Bringing dusty desert dunes and sandstone forts to the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, the Sultanate of Oman is considered the most traditional country in the region, as well as one of the most naturally beautiful. Impressive mountain ranges, rolling sand dunes and over a thousand miles of coastline form the perfect natural playground, while the vibrant capital of Muscat effortlessly combines a rich heritage with contemporary touches.
This land of dramatic contrasts delivers the ultimate adventure holiday. If you are wondering what to do and where to visit during your luxury holiday, we have curated our top three favourite spots for unique adventures in Oman, in addition to selecting renowned luxury properties, which provide heavenly hospitality after a day of exhilarating exploration.
It is unsurprising this colossal mountain range is one of Oman’s most popular attractions for avid adventure seekers. A world away from bustling Muscat, these majestic peaks are the gateway to the country’s heartland, withholding outstanding natural beauty that must be seen to be believed. Whether you choose to explore the orange-hued sands on foot or by 4x4, expect to see magnificent sights including Oman’s tallest peak, Jebel Shams. There is also the UNESCO-listed walled city of Bahla to explore, crowned with a magnificent fort, and the culture-filled Nizwa Souq – one of the oldest in the country.
Bandar Khayran Reserve
Only a short boat ride from Muscat, the inspiring ocean reserve of Bandar Khayran holds a world of underwater adventures. While your journey may be accompanied by friendly dolphins who choose to swim nearby, your arrival at this natural oasis will provide a plethora of aquatic adventures. With twenty-two dive sites to choose from, delve beneath the surface and find beautiful coral reefs and exotic marine life in the turquoise waters, before a short chance to soak up the sun on one of the nearby wild beaches.
Ras Al Jinz
For wildlife lovers, the opportunity to visit Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve is essential to your Oman holiday. As one of the most important nesting sites in the Indian Ocean for the endangered Green Turtle, visits to this protected area are organised with the wellbeing of the turtles in mind. With a limited number of people per guide, savour the unique chance to witness these rare creatures in their natural habitat. Some may also be lucky enough to see hatchlings making their precarious way towards the sparkling ocean.
Where To Stay in Oman
If you are a true adventure enthusiast, why not start your luxury holiday in Oman by paragliding your way into Six Senses Zighy Bay? This isolated idyll includes a mile-long sandy beach, world-class facilities and the award-winning Sense On The Edge restaurant, boasting unbelievable views alongside a tantalising à la carte menu. Alternatively, the exclusive Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel features extravagant details including a private butler service and watersports complex, while Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is the highest five-star resort in the Middle East, perched 2,000 metres above sea level.
To book your luxury holiday to Oman, please call our Luxury Travel Specialists.