Oman is well-known for its stunning beaches and for good reason.

Starting around Muscat itself, there are numerous opportunities to visit pristine sandy beaches and relax in idyllic surroundings. In the far south of the country, the subtropical city of Salalah is a gorgeous combination of green vegetation, emerald waterfalls and banana plantations. Add to this the coconut-fringed beaches and it is a true tropical paradise. During monsoon season, late June to early September, Salalah is transformed into an oasis with verdant grasses and roaring waterfalls. The city itself has much to offer including palaces, museums and parks. Head to the Museum of Frankincense to learn about the city’s history of trade in Frankincense and perfume.  

Head further north to the city of Sur, a centuries-old trading centre and known for its dhow-building industry. A visit to the shipyard is a highlight of any visit to Sur and visitors can watch the boats being constructed on the beach in a process that can last up to a year. Nearby Ras al Jinz is home to the greenback turtle conservation centre, the first of its kind and complete with a dedicated research centre. Here, you can witness the rare sight of a mother turtle’s birthing process and maybe even see the baby turtles take their first tentative steps towards the ocean.

In the far north is the spectacular Musandam Peninsula. Separated from the rest of Oman by the United Arab Emirates, it is known for its magnificent fjords and exceptional diving and snorkelling – some of the best in the world. Explore on a traditional dhow cruise, visit local villages and encounter the semi-nomadic Shihuh tribe, this is a remarkable and remote part of Oman. 


Our favourite luxury hotels

Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman

Six Senses Zighy Bay – Musandam Peninsula

Tucked away in an unspoilt cove in the Musandam Peninsula and a two hour drive from Dubai, this village-style resort offers stunning villa accommodation that is both rustic and luxurious. Located between the craggy tops of the Hajar Mountains on one side and the sandy beach of Zighy Bay on the other, fall in love with the relaxed ambience as you lounge by your private pool, explore by bicycle or float in the clear waters. Tantalize your senses: feel the sand beneath your toes; listen as your sunset dhow cruise glides through waves; and taste culinary delights of the region. 

Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah, Oman

Anantara Al Baleed Resort – Salalah 

Between a beach and freshwater lagoon, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara offers refreshing luxury, and also a gateway to Oman’s cultural treasures. Experience a beachfront oasis that is the first luxury villa resort of its kind in Salalah, along the south coast of Dhofar. Walkways are surrounded by towering palms, magnificent trees, tropical gardens and lush water features, creating tranquil journeys to new discoveries. 


Alila Hinu Bay, Oman

Alila Hinu Bay – Salalah

Unrolling along a natural beach on Oman’s southwest coast, just mere steps away from the Indian Ocean, Alila Hinu Bay hosts a seemingly endless bay and a private beach upping the ante on tropical oases A stunning beachfront resort that radiates sophistication, vibrancy and vivacity, offering an indulgence of luscious lifestyle facilities, an ecological escape and a glimpse into the wildlife charm that the scenic Dhofar region has to offer.