On the Arabian Peninsula, boasting spectacular mountain, desert and coastal scenery; Oman enjoys a sun-soaked climate and well-preserved cultural heritage.
It’s not just the endless deserts, mountains, and pristine beaches that have been luring visitors to Oman for years, but also the promise of 5 star luxury hotels and winter sun that we all so desperately crave. With a capital city that effortlessly combines authentic culture with modern luxury, Muscat is one of the more laid-back of Middle Eastern cities and has recently undergone some careful restoration, making it the perfect destination to browse lively souks, promenade along old harbour walls, explore ancient forts and palaces with full knowledge that you can retreat to a luxurious seafront hotel whenever you wish.
Furtherafield, the Mussandam peninsula is Oman’s hotspot for beaches and water-activities. The more adventurous will enjoy the canyons and gorges of the Western Hajar mountains in the north, and the exhilarating off-the-beaten-track experiences in Oman’s stunning deserts where you can discover complete silence and a breath-taking night skies and experience a slice of Bedouin life.
The varied landscapes of Oman are mirrored in the diverse accommodation on offer, from mountain lodges and desert camps to luxury beach resorts and palatial city hotels.
In Muscat you can opt for boutique chic or sprawling resort with all the facilities you could wish for. The Shangri-La Barr al Jissah Resort and Spa is the largest of the latter, comprising of three hotels, a private beach, an excellent kid’s club and swimming pools and watersports aplenty. The Al Bustan Palace is the top choice for those looking for traditional luxury, whilst the funkier Chedi Muscat retreat blends a chic, minimalist design with traditional Omani architecture.
For something more in keeping with its natural environment, Six Senses Zighy Bay on the Musandam Peninsula has been designed in the style of an indigenous village but without sacrificing an ounce of luxury.
For those romantics who want to get even closer to Oman’s dramatic desert landscapes and beautiful wadis with shimmering pools, head to Desert Nights Camp in Wahiba Sands for a magical night under canvas and stars. We can also arrange luxury private camping, completely one-off adventures that could see you quad biking and camel riding across deserts, sailing and diving along white sand coasts or driving Arabia’s most spectacular off-road routes from the spectacular Musandam peninsula at the northern most tip of Oman to the awe inspiring Empty Quarter in the Dhofar region in the far south.