Al Nahda Resort, Muscat
One of my favourite retreats to beat the ‘mid-term stress’ has been Al Nahda Resort, Muscat.
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.
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!!)
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.
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
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.
Overall I rate it a 5 out of 5 and I will be back!