Located on a sandy peninsula and private beach two kilometres from Latakia city centre, this five-star resort offers marina views and access to Syria's historical sites. It has five international restaurants and bars, including a poolside cocktail bar.
General manager Safwan Khayat
Executive chef Chadi Salloum
Bedrooms 190, plus 42 villas
Facilities include a business centre, 500m private beach with marina, two outdoor swimming pools, a fitness and leisure club, steam and massage rooms, and an all-day dining restaurant serving authentic cuisine from around the world.
Prices from $160 (£97) plus 12.5% tax
Address Afamia Rotana Resort, PO Box 680, Blue Beach, Latakia, Syria
Telephone 00 963 41 330033