Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Waha

5* out of 5 stars

Oman's first dedicated family resort, Shangri-La Al Waha (meaning ‘oasis’) is the largest of the three individual resorts that make up the Shangri-La Al Jissah Resort & Spa complex. With a range of interconnecting rooms available, Shangri-La Al Waha is a great option for families, while its sister resorts – Shangri La Al Bandar and Shangri La Al Husn – are known for their stunning water views and romantic atmosphere respectively.

Located on Barr Al Jissah bay with its pristine beach, incandescent waters and mountain scenery, Shangri-La Al Waha is truly a sight to see. The on-site spa, Chi, provides everything you need to relax and recharge, and boasts the largest spa villas in Muscat to offer total peace and privacy. Also featured are an ice fountain, herbal steam room, tundra & tropical showers and vitality hydro pool. Therapy of the retail variety is found via complimentary shuttle to Muttrah Souk.

For the more adventurous guest, ask in-resort about a range of exciting nature excursions. These include scuba diving, snorkelling and whale & dolphin watching. There are also plenty of child- and family-based amenities such as Kids Zone, Adventure Zone, lazy river, dedicated kid’s pool and the ‘splash pad’ to name a few. Other activities such as the Turtle Care Project offer a unique initiative for kids to help release turtles back into the sea with the onsite turtle ranger. And it gets even better: 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.

Or simply enjoy any of the numerous pools or the kilometre-long stretch of private beach. All your needs are taken care of at Shangri-La Al Waha. Same day laundry, for example, is another thoughtful service that allows you to concentrate on finding time for yourself. 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).

If you opt for Half Board during your Shangri-La Al Waha stay, you’ll make great savings when it comes to 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 and beverage credit of OMR 16 per person per meal for each of the applicable a la carte restaurants. 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: Ramadan 2022 is from 2nd April - 1st May. 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.

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Accommodation

Superior Room

Superior Rooms offer Muscat accommodation that features spacious comfort with a contemporary style, in a garden setting convenient to the pool area.

- Each room has views of the lush gardens and pool.
- Superior Rooms offer a comfortable writing desk and complimentary broadband Internet access via a high-speed dataport.
- The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle.
- The room dimension is 32 sqm/ 344 sqft. The balcony or patio, furnished with a table and two chairs, measures 5 sqm/54 sqft.

Superior Seaview

Superior Sea View Rooms offer spacious comfort with a contemporary style, and feature inviting views of the Bay of Al Jissah.

- Each room has direct views of the beach and the turquoise waters of the gulf.
- Superior Sea View Rooms offer a comfortable writing desk and complimentary broadband Internet access via a high-speed dataport.
- The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle.
- The room dimension is 32 sqm/ 344 sqft. The balcony or patio, furnished with a table and two chairs, measures 5 sqm/54 sqft.

Executive Seaview

With expansive space and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Oman, Executive Sea View Rooms are ideal for small families or people travelling together.

- Executive Sea View Rooms offer a sofa, a comfortable writing desk and complimentary broadband Internet access via a high-speed dataport.
- The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle.
- The room dimension is 50 sqm/ 538 sqft. The balcony or patio, furnished with a table and two chairs, measures 5 sqm/54 sqft.

Interconnetcing Family Room

With expansive space and beautiful views over the gardens and pools towards the Gulf of Oman, Family Rooms are ideal for families or people traveling together. The room comprises of two interconnecting bedrooms, one with a king size bed the other with twin beds, each with its own en suite bathroom.  The twin bedded room has special features including a DVD player and Play Station, a selection of games and other items designed especially for our younger guests.

- The luxury two-bedroom Al Waha Family Rooms offer a comfortable writing desk and complimentary broadband Internet access via a high-speed dataport.
- The bathrooms feature a separate bath and shower cubicle.
- The room dimension is 64 sqm/688 sqft.  The two balconies or patios, furnished with a table and two chairs, each measures 5 sqm/54 sqft.

One Bedroom Suite

Al Waha One Bedroom Suite offer expansive, contemporary luxury, and are ideal for guests travelling as a group or who require extra space and amenities.

