Oman Dive Centre – Oman’s Best-Kept Secret!
One of the ‘best-kept secrets’ in Oman is the Oman Dive Centre.
The accommodation is made up of cute, unique, little
Barasti (palm fronds) huts nestled on a private beach arranged in a semi circles.
(Since it is a Diving Centre, divers get preference so
accommodation is normally booked at short notice.)
It is about 45 minutes out of Muscat and you can take the
scenic coast highway past the Muttrah Corniche.
The highway is excellent and well sign-posted.
I have had many splendid weekends here, absorbing the peace and solitude.
The combination of the mountains embracing the beautiful
coastline is amazingly beautiful and sunsets are inspirational
The rooms are gorgeous, large beds, crisp white linen, romantic mosquito nets.
Whilst the rooms are air-conditioned, a heavy, carved Omani door leads
to a bathroom open to the elements.
There is ample cupboard space and a well-stocked mini-bar.
Supper and breakfast are included in the package and offer a
good variety of dishes in buffet form.
There is a shisha tent on the beach which is popular and day-visitors are also welcome.
The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is casual.
On arrival you throw off your shoes and only put them on when you depart.
There is a long jetty and at low tide the private lagoon empties substantially
and you can walk far out, screening the sand for interesting sea life.
During high-tide fish are plenty and it is an excellent place for snorkelling!
(There is a residential Grey Heron and abundant bird life.)
The perfect destination to flop back in a lounger with a good
book and let time melt away your stress and fatigue!
I heartily recommend it!