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April 19, 2016

Must Stay: Alila Jabal Akhdar in Oman

Perched on the edge of a deep gorge high in the Al Hajar Mountains of northern  Oman, the luxurious Alila Jabal Akhdar resort offers spectacular views and easy access to soft adventure activities and cultural touring in the surrounding region.

luxury Oman toursIncorporating native rock and timber, the Alila Jabal Akhdar buildings are a contemporary take on ancient Omani architecture and reflect the natural beauty of the surroundings. All suites have an outdoor private balcony or terrace.

With a full-service spa, indoor pool and heated outdoor pool overlooking an expansive canyon, Alila Jabal Akhdar is also an ideal place to relax. The Spa Alila offers a unique selection of treatments that combine international techniques and traditional Omani ingredients such as frankincense, juniper and rose.

Oman toursThe resort restaurant serves an eclectic menu featuring Arabic cuisine prepared with seasonal local ingredients. We particularly love the views of the mountains and gorges from the restaurant.

Oman toursTouring highlights in the surrounding Saiq Plateau and Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain) region include taking guided walks to ancient mudbrick villages and seeing vertiginous, cliff-side agricultural terraces planted with roses, pomegranates and other crops. The region is especially alluring in April and May, when the roses bloom, perfuming the breeze and splashing the hills with color.

Oman toursThe Alila Jabal Akhdar resort is also a good base for longer excursions into other areas around the Al Hajar Mountains, such as visits to beautiful oasis villages and wadis (desert valleys), privately guided hiking on Jebel Shams (the highest mountain in Oman) and the legendary Balcony Walk in Wadi Nakhr, and cultural touring in nearby Nizwa, the ancient capital of Oman.

Oman toursContact one of our travel specialists to start planning a private Oman tour.

Destinations:  Middle East, Oman

Tags:  adventure, flowers, hiking, luxury hotels, mountains, Oman