With Insta-worthy sunrises and sunsets, azure waters and gourmet food, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is everything you want from an active escape

Nestled between the dramatic backdrop of rugged mountains and the pristine waters of the Omani Gulf, it is a fully integrated destination resort spread across two hotel wings, Al Waha and Al Bandar. Al Waha features 262 guestrooms and is ideal for families, while Al Bandar offers 198 guestrooms and appeals to couples seeking a secluded holiday experience. On your stay you will be rewarded with uninterrupted views of the pool or ocean from the comfort of your suite.

Begin your day with a walk along the shore, watching the shimmering sun dance on the waters and refresh yourself before heading to Al Tanoor for your fill of a supreme spread of breakfast. For lunch, tuck into a tasty pizza from the wood-fired oven at Circles. And for dinner feast on fresh seafood right by the beach at Bait al Bahar. With more than 20 restaurants, bars, lounges and cafés, you will want to make sure to try as many as you can. We particularly recommend having a couple of sunset drinks on the B.A.B rooftop.

After the hectic activities of the festive season, you may just want to soak up the January sun at any of the six swimming pools within the resort or glide along the glorious Lazy River. Alternatively, if you’re wanting to have a more active holiday, a game of tennis awaits at any of the four floodlit tennis courts, or you can get your thrills from some exhilarating watersport activities. Whatever you decide to do, you are spoilt for choice.

No holiday is complete without a spa experience. CHI, The Spa has a splendid menu of massages and therapies that will wash away any remnants of stress and have you bright and ready to take on the new year with a smile.


The Prize

• Two-night stay in Al Bandar Hotel suite  •  Breakfast at Al Tanoor  •  Lunch at Circles Pool Bar  • Dinner at Bait Al Bahr  • 60-minute massage at CHI, The Spa  • Unlimited access to all facilities and services at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa


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