This vibrant itinerary combines some of the highlights of northern Oman, including the capital city of Muscat, the vast desert of Wahiba Sands and the dramatic forts and hidden villages around Nizwa in the stunning Hajar Mountains.
Oman is an excellent destination for families, with superb child-friendly hotels and plenty of activities to suit all ages. A combination of the beach, mountains and desert makes for an easy-going but exciting trip, which can easily be tailored for you.
Oman is a country with dramatic landscapes, magnificent forts, vast empty deserts, rugged mountain ranges and stunning coastlines. Imagine India specialist Louise has travelled extensively throughout the country and is very passionate about this little known Middle East destination. We have asked her to whittle down her ideas to come up with the top five reasons why Oman should be your next holiday destination…
This luxurious itinerary takes in Oman’s most breathtaking sites, including the dramatic Hajar mountains and powdery white beaches of Salalah. Spend a night under the stars in an exclusive private camp, and be awe-inspired by Muscat’s Grand Mosque.
Luxury Oman Beach
Salalah & Musandam Peninsula
Best for: Beach, Honeymoon, Luxury
This easy-going itinerary incorporates two of Oman’s best beach destinations; Salalah, located right down in the south of the country, and Zighy Bay, tucked away in the Musandam Peninsula in the far north.
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Whilst the focus of this trip is relaxation, both resorts offer a sense of place, and plenty of Arabian charm. When thinking of beaches in the Middle East, it is easy to immediately picture the likes of Dubai, with large glittering hotels and towering skyscrapers as the backdrop. However, Oman has a completely different landscape and atmosphere, making this an ideal destination for those who want luxury that still feels authentic.
Although this itinerary only features two beach destinations, it is easy to include other parts of Oman, including Muscat and the dramatic Hajar mountains.
Days 1 - 6 : Salalah Beach, Oman
Stay at Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah for 5 nights
Your holiday will start in Salalah, located in Oman’s Dhofar province right down in the south of the country. To reach Salalah, you will need to fly via Muscat, Doha or Dubai. The province has a very different feel to the north of Oman, and the landscape is dotted with gardens, orchards and frankincense trees. You will spend five nights at the luxurious Anantara Al Baleed resort, which sits on a glorious stretch of white sandy beach.
The resort has a modern Arabian style, with accommodation ranging from spacious rooms to indulgent pool villas. For families, there are fantastic two and three-bedroom options. There are excellent facilities and activities to enjoy, including tennis courts, kids’ and teen’s clubs, wine tasting, cycling, snorkelling and diving, paddle boarding and boat trips.
Day 6 : Fly from Salalah to Dubai
Days 6 - 11 : Musandam Peninsula, Oman
Stay at Six Senses Zighy Bay for 5 nights
From Salalah, take a short international flight to Dubai, where you will be met at the airport and transferred by road to the Musandam Peninsula; Oman’s northern-most province, which is separated from the rest of the country by the UAE.
Six Senses Zighy Bay sits on a secluded cove overlooking the Gulf of Oman, and the resort will be your home for the next five nights. The drive will take around two hours, and should you wish it is then possible to paraglide into the resort from the mountains above or take a private speedboat across the bay.
Six Senses Zighy Bay sits on a private beach, set beneath high mountains that form a dramatic backdrop to the resort. As you can expect from a Six Senses property, there is a bare-foot luxury ethos and the level of accommodation and service are superb. Whilst the resort is popular with couples, it’s also an excellent choice for families, with a range of activities and a kids’ club.
Accommodation is set in private pool villas, some of which open directly onto the beach. If you can tear yourself away from your sunlounger, there are plenty of activities and excusrions to enjoy, including rock climbing, sunset cruises, snorkelling and diving, 4x4 driving, trekking and visits to local villages.
From $3129 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
All accommodation and breakfasts
Private transfers, entry fees and a selection of experiences
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.