A chic and contemporary oceanside retreat set on the edge of Oman’s capital.

It’s hard to believe that such a zen-like retreat lies just a short distance from the capital. The mostly minimalist style is accented by traditional Omani and Asian twists. Feel your stresses melt away as you wander through the hotel’s beautiful gardens, scattered with tranquil ponds and swaying palms. This hotel is Oman’s only member of the Leading Hotels of the World, and it shows in its elegant facilities which include the longest pool in Arabia at 103 metres, one of Muscat’s largest spas and a 370-metre private beach.

When it comes to choosing where to eat, it all depends on your mood and tastes. Dine on seafood at the The Beach Restaurant, or go for a casual meal at The Long Pool Cabana. At the main eatery, The Restaurant, watch skilful chefs in the four open kitchens as they whip up western, Asian, Middle Eastern and Indian dishes.

The modern style continues into the rooms and suites which all include a complimentary minibar replenished daily, a Nespresso coffee machine and en suites with ultra-luxe Acqua di Parma toiletries. The Serai Superior Rooms are in the Serai Wing; Deluxe Rooms are found in the Chedi Wing and are more spacious. We recommend upgrading to a room with access to the Club Lounge, like a Deluxe Club Room, which comes with afternoon tea, snacks, evening cocktails and canapés. And in a Chedi Club Suite, you’ll get panoramic sea or garden views from a private terrace or balcony as well as a separate living room and access to the Club Lounge.

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Key information

Against a dramatic mountain backdrop, occupying a spacious estate with its own beach

Airport transfer time: Approx. 15 minutes' private transfer from Muscat airport
Rooms: 158

Good to know

Minimum stay: 5 nights 27 Dec-03 Jan. Compulsory New Year’s Eve gala dinner, supplement applies. Alcohol is served in restaurants and pool cabanas 12pm-1am and 2pm-1am on Fridays. During Ramadan, alcohol is served inside The Restaurant from 7pm.

Accommodation information

158 rooms and suites

Activities

• Enjoy an authentic Arabian buffet at The Arabian Courtyard* (Oct-Apr) • Take part in a yoga and Pilates class

Dining

6 restaurants (3 seasonal), 3 bars (one seasonal)

What's included

Breakfast at The Restaurant.

*Denotes local charge