Anantara Al Jabal Akhdar Resort

Oman, Middle East

The hotel

Putting you on top of the world, this canyon-skirting retreat is the very height of luxury. Claiming a patch of Saiq Plateau on Oman’s temperate Green Mountain, it appears like a fortress rising from rocks – but inside it’s immaculately dressed, from its canyon-view rooms to its private pool villas. You’ll find chic Arabic detailing in its intoxicatingly calm spa and six dining outlets too – including Al Qalaa, an Arabian grill set in a tower inspired by Oman’s iconic Khasab Castle. With the resorts breathtaking mountain destination the views take the lead here, whether you’re swimming in the canyon-edge infinity pool, enjoying mountain experiences (like luxury picnics, photography classes, stargazing, cinema under the stars, mountain yoga, and mountain biking), or just soaking it all in at ‘Diana’s Point’, a viewing platform named after the Diana, Princess of Wales, who once visited the site of Anantara Al Jabal Akhdar Resort.

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Tennis
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Set 6,500 feet above sea level on the Saiq Plateau of Al Jabal Al Ahkdar (The Green Mountain). Transfer time from Muscat Airport: 2 hours.

Hotel information

82 rooms and 32 one and two bedroom villas. All with air-conditioning, furnished balcony, interactive LED TV, media hub and Bluetooth sound system, WiFi access, Nespresso™ coffee machine and tea making facilities, mini-bar* and safe. Premier Canyon View Rooms are located on the ground floor and boast canyon views with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board/Full Board options: Are served on a dine-around basis in the following restaurants:

  • Al Maisan – (buffet breakfast), lunch and dinner
  • Bella Vista – (three-course set menu for dinner)
  • Al Qalaa –  (three-course set menu for dinner)

For Full Board basis, lunch will be served only in Al Maisan Restaurant. Soft drinks and bottled still water are included in the supplement.

Deluxe Canyon View Rooms are located on the first floor with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

One Bedroom Garden Pool Villas feature a Majlis-style living area, private plunge pool, sundeck and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

One Bedroom Deluxe Garden Pool Villa as above but with shaded parking and a VIP entrance, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Ideal for partners the One Bedroom Cliff Pool Villa offer 188 sq m of living space and damatic mountain views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Al Maisan (International cuisine), Al Qalaa (Middle Eastern and Arabian grill, fine dining), Bella Vista (Italian dishes and pool bar), Al Baha (Deli), Al Burj lounge, Al Shourfa shisha lounge. Dining by Design* (personal dining experience). Infinity swimming pool and children’s pool adjacent. Jacuzzis. Anantara Spa*. Fitness centre. Archery sessions. Yoga. Tennis court. Complimentary bicycles. Asfour Kids Club. Jabal Teens Club. Spice Spoons Cooking School*. Stargazing*. Cinema Under the Stars*. Photography lessons*. Room service*.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1299)
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  • Terrible (1)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely trip

Aug 22, 2019 Calum M

My wife and 7month old daughter went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were lucky enough to stay in a deluxe villa with a private pool. The staff were amazing, from the second you pull up at the gate to enter you are given a warm welcome. Yasser welcomed us and showed us to our room where we were greeted with a complimentary bottle of… Read more
My wife and 7month old daughter went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were lucky enough to stay in a deluxe villa with a private pool. The staff were amazing, from the second you pull up at the gate to enter you are given a warm welcome. Yasser welcomed us and showed us to our room where we were greeted with a complimentary bottle of champagne and cake to celebrate our anniversary. The location is stunning, the room was excellent, clean, great bedding and the facilities were brilliant. Would definitely recommend the Bella vista restaurant. Stunning sunset view and awesome food. A very BIG thank you to Sarita and Swen (I hope I got her name right) for the extremely kind support and help with our daughter at every meal, helping keep her happy and even going as far as picking her up and occupying her whilst we ate. Will definitely recommend this hotel to friends and family Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Prefect hospitality

Aug 22, 2019 khaledbz89 Kuwait City, Kuwait

I stayed for two nights the resort is perfect as well as the spa (LeeAnn, Rodha and Soni) and the Bella Vista restaurant, Farzan was very helpful. I would definitely recommend couples and families to visit and relax.
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Aug 21, 2019 Timo S München

We stayed there after the Alila,that was a big mistake. The food is average at best. The pool area is way to small and the activities way to expansive! If one has to compare it to the Alila is has no chance in a single category. So better spend a little more and you will have a way better time.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beyond expectations

Aug 21, 2019 441ursb

From the arrival to the check-out you feel true Omani hospitality. The resort at the edge of a canyon offers breathtaking views. I highly recommend activities such as Jabal Wall and hikes/walks with a local guide.
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Aug 21, 2019 cestlavie-mum United Kingdom

Beautiful place and location. Amazing staff. Starting with Omar and Fahm the 2 people who drove us to and from the airport to the hotel. Staff in the restaurant were very attentive and polite and tried very hard to accommodate your requests. Especially Tanveer, Vivin, Sarita , Omran, Eman and Chandika. Hayman looked after us very well with the… Read more
Beautiful place and location. Amazing staff. Starting with Omar and Fahm the 2 people who drove us to and from the airport to the hotel. Staff in the restaurant were very attentive and polite and tried very hard to accommodate your requests. Especially Tanveer, Vivin, Sarita , Omran, Eman and Chandika. Hayman looked after us very well with the recreational activities and our guide Hussain was fantastic on the mountain experience. Housekeeping team were all very good. Struggle to remember all their names but would accommodate any requests we had and always asked if there was more that they could for us to make our stay even better. Yasser our villa host was very accommodating too with any requests or queries we had. And last but not least cannot commend Sampath enough for everything he did for us. He came out several times to look at the broken tiles in our swimming pool. We were really disappointed with the pool in the garden villa especially as we were really looking forward to having our own pool. But Sampath would come and sort the tiles out very quickly. He was very apologetic and would go above and beyond to try and make us happy. The pool attached to the villas is something that the hotel need to address. We were also lucky to be upgraded for the last 2 nights to a cliff pool villa. The view from this room was amazing. Thank you for the hospitality. Would definitely want to go again. Hopefully we see you all soon. Read less