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HOLIDAYS TO OMAN

The Sultanate of Oman is a country with an array of natural attractions, an enthralling culture and a history, which spans 6000 years. Until now, Oman has been somewhat overlooked by the British traveller as a holiday destination, instead being known as more of a stopover en route to countries further afield. However, due to an increase in direct flights and being just 7 hours from London, holidays to Oman is becoming increasingly popular for both families and couples alike.

WHY TURQUOISE HOLIDAYS LIKES OMAN

‘Holiday to Oman offers a wonderful sense of place. It is traditional, authentic and the scenery is ‘story book’ magical. I would highly recommend combining Muscat with a stay in the desert and mountains’  – Lisa, Oman Specialist

PLACES TO SEE IN OMAN

1. Muscat – the capital – is clean, safe and exceptionally friendly. The city is renowned for its stunning architecture, silk bazaars and souks – and of course the fascinating Grand Mosque

2. Visit the majestic Hajar Mountains with its amazing scenery and pleasantly cool temperature (at least 10º C lower than in the coastal areas). We love the new mountain gem, Alila Jabal Akhdar!

3. Desert Nights Camp offers the true Oman Holiday – this is a serene desert oasis in the vast Wahiba desert where sand rises up to 200m

4. The beaches are beautiful and relatively untouched so it’s a must to combine the mountain, desert and city adventures with a stay on the beach. We recommend The Chedi, Al Bustan Palace and Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah

5. One of our favourite Oman Holidays is the secluded, intimate and very stunning Six Senses Zighy Bay, located in Musandam Peninsula in Oman, but most easily accessed from Dubai (2 hour drive)

Luxury Holidays in Oman

Oman Holidays are authentic, adventurous and come with pretty much guaranteed weather! Oman boasts a stunning coastline of white sandy beaches and crystal clear warm waters, home to some of the world’s best dive spots. Whether you are staying in Muscat or in the glorious isolation in the desert, mountains or Musandam, don’t forget to squeeze in some sun soaking and chill out time as well as enjoying the unspoilt and authentic taste of Arabia.

Turquoise recommends – Oman Hotels

The beach hotels offer stunning living with fantastic facilities – Turquoise loves The Chedi, Al Bustan Palace and Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah – all very different and authentic. For something a little more unusual; have the giant mountains as a backdrop when staying at Alila Jabal Akhdar or Six Senses Zighy Bay.

Visit our Oman honeymoon page for full details about honeymoons here.

Island of the month

Six Senses Laamu - Maldives 

There is a distinct feel of the ‘Jungle Book’ meets ‘Castaway’ about Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives and if Mowgli was all grown-up, and looking for a luxurious, sensuous retreat, this is most definitely where he would come! Perfect for families looking for an island adventure, your little ones will be spoilt for choice with activities – from treasure hunts to snorkelling safaris and sting ray spotting. Plus, with our fantastic family sale offer kids can stay and eat for free! Must book by 30th Sep 2017. 

 

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Island of the month

Six Senses Laamu - Maldives 

There is a distinct feel of the ‘Jungle Book’ meets ‘Castaway’ about Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives and if Mowgli was all grown-up, and looking for a luxurious, sensuous retreat, this is most definitely where he would come! Perfect for families looking for an island adventure, your little ones will be spoilt for choice with activities – from treasure hunts to snorkelling safaris and sting ray spotting. Plus, with our fantastic family sale offer kids can stay and eat for free! Must book by 30th Sep 2017.