Make Your Summer Soulful at Shangri-La Muscat


Have you ever imagined floating in Oman’s only lazy river or strolling along a 500-metre-long private beach at one of the most exquisite properties in Muscat, a mere three and a half hours from India? Whether you are looking for a relaxed summer or want to experience an eventful vacation with your family, Shangri-La Muscat is the place to be.

Dive into Adventure

Nestled between the majestic Al Hajar mountains and the pristine coastline of Oman, Shangri-La Muscat is perfect for those who enjoy seaside adventures. Thrilling options like dolphin-watching trips and whale-shark expeditions are available to lure you to the cerulean waters. Picture this: playful dolphins leap and frolic alongside your boat, a spectacle delights children and adults alike. Adventurous souls will revel in the array of open water sports available. Be sure to try kayaking, paddleboarding, and windsurfing. For those keen on diving deeper, grab a snorkel and a pair of fins and plunge into a vibrant underwater world teeming with rare marine life, turtles, and corals.

Set sail on a half or full-day yacht or dhow ride to enjoy an on-board picnic with family and friends to discover the beautiful Dimaniyat Islands or the coastline. You can also opt for a sunset cruise as the sky is painted in hues of orange and pink to enjoy the view.

Aqua Fun for Everyone

The aquatic delights don’t end with the ocean, as the resort has six temperature-controlled swimming pools, including a kid’s pool. Not to forget, the 500-metre-long lazy river winding its way between Al Waha and Al Bandar wings of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah gives a chance for everyone to drift softly. Surrounded by lush greenery and the soothing sounds of nature, let the gentle current carry you as you create memories that will last a lifetime.

A Diverse Playground

The resort’s private beach is home to different species of turtles and one of the nesting sites for endangered hawksbill and green turtle species. The kids can connect with nature on a behind the scene private tour with the resort’s Turtle Ranger, discovering the nests and witnessing egg hatching between March and September. The sight of tiny turtles making their way to the sea is a truly one-of-a-kind experience!

The Cool Zone Kids Club, a Splash Pad and a mini-golf course promise endless fun. The club is staffed with professional caregivers, ensuring your little ones are safe and entertained while you enjoy your time off. Children can also enjoy camel rides by the beach every evening and listen to the stories about the gentle animals.

A Feast for the Senses

When talking about dining options, Shangri-La Muscat is a destination itself. With 14 restaurants and bars within the property, the resort is a culinary paradise. A diverse team of experts of 24 nationalities form a part of their culinary department, enabling the resort to present you with the best of all kinds of cuisines. From seafood feasts at Bait Al Bahr to buffet breakfast at Al Tanoor, Italian fare at Capri Court and Southeast Asian flavours at Chow Mee, there is something to satisfy every foodie. Don’t forget to dine at the beach restaurants with sea views and delicious summer coolers.

You can also opt for a personalised dining with their Dine by Design concept to enjoy an exclusive meal in any part of the property you like. Enjoy Mediterranean or contemporary Indian cuisine in the garden, by the beach with waves nearby, in a private pavilion, or the comfort of your room or terrace.

A Journey to Wellness

Amidst all the excitement, parents can carve out some time for relaxation and rejuvenation. Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah has signature treatments that blend modern and ancient healing techniques or head to Luban Spa to experience Sense of Place treatments using Frankincense.

Discover Oman’s Rich Heritage

A summer vacation isn’t complete without exploring the destination’s cultural and historical treasures. Experience the essence of Luban, guided by Oman’s first frankincense sommelier, in the resort’s private garden. Explore the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Bait al Zubair Museum, and the National Museum of Oman to admire their architecture. Don’t forget to stroll through Muttrah Souq and get yourself unique souvenirs.

Shangri-La Muscat isn’t just a resort; it’s a canvas for creating cherished family memories with a blend of adventure, relaxation, culture, and cuisine.