emerged from centuries of excavations that have uncovered remains of the Crusader, Arab, Byzantine and Graeco-Roman cities. Enjoy the Lebanese restaurants and the port dotted with fishing boats.

Beiteddine Castle

The Beiteddine Palace is a masterpiece of early 19th-century Lebanese architecture, built on a headland overlooking a terraced mountainside. It lies 45 km southeast of Beirut and is built around a small Muslim-Druze hermitage. Although a composite work conceived by Italian architects, the palace has an oriental layout and draws on all the traditional forms of Lebanese architecture by craftsmen from around the whole region. The Beiteddine Art Festival is held within the palace court during the summer and has been host to international artists like UB40, Andrea Bocceli, Placido Domingo, Stomp and Elton John among others.

Baalbeck

Baalbeck, in the Bakaa Valley, is Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure, and can be counted among the wonders of the ancient world. Among the largest and most noble Roman temples ever built, they are also among the best preserved in the world. Each year during the summer, the Baalbeck International Festival, in the ruins of the Bacchus and Jupiter Temples, hosts many world-class acts, theatrical, classical, jazz and pop concerts and shows.

Byblos

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Byblos, or Jbeil in Arabic, is known for its beautiful coastline and the old city that has preserved the old souks, the archeological remains from the Middle Ages and the Crusader castle. During the summer months, the International Byblos Festival holds concerts and theatrical shows with top acts like the Gorillaz, Lana Del Ray, Pet Shop Boys and Riverdance among those who have performed.