Beach Hotels in Oman
Though some beaches have restricted access, beaches in Oman are generally not private property, but public spaces; therefore, with few exceptions, there are no signs saying "For hotel guests only." Please keep in mind that topless and nude swimming and sunbathing are not permitted, and that swimsuits are gladly seen only at the beach or pool, but not indoors or in public.
Beach Hotels in Muscat Capital Area:
Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel***** (Private beach)
Treat yourself to a dream come true and reside in the "guest house" of the Sultan, one of the most beautiful hotels in the world.
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa*****
The hotel grounds are shared by each Hotels Al Waha, Al Bandar and the luxury hotel Al Husn.
A treat out of the 1001 Arabian Nights is the
Internationally famous is the design hotel
Relatively central and on the public beach of Qurm is the Muscat Intercontinental Hotel*****
You'll have a beautiful view over the beach at Qurum of the
Muscat Crowne Plaza**** (restricted access/Private beach)
The Oman Dive Centre is actually closed for renovation
Beach Hotels north of Muscat:
A perfect view on the blue of the ocean offers the
Designed to resemble an Omani fort is the
Sohar Beach Hotel****
Beach Hotels Masirah Island and Al Wusta region
Perfect overnight location on Masirah is the Masirah Island Resort****
The most luxurious accomodation with direct access on the beach is the
Crowne Plaza Hotel*****, Duqm
For families and small groups they offer comfortable appartments in Park Inn Duqm****
Beach Hotels in Salalah:
Simple and very popular directly on the beach is the Arabian Sea Villas
Next door to the Arabian Sea Villas, perfectly located on the nice beach is the more luxorous Beach Resort***
At around 40 km from Salalah along a system of Mariana canals there is the nicely designed
Juweirah Boutique Hotel****
Also around 40 km from Salalah near Taqah is the Five-Star Rotana Salalah Resort*****
About 80 kilometres from Salalah, close to Mirbat, you will find the Marriott Salalah Resort*****
Georg Popp and Juma al-Maskari
What makes this travel guide so special? This book is a product of the long-term personal friendship between the authors, Mr Georg Popp and Mr Juma Al-Maskari and their continuing fascination with the Sultanate of Oman. Combining their insights from European and Omani perspectives, they have produced a guide which is as much about culture and history as it is a practical guide for planning your itinerary.