Oman is situated on the edge of Arabian Peninsula and is a tourist magnet with its rich culture. The weather here is surprisingly wonderful during winters. The country is home to some majestic mountains, large deserts, medieval architecture and an endless coastline. The people here very hospitable. Oman has turned into a modern travel destination and is one of the best places to go on a vacation. The traditional values have been kept intact even though the country is developing at a great velocity. There are many good restaurants and hotels in Muscat to satiate your appetite for Omani food which is a concoction of various dishes.
Even though the chefs here are quite liberal in the usage of herbs, marinades and spices still the Omani cuisine is not very spicy. Rice and fish are the main ingredients of the cuisine. Being a Muslim nation, pork and alcohol are not served here and their consumption is considered as an offense. However, many hotels and restaurants these days have separate bars for foreigners. Besides great food and landscape, there are tons of activities to do in this country. Oman is one of the friendliest and cleanest countries in the Gulf region. You will surely have a good stay here. There are many lodging options available in Oman. We have listed out the top five for you.
Grand Hyatt Muscat
This is one of the largest 5 star hotel in Muscat and is located on the beach. A combination of the splendid surroundings and traditional Omani hospitality ensures that you have an unforgettable stay.
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa
The biggest hotel in Oman contains a set of three hotels. There are a dozen restaurants, pools and all the 680 rooms have sea views and private balconies. It also has watersports, a nightclub and designer shops. All of this makes it truly a lively and dynamic resort.
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Very serene in design, this is a calm and quiet place situated near Qurm beach. You can relax under a sunshade on the hotel’s private beach, accessible only to guests and watch splendid view of sunset.
The Chedi, Muscat
The Chedi Muscat is a 5-star hotel and restaurant in northwest Muscat, Oman, set on a private beach. The hotel has more than 150 rooms and is a fusion of traditional Arabic architecture with Zen, Japanese and European touch.
Al Nahda Resort & Spa
Situated in an oasis of thirty acres of gardens, Al Nahda Resort & Spa provides the ultimate in serenity and peacefulness. The resort’s 109 rooms, designed in apartment, free-standing villa and bungalow styles boast some of the largest rooms in Oman.
Offering one of the most distinguished spa concepts, Al Nahda Resort & Spa guarantees a delightful and unforgettable stay.