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Muscat - The Chedi

An exclusive stylish boutique beach resort epitomising the simplicity and beauty of its destination. The unique yet traditional Omani architecture creates a harmonious blend with the natural environment. The resort is situated on the Boushar beachfront in Oman, where crystal Gulf waters mirror images of the glorious mountain ranges. Located 30 km south of Muscat, the capital of Oman, in the upscale suburb of Al Ghubra. 151 rooms & suites, with views of the Indian Ocean or the majestic mountains of Muscat. Chedi Club Suites, situated nearest to the hotel’s private beach, are inclusive of two-way airport transfers, continental breakfast in the Club Lounge, complimentary cocktail hour, free laundry service, free mini-bar, and free Internet in the Club Lounge. Hotel amenities include:2 restaurants serving Thai Indian and Continental cuisines; 2 pool bars; 2 swimming pools; private beach; lush palm gardens & water ponds; conference rooms, and The Spa – specialising in Balinese therapies.

Zighy Bay - Six Senses Hideaway Resort & Spa

Nestled in a secluded fishing village on the Sultanate's northern Musandam Peninsula, this exclusive new unique boutique resort, on a long sandy beach with a backdrop of mountains offers an idyllic getaway. The setting is quite dramatic, with mountains on one side and a 1.6 km sandy beach at Zighy Bay, on the other. The location is the very northern tip of Oman, an extraordinary landscape of 1,000ft high craggy cliffs, desert fjords and pristine sandy beaches washed by deep green waters. The 82 pool villas and pool villa suites are a blend of the surrounding Omani traditional style, with modern amenities, providing luxury amidst local cultural themes. Dine in a modern brasserie or a seafood restaurant, or experience a stunning dinner experience high atop the mountains overlooking Zighy Bay. The resort's spa, operated by award-winning Six Senses Spas, offers eight treatment rooms and focuses on holistic wellness and rejuvenation. This area has some excellent dive sites. On arrival guests have the choice of three arrival experiences: a scenic 15-minute speedboat trip, a drive down from the top of the hill overlooking the bay or travel as a companion passenger with the hideaway’s own professional paraglider. The Resort is 120kms from Dubai International Airport.

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, a luxurious three-hotel resort village in the Sultanate’s capital of Muscat, nestles alongside the sparkling bay of Al Jissah in a dramatic desert setting of rugged mountains and inviting beaches of the Gulf of Oman. It offers both the leisure and business traveller a fully integrated resort, providing the perfect gateway to discover this historic land of contrasts and culture.  The Resort has a large variety of food and beverage outlets including 6 main restaurants, 7 casual dining outlets and pool bars, 3 lobby lounges, 2 bars, a nightclub, and 3 private beaches, along with many other activity options.

Wahiba Sands - Desert Nights Camp

Desert Nights Camp is an Oasis in the golden sands and the untamed spectacular open spaces. Surrender to the spirit of the Wahiba sands, and enjoy the ultimate in personalised service and an adventure that caters to your whims and fancies. The camp is only a two hour drive from Muscat and is sprawled across 10-acres of silken sands, secluded 11km within the vast isolation of the Omani desert. Set between two magnificent dunes, the camp has 30 tents, each with one or two bedrooms, simple but stylish Middle Eastern decor, air conditioning, a bathroom with shower, TV and DVD player and an outdoor sitting area for taking in the expanse.

Alila Jabal Akhdar

Jabal Akhdar, meaning “The Green Mountain” in Arabic, is part of the Al Hajar mountain range, one of Oman’s most spectacular regions. Perched here 2,000 metres above sea level, Alila Jabal Akhdar overlooks a dramatic gorge, surrounded by awe-inspiring views of the Al Hajar Mountains.The perfect base for exploring the region’s magnificent landscape of rugged, untouched beauty while staying in the height of sumptuous comfort. A haven for adventure travellers, nature lovers and those seeking a retreat from the desert heat. Committed to a sustainable future, this landmark luxury resort in Oman is constructed according to LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) principles, and is designed in harmony with the environment, preserving the extraordinary natural beauty of the region. Inspired by ancient forts, traditional Omani construction techniques using local stones are combined with contemporary architecture to create a uniquely relaxing environment, from the pool to the spacious suites that look out to mesmerising views of the cliff and mountains.The resort grounds also feature aflaj water systems, mirroring Oman’s traditional system of irrigation channels.

At Exotic Destinations we are very particular about selecting hotels that fit into our Unique, Boutique, & Luxury mantra.  You will not find many (if any) big hotel chains here, just fantastic properties that have great locations, a local flavour, and will add something special to your holiday.   We have stayed at each of these hotels, and feel confident in recommending them over and over again.   The hotels listed here are a selection of some of our favourites, but we like to keep a few hidden gems up our sleeves too, so this is not a ‘finite’ listing.

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