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Muscat Hills Resort, Oman - Review

Updated: Apr 13

​Overall rating ★★★★│5-star Hotel│xx USD p/n│Oman

Staff: ★★★★Facilities: ★★★★Cleanliness: ★★★Value for money: ★★★★Location: ★★


Amidst the hustle and bustle of exploring the UAE, there comes a time when one craves a serene beach retreat. Thus, after my exhilarating journey, I embarked on a blissful beach vacation in Oman. Graciously invited by the Muscat Beach Resort, a luxurious haven nestled along the shores of Muscat, I eagerly anticipated three days of pure relaxation and indulgence.


Situated just a 35-minute drive from the international airport, the Muscat Beach Resort instantly captivated me with its Mediterranean-style ambiance. As I stepped into the hotel, I was greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere, accentuated by the friendly demeanor of the staff.



Throughout my stay at the Muscat Beach Resort, I had the pleasure of lodging in cozy Barasti beach huts. Each morning, I relished a refreshing shower in my private open-air bath and savored moments of tranquility on my terrace. Adorned in a rustic country house style, the huts provided the ideal setting for a rejuvenating beach getaway in Oman. Embracing the concept of immersion in nature, the rooms eschewed telephones and televisions, offering instead the opportunity to reconnect with the surroundings. However, wifi connectivity was readily available throughout the resort.


Accommodation:

At the Muscat Beach Resort, guests have the option to reside in one of the 35 exquisite Beach Huts, meticulously designed in Arabic Barasti style. Five of these huts boast prime beachfront locations, offering unparalleled views of the azure waters. Crafted predominantly from natural materials, the furnishings exude warmth, with various wood elements contributing to the cozy ambiance. Each hut features a charming terrace, while the open-air bathrooms serve as a delightful highlight of the accommodations.


Facilities:

The resort boasts a stunning private beach, where guests can bask in the sun against the backdrop of picturesque mountains. Comfortable sun loungers and parasols dot the sandy shore, providing the perfect setting for relaxation. For couples seeking intimate seclusion, the resort offers VIP seating areas directly on the beach. Here, guests can savor refreshing beverages from the bar while soaking up the sun's rays. In the evenings, the beach transforms into a lively hub with the addition of a shisha lounge, complete with captivating beats courtesy of international DJs.



Furthermore, the Muscat Beach Resort houses a state-of-the-art PADI 5 Star Dive Center, Blue Flow Diving, catering to diving enthusiasts of all levels. Surrounded by the rich marine life of the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea, guests can embark on underwater adventures, encountering turtles, dolphins, and vibrant coral reefs. In addition to diving, the resort offers an array of activities, including kayaking, snorkeling, and dolphin watching trips.


Dining:

At the Muscat Beach Resort, culinary delights await at every turn. The day begins with a sumptuous breakfast buffet, featuring an array of options to suit every palate. From fresh fruits to savory pastries and eggs cooked to perfection, guests are treated to a delightful start to the day.


The resort's restaurant and adjoining bar offer an elegant dining experience, with both indoor and outdoor seating options overlooking Al Jissah Bay. Helmed by chefs hailing from Spain, Ibiza, and Oman, the culinary team showcases a diverse menu, ranging from Mediterranean specialties to Arabic delicacies. Highlights include an exquisite selection of fish and seafood, complemented by international favorites. Whether indulging in salads, pasta, or grilled meats, guests can expect a culinary journey infused with flavors from around the world.



In addition to the restaurant offerings, guests can enjoy casual beachside dining, with a menu featuring burgers, wraps, and club sandwiches. The well-stocked bar, boasting an alcohol license, serves up an array of tantalizing cocktails, ensuring that every moment at the Muscat Beach Resort is a celebration.


In conclusion, my sojourn at the Muscat Beach Resort was nothing short of magical. From the chic decor to the serene surroundings, every aspect of the resort exuded charm and sophistication. As I bid farewell to the turquoise waters and majestic mountains of Oman, I departed with cherished memories, eagerly anticipating my next visit to this idyllic seaside retreat.



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