Sitting between the Sea of Oman and the Al Hajar Mountains, Al Bustan Palace was once a palace for Oman’s Sultan Qaboos and still gives the feel it is fit for a king. This Ritz Carlton hotel blends old and new, and with its spectacular, scenic location and top notch, personalised service, you will be spoilt in every sense of the word here.
Arriving in the grand marble lobby that stands 38 metres high you will be immediately impressed by this property that oozes luxury. Gardens are dotted with palms and line the private stretch of sandy beach, giving a relaxing, peaceful atmosphere. If you’re looking to use the resort as a base to explore Muscast, you can venture into the heart of the city on the complimentary shuttle bus, which gets you to the Mutrah Souk in 15 minutes and the Grand mosque in less than half an hour.
There are plenty of activities and facilities at the resort itself to keep you entertained. Indulge at the spectacular Six Senses Spa that sits in a gleaming Arabian fort-inspired building, with hammam, sauna and steam rooms as well as traditional treatments. Take a dip in the sea or perhaps go for a snorkel or kayak, or even head out on a sailing excursion. There are also tennis courts, a fitness centre and yoga studio, so you can keep your stay as active or relaxed as you wish. There are four swimming pools, one of which is a children’s pool. There is also a playground and kids’ programmes to keep little people entertained. You have plenty of dining options to choose from too, with outdoor and open air settings overlooking the ocean and gardens. All kinds of middle eastern and international options are on offer.
There is a variety of suites and rooms available, all with either sea, mountain or garden views and balconies. Inside you’ll find interiors are opulent, with a soothing white, teal and silver colour palette. Bathrooms are all fitted with bathtubs to soak in and you’ll find all the usual amenities expected from a hotel of this standard. Lower rooms are particularly wonderful with their private patios that lead right out into the lagoon pools.
Al Bustan is a luxurious property providing great service and a myriad of activities, making it a great option for those who want a relaxing beachfront resort just out of Muscat’s city centre.
Luxury - Luxury hotels would have a superb level of service, very comfortable and usually spacious bedrooms, excellent food, great design and character. For us, when we visited, these places all had the 'wow factor'. A luxury hotel should satisfy the criteria of the most discerning clients.
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