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52 Dream Destinations

52 Dream Destinations

52 Dream Destinations

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MIDDLE EAST

JABAL AL AKHDAR, NIZWA, OMAN
Alila Jabal Akhdar

THE EXPERIENCE: Surrounded by soaring cliffs and deep valleys, Alila Jabal Akhdar is
all about the vistas. From March until May mountain roses carpet the Al Hajar Mountains creating a beautiful panorama of dusty pink.

Guests can tour the rose gardens or unwind with rose- inspired treatments: rose-scented oil, rose milk and rose petal facial masks are just some of the products made from the local damask roses.

The resort opened in 2014, with the seven-room Alila Spa at the core of the wellness offerings. In 2017, the Arbour Spa – an exclusive double treatment room situated high on the edge of a gorge – was added. Three treatments were designed especially for the new facility, each of them drawing on the surrounding mountains as inspiration.

Guests can dine on an extensive range of healthy fare crafted from local ingredients by the chefs at Juniper Restaurant, or soak up the views from the infinity pool, practise yoga on the deck overlooking the gorge, or simply relax in their well- appointed room.

There are 86 low-rise luxury suites and villas, with many of the exterior walls assembled using hand-chipped stones from the surrounding mountains.
IDEAL FOR: Couples looking to unwind.
PRICE: Rates start from OMR 130 a night, including some meals and activities; alilahotels.com.

 

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