The Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa is an adults-only property, welcoming guests aged 16 and above
The resort offers the best of both worlds, boasting its own private facilities whilst also allowing access to the restaurants and facilities at the neighbouring Shangri-La Barr al Jissah Resort & Spa
Guests at the Shangri-La Al Husn can enjoy plenty of extra benefits, including complimentary afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks and canapés and a selected minibar
Whilst the resort's beach is only 100-metres long, it is very pretty
The best time to visit Oman is between November and mid-March, when the cooler air brings the mountain scenery sharply into focus and daytime temperatures average at 25°C. For the rest of the year, much of Oman is oppressively hot and hazy, particularly between May and August.
The Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa is an exclusive adults-only hotel, perched above the Bar al Jissah Bay southeast of Oman's capital, Muscat. The resort offers a private beach, inviting infinity pool and a plethora of added benefits to enjoy.
The Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa (formerly part of the Shangri-La Barr al Jissah Resort & Spa) boasts a beautiful setting overlooking a rocky coastline and the azure waters of the Gulf of Oman. The 180 rooms and suites are delightfully spacious, and a butler service is available should you wish.
Guests at Al Husn are treated to a number of indulgent benefits, including a complimentary selected minibar, afternoon tea and pre-dinner cocktails and canapés. Visitors to the private 100-metre beach are also greeted with an 'Al Husn Beach Kit', which includes water, juice and cooling spray.
Al Husn has two restaurants and two bars, including sandwiches and seafood at the Mahhara Beach Bar and delicious Moroccan cuisine at Shahrazad. Guests at Al Husn also have access to the 15 other food and beverage options in the neighbouring Shangri-La Barr al Jissah Resort & Spa, meaning you will be spoiled for choice.
Al Husn has its own 24-hour state of the art fitness centre, a serene spa, and guests are welcome to use the facilities at the Shangri-La Barr al Jissah Resort & Spa, which include tennis courts, a lazy river and mini golf. Watersports such as kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, waterskiing and windsurfing are available, and there is also a dive centre at the adjacent marina, which also offers boat trips for dolphin watching and snorkelling.
The Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa has 180 rooms and suites. All of the accommodation features a balcony and a luxurious en-suite bathroom. The décor is inspired by Arabian palaces, featuring intricate wooden latticing and lanterns, and rich fabrics and colours.
Offering incredible cliff-top views, the Al Husn Deluxe Rooms invite guests to stay in Arabian-inspired luxury. Measuring 48 sqm, the room are complete with decadent details, rich decoration and marble bathrooms.
Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to stay at Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa. We recommend that families stay at the neighbouring Shangri-La Barr al Jissah Resort & Spa, which has great facilities for children.
The Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa has its own 100-metre beach, beautiful infinity pool, 24-hour fitness centre and peaceful spa. There are two restaurants and two bars to choose from. Sultanah offers elegant Spanish cuisine, and the menu at Shahrazad features Moroccan, Lebanese and Omani cuisine. The Mahhara Beach Bar is good for a casual bite, offering sandwiches and seafood.
Guests are also welcome to use the facilities at the neighbouring Shangri-La Barr al Jissah Resort & Spa, which includes tennis courts, mini golf, two swimming pools and a lazy river.
There is a range of motorised and non-motorised watersports available, including waterskiing, windsurfing, kayaking, wakeboarding, hydro-sport jet packs and banana boat rides.
A dive centre can be found at the neighbouring marina. There are a number of fantastic dive sites along the Omani coast, and there are also boat trips for dolphin watching and snorkelling.
Get off the beaten track to explore the Al Hayer area of the popular Wadi Bani Khalid. This stretch of the canyon is away from the more frequently visited pools, offering hours of fun-filled adventure.
Enjoy a traditional Omani coffee with the Curator of the Bait Adam Museum. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Oman, as well as gain a detailed insight into the museum's collections.
A driving tour with driver-guide taking in some of the scenic wadis and mountain villages found within a few hours of Muscat.
Spend the evening with an Omani family, enjoying a delicious traditional meal and learning about local culture, history, customs and beliefs.
North of Muscat, off-shore from the town of Barka are the Damaniyat Islands. These are one of Oman's best dive spots but are equally good for a snorkel or swim in beautiful surroundings.
Around three hours to the south of Muscat lie the rolling sand dunes of the Wahiba Sands, a stark and stunning desert with an ever-changing landscape. Dune bashing makes for an exhilarating visit, and contrasts to a swim in the beautiful Wadi Bani Khaled.
Spend the day at the sea, fishing for seasonal catch such as yellowfin tuna, kingfish, grouper, dorado and sailfish. And of course take the time to enjoy the fruits of your labour with a beach BBQ, where your catch will prepared by a private chef.
Half-day city tour of Muscat taking in the; Sultan Qaboos mosque, souqs, the fruit and vegetable, and fish markets.
Accompanied by a chef, spend the morning visiting the city's bustling markets searching for fresh produce which you will then learn how to transform into delicious cuisine at Muscat's Crafty Kitchen.
The long-awaited National Museum is in the heart of Old Muscat, close to the Sultan's Palace. The museum aims to preserve and promote the Omani culture by showcasing the country's rich history.
Visit the local Friday market in Nizwa.
Take in a performance at the Royal Opera House in Muscat.
A wonderfully exclusive experience; spend the day exploring the Oman coastline, including dolphin watching, snorkelling and a private beach BBQ in a picturesque setting.
One of the most interesting museum's in Muscat, the Sultan's Armed Forces Museum offers much more than just a display of military hardware.
Take a tour of the beautiful Royal Opera House in Muscat. Whilst the exterior of the building seems fairly understated, within its walls you will find opulent Arabic design and a wonderful collection of rare instruments.
Not for the faint-hearted, today's adventure will involve climbing up 200-metre cliffs to the top of Jebel Shams, Oman's highest mountain, with the assistance of a steel Via Ferrata cable.
Head out of Muscat for the day for an adventure along the rugged coastline, where dramatic mountains conceal lush wadis just waiting to be explored. Visit the beautiful Wadi Arbayeen and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch.
Exclusively located on the bay at Barr al Jissah, overlooking the Gulf of Oman. Only 15-minutes to Ruwi business district, and within easy reach of the old city of Muscat and Muttrah.
It is 7-hour 30-minute direct international flight to Muscat International Airport. The Resort and Spa is approximately a 45-minute drive from the airport.
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