Located 50 kilometers from the city of Jizan are the Farasan Islands. An archipelago of 84 islands made of coral reefs - the islands are a haven that is an hour-long boat ride away if you’re visiting Jizan. Even though there are numerous islands there, only three of them have permanent residents.
The largest island is called the Farasan Island - with over 12,000 residents. While people do live in the islands - most of them commute to Jizan for work. The Farasan Islands boast of incredible biodiversity and rich history. Surrounded by clear waters, the islands are a truly spectacular sight to behold.