45 minutes by boat, but a world away they say. Hawar Island is merely a 45-minute speedboat ride from al Dur pier on the main island to Hawar marina. You’ll be greeted by pristine beaches, cool, blue waters and rarely seen birds plus reenergise your soul. Hawar Resort (tel 1729 0377), is the only hotel on the island and offers excellent sports and recreation facilities. So what are you waiting for?