Pity I only read the reviews above a few days before we went to Barracuda - most of which I agree with. The place is very tired, 27 years old and looked like nothing has been replaced since.
The setting could be nice but if you want food you have to sit in an icy cold air conditioned building with smokers when the temperature was perfect for al fresco dining.
Seems to be the place for arabs to drink in the evening/all night? while their wives and children play in the pool.
We had a 2 bedroom apartment which I wrongly presumed would have a kitchen. Only had a fridge and a kettle which said 'not working' on it, although it did work.
Breakfast was brought to your room which was cold by then. Coffee was sachets of nescafe powder with rainbow milk - gross.
The bonuses are Dreamland next door and the Barracuda bottle shop which has the best and cheapest range we've seen in the UAE.
All in all a bizarre place, would not recommend for a family holiday, maybe if you just wanted to use it as a base for a few days. We made the best of it though and spent our days in resorts in Ras al Khaimah (cost AED 200 for day) and Dreamland, Iceworld Aquapark.
We asked for internet as their website said our rooms would have it so they did move us to a room and had a technician set up a connection (don't think they'd had it in awhile)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome To Barracuda Beach Resort When the heart, body and mind longs for some real fun-filled moments in a cozy confine, close to nature's bounds, 'Barracuda' is the best bet to treat yourself and your family to a whole new experience at leisure. 'Barracuda', is where one can have a rendezvous with nature by the Arabian Sea. Go ahead to party, or enjoy a game of pool or volleyball, not to mention a cool splash while seeing the sun disappear and also enjoy the kids have loads of fun at the toddler's pool. The 'Dreamland Aqua Park', the 'Al Hamra Mall' and the 'Emirates Motorplex' tracks are all at very close proximity too. So, get, set, started to a large serving of wholesome family fun at the 'Barracuda Beach Resort'. Barracuda Resort is situated on the edge of the lagoon that borders Umm Al Quwain, is about 30 Kms from Ras Al Khaimah, towards the North and about 28 Kms from Ajman, towards the South. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barracuda Beach Hotel Umm Al Quwain