The Unforgettable Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort


Saudi Gazette

It is rare that something can take your breath away. Astounding but even overpowering to an extent, the force of nature at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar grips you and then slowly releases you into a trance that stays with you. Suspended in the middle of wilderness, among abandoned canyon mountains, in the rocky contours of the Saiq Plateau on Jabal Al Akhdar (Green Mountain) the five star luxury retreat stands tall and just about 2000 meters above sea level.  Elegant architecture that comprises traditional Omani culture and hospitality, it also depicts the region’s ancient forts. An ideal place to get away, lose yourself and explore the unknown, the massive property is home to 82 canyon view rooms and 33 private pool villas. Bound to leave an impression on every one, the road to discovery begins at your room.

Whether it is star gazing or picnic at Diana’s point, named after the late Princess Diana who visited the spot with Prince Charles once, to mountain adventures, morning yoga, traditional hammam to fun kid activities- there is something for everyone. Start your day with morning yoga and a scrumptious breakfast by the pool. Wander into the rural village life, discovering villages, forts and souks along with Damask rose water traditions in the ancient city of Nizwa - renowned as the ‘Pearl of Islam’. But before you do any of that, get ready for the showstopper or rather the finale- your room. Check into the one bedroom Cliff Pool Villa for the dramatic entrance.  

As you enter your temporary abode, you walk into a living room with a canvas overlooking the view beyond sliding glass doors that open to a pool against a dramatic backdrop.

There is a certain irony with a canvas placed before the inescapable views that invites the artist within you to pick up the colors and paint the obvious. However the subject appears lovelier than a muse, with beauty that won’t let you look away, certainly not at a blank canvas and so you soon realize the divine power is too great and cannot be captured by a human hand. All you can do is take it all in and admire what The Creator of the Heavens and Earth has carved in the most unexpected corners of the world. Yes, it gets spiritual. There are few moments in life that you can count as the most memorable, ones, which render you speechless. This is one of them.

Slip into your pool, hang out side by side with the rocky cliffs and admire the sunset at the canyon from your deck. If you wanted the perfect view to Instagram, well this might be one of the best pictures for your page.

The 188 square metres room comes with a personal villa host, Majlis-style living area with games, a King size bed, an extravagant bathroom with rain shower and separate bathtub with a walk-in dressing area with a Bluetooth sound system to keep you entertained.  With great amenities it also comes with a latte making Nespresso coffee machine, unlike other basic hotels that only give you basic espresso options.

The hotel offers various activities from mountain climbing, a Tennis court, Asfour Kids Club and Jabal Teens Club, library, digital museum and of course Anantara Spa with hammam with Jacuzzi and sauna facilities to keep you occupied.

With plenty of choices for food, enjoy authentic Italian, an exquisite afternoon tea with friends or enjoy Shisha with Arab delicacies in a fort tower or learn how to cook them in a master chef class. With so much to do, make sure you book at least three or more days to be able to feel the warmth of Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort. Whether it is a honeymoon, break from every day life or a surprise for your loved ones, this is bound to make a difference. Book with their latest offers for a fantastic foray into the New Year or for the upcoming January holidays and check yourself into one of the marvels of the Middle East.

Anantara Al Jabal Short Breaks Special

From SR 1770

Book a minimum two night stay to receive a wealth of indulgent rewards. Ease into your day with an enticing breakfast buffet. Enjoy 20% off on heavenly 90-minute oil massages and the finest of local and international cuisine throughout your stay.When available, Short Breaks stays are eligible for complimentary room upgrades and a late check out until 4 pm.


* Two nights’ accommodation

* Daily breakfast for two persons

* Upgrade to the next room category (subject to availability)

* One signature cocktail or mocktail per stay

* Late check-out time of 4.00 pm (subject to availability)

20% off dining throughout stay for two

* 20% off 90-minute oil massages throughout stay for two

Mountain Escape

Stay Longer Special

From SR 1260

Linger a little longer with more days to savour, more nights to remember. With your savings on accommodation, indulge in more experiences immersing you in the best of the destination.


* Stay two and save 20% on accommodation

* Stay three nights and save 25% on accommodation

* Stay four nights or more and save 35% on accommodation

Book now

Tel: ‪+968 2521 8000‬



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