Review: Atana Khasab resort, Oman

With Dubai and Abu Dhabi now on everyone’s been-to lists, it is time for you go through the remaining Arab world to locate an discovered tourist gem; and we can’t suggest Oman sufficient. Dazzling hills, vast deserts and a stunning, pristine coastline beckon, but it’s the rich history with strongly felt Bedouin values and an ancient Arabian soul that dazzles it’s growing stream of visitors. An even more than suitable base for your time this is actually the Atana Khasab resort, a 4-star resort perched for a rock face, providing panoramic views associated with spectacular Musandam shoreline.

Location

The resort is found in Khasab in Musandam region towards the north of Oman. The location is mountainous having rugged, jagged coastline as well as an abundance of sheltered fjords offering the region the nickname “The Norway of Arabia”. The hotel is ten minutes from airport of Khasab in Oman, with connecting routes from London taking around 22 hours, you’ll be able to fly direct to Dubai in under 7 hours and resort is only a 2-and-a-half-hour drive from Dubai airport.

Type & Character

Plenty regarding the character associated with the Atana Khasab Hotel, which can be handled by the Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN), comes from its location. It seems almost as though the entire hotel is carved in to the rock face as well as the ocean views are stunning. Simply take your snorkel, you are able to jump directly into the sea through the rocks below the hotel! In the hotel is confident with hints of Arabian beauty shining through. Hospitality is important right here; the resort is run by residents who’re more than very happy to share their understanding of the region.

Provider & places

The facilities are high tech and can include a backyard swimming pool, an on-site PADI plunge centre, an exercise centre, a children’s playground, conference space, as well as a number of eateries – but more on those later on. The stunning freeform swimming pool is fantastic for grownups and kiddies alike but it’s the ocean views right here which can be actually special (consider the dolphins), it’s an ideal spot to watch the gorgeous sunsets, and sunrises too if you’re able to get fully up that early!

Spaces

The 60 luxurious spaces and suites are roomy and warmly embellished. They all include private balconies having view of either the Oman water and/or majestic mountains, a satellite flat-screen television, coffeemaker, minibar, safe, air-conditioning, free high rate wireless internet, plus an ensuite bathroom with bathrobes and luxury amenities. The Deluxe water View Rooms and hill Sea View Rooms (yes, they do provide a view of both but it’s primarily the hills!) are 37 sqm and 42 sqm correspondingly. The Panoramic View Rooms, at 37 sqm, provide most breathtaking views as well as offer direct access on children’s pool so they’d get my vote! The Junior Suites would be the many roomy at 72 sqm and offer another family area room to be able to really disseminate.

Food & Drink

A choice of dining options can be acquired; Al Mawra Restaurant provides all-day worldwide dining and conventional Omani and fusion food; the Atana Khasab Restaurant overlooks the swimming pool and ocean; the Finyon Cafe is great for coffees, light treats and cocktails; the Al Tal Oriental Tent acts shisha and snacks at the top regarding the hill with breathtaking sea and mountain views, last but not least the Darts Bar, which offers an extensive collection of beverages and light snacks in a slow paced life.

Atana Khasab Resort