- This iconic mountainside resort is regarded as one of the finest beachfront properties in the world and was originally built as a palace for Oman’s Sultan Qaboos.
- It is quite literally fit for a king, with swim-up rooms, palm gardens strung with hammocks, a Six Senses spa offering 24-carat gold facials, the country’s tallest atrium, tennis courts and an amusement park for children.
- Rooms are suitably majestic with hi-tech amenities, deluxe furnishings and, everywhere you look, the most stunning views.
- Amenities include a 50-metre, temperature-controlled infinity pool, four lagoon pools, a children’s pool, four tennis courts, a jogging trail, and a variety of water sports including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and snorkeling.
- Featuring 200 acres of lush, landscaped gardens and the longest private beach in the Sultanate, the resort boasts a string of recreational opportunities for business and leisure travellers.
- Six Senses Spa at Al Bustan Palace offers a wide selection of locally-inspired massages, result-driven facials from The Organic Pharmacy and Margy’s, wellness therapies and rituals plus body, beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert spa therapists. World class facilities include six hammam rooms.
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We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Visit the nearby towns of Al Bustan, Haramel, Sidab on your way to old Muscat City see the coastline by driving through this road and maybe a chance of a free catch of the day by the locals in Sidab bring that back to Al Bustan Palace and ask the chef to prepare you a meal out of it for a total authentic Omani experience.
Leave the hotel early and head down to the Muttrah Fish Market and small vegetable market to watch the fisherman bring their catch directly from their boats and sell to the local community. You will find this lots of fun and really exciting to see how the locals interact with the traders. This area offers great photo opportunities. You can find a lot of kinds of fish: tuna, shrimps, octopus and even shark sometimes.
Go back to the Glorious past of Oman by visting Nizwa Fort, Bahla Fort, Rustaq Fort, Nakhal Fort, Hazam Castle, Gibreen Castle where they date back before Islam Era.
Known as the Grand Canyon of Middle East, Jabal Shams is 3,000 meters above sea level. Located 250 kilometers away from Muscat City.
Considered one of the biggest mosque in the middle east, The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque boasts an architecture affair that no other place has and looking to the biggest chandler and Persian Carpet this is an educational tour not to be missed.
Whether you’re taking a moment on the shore of a small creek or on the kilometer-long, tranquil private beach at Al Bustan Palace, here is how to equip yourself.
From the old souq in Muttrah to the Sultan’s Palace in the old quarter, Oman’s capital has many treasures to showcase. Here is how to best enjoy the day out.
Surrounded by the vast desert of Wahiba Sands and the majestic Al Hajar mountains, Muscat is a haven for outdoors and adventure seekers.
Al Bustan Palace is a sophisticated and luxurious 250-room hotel, which is set on a stunning stretch of coastline with a dramatic mountain backdrop. It is situated just 30 kilometres from Muscat so is well placed for exploring the city. Al Bustan Palace has a reputation as one of the most established hotels in the Middle East. The Palace was built to accommodate visiting heads of state and the high levels of service and comfort given to those rulers are also afforded to all its guests. The famous lobby of the hotel is 38 metres high, and glimmers with gold, polished marble and a huge chandelier.
The bedrooms are furnished in an Arabic style, with a hint of art deco, using opulent colour schemes. The room style and grand public areas give the hotel a fairly formal feel for the interior, whereas the gardens and beach offer a relaxing place to enjoy the sunshine and perhaps a cocktail or two or light meal from the recently refurbished BLU bar. Other dining choices include the Al Khiran Terrace Restaurant, which offers a buffet featuring a different theme each evening, China Mood, serving Asian dishes, and the Beach Pavilion, which has a varied menu of fresh seafood and grill options. High Tea is served in the Atrium Lounge each afternoon.
A refined palette of teal, white and silver colour the rooms, which each feature a writing desk, television, minibar, tea- and coffee-making facilities (the hotel has its own aromatic black tea blend created by Parisian teamakers Dammann Frères). Balconies overlook lush gardens, mountains or sea, and lower-ground rooms have private terraces with steps leading directly into one of two lagoon pools. En-suite bathrooms are furnished with flowers and Asprey London toiletries, and contain wet rooms with separate showers and tubs, which are ambiently lit with bulbs at the base for relaxing soaks.
Deluxe Sea View Room
Balcony overlooking the Sea of Oman. Beach, garden and pool views. Large windows and doors inviting natural light. A comfortable 430 sq. ft. of personal space. Executive desk, Stylish décor with muted blue or green tones
Deluxe Mountain View Room
Balcony overlooking the Hajar Mountain range. Large windows and doors inviting natural light. A comfortable 430 sq. ft. of personal space. Executive desk. Stylish décor with muted blue or green tones.
