Al Bandar, meaning the town, is one of the three luxury hotels at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa. Being the resort's central point, Al Bandar is a five-star deluxe development in the heart of the Sultanate of Oman, just 15 minutes away from the capital city of Muscat. The resort's superb location is an uncontested advantage to the guests. Nestled alongside the blue waters of the Gulf of Oman in the breathtaking background of rocky mountains, striking desert and attractive beaches, the resort is a true diamond that will satisfy all your needs.
All 198 rooms at the Al Bandar face the sea, guaranteeing incredible views. Each luxurious room also has at least 45 sq metres of space, including a balcony or a terrace. The Arabian style-inspired interior design reflects the hotel's architecture, which itself echoes the beauties of the old city of Muscat. The facilities available are simply first rate, as evidenced by the same day laundry service. Return home with a clean case and settle back into your daily routine easily after such a wonderful holiday.
Take full advantage of the dynamic range of activities on offer. Whether it's water fun such as snorkelling, diving and dolphin watching you're after, or tennis and the gym you're looking for, you'll be spoilt for choice. The Turtle Care Project even offers a unique opportunity for you and your family to help release turtle back in the sea. And that's not all. If you want to tick jetpacking off your bucket list, this resort can help with that. Waterpooled Powered By Uniboats has introduced high end equipment for guests to enjoy, whether it's sport jet packs, clear-bottom kayaks, dingy sailing and more. Jet-ski tours will be launched by March 2018, making this resort the only one within Oman to provide so many different experiences in one place.
Guests staying in a suite can expect the following Additional Complimentary Suite Benefits: Daily laundry (excluding dry cleaning); Nespresso machine, Bose soundlink Bluetooth speaker III; fruit basket & flowers replenished daily; mini-bar restocked daily (beer, soft drinks, juices & confectionary); bottle of house wine on arrival. Additionally, if you opt for the Half Board option at this resort you'll make great savings at meal times. The Half Board package applies to the Samba in Al Waha and Al Tanoor in Al Bandar. Alternatively, guests can grab a deliciously tempting food credit of OMR 17 per person per meal for each of the applicable a la carte restaurants (drinks not included in food credit). Kids under 11 years old do not receive a credit, but get to pick tasty meals from the special children's menu. Please speak to your travel adviser for further information.
Please note: The dates for Ramadan 2021 are Monday 12th April – Tuesday 11th May 2021. Visitors to the Middle East during this time should be aware that opening times may vary and some restrictions may apply. Please speak to your Middle East specialist at Kenwood Travel for more information.