Located on the Saiq Plateau, expect dramatic landscapes
The resort has it all, from fine dining to an excellent kids club and even a climbing wall
Choose a canyon room for breathtaking views
There's plenty to do outside the resort from hiking and mountain biking to visiting historic Nizwa
Visit Diana's Viewpoint and admire the view where the late Princess of Wales once stood
With its mountain location, Nizwa enjoys a refreshing climate year round. However, the best time to visit most parts of Oman is between November and mid-March, when daytime temperatures average 25°C. It is worth bearing this in mind when planning your trip as for the rest of the year, much of Oman is oppressively hot and hazy, particularly between May and August.
Opened in October 2016, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort brings the Anantara brand to Oman. Resting on the breathtaking Green Mountain, the resort combines luxury and style with a backdrop of outstanding panoramic views of these fabled mountains.
Set on the rocky Saiq Plateau, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort offers a sanctuary of 115 guest rooms and villas which open out to gardens or onto views of this impressive canyon. Here you'll find Diana's point, the famous viewpoint where the late Princess Diana of Wales visited in 1986.
Surrounded by craggy peaks, the wild Saiq Plateau lies around 2,000m above sea level, once one of the most inaccessible and uninhabited regions in Oman. The dramatic rugged landscape of Jabel Akhdar - the Green Mountain, is where you'll find Anantara. Now a nature reserve, Jabal Akhdar is a great place to explore the lush, green villages that dot these mountains or just to take in the impressive views by the pool.
The resort itself features three restaurants, a lounge and a deli café, giving guests a variety of dining options to choose from. With the Asfour Kids Club and Jabal Teens Club, all ages are catered for and parents can rest assured that everyone will have an enjoyable stay. The recreation, fitness centre and tennis court are great for those wanting to keep active whilst Anantara's signature spa will provide complete relaxation - there's even a hammam where you can practice hot yoga.
There are plenty of activities available too. Take to the hills either trekking or with a mountain drive or enjoy a cultural visit to the historic city of Nizwa. At the right time of year you can even drive to see Damask roses cascade beautifully down the mountains in full bloom and learn about the age-old art of making sweet-smelling rose water. A stay at Anantara Al Jabal Al Ahkdar Resort can be tailored to suit your interests and needs, whether that be exploring the cultural highlights of the area, trying some active pursuits both within and outside the resort, or simply relaxing and enjoying the renowned Anantara service.
There are 82 canyon view rooms and 33 private pool villas to choose from at Anantara Al Jabal Al Ahkdar Resort. Each are spacious and stylishly designed in keeping with the resort's luxury feel.
Situated on the ground floor, the Premier Canyon View Room is equipped with King Size or twin beds. Enjoy stunning canyon views from your private balcony.
Interconnecting rooms are available.
Rooms are 60 sq.m
The beautifully appointed Deluxe Canyon View Rooms on the upper floor are characterised by impressive views of the canyon.
Rooms are 60 sq.m
Positioned on the cliff's edge, the One Bedroom Cliff Pool Villas have impressive panoramic views from the terrace of the private infinity pool stretching the entire length of the villa.
The Two Bedroom Garden Pool Villas are spacious with two full bedrooms equipped with a King Size bed in the master bedroom and a set of twin beds the second bedroom. Each feature private walk-in dressing areas, rain showers and bathtubs. Complete with a majlis-style living area, dining room, plunge pool with an adjacent Jacuzzi and sun-beds to enjoy your stay in the lap of luxury.
Villas are 309 sq.m
The Two Bedroom Deluxe Garden Pool Villas enjoy direct access from the resort and include private walk-in dressing areas, majlis-style living area, dining room and a private plunge pool with Jacuzzi.
Designed for privacy, the One Bedroom Garden Pool Villas enjoy plenty of sunlight, a private plunge pool and a Arabian majlis-style living area. Enjoy a beverage here brought to you by your private butler.
Villas are 178 sq.m
With private parking, unwind in your private enclave with a temperature controlled
plunge pool and private butler service.
The villas are 178 sq.m
The One Bedroom Anantara Pool Villas, offering 270 degree views of the canyon, have an optimal location. With only two of its kind, each can be converted to a two bedroom villa as the privacy wall in the outdoor area can be retracted.
The two-storey Three Bedroom Royal Mountain Villa is the epitome of luxury. Complete with a garage, spacious living and dining areas and three bedrooms each with breathtaking views. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet, bathroom with rain shower and bathtub. Enjoy the uninterrupted canyon views and a private 14.2m pool with attached Jacuzzi.
Children are welcome at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort and you'll find there's plenty to keep them entertained. The Asfour Kids Club is a great way for younger guests to make new friends offering interactive indoor and outdoor play. The Jabal Teens Club also provides a private enclave for your teens to hang out in as well as adventurous activities to keep them entertained.
There are four restaurants at Anantara Al Jabal Al Ahkdar - Al Maisan with an international menu, Al Qalaa for a more fine dining Middle Eastern experience, Bella Vista - the Italian all day pool bar and Al Baha which is a great light option deli café. Besides the dining options, facilities include the Anantara signature spa, kids and teens club and pool area with breathtaking views.
There are plenty of activities available at Anantara Al Jabal Al Ahkdar Resort to keep you entertained both in the resort and outside. From the fitness centre, spa, library and yoga to cooking lessons, tennis and archery, the resort has it all. You can even try some night and day painting of the dramatic landscape. Venture outside of the resort for an adrenaline rush mountain biking or head down through the remote villages and later enjoy a picnic in the mountains.
A tour of Nizwa Market taking in this ancient city fort, souq markets and streets. Delve into the history of the once-capital of Oman as your guide brings to life existence in the old town. Travel to the village of Al Hamra to see traditional mud houses.
Visit the local Friday market in Nizwa.
Today you will go on a trek in the mountains with a private guide.
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.
The distillation of rosewater in the Hajar mountains is a centuries-old tradition. Visit one of the distilleries to learn about the labour-intensive process to produce the rosewater, unique to this area of the country.
from £3800 pp
inc flights & transfers for 8 nights
from £4200 pp
inc flights & transfers for 11 nights
from £2100 pp
inc flights & transfers for 8 nights
Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort can be found on a cliff top of the Saiq Plateau, a short 30-minute drive away from the city of Nizwa and four hours southeast of Dubai.
7-hour 30-minute direct international flight to Muscat International Airport. From there, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is a two-hour drive.
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