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Rich in heritage and home to pristine coastline, craggy mountains and miles of desert, Oman embodies the old Arabia of legend — whilst offering elegant opulence for the discerning traveller. Accommodation in Oman is impressive, with everything from simple tented hideaways in the desert to extravagant beach resorts featuring world-class spas. Whether you’re eager to base yourself within easy reach of the grand domes and bustling markets of Muscat or to escape to the dramatic Al-Hajar Mountains, our pick of the best places to stay in Oman ensures that you’ll be doing so in style.

Muscat, Oman’s elegant capital, is a unique port city with low-rise buildings reflecting traditional Arabic architectural styles and the country's proud sea-faring past. The city also boasts the impressive Royal Opera House, attracting top international acts, as well as a buzzing shopping scene and top-notch food. No visit to the city is complete without getting lost amidst the chaos of the souqs, where there are textiles, antiques, jewellery and intriguing artefacts awaiting discovery. With historic sites to explore and a lively feel, Muscat makes for an excellent Omani base, and there are some beautiful resorts on the beaches surrounding the city.

Among Oman's popular towns are Bahla, an oasis known for its pottery, fort, living folklore and djinns, as well as historic Nizwa, nestled in the mountains, and colourful Salalah, to the south, famed for its monsoons and fruit plantations. Coastal Sur, too, is well-loved by visitors, with two forts, excellent beaches and a long history of building dhows by hand.

Beyond the towns and cities is a long stretch of coast, lined with wonderful white-sand beaches and balmy turquoise seas, as well as marvellous Masirah Island, home to four species of rare turtles.

Stay amidst the Al-Hajar Mountains — the highest on the Arabian peninsula — for striking views and a chance to explore impressively rugged terrain, or escape to the rolling desert of Wahiba Sands for an authentic tented Bedouin experience. The Musandam Peninsula, at Oman’s northern tip, also promises craggy cliffs and deep rocky inlets dotted with small villages, making for an unforgettable boat trip.

Many of the best places to stay in Oman are right on the beach, offering all the trappings of a luxury resort — including some brilliant family-focused spots — but we think there’s something very special about an opulent spa hotel in the mountains, with spectacular views over Oman’s wild landscapes. Whether you’re visiting for the beach, the hills or the desert, Oman promises a charming fusion of tradition, contemporary elegance and a warm welcome.

The best places to stay in Oman

For a remote escape

  • The Alila Jabal Akhdar Hotel is an oasis of luxury set amidst the dramatic Al Hajar Mountains. Monochrome suites offer big beds and private balconies, whilst the minimalist spa with locally-inspired treatments and the guided mountain walks are the real draws.
  • 1000 Nights Camp is a collection of simple Bedouin woven tents with beautiful rugs and big wooden beds. Take a dip in the swimming pool, feast on traditional fare in the dining area, and head out on spell-binding desert excursions. Stay here for a traditional Bedouin experience in the Wahiba Sands.
  • Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhbar boasts stylish contemporary interiors and breathtaking views of the Al Hajar Mountains, a perfect backdrop to the hotel’s infinity pool. An excellent base to explore this rugged region. Don’t miss yoga or private dining from the impressive viewpoint! A sophisticated choice in striking surroundings.
  • Six Senses Zighy Bay offers an award-winning coastal resort experience with luxurious villas — some of which have private pools — as well as a superb spa, delectable restaurants and stacks of activities. Think sailing, diving, hiking, snorkelling, gliding, village trips and cookery classes. Pick this place for romantic seclusion in a remote seaside spot and charming decor.

For a Beach Break

  • The Chedi promises barefoot luxury with all the mod cons in a chic, minimalist 21-acre beach resort. Highlights include award-winning dining and a 1,500-square-metre relaxation and fitness oasis. Enjoy rejuvenating spa treatments and a smart, sophisticated vibe.
  • Al Bandar Hotel offers a five star experience with 198 sea-facing rooms on the coast in Muscat. Think contemporary classic design, seven restaurants and a private beach. Pick this place for an active stay — facilities are shared with Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa — and a top-notch wellness centre, in the form of cool CHI Spa.
  • Al Husn Resort & Spa is a Muscat highlight, with its own private beach and Arabian palace-inspired design. Luxurious contemporary accommodation is perfect for well-heeled couples, who will love the spa and the vast array of restaurants and bars. There’s even a nightclub! An exclusive beach choice.

