Oman is a mixture of age-old traditions and contemporary resorts, a wave of ochre coloured sand dunes and deserted beaches, and an intoxicating blend of antique culture and luxurious service. Whether you’re reclining on sumptuous Persian rugs on board a wooden dhow, sailing towards the hazy heat of the majestic Musandam peninsula, riding a camel through the burnt sienna Wahiba desert, or kayaking with pods of dolphins as the sun rises over Muscat, holidaying in Oman brings ancient Arabia to life.
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Oman
Three hotels in one resort, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah is a veritable oasis in Oman and the perfect base for exploring the country’s rugged coastline, awe-inspiring mountains, deep canyons and spectacular underwater scenery, which are all jewels of the Middle East.
Al Bandar is great for spa lovers – Chi Spa has 12 luxurious treatment villas complemented by a herbal steam room, hydrotherapy pool and Jacuzzi. Stay between January - July to see green and hawksbill turtle hatchlings making their way into the sea for the first time.
Al Husn is perfect for couples in search of luxury and grandeur, with a private beach and infinity pool; this is the place to experience Shangri-La’s highest level of service. The rooms are the largest in Oman. For a romantic evening reserve a table on Sultanah’s terrace for wonderful views, or Shahrazad, which is like stepping into a Moroccan palace and serves sensational cuisine.
Al Waha is Oman’s first dedicated family hotel, home to the unique 500m Lazy River, Cool Zone Kids’ Club and Splashpad water play area, which children adore. Stay between October - April to enjoy a dolphin watching cruise in the stunning bay.
5 nights from £849 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Superior Room including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 30% + room upgrade + 15% spa discount and food and beverage.