If you’re in search of romance with a dash of adventure, there’s no place like Oman. Enjoy an intimate trip away by booking a romantic hotel in Oman with Culture Trip.
This spectacular country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula features unspoilt coastlines that offer plenty of opportunities for diving and snorkelling, a rich history that can be traced through its fort-style architecture and diverse landscapes that are home to diverse fauna – including Arabian leopards. From bohemian luxe resorts with extravagant spas to hotels that mix family fun with romance, this is our pick of the most romantic hotels in Oman – bookable on Culture Trip.
Set in a green oasis between the Al Hajar Mountains and the Gulf of Oman – yet just 15 minutes from the airport – this five-star resort in Muscat is the country’s first contemporary beach hotel. Almost two decades since opening, the hotel has laid-back luxury down to a fine art. There are 158 guestrooms and villas with a decor that celebrates Omani and Asian influences and sets the scene for romance: think ornately patterned lamps and soaring domed ceilings. This extravagant styling extends to the impressive amenities – which include three swimming pools surrounded by plush lounges, a fully-equipped fitness centre, a Balinese spa with 13 suites offering treatments featuring local frankincense and a sprawling private beach. Looking for a souvenir? Pick up locally crafted artisanal ornaments and jewellery from the on-site boutique.
The Six Senses brand is known for its luxurious destination hotels – and this village-inspired resort on Oman’s spectacular Musandam Peninsula is a shining example of the Six Senses style. Each villa, suite and beachfront retreat is built of natural stone and timber with a living area defined by piles of colourful cushions – while outside you’ll find a private plunge pool and sun loungers protected by mountain-stone walls. There’s also plenty of adventure to be found nearby: soar above Zighy Bay with a professional paraglider, or descend beneath the ocean’s surface with a guided diving or snorkelling tour around the reef.
Indulge in Oman’s ancient beauty rituals at this luxurious, 136-room pool villa resort set between a private beach and a freshwater lagoon. The architecture is inspired by the country’s impressive coastal fortresses and is dramatically contrasted with garden walkways that wind through lush palms and an inviting infinity pool. The Anantara Spa features a variety of exclusive hammam rituals that are characterised by frankincense and pomegranate: try the signature Frankincense Ritual, which involves a four-hand synchronised massage using frankincense oil from Salalah – the perfume capital of Arabia.
The five-star Salalah Rotana Resort has 422 guestrooms that cater to couples and families visiting. The focus here is on fitness and wellbeing amenities – with the Bodylines Fitness and Wellness Club boasting a fully-equipped gym, two swimming pools, tennis courts, saunas, steam rooms and a spa. The dining options are just as inspired: ranging from relaxing beachside drinks at Coco-Shack Beach Bar to the Asian-inspired signature restaurant, Silk Road. Want to explore the surrounding area? The resort is within easy reach of some of the country’s best attractions, including the Unesco-listed Al-Baleed Archaeological Park and the Sultan Qaboos Mosque.
This is a rewrite of an article originally by Gehad Medhat.
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