Located just a 15-minute drive from Salalah Airport right between the beach and a natural lagoon
A tropical oasis, choose from different room types or your own villa and even a private plunge pool
A gourmet delight, there are three main restaurants serving Middle Eastern cuisine as well as international dishes
Children are welcome and can enjoy either the kids or teens club depending on their age
The first hammam in Salalah, a trip to the Anantara spa draws on the wellness traditions of the Middle East
Just an hour away from Muscat, this pristine resort is the ideal start or end to a trip though Oman
A fantastic small and chic resort that is perfect for families and couples
Salalah, and the Dhofar region in general, has its own microclimate with the 'khareef', or southeast monsoon, hitting the area from mid-June to mid-September. The result is that the Dhofar region is lush and green during and for some time after the khareef. The best time to visit is at the end of September and during October as the climate is not too hot, the rains should have passed, and temperatures are in the high-20s to low-30s, but the lushness remains making the area beautifully green. Temperatures in this area don't rise much above the low-30s meaning that it is bearable year-round.
Sitting on a glorious and untouched stretch of white coastline, the chic and upscale Al Baleed Resort Salalah is the perfect addition to Oman's fine selection of small resorts. With fantastic ocean front rooms and suites, this is the ideal place to relax.
The chic and understated Middle Eastern design of this luxury resort reflects the region's rich cultural heritage, being just a short walk away from the UNESCO protected Al Baleed Archaeological Park.
The accommodation available at Anantara includes 40 generously sized luxurious and deluxe rooms with an option of sea, balcony or gardens views. If you want something with a little more privacy and space, the villas are a great option, especially for families but also couples wanting space. There are 96 villas in total varying in size, of which 88 have private plunge pools.
What makes this resort so unique is the experiences and activities available to guests. Like other Anantara resorts, choose from diving and tennis to cookery and mixology cocktail classes - you really can be as active as you please. For younger guests, there are separate kids and teens clubs, ensuring your children meet friends of similar ages and take part in activities which will keep them engaged and entertained. For adults, the resort is also home to Salalah’s first hammam, a perfect haven where you can enjoy the array of spa treatments on offer. Surrounded by towering palms, tropical gardens and lush water features, the resort welcomes you to your home away from home.
There are 136 room and villas available at Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah, all modern in style with a Middle Eastern flair. Choose either a room or villa depending on your needs, whether that be privacy, beach views or your very own plunge pool.
Children are welcome at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara. Here you'll find there's plenty to keep everyone entertained. The kids club is a great way for younger guests to stay engaged offering both interactive indoor and outdoor play whilst the teens club allows older ones to make friends with children of a similar age doing things they enjoy.
The dining options at Al Baleed Resort Salalah are plenty, showcasing both local delicacies as well as tastes from across the globe. During the day relaxing with light refreshments and Mediterranean classics by the pool. Later, expect a sophisticated Omani feel and a stir the senses, from exciting Asian cuisines to gourmet buffet feasts.
Sakalan is our all-day international restaurant, bringing you enticing tastes from near and far.
Enjoy a voyage of discovery through Thailand, China, Vietnam and Laos at evening restuarant Mekong. Savour the authentic age-old recipes and regional specialties in the dining room or in an alfresco setting by the lagoon.
Zesty Mediterranean flavours and a laid-back feel make Al Mina a great lunchtime option by the pool. Enjoy service right on the beach or at your poolside lounger during the day, with a more refined dining experience on the terrace in the evening.
Enjoy gourmet food in the privacy of your own room or villa as if you were dining at one of Anantara's restaurants.
Dine by Design offers an intimate setting for a romantic dinner for two or a private group wanting to savour the occasion. Your private butler will serve you your chosen menu in a secluded and serene spot.
Activities at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara are endless, bringing world class facilities to this fascintating and pristine coastline. Enjoy water sports and diving on the beach, yoga, tennis and the incredible hammam spa or explore the area. Nearby points of interest include the awe inspiring Al Baleed Archaeological Park, Salalah Souq Tour and a Wadi Tour by 4x4 with picnic lunch.
A half-day tour taking in the fishing village of Taqa and its castle, the fascinating archaeological site of Khor Rori (or Sumhuram), the town of Mirbat home to traditional fishing boats and location of the 1972 battle, and the Tomb of Mohamed bin Ali.
A half-day tour outside Salalah taking in the tomb of the Prophet Job and the mountains behind the city where frankincense trees abound. The tour drops down to Mughsayl Beach and the blowholes before winding through breathtaking roads to the Yemen border.
A tour of Salalah takes in a garden farm, the Shanfari Mosque, the frankincense souq as well as the cattle market. Take the opportunity to walk along the waterfront corniche, and visit the Museum of the Frankincense Land to learn about the Dhofar region.
Spend the day exploring the dramatic mountains that surround Salalah, strolling through wadis, taking in breathtaking vistas and visiting local villages.
A full-day tour into the Empty Quarter to what is thought to be the lost city of Ubar, also known as the Atlantis of the Sands, which is currently under excavation by archaeologists. The day will also consist of some exciting dune bashing in the desert.
from SGD $9400 pp
Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara is located on Salalah Beach, just outside the city of Salalah in the Dhofar region of Oman.
Escapism Magazine, April 2017
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