At the end of the yacht basin is the Hotel St George, the ‘in’ spot in the 1960s, now a derelict shell caught in disputes with local investors.
This is also the neighborhood of the former Holiday Inn hotel, partly destroyed by mortars decades ago and the place where a car bomb killed Rafik Hariri, the former prime minister, in 2005. There are numerous outdoor restaurants where one can enjoy a water pipe and the warm evening breeze along with the delicious and varied Lebanese cuisine.
Here the hottest beauties the city has to offer lounge around in their swimwear.
Sadly photography is not permitted but Zaitunay Bay is THE marina in Lebanon where the largest yachts and all that goes with them can be found.
For the gay scene this means a mixture of visitors from throughout the Middle East and beyond.
Apart from when the lower cave is flooded by the melted snow, the caves are open all year round to the public.