Sitting atop a cliff that overlooks the azure-coloured Gulf of Oman, Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa is a palatial hotel offering a truly luxurious experience. Al Husn means ‘castle’ in Arabic, and entering the imposing building with its ornately carved wooden doors gives the impression that you’ve arrived at an ancient Arabian palace, and yet you are just 45 minutes’ drive from Muscat International Airport.
The newly opened Hareer Spa by L’Occitane is a tranquil space where you can enjoy signature massages, facials and revitalising body scrubs.
The rooms at Shangri-La Al Husn Resort are a stylish mix of modern and traditional Omani design, with sleek furniture combined with carved wooden panels and Moorish lanterns. There are 180 rooms and suites, all facing the ocean (you can watch the waves from the en-suite bathrooms), and all with balconies, Nespresso machines and Bose speaker systems. The One Bedroom Suites also have dedicated butlers catering to your every need.
There’s plenty to do at Shangri-La Al Husn Resort, with no shortage of outdoor pursuits available with complimentary access to neighboring Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Reort. Enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the gulf – choose from dolphin watching, snorkelling boat trips, paddle boarding, water-skiing and kayaking. If you prefer to take it easy, you can wander the Al Husn adults only private beach cove, take a dip in the infinity clifftop pool or sip a mint tea at the hotel bar while you gaze out at the striking mountain views.
Shangri-La Al Husn Resort’s four restaurants serve a variety of cuisines, including authentic Arabic dishes as well as international flavours. There’s also a beachside grill where you can sample locally caught fish, and there’s a poolside café. Private dining options can be arranged – a romantic meal on the beach as the sun sets is an unforgettable experience.
PO Box 644Muscat.