Stunning Luxury Beach Resorts in Oman

Where the desert meets the sea, Oman is a blissful retreat of glowing gold dunes, secluded slips of sand and the azure waters that melt into the clear blue sky. Unlike its gaudy neighbor of Dubai, Oman enjoys a softer side of living, one with flickering lanterns on the beach at dusk, the soundtrack of migrating birds breaks the silence and lavish hotels sprinkle across the gorgeous ethereal landscape offering the finest hospitality. From the crystal adorned shores of Muscat to the sweet turtle reserves of Ras al Hadd, these are the best luxury beach resorts in Oman.

The Chedi, Muscat

Perched on the soft sandy shores of the Gulf of Oman you can lose yourself to the blissful beauty of one of the leading luxury beach resorts in the world at The Chedi Muscat.

The Chedi Muscat Oman - best luxury beach resorts in Oman

Flanked by the rising Al Hajar Mountains and only a stone’s throw away from the dazzling souks, fortresses and Sultanate’s remote villages deep in the dunes, you can spend a lifetime exploring the sights. Tranquil ponds, the scent of frankincense and manicured gardens welcome you to relax, especially with one of the largest spas in Oman under the same roof where nurturing rituals and romantic bathing ceremonies bring out the best in you.

The Chedi Muscat Oman - best luxury beach resorts in Oman

 

Suites offer private gardens, sunken baths and soaring ceilings with luscious views where you can watch the lights twinkle late into the breeze of regal Arabian nights.

The Chedi Muscat Oman - best luxury beach resorts in Oman

Six Senses Zighy Bay

Personal sand gardens, cobblestone walls, warm woods and a natural energy that seems to pulse through the luxury of the Six Senses resort Zighy Bay makes it a wonder to behold.

Six Senses Zighy Bay Oman - best luxury beach resorts in Oman

Surrounded by mountains and with a private marina you can lounge the day away with an exotic beach holiday. The spa pool villa suite at this stunning luxury beach resort offers a cool cushioned living space, soft cloudlike bed and traditional Arabic summer house perched close to the inviting blue hues of your own pool.

Six Senses Zighy Bay Oman - best luxury beach resorts in Oman

Indulge in the finest regional cuisine at the revered Chefs Table, escape with ancient heritage spa treatments and take a snorkeling trip out into the depths of the deep blue waters to see a plethora of rich marine life drifting below the surface.

Six Senses Zighy Bay Oman

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

With three exquisite luxury beach resorts to choose from, all nestled in the same lavish resort on the shores of the Gulf of Oman you can close your eyes and be whisked away to a world of luxury at the Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa.

Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Oman 1

Arabian flavors and rich textiles inside and the hypnotic colors and rare beauty of the outside world come together to create a heavenly oasis under a crushed lavender sky.

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Rooms are spacious and touched up with lavish finesse and sheer Arabian elegance, guests can enjoy private butler service, cocktails and canapés and a silver blue pool surrounded by ornate courtyards filled to the brim with palms and tinkling fountains.

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Al Bustan Palace

A Ritz Carlton favorite standing proud on its own private beach with the rugged mountain seemingly carved from gold in the background and the expanse of the blue sea framing the front, the Al Bustan Palace is a wonder.

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As soon as you step indoors a cultural host will be waiting to pour you rich Arabian coffee before taking you to see the splendor of suites laced in sea light with ornate marble bathrooms, separate living quarters, elegant furniture and soft as silk rugs to sink your toes into. The beach pavilion is the perfect place to dine with incredibly fresh seafood served right on the sands where flickering candles illuminate the mood and stars swing heavy in the sky.

Al Bustan Palace Oman

Still with its original carvings and intricate wall covers these traditional features combined with rich hospitality has earned this luxury breach resort palace the coveted reputation as being the jewel of the Sultanate.

Al Bustan Palace Oman

 

Jodie Oakes

Jodie Oakes

Jodie Oakes is a seasoned writer and an avid surfer with continuously itchy feet and a love of the finer things in life. After traveling through the continent with a touring band, living in Paris, Amsterdam and under the Auroras Borealis, she is now in Bulgaria where she attempts to piece together her first poetry collection.
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