Late September onwards is the perfect time to visit Oman. With the intense heat of the summer months gone, temperatures drop enough to allow the more intrepid traveller to go exploring in the picturesque mountains, whilst there is still plenty of sunshine for those who would rather recline by the pool, or on a sandy beach.
This autumn there will be yet another reason to book your Oman luxury holiday, as an exciting new addition will be unveiled at Al Bustan Palace. This Ritz-Carlton hotel already boasts many impressive amenities, but its palatial spa, opening in late September this year, will surely be the jewel in its crown.
With the Haijar Mountains on one side and Gulf of Oman on the other, the property is located away from the hustle and bustle of Muscat and designed to be a sanctuary of luxury for all who stay here. What better setting could there be for an indulgent 33,000 square foot destination spa?
Set over three levels, the new spa's architecture reflects traditional Omani design, with arched walkways, stone columns and majestic domed ceilings. Water channels, or falaj, will run throughout the complex, gathering periodically in reflective pools to create the atmosphere of a true desert oasis. Bliss.
The expansive buildings are pleasingly spacious, housing a total of 17 treatment rooms, including several double treatment rooms, three hammams and three beauty rooms. An extensive menu of therapies and wellness rituals will be on offer, from massages based on traditional Arabic techniques, to high-tech result-driven beauty treatments by The Organic Pharmacy and Margy’s.
In addition to all of this the spa will have a whole wing reserved for the sole use of its female clientele. This Private Ladies Club and Pool will feature an exclusive lounge with juice bar, manicure and pedicure stations and even a ladies-only private beach. What a fantastic place for an indulgent all-girl getaway, or even a super-luxe hen party!
Summer may be in the air in Britain right now, but why not give yourself something to look forward to in a few month's time, when the leaves start falling from the trees and there's a chill in the air? A spa break in the Middle Eastern sunshine could be just the ticket!
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