Those who frequent the Habtoor Grand’s Horizon Lounge will likely feel right at home here. Whether you plump for a day bed, one of the large sofa booths or a table in the restaurant, you’ll get a great view of the marina across the infinity pool – take it from us, it takes a lot of self-restraint not to dive into it fully clothed on warmer evenings.
Wherever you find yourself seated, it won’t be far away from a speaker – great news for the weekend crowd, when things liven up and the place begins to feel more like a poolside club, but not such a thrill for a mid-week drink. Fortunately, the staff are more than happy to turn the speakers down around you, et voilà, crisis averted.
Filled with potential, Puerto would do well to invest in a chilled Ibiza CD for a more weekday-friendly atmosphere and kick-start the flow of punters with some well-publicised drinks promotions. While beverages aren’t particularly cheap, the prices (around Dhs40 for a glass of grape) are to be expected given the location, and a quick glance down the snacks menu reveals Mediterranean favourites are readily available. Local residents should give this place a chance, because with all the effort they’ve put in, it would be great to see this become one of the Marina’s go-to spots.