Alila Jabal Akhdar
Set beside a dramatic gorge, this Omani resort is an oasis in the desert. Located some 2,000 metres above sea level and with views of the Al Hajar mountain range, the hotel is a haven in a rugged landscape.
You’ll enjoy a menu inspired by the golden age of Arabic cuisine at the Juniper Restaurant, with excellent vistas across the horizon and meals created with fresh, seasonal produce. Evening drinks can be enjoyed in the chilled out atmosphere of the Rose Lounge. For utter relaxation in the day, head to the Spa Alila, where a sanctuary to wash away the stresses and strains of modern life awaits among the Jacuzzis, Vichy shower room and natural treatments on offer.
Suites and villas are designed in a contemporary manner with authentic touches, boasting plenty of space and privacy and views down the gorge. The wild natural beauty of the region ensures a super quiet spot in which to escape, housed within an area known for its production of the damask rose, which flowers from March to May. A walk through the rose terraces if you’re staying during this period is a must.