- Nestled between the Al Hajar mountains and the Sea of Oman, Al Bustan Palace invites travelers in Muscat to experience ancient beauty and modern luxury in an unparalleled setting. “The Jewel of The Sultanate” showcases the Art of Omani Hospitality and curates extraordinary experiences combining adventure, heritage and nature to create unforgettable memories of Oman.
- This iconic mountain seaside resort was originally built as a palace for Oman’s Sultan Qaboos. It is fit for a king, with swim-up rooms, 200 acres of lush palm gardens strung with hammocks, a sublime spa offering 24-carat gold facials, the country’s tallest atrium, tennis courts and an amusement park.
- Sumptuous rooms feature views of the mountains, sea & lagoon pools. Select suites offer private balconies, spacious dining rooms, and separate living areas.
- Beach Pavilion serves fresh seafood at candlelit tables set on the sand. Al Khiran Kitchen offers a buffet breakfast overlooking the Sea of Oman. Eat comfort food poolside at Blu, or try authentic Asian cuisine at China Mood. Enjoy afternoon tea under the ornate tiles of the Atrium Tea Lounge’s towering dome.
- Enjoy the longest private beach in the Sultanate, 6 pools, 4 tennis courts, jogging trail, sailing, diving, windsurfing, kayaking, fishing & golf.
- The 3,300 sqm Spa is a beachfront sanctuary offering an Omani wellness experience with local treatments & ingredients and world class facilities.
- Watch dolphins or visit a nearby sea turtle reserve. Tour the sprawling Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Head to the Muttrah Fish Market to see the fisherman unload the daily catch.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
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.
Secluded amid an emerald green oasis overlooked by the rugged Al Hajar Mountains, Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel stands proudly as one of the sultanate’s landmarks. This sophisticated and luxurious 250-room hotel is set on a stunning stretch of coastline with a dramatic mountain backdrop, just 30 kms from Muscat. 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. With the glittering Gulf of Oman beckoning from the edge of its 200 beachfront acres and the glimmer of an exquisite crystal chandelier in the iconic towering lobby, the luxury resort is a destination for both luxury travelers and high-profile events. Luxurious guest rooms feature contemporary design, organic materials and Omani accents with spacious layouts, expansive windows and private terraces overlooking the Al-Hajar Mountains or Sea of Oman.
Enjoy a romantic dinner on the beach, afternoon tea beneath a soaring, 125-foot dome or authentic Chinese cuisine – each restaurant specializes in superb experiences. The 33,000 sqf beachfront Spa is housed within an Arabian fort-inspired structure and offers a distinct wellness experience. This sanctuary features Omani culture both for its design and its treatments, which feature locally sourced ingredients. Treatment rooms include 6 hammam rooms, relaxation areas with infrared saunas, ice fountains and steam rooms. Swim in one of 6 pools or dive along the private beach, hit the tennis courts, practice yoga or explore iconic attractions like the Muttrah Souk, the National Museum of Oman or Al Alam Palace.
The hotel’s 250 renovated suites and guest rooms captivate the imagination with contemporary design, organic materials and traditional Omani accents. Discover your own oasis in Muscat with spacious layouts, expansive windows and private terraces overlooking the Al-Hajar Mountains or Sea of Oman.
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 sqf.
Executive Mountain View Suite
Balcony with scenic vistas overlooking the Hajjar Mountain Range. Spacious rooms with separate sitting and dining areas. 861 sqf.
Balcony overlooking the Hajar Mountain range. View of hotel’s manicured gardens. Large windows and doors inviting natural light. 645 Sqf.
A romantic dinner savored on the beach. Afternoon Tea beneath a soaring, 125-foot dome. Authentic Chinese cuisine that transports you to a different place. At Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, each restaurant specializes in superlative experiences that celebrate the flavors of Oman and beyond.
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. Admire the sunset from the beachfront deck of Beach Pavilion Bar & Grill, one of Muscat’s most romantic restaurants. Showcasing unparalleled views of the Sea of Oman and serving fresh seafood, this restaurant destination is a spectacular outdoor dining experience.
