Last weekend, we flew to Muscat, Oman to spend the holiday by the shores at Shangri-La Barr AlJissah. The place is just.. Magical. The resort consists of three hotels, a spa, a “Heritage Village” and some private villas.
Al Husn is one of three hotels, named “finest hotels on the Arabian Peninsula”, offering the highest level of service with a private beach, exceptional service and spectacular views. Al Husn only allows guests 18 years and above to stay there adding to its air of exclusivity. Next to the beautiful fort comes Al Bandar Hotel presenting the heart of the resort it has a feel of old muscat. Linked to it by the “Lazy River” is Al Waha hotel, representing the oasis with many palm trees. Both Al Bandar and Al Waha are family/groups hotels. Each one of them has its beach but residents of either could use the facilities of the other. Pools and water activities are accessible by residents of both hotels as well.
The beach is beautiful. The water is so clear, you’d see your toes when you’re standing in it. When you’re in the mood for more privacy when swimming you could drive 10 mins away from the hotel to a place called “Qantab” and arrange to rent a boat for half a day, they’d take you to watch the dolphins, tour you around the close shores then drop you by one of the creeks where no one’s around and they’ll pick you up after a couple hours.
Things you shouldn’t miss when at Shangri-La: CHi SPA.
Don’t forget to pack your beach shoes the sand there literally burns!
All in All, it was a great weekend. I ENJOYED IT and CAN’T WAIT TO GO BACK AGAIN.