- Exclusively located on the bay at Barr Al Jissah, the Shangri-La nestles against the dramatic backdrop of the rugged interior mountains and the spectacular waters of the Gulf of Oman.
- There is such a huge choice of restaurants at the Shangri La with options that span the world – you won’t be disappointed.
- Adventure Zone is completely unique – it is an indoor play area for children open from 9am – 10pm complete with climbing wall, drop slides and Nintendo Wii’s.
- Throughout the resort, all rooms have private balconies, terraces or patios, and many have direct or partial sea-views.
- The Splashpad is great fun for young children – it is an aquatic play area with a combination of water effects, from light mists to touch sensitive sprays and projection jets.
- The resort complex comprises 15 restaurants and bars, a Chi Spa and large private beach.
- There is a spa, two swimming pools, a fully equipped fitness centre featuring a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.
- Al Husn is a good option for those looking for an adult only holiday and does not allow children under the age of 18 years.
- Turtles often come and lay their eggs on the beach – you can register your interest with the hotel if you would like to be notified when they come ashore.
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.
A beach volleyball court is set up on Al Bandar beach (near the water sports centre).
Join us for an exciting snorkelling tour. Our professional guides will show you some of the wonders that lie under the pristine waters of Oman.
Tennis coaching is available, with individual lessons, semi-private classes, group clinics and junior sessions on offer. Cardio tennis sessions to increase fitness levels and build on-the-court resilience are also available.
For the lucky few, a truly memorable experience awaits. Sightings are not guaranteed, but common and spinner dolphins are spotted on 90% of our trips. There are 2 trips per day.
The professional team at Extra Divers Qantab can assist you in completing your full Scuba Diver/Open Water Diver qualification with a 3-day course including all theory, pool work and 4 dives in the sea. We offer a relaxed diving boat trip to cater to individuals or small groups. Come and explore the coral gardens under the waves with our team of professional instructors.
Kids from 8 to 10 years old are invited to explore the ocean during this activity, which is available upon request.
Located on Al Waha beach and operated by a team of fully trained professionals, Watercooled Powered By Uniboats offers a host of exciting activities, including hydro-sport jet packs, clear bottom kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, wakeboarding, waterskiing and windsurfing.
For our thrill seekers, we offer banana boat rides, waterskiing, wake boarding, wake surfing, wind surfing, guided jet ski tours and hydro-sports, including flyboarding and jet pack experiences.
Kayaks are available on a first come, first served basis and are provided for our in-house guests. We also offer full-face snorkel masks and fins. Glass-bottom kayaks are available to rent for 30-minute or 60-minute sessions, along with inflatables for up to 4 people and stand-up paddle boards.
Exclusively located on the bay at Barr Al Jissah, the Shangri-La nestles against the dramatic backdrop of the rugged interior mountains and the spectacular waters of the Gulf of Oman. The resort consists of two hotels: Al Waha and Al Bandar. Located in the stunning surroundings of the bay at Barr al Jissah, this beach resort is a hugely popular option with families and built in a majestic Omani style and is set in 124 acres of landscaped gardens. It offers fantastic accommodation and facilities along with beautiful scenery and a large beach. Throughout the resort, all rooms have private balconies, terraces or patios, and many have direct or partial sea-views. All spacious rooms are designed to reflect the enchanting Arabian spirit of traditional Oman, and feature artworks and imagery created by local artists.
Amenities include complimentary broadband Internet access, flat screen TVs and DVD entertainment systems. Bathrooms feature baths, separate shower cubicles and Shangri La toiletries. The resort complex comprises 15 restaurants and bars, a Chi Spa and large private beach. Facilities within the resort include two freshwater swimming pools, a fitness centre, tennis courts, a dive centre and a dedicated “Cool Zone” kids club. Al Waha is the largest and most family friendly of the two hotels and is located closest to the Kids Club and children’s pool. It is also the best option for those who require guaranteed interconnecting rooms.
Al Waha has 262 rooms and suites, and Al Bandar has 198. Rooms feature complimentary broadband Internet access, flat screen TVs, DVD entertainment systems, coffee/tea making facilities, minibar, and a butler service on request. Bathrooms feature baths, separate shower cubicles and Shangri La toiletries. The room style is international, although they still feature local textiles, photography and artwork.
Al Waha Superior Room
Al Waha Superior Rooms offer comfort and contemporary style, in a setting convenient to the pool area.
Al Waha Superior Sea View Room
Al Waha Superior Sea View Rooms offer comfort with a contemporary style and showcase inviting views of the Bay of Al Jissah.
Al Waha Executive Sea View Room
Ideal for families and groups travelling together, Al Waha Executive Sea View Rooms offer generous sized accommodations.
Al Waha Family Room
With expansive space and sweeping views over the gardens and pools towards the Sea of Oman, Al Waha Family Rooms are the retreat for families or small groups. They have two interconnecting bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The twin-bedded room serves as a captivating child-friendly haven with a DVD player and PlayStation, and an array of amenities designed especially for our younger guests.
Al Waha One Bedroom Suite
Al Waha One Bedroom Suites offer expansive accommodations in a contemporary setting, and are ideal for guests travelling as a group or for guests seeking extra space and amenities.