- Each suite has views over the lush gardens and pools towards the Gulf of Oman.
- Al Waha One Bedroom Suite offer a separate sitting room and dining area, ideal for intimate gatherings or entertaining.
- The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle.
- Complimentary broadband Internet access.
- The suite dimension is 73 sqm/786 sqft. The balcony or patio, furnished with a table and two chairs, measures 5 sqm/54 sqft.

Speciality Suite

The Specialty Suite offers the luxury of expansive space, with a contemporary décor and state-of-the-art amenities, including flatscreen televisions and DVD entertainment.

- The luxury one-bedroom suite has views over the lush gardens and pools towards the Gulf of Oman.
- The Specialty Suite offers a separate sitting room and dining area, ideal for intimate gatherings or entertaining.
- The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle.
- Complimentary broadband Internet access.
- The suite dimension is 117 sqm/1259 sqft. The spacious balcony, furnished with a table and two chairs, measures 15 sqm/161 sqft.

Facilities

  • Accessible rooms & facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Babysitting facilities
  • Bars
  • Complimentary shuttle service to malls
  • Family rooms
  • Half Board Dine-Around Option
  • Inter-leading rooms available
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Kids & Teens Club
  • Kids Stay Free places
  • Laundry Service
  • Private Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV in rooms
  • Separate Kids Pool
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Tennis Courts
  • Walking distance to attractions
  • Wi-Fi

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Food & Drink

Al Tanoor

Al Tanoor serves the characteristic cuisines of the Arabian Gulf region in a traditional Omani atmosphere. The interior is designed with Arabian tents, pottery and vibrant colours which complement the enticing dishes prepared for you at the open cooking stations. In addition to Arabian cuisine, the restaurant offers Mediterranean, Persian, Indian and Turkish favourites, as well as a tempting selection of fresh fruits and juices. A la carte dining is also available. Now with extended terrace area.

Al Waha Lobby Lounge

With panoramic pool, garden and sea views, the Al Waha Lobby Lounge is an inviting spot to enjoy a wide selection of coffees, teas, cocktails, and light snacks, as well as afternoon tea.

Bait Al Bahr

Enjoy freshly-prepared Omani seafood right by the beach at Bait Al Bahr, the resort’s ideal spot to catch the setting rays of the sun over the tranquil Gulf of Oman.

Capri Court

An authentic Italian restaurant emphasizing high-quality ingredients, contemporary Italian recipes and a large selection of fine wines, Capri Court also offers a private dining room for special occasions.

Chow Mee

At the Al Mazaar souk, a culinary exploration of Eastern and Southwestern Asia offering cuisines from China, Japan, Malaysia , Thailand and Vietnam.

Mahhara Beach Bar

Guests at Al Waha and Al Bandar are invited to enjoy Assira and Circles pool bars. The Mahhara Beach Bar and adjoining beach are for the exclusive use of guests at Al Husn.

Piano Lounge

With a long terrace overlooking the Gulf of Oman, the Piano Lounge offers memorable views of the sea and the surrounding resort. The perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks or late evening cocktails and cognacs, the extensive menu includes light snacks, coffees, teas and a wide range of wines and popular beverages.

Samba

Samba showcases exotic, international cuisine with flavours of Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean. Dishes are prepared in open show kitchens, providing an engaging opportunity to interact with the chefs.

Shahrazard

The only authentic Moroccan restaurant in Muscat, Shahrazad offers the exquisite tastes of traditional Moroccan cuisine in a contemporary, elegant setting. Dining in the restaurant is limited to guests over 12 years old.

Sultanah

Sultanah offers a uniquely stylish a la carte dining experience, imaginatively presented as the interior of a luxury cruise liner showcasing captivating views of the sea. Evening menus vary according to the ‘port of call’ on the liner’s itinerary for that night. Dining in the restaurant is limited to guests over 12 years old.

Surf Café

The Surf Café is a fashionable casual dining restaurant with its own Internet stations. Serving healthy salads and snacks, as well as burgers and sandwiches, Surf Café is a great spot to connect and enjoy casual fare.

Taplas and Sablah

Taplas & Sablah, a relaxing piazza in the heart of the resort, serves Mediterranean and Asian tapas as well as Middle Eastern mezze late into the night, complimented by a full beverage and shisha selection.