Tourists to Oman have been enchanted by Oman’s diverse landscapes, offering something for all types of guests and honeymooners in particular, travel to experience a country that evokes the true spirit of Arabia. With a wealth of natural attractions, fascinating culture, warm, welcoming people and just seven hours away.
Oman has established itself as a destination for newlyweds looking for a romantic break, where centuries’ old traditions meets five star contemporary luxury. Honeymoons are largely synonymous with luxury and indulgence and accommodation in Oman is as diverse as its landscapes, from luxury five star resorts and boutique hotels to luxury camps in the desert and mountains.
Oman’s inventory currently includes leading hotel brands: Ritz-Carlton Al Bustan Palace, Shangri-la Barr Al Jissah, Grand Hyatt Muscat, Intercontinental Muscat, Crowne Plaza, Hilton Salalah, Salalah Marriott Resort, Rotana Salalah Resort, Alila Jabal Akdhar, Orascom Salalah Beach, Sifawy Hotel, Juewira Boutique Hotel, Millennium Hotel Muscat and The Chedi among others.
Further up into the Al Hamra mountains, after an eight-month-long refurbishment, The View has been transformed into a charming mountain retreat that, while retaining the appeal of an eco-luxe retreat, now boasts all of the amenities of a high-end holiday destination.
Located at 1,400 meters above sea level, a stay here is an experience where nature holds pride of place and service and hospitality is at its finest, perfect for a honeymoon retreat in the mountains. For an even more authentic break, couples can sleep under the stars at the luxury desert night camp, or the mobile luxury tented experience with Hud Hud. Muscat, the vibrant capital, is full of memorable sites and experiences for couples to enjoy.
The extraordinary Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, a selection of fascinating museums, ancient houses, fishing ports and souks are waiting to be explored, whilst the evenings offer the chance to sample delicious Omani cuisine at one of the city’s café and restaurants or even experience the first Opera House on the Arabian Peninsula – the Royal Opera House of Muscat. The culture trail continues as you head out of the city as Oman becomes even more captivating.
Between March and May, the Saiq Plateau – famous for its rose gardens – is awash with Damask Rose, covering the hills with delicate hues of pink and filling the air with its enchanting fragrance. Visitors can witness the rose harvest and production of the highly prized Omani rose-water.
Inland, Wadis offer stunning natural pools to swim in whilst just off the coast of Oman’s sublime beaches, diving sites and nature reserves offer the chance to observe rare species of turtles up close and swim with dolphins in the wild.
Oman offers a journey of discovery for newlyweds beginning their journey together in a hospitable country at the crossroads between Asia, Africa and Western Civilisation. Enjoy all of the marvels of this unique setting, the ideal gateway to Arabia.
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