In a stunning bay overlooking the Gulf of Oman, this ultra-luxurious resort is accessed through a private man-made tunnel in the Hajar Mountains. Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa is a resort of 3 top international-class hotels, set in 124 acres of landscaped gardens with a remarkable mountainous backdrop. This resort is sheer relaxation and escapes offering a full-service spa complex and spacious rooms with panoramic views. Al Bandar’s rooms and suites feature a modern, Arabian-inspired style with comfortable furnishings and artworks crafted locally. The three hotels at the resort are geared towards different target markets: Al Husn (The Castle) is a 6-star luxury hotel, while Al Bandar (The Town) is aimed at the business guest. Al Waha (The Oasis) is aimed at families, providing a kids’ club named Cool Zone and Splash Pad water playground.
The CHI Spa, is the most extensive and well-appointed private spa in Oman, with twelve treatment villas offering traditional Himalayan and Chinese treatments. Guests can enjoy the experience of the unique CHI Water Oasis, featuring a vitality hydro pool, a herbal steam room, tundra and tropical showers, an ice fountain and a relaxation area inviting guests to linger in the restorative ambiance of CHI. Guests can also book the Rhassul and Hammam to truly unwind and relax.
Take a culinary journey to the four corners of the globe at the resort’s numerous (17 in total) restaurants, bars, and lounges. Shahrazad – offers traditional authentic Arabian cuisine featuring Lebanese and Moroccan dishes, Sultanah – speciality international fine dining, Al Tanoor – all-day dining serving Middle Eastern, Indian and International favourites with nightly theme features, Bait Al Bahr – serves freshly-prepared Omani seafood by the beach, Capri Court – authentic Italian restaurant in a contemporary setting, Samba – all day dining serving exotic Latin American and International cuisine, The B.A.B. Lounge, Tapas & Sablah, Asia, Long Bar, Piano Lounge to name a few.
Guests of Al Bandar and Al Waha can use each other’s facilities and a long lazy river can be swum or followed adjoining the two hotels. There is a protected ‘turtle cove’ area where turtles come to nest and a dedicated ranger, Mohammed Al Hassani, informs and educates the guests on how to respect the species and their natural environment in his daily Turtle Talk at the Eco Centre. There is a dive school (Extra Divers) offering excursions, boat trips, snorkeling and dolphin watching. Watersports such as banana boat ride, wakeboarding, paddle boarding and doughnut ride can be enjoyed at a fee. Other facilities and services include a health club, Mini Golf, Babysitting, Adventure Zone, Art Gallery and Omani heritage village amongst others.
Al Husn remains exclusive, and with a huge chandelier from the Czech Republic, wall light shades from Morocco and carpets from Iran, the décor is opulent. When combined with 3 crystal-ceiling ballrooms with retracting walls to convert it into one 700-seater, this place is seriously luxurious!
Dress code is resort casual except for dinner in Sultanah and Shahrazad. For further details kindly contact Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, P.O.Box 644, PC 100, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. (+968)24776677 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org