Al Bustan Palace, Ritz Hotel

The Al Bustan Palace is one of the Middle East’s most famous resorts, which lays claim to an enviable reputation and long list of international awards.

Set in 200 acres of lush green beachfront gardens against a dramatic mountainous backdrop overlooking the Gulf of Oman, the Al Bustan sits in splendid isolation though the fascinating fortresses, city walls, palaces, mosques and souks of Muscat lie just a ten minute drive away.

Its 250 rooms and suites all have balconies, most of them enjoying spectacular views over the water. Luxuriously appointed, they combine Arabian influences with every modern comfort including satellite television, DVD players and personal bars. 24-hour room, laundry and valet service epitomise the high standards of personal service and attention guests can anticipate here.

The hotel also offers one of the most comprehensive lists of recreational facilities in the Gulf region. These include a 1km-long private beach, a temperature-controlled swimming pool, a tennis club with well equipped fitness centre, and a wide variety of water sports. Scubadiving is available at the Oman Dive Centre just 10km away and numerous excursions such as dolphin watching may be arranged.

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