Oman

Luxury wellness holidays and retreats in Oman

Local currency

Omani Rial (OMR)

time zone

GMT+4

Best months to visit

Blessed with sunshine all year round, Oman can reach scorching temperatures during the summer. Visit from October to April to ensure more comfortable temperatures, ideal for exploring its mesmerizing destinations.

In the rapidly growing and modernising Middle East, Oman holds on to the rich and alluring heritage that has long drawn travellers to this region, welcoming in sleek modernity without overwhelming its ancient soul. Untouched natural landscapes stretch endlessly into the eternally blue sky, and cultural traditions and Bedouin values remain a proud feature, ready to welcome visitors with open arms. Stroll through bustling souks, browsing traditional wares, or enjoy traditional Omani coffee at the invite of locals who’ll welcome you into their homes unreservedly. Take a tour through Muscat, a city where fine dining accompanied by nights at the opera go hand in hand with traditional forts and intricate mosques. Make the most of Oman’s epic natural beauty and abundance of outdoor activities, exploring an underwater world off the coast of the Musandam Peninsula or hiking the majestic Hajar mountains.

Top places to visit in Oman for health & wellness

Musandam Peninsula

Musandam Peninsula

Secluded and unspoiled, Oman’s Musandam Peninsula is one of the country’s best kept secrets. The dramatic Hajar mountains cascade down into the aquamarine waters of the Arabian Gulf, creating spellbinding vistas reminiscent of the Norwegian Fjords. Six Senses Zighy Bay offers fantastic and unique experiences in these untouched landscapes, including incredible diving, hikes, yacht charters, and paragliding.

Muscat

Muscat

Oman’s capital city is a bustling hub of old and new, bursting with rich character. Head to Muttrah Souq, one of the oldest in Arabia, for traditional souvenirs, delve into the country’s history with forts and museums aplenty, or enjoy its fantastic beaches, perfect for paddle boarding, snorkelling, and kite surfing.

Jabal Akhdar

Jabal Akhdar

A region of wide, open landscapes and authentic Omani villages, Jabal Akhdar offers a glimpse into the real Oman, away from the busyness of the capital. This secluded location and stunning mountain views are home to Alila Jabal Akhdar, a peaceful oasis where you can drink in the surrounding views from the infinity pool or relax with nourishing spa treatments.

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Diving in the Gulf of Oman

Diving in the Gulf of Oman

The Gulf of Oman is home to some of the country’s best dive sites. Plunge into the sapphire waters and enter a world of fascinating marine biodiversity, with turtles, and even whale sharks from May-October. The diving potential of these plentiful waters was relatively undiscovered until the 1980s, meaning they’re largely unspoiled and free from tourists.

A Dhow cruise around the Musandam Peninsula

A Dhow cruise around the Musandam Peninsula

Experience Oman from a different perspective, gliding along the coast in a traditional Omani Dhow. This luxury boat trip will take you past picturesque rural villages and shimmering coastal fjords on a scenic route through the country’s unique coastline, stopping for a gourmet lunch prepared by the onboard chef.

A desert camp with Bedouins

A desert camp with Bedouins

Despite Oman’s rich diversity of landscapes, its vast desert area remains an unmissable attraction, offering authentic experiences in a unique location. Venture to the middle of the desert, experiencing the warmth of Bedouin hospitality as they welcome you into a traditional tented camp. Ride camels and climb sand dunes by day, then bask in the light of the spellbinding Milky Way by night.