Deluxe Pool View Room
Balcony overlooking the landscaped grounds. Large windows and doors inviting natural light. A comfortable 430 sq. ft. of personal space. Executive desk. Stylish décor with muted blue or green tones
Al Bustan Lagoon Room
Overlooking the lagoon pools and lush gardens. Doors and large windows invite natural light. 172-sq.-ft. terrace with two lounge chairs. Direct access to the lagoon pools. A comfortable 430 sq. ft. of personal space.
Presidential Sea View Suite
Two bedrooms, a living room and study, Dining Room for up to eight guests, Option to connect to Executive Suite. Balcony overlooking the Sea of Oman, Large windows and doors inviting natural light.
Presidential Mountain View Suite
Two bedrooms, a living room and study, Dining Room for up to eight guests, Option to connect to Executive Suite. Balcony with Hajar Mountain range view, Large windows and doors inviting natural light.
Executive Sea View Suite
Balcony overlooking the Sea of Oman, Large windows and doors inviting natural light. Separate living and dining rooms, Large bedroom with walk-in closet. Size 861 SQ FT | 80 SQ M.
Executive Mountain View Suite
Balcony with scenic vistas overlooking the Hajjar Mountain Range. Spacious rooms with separate sitting and dining areas. 861 SQ FT | 80 SQ M.
Balcony overlooking the Hajar Mountain range. View of hotel’s manicured gardens. Large windows and doors inviting natural light. 645 SQ FT | 60 SQ M.
Open-air Blu restaurant, between the beach and main pool, is the place to grab a crispy fried hammour burger when hunger calls during sunbathing sessions. The most atmospheric culinary experience is offered at Beach Pavilion, with both indoor and outdoor seating, sea and mountain views by day and romantic lighting by night. Menu highlights include croquettes made with shuwa (lamb cooked on embers underground), the seafood platter for two and Josper-grilled steaks. Regional Chinese cuisine rotates around lazy Susan-style tables in China Mood, and high tea can be taken in the lobby. An international breakfast buffet is served in all-day dining outlet Khiran Kitchen. Expect eggs to order, breads, cereals, fruit, cold cuts and cheeses, and grab a seat on the terrace in milder climes to wrap yourself in verdant resort views.
Beach Pavilion Bar and Grill
Set on the sand at the edge of the sea, this romantic restaurant highlights fresh seafood and grilled meats, and features a tantalizing beachfront Friday brunch.
Chefs, carefully selected because of their allegiance to authentic Chinese cuisine, present regional dishes from throughout China in a refined setting.
Al Khiran Kitchen
This all-day dining destination overlooks the resort pool stretching all the way to the sea. International cuisines are highlighted in lavish buffets, and indoor and outdoor dining are available.
The Atrium Tea Lounge
Sitting below the 125 ft.-high domed ceiling of the resort lobby, this sophisticated lounge features decadent pastries, light fare and the signature Afternoon Tea experience.
Light meals, snacks and refreshing beverages are served at this poolside bar overlooking the sea.
Amenities include a 50-metre, temperature-controlled infinity pool, four lagoon pools, a children’s pool, four tennis courts, a jogging trail, and a variety of water sports including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and snorkeling. Guests can keep extremely active, however, with a large gym, aerobics studio, tennis courts and, on the private palm-lined beach, a water sports centre offering a mix of complimentary and chargeable reasons to get wet; kayaking and snorkeling equipment is free to use. Alongside the resort’s outdoor pools, there’s also a daily schedule of activities, from fitness training to collage making. Forgotten the swimsuit? No problem – there’s a shopping arcade on the lower ground floor, which also stocks gift items from Gucci watches to Oman’s lauded Amouage perfumes. The Six Senses spa, a buggy-ride away, delivers Thai massage therapy, scrubs and facials in roomy rustic cave-like treatment suites, plus a range of yoga practices.
There are four swimming pools.
Encompassing 33,000 sq. ft. and three levels within an Arabian fort-inspired structure, the resort’s Six Senses Spa offers a distinct wellness experience. The beachfront sanctuary pulls from Omani culture both for its design and its treatments, which feature locally sourced ingredients. Treatment rooms include six hammam rooms, and separate ladies’ and gentlemen’s relaxation areas feature infrared saunas, ice fountains and steam rooms.
Located next to the tennis courts, with a breathtaking view of the gardens and beach, the fitness center features a range of cardio and strength equipment. A studio is available for private fitness and yoga classes (upon request). Post-workout, guests can enjoy the sauna, steam room and relaxation rooms.
The resort’s Ritz Kids program introduces young guests to the natural wonders and rich cultural traditions of Oman. Through a collection of immersive activities that highlight art, sustainability and food, among other themes, kids walk away with their own memories of Muscat.
The hotel offers a 1 km long private beach, the longest private beach in the Sultanate.