Chefs, carefully selected because of their allegiance to authentic Chinese cuisine, present regional dishes from throughout China in a refined setting. At China Mood, authentic flavors and age-old rituals combine in an unforgettable experience. Drink in the theatrical performance of the tea sommelier, and then immerse yourself in a menu that highlights such regional Chinese dishes as Beijing duck and Yangzhou-style fried rice. Restaurant reservations are recommended, and set menus and private dining are also available.
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 is available. At Al Khiran Kitchen, horizons are meant to be expanded. This is true both literally, thanks to the panoramic views enjoyed from the restaurant’s two-level terrace, and figuratively, courtesy of the internationally inspired menu. Take a seat outdoors for a relaxing meal overlooking the pool and ocean, or stay inside to watch the chefs in action through the open kitchen.
Delight in authentic Turkish cuisine served in an elegant lounge atmosphere indoor or outdoor, overlooking the resort’s landscaped gardens and beachfront. Experience authentic Turkish cuisine in a refined lounge atmosphere at Turkuaz. Meet our Turkish culinary team and sample the finest cuisine inspired by Ottoman traditions. Savor in an exquisite menu for lunch or dinner, and delight in our Turkish tea and coffee service. Indoor and outdoor dining available.
The Atrium Tea Lounge
Set beneath the lobby’s 125 ft.-high dome and surrounding an elegant fountain, The Atrium Tea Lounge offers a sophisticated setting for a time-honored tradition. Afternoon Tea is presented with a selection of refined sandwiches and appetizers, a decadent display of mini desserts and freshly-baked raisin and plain scones, complemented by a glass of sparkling juice. The experience is complemented by the sounds of a live pianist. Throughout the day, guests enjoy light fare, coffee, tea and cocktails.
Light meals, snacks and refreshing beverages are served at this poolside bar overlooking the sea. Surrounded by palm trees and directly overlooking the sea, BLU offers a casual outdoor dining experience with locally influenced food and beverages.
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. The spa, a buggy-ride away, delivers Omani massage therapies, scrubs and facials with world class facililties.
Enviably positioned between the Sea of Oman and the Al Hajar Mountains, this Muscat hotel offers an alluring blend of old and new, local and global, carefully designed and naturally untamed. A landmark in Oman, the resort features an alluring collection of services and amenities for global discerning travelers. From the moment of arrival at this secluded resort, when dates and coffee are presented in a gesture of welcome and the smell of frankincense wafts through the lobby, there is the profound sense of belonging to two worlds. There is the world of tradition, expressed in customs, cuisine and nearby attractions like the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
Then there is the world of today, which appears in the newly renovated design, the resort’s six glittering pools and luxury shopping in Muscat. Experience the best of both at this beachfront hotel, where guests can swim or dive along the private beach, perfect their backhand through the resort’s tennis program and practice yoga in a private or group lesson. Or venture out to explore iconic attractions like the Muttrah Souk, the National Museum of Oman or Al Alam Palace, all located just 10 minutes away. From snorkeling to sunbathing, the resort’s location along a private beach in Muscat translates to an array of outdoor recreation. Take to the open sea in a kayak or paddleboard, or simply take a dip in one of the six sparkling swimming pools. With activities including tennis and yoga, this luxury resort is the perfect destination for a day at the beach.
- Newly renovated guest rooms and suites with mountain, sea or garden views
- Al Bustan Palace Spa by The Ritz-Carlton, with the sultanate’s first private ladies-only beach
- Five dining venues featuring international cuisines and sea views
- Private beach and five swimming pools, plus one for kids
- More than 44,000 sq. ft. of meeting space
- One of the largest ballrooms in Muscat
6 swimming pools including a heated 50 meter infinity pool, 4 lagoon pools and a kid’s pool.
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.
At Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, young guests receive a warm welcome to Oman through the Ritz Kids program. Activities centered on art, cuisine and sustainability intersect with children’s natural curiosity for meaningful experiences in Muscat. Other family-friendly features include healthy and savory children’s menus, spacious guest rooms and suites and resort recreation. The resort’s recreation team can create an unforgettable garden party for your child’s birthday. Menus feature kid’s favorites including pizza, ice cream and milk shakes, and décor includes balloons and party hats. Activities can be organized to keep everyone entertained.
The hotel offers a 1 km long private beach, the longest private beach in the Sultanate.