2,000 metres above sea level, nestled in the tranquil Al Hajar mountains you can find a haven fit for the most luxurious retreat. An environmentally sustainable mountain resort, described by the restaurants manager as
‘A blessing from God.’
It feels like you have found a secret hideaway where you can clear the mind,forget the world as you gasp at the breathtaking views and exhale the fresh mountain air.
The best way to do this is to take a dip in the still, azure blue infinity pool that sparkles peacefully on the cliff top. For chillier days, soak in the indoor heated infinity pool and feel the bubbles stir around you.
To immerse yourself with nature, enjoy invigorating tailor-made excursions including mountain walks (with varying degrees of danger) or a historical trip to Nizwa fort with adjoining souq.
There are 86 rooms, including sprawling isolated stone clad suites where you can truly hide-away and enjoy an intimate private dining experience.
You can enjoy 100% organic natural Balinese- style treatments at Alila spa, feel pampered with a steam room, the air filled with a mist of heady, earthy and cleansing oils, grounded in frankincense and juniper berry, reminiscent of ancient Oman.
The Juniper restaurant (Named after the juniper trees that grow in the highlands of Oman) offers tasty Arabic dishes, as well as a cosmopolitain menu using using fresh and seasonal local produce. Our recommendation – the home made ice cream is a delicious treat.
A signature Rose Martini features on the menu at the Rose Lounge, as from April to mid May, you will find millions of fresh pink roses adorning the mountains landscape. The lounge is cosy and softly lit, a lovely place to retreat after your luxurious spa treatments.
From the stone exterior that’s carefully camouflaged in the mountains, to the elegant lamps you can find entombed inside the spas wall cavities, there is great attention to detail. The stone architecture is inspired by ancient forts, using local stones traditional Omani building skills.