With borders opening and travel slowing gaining momentum, holidays have started to garner interest again. While there are some of us who are still wary about travelling, the travel hungry among us who have been craving a change of scenery have either hopped on a plane or booked our next holiday. After several months of lockdowns and restrictions, a relaxing weekend (even an extended one) is almost a necessity.
Staycation or vacation, our vote for a truly relaxing and fun-filled getaway goes to Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. One of the finest luxury resorts in the Sultanate, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa has something for just about every kind of traveller and holiday seeker. Here are our top five reasons why idyllic beachside resort is the ideal spot for a fun-filled vacay:
Oasis by the Bay
An award winning 5-star integrated resort, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah’s strategic location grants you an uninterrupted nature experience, while also being just a 20-minute drive from downtown Muscat. Surrounded by towering mountains, expansive lush gardens, relaxing beach, several pools and even a lazy river to float on, it’s the perfect retreat to escape the humdrum of post-covid routine.
All for One & One for All
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah is known for its exceptional hospitality, and the resort offers tailored packages to suit your specific needs. The resort has an array of activities for a fun family vacation, dreamy couples’ getaway or an exciting adventure.
Create unforgettable memories with the family package, that includes dolphin watching, diving, guided snorkeling trips and outdoor cinema. Or enjoy a romantic stay with sunset cruises, fine dining and a relaxing spa day. If thrill is what you seek, the resort has crafted an exciting adventure filled itinerary with kayaking, jet-skiing and diving.
The team at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah is exceptional at curating memorable experiences.
For food lovers, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah is the ultimate indulgence. Embark on a culinary journey like no other, with diverse mouthwatering cuisines. The resort boasts 15 exceptional restaurants and lounges. Enjoy a modern take on Arabic food, while enjoying authentic Omani ambiance at Al Tanoor. Bait Al Bahr is the perfect option for seafood fans, while Capri Court transports you to Italy with every bite. Unwind at the Piano lounge and enjoy an expertly crafted beverage with a spellbinding sea view. Or if you want something truly unique, the F&B team will arrange a lavish culinary experience for the whole family – the Majilis Dinner, an Arabian-themed setup on the beach featuring a set mouthwatering family-style menu and a soothing ambience filled with the sound of the waves.
A destination by itself
Home to two hotels, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah is the ultimate getaway for the fact that it is a destination by itself. Restaurants and bars, specialty boutiques, Chi Spa, water sports and recreational activities, and specially curated experiences for every kind of traveller make Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah a holiday destination that you would want to enjoy without stepping out.
It’s better to be safe than sorry during a pandemic. Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah is a safe haven for those seeking to enjoy a few days of fun and luxury. The resort has a ‘Shangri-La Cares’ program which has a series of safety measure and protocols to ensure that your stay is a covid-free one. The hotel has placed sanitizing equipment throughout its properties and ensures deep cleaning of all surfaces used by the guests.
Shangri-La is our go-to leisure destination. The breathtaking view and scenic location are enough to rejuvenate our senses. Their excellent services and packages for family and couples, fun activities and dining experiences make the resort a must visit. Their assured safety measures seals the deal for us!