Blessed with spectacular mountain, desert and coastal scenery, Oman is a brilliant destination for romantic stays. Bearing little comparison to its neighboring countries, Oman is all about luxury hotels, spa treatments and snorkeling along the coast, medieval forts, camping in the desert, and sailing the oceans.In this series of posts, we will pick the finest hotels in Oman that deserve a visit on your honeymoon/ romantic getaway.
Alila Jabal Akhdar, Al–Dakhiliyah, Oman
Jabal Akhdar, meaning “The Green Mountain” in Arabic, is part of the Al Hajar mountain range, one of Oman’s most spectacular regions. Perched here 2,000 metres above sea level, Alila Jabal Akhdar overlooks a dramatic gorge, surrounded by awe-inspiring views of the Al Hajar Mountains. This Oman resort is the perfect base for exploring the region’s magnificent landscape of rugged, untouched beauty while experiencing the height of sumptuous comfort.
The resort’s 86 beautifully appointed suites and villas are located within the main hotel building or arranged in individual clusters of four to six suites, generously spaced out around the clifftop to maximise privacy and uninterrupted views over the mountains and down into the gorges. Earthy tones of wood and stone are accented with rugs and furnishings in bold yet warm hues, while the leaves of the juniper tree, hand-painted on a wall in every suite by a local artist, bring an element of nature indoors.
The resort’s all-day dining restaurant, the Juniper Restaurant, serves a variety of local and international dishes, which you can enjoy whilst looking out over the fantastic views. The Rose Lounge offers refreshing beverages, signature cocktails and light bites throughout the day.
Book the Jabal Terrace suites located on the first floor with vast wooden outdoor deck where you can fully appreciate the majesty and mystery of this incredible destination, and hold hands under the vast night sky, enjoying sunsets and stargazing.
Don’t forget to experience couples treatments at the Spa Alila where locally grown herbs and essential oils are used in the signature treatments, an almost edible menu of scrubs, wraps and masks featuring coffee, ginger, cinnamon and lemongrass.