Accessed by a private manmade tunnel through the Hajar Mountains in Oman, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is a luxurious destination of date palms, oasis-like swimming pools, mouth-watering food and impeccable service. The 124-acre resort looks out over the bay of Al Jissah and is just 45 minutes from Muscat airport.
Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort has 12 treatment villas, a hydro pool, steam room, rain showers, an ice fountain and a relaxation area.
Accommodation is within the resort’s two hotels – Al Waha and Al Bandar. Both are luxurious and ultra comfortable, while Al Waha has the more family-oriented feel as some of its suites offer interconnecting rooms, as well as kid-friendly DVD players and games console. All of the rooms have balconies or patios with views of the sea or the lush gardens.
There’s something for everyone at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort, including tennis, yoga classes, eco adventures, desert excursions, and the Cool Zone where kids can enjoy all kinds of organised activities. The resort has introduced enhanced watersports and a start of the art facility, meaning you can enjoy a diverse mix of exhilarating activities from hydro-sport jetpacks, to clear-bottom kayaks and beyond. You can also ride camels and ponies along the beach, and there are several swimming pools to enjoy too.
Choose from a wide variety of restaurants at both hotels. Al Waha’s child-friendly Surf Café caters for the fussiest of eaters, or try Al Bandar’s Capri Court, which serves modern Italian dishes. There’s also Al Tanoor, which offers Arabic flavours in an elegant dining room. Pool bars at both hotels serve healthy lunches and snacks, and the BAB rooftop lounge is the place for cocktails and beautiful views.
P.O Box 644MuscatOman