This beautiful resort, positioned between a pristine beach and freshwater lagoon, offers luxurious villas with private pools and superb butler service.
Low-rise whitewashed villas, typical of the style of a traditional Omani fortress, are beautifully designed, with marble and carved wood features and lanterns light up the resort and night to create such a romantic atmosphere.
I love wandering through the gardens along beautiful walkways, enjoying the tranquil sounds of the water fountains, and taking in the views for miles along the beach and out to sea.
The villas are bright, colourful and stylish, with stunning beach views. Each villa comes with a host who will arrange restaurant reservations, spa treatments, excursions etc. If booking a room rather than a villa, spring for the Deluxe to make the most of a lovely balcony and view.
The beach, lined with palm trees, is where guests while away the day at peace, with access to beach cabanas and shaded sun loungers. The location is fantastic, next to Al Baleed Archaeological Site – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that guests can explore.
Stay here for a taste of serenity, relaxing in the infinity pool, or in the Spa, which offers spectacular treatments using local ingredients, as well as a Hammam and steam room.
There are a number of activities on offer to hotel guests, such as watersports, tennis, yoga, camel rides, cooking classes, and visits to local forts and fishing villages.
Guests enjoy a variety of dining options, including Sakalan and the beach bar Al Mina.
Mekong specialises in fine-dining with an Asian influence. The views over the freshwater lagoon are breathtaking.
Every time I explore a new destination, whether it’s on an adventure holiday in Peru or a luxury beach escape in the Indian Ocean, I return home full of excitement to share the amazing sights I have seen. Through my own experiences I have developed a love of helping others experience the great wonders of the world; truly getting under the skin of the extraordinary destinations that are at your fingertips. Getting the details right, from which hotel is perfectly located for exploring away from the crowds, to which local guide is most knowledgeable on history or culture or art, is of paramount importance to me. I am constantly seeking out new and exciting experiences and exploring off the beaten track to ensure my clients are receiving the best and most honest first-hand advice.
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