Location: Overlooking the stunning turquoise water of the Sea of Oman, this incredible resort, which features three distinct luxury hotels, sits on 124 acres of rugged mountains and gorgeous beaches. And just 15 minutes from the bustling capital of Muscat, this resort combines the best of all worlds.
History: Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa opened in late 2005 and features Oman’s first family dedicated hotel, Al Waha.
Service: Throughout three hotels and multiple restaurants, the service at Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is nothing less than impeccable, in keeping with the high standards of the acclaimed Shangri-La brand.
Just 15 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Muscat, Oman, the spectacular Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa sprawls over a rugged peninsula, reaching out into the crystal blue water of the Sea of Oman. Featuring a long, sandy beach and surrounded by mountains, this resort matches its spectacular natural environment with its exquisite design and architecture, calling back to times of Arabian Palaces and local markets. Guests may choose between three distinct hotels located across the property: Al Waha, “the Oasis,” a family-friendly hotel turned seaside paradise; Al Bandar, “the Town,” which serves as the shopping-and-eating hub of the resort, and the palatial Al Husn, "the Castle,” the most luxurious of them all. With world-class restaurants and seaside cafes and bars, a wide variety of water activities including sea kayaking and scuba diving, and –of course –CHI, The Spa, guests at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa will lose themselves in fun, in adventure, in luxury, and in style.
Choose from three different luxury hotels, each with their own unique personality:
Inspired by old Muscat, Al Bandar features buildings of varying heights and ornate balconies, housing nearly 200 sea-facing guest rooms. The heart of the resort, this hotel features seven restaurants and bars, as well as the resort’s ballroom and conference area.
The resort’s most luxurious hotel, the palatial Al Husn is an adult-only retreat, featuring a private pool, secluded beach, and the highest level of services and amenities, including complimentary afternoon tea and pre-dinner cocktails with canapé service.
Oman’s first dedicated family hotel is the biggest of the three hotels, designed around several large swimming pools and gardens to create a lush oasis. The hotel features 262 guestrooms and suites, each with a spacious balcony or patio to drink in the sea air.
Sitting atop a natural playground, Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa has a wide variety of facilities for guests to enjoy, from beaches and pools to the lazy river and the fitness center. And for those who want to relax and be pampered, there’s the star of the show: CHI, The Spa.
A symbol of world-class spa service at international Shangri-La hotels, CHI, The Spa provides a luxurious, relaxing space to unwind and indulge, through private treatments or a visit to the CHI Water Oasis, featuring a vitality hydro pool, a herbal steam room, tropical showers, and an ice fountain.
Bring your workout to the next level at the resort’s fitness center, overlooking the beach and the sea and featuring a sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi.
Connected to the pools at Al Waha and Al Bandar, the Lazy River is the perfect activity for kids and adults alike: float down the river on inflatable tubes as many times as you’d like between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Enjoy a dip in one of the resort’s spacious, cooled swimming pools located at all three hotels (the pool at Al Husn is exclusively for those guests). Each pool has an adjacent bar offering snacks and cocktails.
Lay out on the long stretch of beach and enjoy the view and the amenities, including beach loungers, umbrellas, towels, bathrooms, showers and bar service with light snacks. Guests of Al Husn may also relax on Turtle Beach, a smaller, secluded beach at the edge of the mountains.
Over the sprawling 124-acre resort property, there are many places to grab a quick bite, enjoy a leisurely cocktail or relish in a fancy, gourmet meal. With 11 restaurants and six bars, guests can find light snacks, elegant cocktails, and gourmet dishes: whatever they are craving and anything of their choosing.
Enjoy the delectable cuisine of the Arabian Gulf region in this traditional Omani restaurant, designed with Arabian tents, pottery and vibrant colours. The restaurant serves up incredible Arabian cuisine at open cooking stations, as well as Mediterranean, Persian, Indian and Turkish food.
Grab a glass of wine, champagne, or a signature cocktail at B.A.B. Lounge, a large, relaxing environment for pre-dinner drinks or late-night social hour. The Lounge also serves a selection of canapés, sharing platters, seafood messah, and light snacks, and hosts a daily happy hour from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Offering fresh, seasonal Italian cuisine off a constantly-evolving menu, Capri Court is a lovely spot to enjoy a meal overlooking the beach and lush gardens from its stylish and contemporary indoor and outdoor seating areas.
An international restaurant showcasing cuisine from Asia, Latin America, and the Mediterranean, Sambra features open show kitchens so guests can interact with the chefs as they whip up delicious meals.
Pull up a chair in resort’s central piazza at Tapas & Sablah, a Mediterranean, Asian, and Middle Eastern tapas bar that offers food, drinks, and shisha late into the night.