Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah

Situated on a dramatic stretch of coastline just outside Muscat, the hotels are set amid 124 acres overlooking a private bay, with rugged mountains to the rear.

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The resort's comprehensive facilities include Oman's largest spa and an Omani Heritage Village featuring traditional crafts such as the forging of khanjars (Omani curved daggers), henna painting as well as Arabian horses and camels. A wide choice of restaurants and poolside or beach bars offers a variety of cuisines from around the world.

Activities include a full range of water sports, and there is a Dive Centre offering scuba diving instruction. Dolphin and whale-watching trips in the Gulf of Oman are also available. There are three private sandy beaches, three swimming pools, a 'Lazy River' that winds between the Al Bandar and Al Waha hotels. Four tennis courts, a gym and a nightclub complete the range of facilities.

Superb family facilities include child-friendly meals at the Surf Café, a Little Turtles Kids Club, and a Teens Club offering activities such as beach volleyball and beach football. There is also a kids pool.

Al Husn is the most luxurious of the three hotels along this stretch of coast, and welcomes guests age 12 and above, although we would suggest that families are better suited to Al Bandar or Al Waha. The Al Husn is the perfect for couples with the resort's extensive facilities on the doorstep. It has a lovely infinity pool and private beach with awesome views - both of which can only be accessed by guests staying at Al Husn.

Why we love it

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The resort comprises three hotels: Al Waha (The Oasis) and Al Bandar (The Town), both of which are ideal for families, and Al Husn (The Castle), an exclusive hotel located atop the cliff.

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