For Families

  • Al Waha is a fantastic family-focused beach resort with spacious modern rooms just outside Muscat. Think slides into the pool, mini golf, tennis courts and a diving school — not to mention the spa, perfect for grown-ups eager to unwind. A sure-fire family hit!
  • Al Baleed Salalah is a sophisticated activity-filled resort set between a lagoon and the coast. Adults will adore the indulgent luxury spa, whilst the Kids Club keeps little ones entertained and teens can enjoy everything from football and air hockey to gaming consoles in their own club area. Get together on the tennis court, learn to dive or try fishing before retreating to your private Pool Villa — ideal for the whole family.
  • Al Bustan Palace is an enormous 200-acre Ritz-Carlton resort with its own beach, as well as a central lagoon and spa. Elegant and contemporary design features throughout, this is a great spot for diving, and there are cultural sights aplenty just a short drive away. The Ritz Kids programme offers adventures aplenty for little ones, whilst spacious suites and kids’ menus ensure everyone is catered for.

For An Apartment

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Muscat Airport or to Salalah Airport. Most hotels will be happy to arrange an airport pickup with an experienced driver who knows the hotel location well.
  • Alternatively, you might choose to hire your own vehicle. If you would like to rent a car, we suggest that you contact our online partner Rentalcars.
  • Oman is warm all year round, with temperatures hitting their peak at an average of 36°C in June and July, when it can be scorching. January and February are the rainiest months, whilst April and May are best for visitors keen to avoid the winter crowds, to make the most of off-peak hotel offers and to enjoy slightly cooler weather (though it can still be 30°C+).

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See all » 5 hotels in Muscat

  • Al Bandar Hotel Muscat 198 rooms from €173

    Beach Life
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.

    A Five Star luxury resort in Muscat on the coast. Contemporary classic rooms and suites with private patios, sea-facing views and all the mod cons. Seven restaurants to choose from, pool, private beach and banquet halls. A great choice for a family holiday. See More

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  • Al Bustan Palace Muscat 252 rooms from €248

    Foodies  -  One of the area's premier dining spots.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Wellbeing
    Romantic Break

    Barefoot luxury with a private beach, a central lagoon, and premier restaurants. Elegant contemporary rooms and suites with all the mod cons, private balconies, sea-facing/lagoon views. Excellent spa facilities, diving spots, and pool areas. A superbly opulent beach holiday. See More

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  • The Alila Jabal Akhdar Hotel Nizwa 86 rooms from €216

    Romantic Break  -  An oasis in the heart of arid desert with mountain views - escape with a loved one
    Spa breaks  -  Alila spas are legendary for their commitment to wellness - this is no exception
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Great walks  -  Village walks followed by a picnic in the wadis is a perfect way to spend the day
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Overlooked by the Al Hajar Mountains, Alila's Oman property is an oasis of luxury amidst its rugged surrounds. Private villas with private pools allow for ultimate seclusion and enough space for families. Indulgent treatments can be sampled at the spa and delicious dishes at Juniper and Rose Lounge. See More

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  • Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhbar Nizwa (Al Jabal Al Akhdar) 82 rooms from €369

    Active Holiday  -  There is a wide range of activities on offer, as well as cultural experiences and of course a state of the art spa
    Great walks  -  Enjoy an easy walk at high altitude, following old paths that link mountain villages
    Swimming Pool  -  Swimming pool with poolside bar and dramatic canyon backdrop
    Cooking classes  -  Dive into the secrets of Thai and Omani cuisine

    A luxury hotel sitting high besides a canyon with breathtaking views of the Hajar Mountains, a perfect backdrop to its infinity pool; yoga on the viewpoint is equally stirring. With a sophisticated library and elegant interiors it is a wonderful base from which to explore the rugged region. See More

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See all » 1 hotel in Salalah

  • Al Baleed Salalah Salalah (Al Baleed) 136 rooms from €297

    Spa breaks  -  The spa is an absolute must, with skilled therapists and indulgent experiences using local ingredients
    Foodies  -  Choice of three restaurants, serving some of the best cuisine in town
    Active Holiday  -  A huge variety of activities on offer at the resort
    Sights nearby  -  Situated right next to Al Baleed Archaeological Park and the Museum of the Land of Frankincense
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Luxury beachfront resort with sophisticated facilities, including three delectable restaurants and an indulgent luxury spa. Interiors are chic and contemporary with a nod towards traditional design. Set between a lagoon and the coast this is gloriously peaceful stay. See More

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  • Six Senses Zighy Bay Dibba Bayeh, Oman 82 rooms from €466

    Swimming Pool  -  A fantastic main pool and smaller pools dotted around the hotel.
    Foodies  -  Ottolenghi style restaurant.
    Luxury
    Total relaxation
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, CN Traveller

    An award-winning beach resort in a remote coastal position. Absolute barefoot luxury in individual poolside sea-facing villas with private pools, spas, and gardens. Chic eco suites with light stone walls and wooden furnishings. Fantastic Ottolenghi style restaurant and direct access to the beach. See More

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  • 1000 Nights Camp Ash Sharqiyah, Oman 15 rooms from €81

    Tented Camp
    Outstanding location  -  Situated in Wahiba Sands
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.

