Cool Zone Kids' Club, children’s and toddlers’ pools, Splashpad aquatic play area, gift shop*. Shared resort facilities include: a private main beach, lazy river, 2 pools with pool bars, 4 tennis courts, health club, CHI, The Spa*, sauna, steamroom, Jacuzzi, Adventure Zone, GameZ entertainment centre, mini golf, dive centre*, watersports*, Al Mazaar Souk, marina, beauty salon*, beach volleyball, Wi-Fi.

Restaurants & bars

Although guests of Al Waha with children under 12 years are welcome to use the all but two of resort’s restaurants, the hotel’s own Surf Café is the perfect place to dine due to its simple menu which features healthy dishes as well as family favourites. The hotel’s main restaurant Samba, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serves delicious South American, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. For details of the other restaurants and bars please see the Al Husn and Al Bandar hotels.

Children's club

The Cool Zone Kids’ Club, for children aged 4-8, is open from 9am to 6pm and features both indoor and outdoor play areas. Children under 4 are welcome too but will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Adventure Zone is located at Al Mazaar souk and features an extensive range of modular play areas including slides, climbing walls, ball pits and soft play areas. Two children’s pools are available – one at Al Waha next to the Assira Pool Bar, and one at Al Bandar by the Circles Pool Bar. Splashpad, which is located at Al Waha, is an aquatic play area where children can enjoy a variety of water effects.

For Children

What’s nearby? Shangri-La Al Waha is close to Oman’s port capital, Muscat, where you'll find a string of shopping malls and restaurants, plus historic forts and mosques. At the hotel, there's lots going on at the beachfront, including a watersports centre where the likes of snorkelling, kayaking and scuba diving are available.

Tried and tested The resort runs a Turtle Care Project, designed to protect the endangered turtles on Oman’s beaches. A dedicated turtle ranger is on-hand for educational talks, and your children will love learning about the resort’s efforts.

The sleeping arrangements Spacious and immaculate, rooms and suites at Al Waha feature plush white bed linen, huge balconies and views of the Sea of Oman or the hotel’s tropical grounds. The Al Waha Family Room comes with two interconnecting bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a DVD player and a PlayStation. For more space, opt for the Al Waha One Bedroom Suite, which has separate living and dining areas. Complimentary baby cots can be provided.

Beach

On a long stretch of golden sandy beach on the bay of Barr Al Jissah overlooking the Gulf of Oman.

Diving

There are plenty of opportunities for novice and accomplished divers to discover life below the waves of the Sea of Oman. The onsite dive school Extra Divers offers a variety of experiences including sunrise and sunset dives and try dives as well as a number of PADI approved dive courses.

There are a number of incredible dive sites nearby including 10 sites at the nearby island of Fahal and the wreck of the 84-metre vessel Al Munassir.

Sustainable features

The Turtle Care Project has been set up by Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa as part of Sanctuary, Shangri-La’s Care for Nature Project. The aim is to help protect the region’s endangered hawksbill and green turtles as well as educate the guests and local communities about these wonderful creatures.

*Denotes local charge