Al Waha Speciality Suite
The Al Waha Specialty Suite offers ample space, with elegant contemporary décor and state-of-the-art amenities, including flat-screen televisions and DVD entertainment.
Al Bandar Deluxe Room
The Al Bandar Deluxe Room offers expansive space with a modern, Arabian-inspired décor that reflects the spirit of Oman in a contemporary setting. Enjoy plush bedding and a large outdoor space to embrace the scenic views.
Al Bandar Deluxe Terrace Room
Al Bandar Deluxe Terrace Rooms have a modern, Arabian-inspired style, and feature an expansive ground floor terrace with direct access to the gardens and pool areas.
Al Bandar Deluxe Sea View Room
Al Bandar Deluxe Sea View Rooms offers spacious luxury with a modern, Arabian-inspired décor, and spacious luxury bathrooms with a separate shower cubicle and signature Shangri-La toiletries.
Al Bandar Premier Room
Al Bandar Premier Rooms are among the largest non-suite rooms in Oman and feature luxurious, Arabian-accented décor with memorable views of the lush gardens and pool. Furnished in light hues, they exude local character with intricate Arabic design features.
Al Bandar One Bedroom Suite
The Al Bandar One Bedroom Suite offers an Arabian-inspired experience. It features a wealth of intricate detail in an enriching space furnished with an artist’s eye for detail. Measuring a generous 76 sqm, these suites offer a luxurious haven for relaxation.
Al Bandar Speciality Suite
Al Bandar Specialty Suites offer a heightened sense of luxury and expansive space, with a contemporary Arabian-inspired décor featuring a wealth of sleek contemporary touches.
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa offers an epic culinary journey with a virtually endless choice of cuisines in 15 distinctive restaurants and bars.
Al Tanoor serves classic cuisines of the Arabian Gulf region in a traditional Omani atmosphere. Arabian tents, pottery and vibrant colours complement the enticing dishes prepared for you at the open cooking stations.
Bait Al Bahr
The splendid Gulf of Oman forms a great backdrop for enjoying the unique and distinct flavours of Omani cuisine at Bait Al Bahr. Experience the rich heritage and culture of Oman through our fresh seafood, prepared right by the beach.
Capri Court offers a contemporary Italian experience through its innovative menu and stylish restaurant design. Enjoy its fashionable ambience indoors or relax in the outdoor seating area, with gorgeous beach and garden views.
Samba showcases exotic, international cuisine with flavours of Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean. Dishes are prepared in open show kitchens, providing diners with the opportunity to interact with the chefs.
Surf Café is a fashionable and casual dining venue with its own Internet stations. Serving American-style salads, burgers and sandwiches, it’s a great spot to stay connected while enjoying light refreshments.
Tapas & Sablah
Tapas & Sablah, a relaxing piazza in the heart of the resort, serves Mediterranean and Asian tapas and Middle Eastern mezze late into the night.
With panoramic views, Al Waha Lobby Lounge offers wide range of beverages, light snacks and afternoon teas. A lively meeting place in the heart of the resort, Al Bandar Lobby Lounge serves an exclusive selection of fine teas, cocktails and other refreshments.
With a long terrace overlooking the Sea of Oman, Piano Lounge provides memorable views of the sea and the surrounding resort. The extensive menu includes fine range of gin spirits, wines, popular beverages and light snacks.
Enjoy a wide selection of light and healthy salads, sandwiches and snacks, as well as refreshing cold beverages throughout the day. Tuck into a tasty pizza from the wood-fired oven at Circles. Snacks, pasta dishes, health drinks and cocktails are also served.
B.A.B Lounge is a rooftop terrace offering uninterrupted views of the Gulf of Oman. The environment is great for relaxing over pre-dinner drinks or late-night cocktails, mocktails, wine and champagne while enjoying a selection of sharing platters and light snacks.
The infinity pool has plenty of sun loungers and never feels crowded, while the picturesque private cove, with its small white-sand beach and natural rock arch, is ideal for swimming, snorkelling and kayaking. Guests can also use the facilities of the wider resort, including the lazy river, beach, tennis courts and CHI spa.
As a family-focused hotel, Al Waha lives up to its name, with several swimming pools merging to form a serene oasis.
The secluded CHI, The Spa invites you to enjoy the privacy and luxury of the largest spa villas in Muscat. Guests can enjoy the experience of the unique CHI Water Oasis, featuring a vitality hydro pool, a steam room, tundra and tropical showers, an ice fountain and a relaxation area. CHI, The Spa comprises 12 serene treatment villas set in a tropical garden with a host of luxury wellness facilities including a vitality hydro pool, a herbal steam room, an ice fountain and a blissful relaxation area.
The fully equipped Fitness Centre offers stunning views over the resort’s beautiful grounds. Sportswear is available from several shops within the resort.
Located in the Al Waha Hotel in the heart of the resort, Cool Zone provides air-conditioned indoor and outdoor play areas, both under trained supervision. Children up to the age of eight years old are welcome to enter Cool Zone. Children under the age of four years old should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.