    A collection of Bedouin tents in the desert. Basic tents have rugs, wooden beds, and separate showers. Swimming pool, dining area, and plenty of desert activities (sand boarding, trekking, volley ball). A good choice for a team building exercise. See More

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See all » 5 hotels in Muscat

  • Al Bandar Hotel Muscat 198 rooms from €173

    Beach Life
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.

    A Five Star luxury resort in Muscat on the coast. Contemporary classic rooms and suites with private patios, sea-facing views and all the mod cons. Seven restaurants to choose from, pool, private beach and banquet halls. A great choice for a family holiday. See More

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  • Al Bustan Palace Muscat 252 rooms from €248

    Foodies  -  One of the area's premier dining spots.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Wellbeing
    Romantic Break

    Barefoot luxury with a private beach, a central lagoon, and premier restaurants. Elegant contemporary rooms and suites with all the mod cons, private balconies, sea-facing/lagoon views. Excellent spa facilities, diving spots, and pool areas. A superbly opulent beach holiday. See More

    Check Availability

See all » 2 hotels in Nizwa

  • The Alila Jabal Akhdar Hotel Nizwa 86 rooms from €216

    Romantic Break  -  An oasis in the heart of arid desert with mountain views - escape with a loved one
    Spa breaks  -  Alila spas are legendary for their commitment to wellness - this is no exception
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Great walks  -  Village walks followed by a picnic in the wadis is a perfect way to spend the day
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Overlooked by the Al Hajar Mountains, Alila's Oman property is an oasis of luxury amidst its rugged surrounds. Private villas with private pools allow for ultimate seclusion and enough space for families. Indulgent treatments can be sampled at the spa and delicious dishes at Juniper and Rose Lounge. See More

    Check Availability
  • Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhbar Nizwa (Al Jabal Al Akhdar) 82 rooms from €369

    Active Holiday  -  There is a wide range of activities on offer, as well as cultural experiences and of course a state of the art spa
    Great walks  -  Enjoy an easy walk at high altitude, following old paths that link mountain villages
    Swimming Pool  -  Swimming pool with poolside bar and dramatic canyon backdrop
    Cooking classes  -  Dive into the secrets of Thai and Omani cuisine

    A luxury hotel sitting high besides a canyon with breathtaking views of the Hajar Mountains, a perfect backdrop to its infinity pool; yoga on the viewpoint is equally stirring. With a sophisticated library and elegant interiors it is a wonderful base from which to explore the rugged region. See More

    Check Availability

See all » 1 hotel in Salalah

  • Al Baleed Salalah Salalah (Al Baleed) 136 rooms from €297

    Spa breaks  -  The spa is an absolute must, with skilled therapists and indulgent experiences using local ingredients
    Foodies  -  Choice of three restaurants, serving some of the best cuisine in town
    Active Holiday  -  A huge variety of activities on offer at the resort
    Sights nearby  -  Situated right next to Al Baleed Archaeological Park and the Museum of the Land of Frankincense
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Luxury beachfront resort with sophisticated facilities, including three delectable restaurants and an indulgent luxury spa. Interiors are chic and contemporary with a nod towards traditional design. Set between a lagoon and the coast this is gloriously peaceful stay. See More

    Check Availability

See all » Other hotels in Oman

  • Six Senses Zighy Bay Dibba Bayeh, Oman 82 rooms from €466

    Swimming Pool  -  A fantastic main pool and smaller pools dotted around the hotel.
    Foodies  -  Ottolenghi style restaurant.
    Luxury
    Total relaxation
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, CN Traveller

    An award-winning beach resort in a remote coastal position. Absolute barefoot luxury in individual poolside sea-facing villas with private pools, spas, and gardens. Chic eco suites with light stone walls and wooden furnishings. Fantastic Ottolenghi style restaurant and direct access to the beach. See More

    Check Availability
  • 1000 Nights Camp Ash Sharqiyah, Oman 15 rooms from €81

    Tented Camp
    Outstanding location  -  Situated in Wahiba Sands
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.

    A collection of Bedouin tents in the desert. Basic tents have rugs, wooden beds, and separate showers. Swimming pool, dining area, and plenty of desert activities (sand boarding, trekking, volley ball). A good choice for a team building exercise. See More

    Check Availability