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Al Nahda Resort, Muscat

One of my favourite retreats to beat the ‘mid-term stress’ has been Al Nahda Resort, Muscat.

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Each time I have stayed here the staff have been friendly and efficient (week-end specials are often on offer).

On arrival you are offered the choice of a bike (distances are a ‘little walk’ in the 30 acres of gardens) or a golf cart to take you to your villa.

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The villas are large and spacious and tastefully decorated with

large kingsized beds, pillows to suit all, a tv, mini bar,

verandah, large bathroom with a huge bath,

bathrobes and slippers ( I rate my hotel on these last two!!)

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This resort is about 30 minutes from Muscat Airport and

4 hours away from Dubai.

It is ideal for ‘nature-lovers’, for those wanting to commune

with nature and who enjoy lots of space.  The flowers and trees

are gorgeous and

the bird life is abundant.

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The spa treatments are literally ‘to die for’ and

many of the ‘week-end specials’ include a free treatment.

I have had facials, footies and complete all body

Thai massages, they were all great!

There are several little spa rooms done out tastefully

with the names of flowers that encircle the meditation garden

and they offer very good treatments (for a full list go on-line).

Because this is a spa resort it is not unusual to see guests

walking around in their free, white, waffle

gowns and slippers, before they

take a dip in the superb pool. This is really rather ‘cool’

and adds to the

informal ambience.

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While ‘stressed out’ parents are enjoying treatments

there is much for the kids to do.

There is a fabulous ‘fountain mountain’, three outdoor jacuzzis

undercover done most artistically, an

exciting ‘steam tunnel’ and a beautiful meditation garden with lots of animal sculptures.

Horse rides are also on offer around the dining area in an exquisite silver antique chariot!

A walk may also see you bumping into a ‘realistic’ large rhino!

(I love the eclectic-feel of the place!)

The dining area is amazing, it is a huge glass structure, attracting lots of natural light.

There is a pub with pool table on top and below you may

get a breakfast or dinner buffet (both included

in the package) with an impressive selection of food.

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Overall I rate it a 5 out of 5 and I will be back!

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4 thoughts on “Al Nahda Resort, Muscat

  1. This looks so good! I’m eating my healthy salad and looking out at a grey English sky. Ah well …

  2. I could use this spa this very weekend. What a great place to find some peace and serenity. I was born too soon…I would like to be able to teleport to places just like this! 😀

    • would heartily recommend it! we live in our bodies but when we do a nice thing we regard it as a treat, should be compulsory don’t you think? I love the ‘healing’ of touch even if it is Oscar, my dog, licking my smelly toes!! He is so indiscriminating, unconditional love!

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