Original Travel tipped Oman for the big time as far back as 2003
and the country continues to be a firm luxury holiday favourite.
Members of the team have repeatedly visited the top-class beach
hotels in the vicinity of the capital, Muscat, and in the Musandam Peninsula (an exclave at the tip of
the Arabian Peninsula, both of which make for ideal honeymoon
and/or winter sun destinations.
The hotels in Oman offer spa treatments, excellent restaurants,
and activities aplenty so you'll never want for luxury on your
holiday. We can also arrange snorkelling, and peaceful dhow trips
along the coast. For something a little more active there are other
watersports including excellent diving, while an exclusive private
guided safari through the dramatic Hajar Mountains and into the
desert takes in some of the best scenery that the country has to
While enjoying a luxury Oman holiday, be sure to visit oasis
villages where traditional rural life continues largely unchanged
beneath dense clusters of date palms, see the second largest canyon
in the world, and travel on up to the scenic Jebel Akhdar ('Green
Mountain') for panoramic views towards the Arabian Sea and the
desert of the Empty Quarter. Visit medieval forts that look
just how castles should, and spend the night under the stars at a
Bedouin camp amid the huge, rolling dunes of the Wahiba Sands. After washing off the desert dust
with a swim in one of the natural swimming pools that form in the
wadis, head for the coast, where you can sail on a traditional
wooden dhow accompanied by dolphins and watch rare giant turtles
coming ashore at night to lay their eggs.
In the south of the country, the coastal oasis town of Salalah is the perfect base for exploration of
a region made rich by the fabled frankincense route. The south is
also home to the enormous and mysterious Empty Quarter, the largest
sand sea in the world and the site of Wilfred Thesiger's epic
journeys with the nomadic Bedouin.
Several members of the Original Travel team have travelled in
(and even been on honeymoon to) Oman. We revisit existing
properties and new lodges on a regular basis, constantly explore
new regions and work with only the very best guides, dive outfits
and drivers so you can fully explore and appreciate this truly
beautiful country while on a luxury holiday.