Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, a luxurious three-hotel resort village and signature spa in the Sultanate's capital of Muscat, nestles alongside the sparkling bay of Al Jissah in a dramatic desert setting of rugged mountains and inviting beaches. A hidden retreat set amid 124 acres of ocean and desert scenery just fifteen minutes from the Sultanate's capital of Muscat, the luxurious Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa expresses the welcoming heritage of Oman. The resort comprises three hotels - Al Waha (The Oasis), an ideal family vacation getaway, Al Bandar (The Town), in the heart of the resort, and Al Husn (The Castle), an exclusive six-star indulgence. CHI, the Spa at Shangri-La, is the most extensive and well-appointed private spa in Oman, with twelve treatment villas that create a sanctuary of personal rejuvenation and relaxation.
Hotel Address:Directions to Hotel
- Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa
- PO Box 644
- Postcode 113
Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa offers guests a number of transportation possibilities, including limousine airport transfers and a complimentary city shuttle service. The resort is approximately 45 minutes by road from Seeb International Airport. In Oman, driving is on the right. Road signs are in both Arabic and English.
To protect the safety of small children and provide a relaxed atmosphere for adults, certain areas of the resort, such as the in-hotel bars, the CHI spa villas, and the Xyro nighclub, are reserved for adults only.
Fine Dining on Site
Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa offers a wide choice of dining at each of our three hotels. At the Al Waha, enjoy the culinary theatre and Latin flavours of Samba, or pick up a child-friendly meal at the Surf Cafe. Al Bandar is home to Capri Court, featuring contemporary Italian cuisine, as well as Tapas & Sablah, an outdoor dining experience complete with live entertainment. Al Tanoor features an evocative Arabian atmosphere that creates an engaging dining experience at each of our many open culinary stations. Two culinary high points of Oman may be found at the Al Husn: Sultanah, a stylish restaurant with a luxury cruise theme, and Shahrazad, the only authentic Moroccan restaurant in Muscat, which serves traditional Moroccan cuisine in a contemporary and refined setting. Whilst at the beach, enjoy Bait Al Bahr, the ideal place to enjoy traditional Omani seafood against the backdrop of a magnificent sunset.
Our fully-equipped Fitness Centre offers stunning views over the beach and out to sea, and includes a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. It is open from 6am to 11pm daily.
Children can play in our safe, supervised environments, whilst parents relax and enjoy their own time together. Located in the Al Waha Hotel in the heart of the resort, Little Turtles provides both air-conditioned/indoor and outdoor play areas, both under trained supervision. The minimum age for children using the Kid's Club is 4 years old and in case of children younger than 4 years old, they should be accompanied by a nanny or parents. Omani Heritage Village - Children will especially enjoy the chance to get close to authentic Arabian horses and camels at this unique cultural centre. Children love our popular games such as Treasure Hunt, Henna Painting, and the Sand City Competition. We also offer activities that let children explore traditional Arabian crafts in a hands-on, engaging way. Contact us for the most recent list of activities.
The resort has three expansive, cooled swimming pools, open from 6am to 8pm each day: Al Waha, Al Bandar, and a private pool for guests of the Al Husn Hotel. The adjacent pool bars offer light snacks, cocktails and refreshing drinks. The pools at Al Waha and Al Bandar are connected by the Lazy River. Inspired by the centuries-old falaj system that brought fresh water to remote Omani villages, the Lazy River winds for a delightful half-kilometre between the Al Bandar and Al Waha hotels.
Our signature spa, Chi, is the largest and most luxuriously appointed spa in the Sultanate of Oman. Each treatment takes place in one of twelve private spa villas, allowing you to indulge your senses in spacious and private surroundings.
The main beach is a one-kilometre expanse of warm golden sand washed by the cool turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman. Down a short path you'll find Turtle Beach, a smaller, secluded beach at the edge of the mountains. The main beach offer bathrooms, showers, beach loungers, umbrellas, towels, and bar service with light snacks. The beaches and facilities are for the private use of our guests. Al Husn private beach is a secluded beach for the exclusive use of guests of the Al Husn Hotel. The beach offers a full bar and butler service, in addition to the services available at all our guest beaches.
The private resort marina, with berthing for up to 80 boats and yachts, is the ideal base from which to explore the Omani coast. The marina, anchored with powerful sea-flex shock absorbers, features 58 full-service berths for yachts up to 25 metres long and a maximum draught of 5 metres.
From January to June, you may have the special opportunity to observe Greenback and Hawksbill sea turtles nesting, laying eggs or hatching. In recent years, over 100 mother turtles have been observed nesting in the area. More than twenty different species of cetacean make their home in the Gulf of Oman, and the waters off Muscat are particularly rewarding for the viewer. Viewing trips depart from the Dive Centre regularly.
The EURO-DIVERS dive center, a PADI 5 Star Gold Palm Resort, welcomes beginners and certified divers for daily scuba diving trips for one and/or two dives. Our experienced instructors teach all courses from Scuba Diver to Dive Master level in several languages.
Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa comprises three luxury hotels: Al Waha ("The Oasis"), an ideal choice for families and people travelling together, Al Bandar ("The Town"), a deluxe hotel in the heart of the resort, and Al Husn ("The Castle"), our most exclusive retreat.
- - Banquets & Meetings
- - Business Center
- - Meeting Space
- - Fine Dining on Site
- - Fitness Center
- - High Speed Internet
- - Child Programs
- - Pool, Outdoor
- - Spa Facility
- - Beach
- - Boating
- - Dining
- - Ecological Tourism
- - Hiking
- - Jogging & Running
- - Sailing
- - Scuba Diving
- - Windsurfing
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