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The dreamiest honeymoon hotels in Oman

With its enchanting landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and warm Arabian hospitality, the Sultanate of Oman is a Middle Eastern paradise offering newlyweds an idyllic setting for the perfect honeymoon experience.

Oman’s pristine coast stretches for miles, adorned with white-sand beaches, secluded coves, and crystal-clear waters. Couples can bask in the sun, indulge in romantic walks along the shore, or embark on unforgettable sailing adventures along the rugged coastline. Beyond its captivating beaches, Oman unveils a world of natural wonders, from its varied wildlife to the wide range of outdoor activities, adventurous couples can explore the majestic dunes of the desert -where thrilling desert safaris and camel rides await- breath-taking canyons, magical oasis and emerald waters among others awe-inspiring landscapes.

To enjoy all that the country has to offer and have the best honeymoon experience, Oman’s luxury hotels and resorts cater to every romantic desire offering secluded accommodation, world-class amenities and exceptional service. From lavish beachfront retreats or private desert tents to mountain hideaways, these accommodations blend Omani hospitality with contemporary luxury, ensuring that couples can unwind and have the perfect honeymoon in a serene and romantic atmosphere.

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah, Muscat

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman

The luxurious Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is one of Oman’s coastline jewels. This exclusive oasis boasts three distinct hotels: Al Waha, Al Bandar, and Al Husn, each catering to different preferences and desires. Offering an idyllic escape for couples and honeymooners seeking an elevated level of luxury and exclusivity, Al Husn is an ideal choice. This palatial retreat caters exclusively to adults, ensuring an intimate and peaceful stay with panoramic views, personalized butler service, and access to exclusive amenities, including a private infinity pool overlooking the Sea of Oman. Furthermore, the hotel presents an array of romantic experiences, like their award-winning CHI Spa, inspired by ancient Arabian rituals, private beachside dinners under the starry sky, or sunset cruises across the Sea of Oman. The resort also offers tailored honeymoon packages, including special amenities such as champagne upon arrival, couples’ spa treatments, and more romantic surprises. Rooms at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah start at £146 per night, based on two adults.

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The Chedi Muscat

The Chedi Muscat

Nestled amidst the majestic Al Hajar Mountains and overlooking the sparkling waters of the Sea of Oman, The Chedi Muscat is a luxurious retreat with a blend of contemporary design and Omani architectural influences, which offers a serene ambience for couples seeking an unforgettable and authentic honeymoon experience. Boasting elegantly appointed rooms and suites with modern amenities and stunning views of the surroundings, couples can relax by the tranquil pools, unwind at the spa with indulgent treatments, or take romantic strolls through the lush gardens. For a truly enchanting honeymoon, The Chedi Muscat also offers a range of romantic experiences, from a private candlelit dinner on the beach to a sunset cruise along the coastline, all carefully curated with the most stunning details thoughtfully arranged to create cherished memories. Rooms at The Chedi Muscat start at £244 per night, based on two adults.

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Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort

Designed to create memorable moments, the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is a luxurious retreat perched atop the majestic Hajar Mountains, overlooking the breathtaking landscapes of Oman. Just a two hours drive from Muscat, the hotel offers an unparalleled experience being one of the highest luxury resorts, with 82 stunning rooms looking out the dramatic canyon, 33 private pool villas and the most luxurious three-bedroom pool villa in all of Oman. The perfect place for honeymooners, couples can enjoy romantic stargazing journeys, private dining experiences in scenic settings, or indulge in luxurious couples’ spa treatments at the Anantara Spa. Furthermore, there are many adventurous activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and guided tours to explore the stunning surroundings. The resorts also offer special wedding packages, which include villa upgrades, breakfast in bed or roundtrip airport transfers, among others. Rooms start at £318 per night, based on two adults.

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Juweira Boutique Hotel

This boutique luxury hotel is located on the secluded promenade of the marina, with stunning views of the yachts as they sail into the Arabic Sea. Designed by the well-known Egyptian architect Adel Mokhtar its impressive façade is a love letter to traditional Arabian architecture, featuring pointed arches and classic balconies. The interiors are elegant with contemporary features while maintaining the Arabian style theme. All 43 rooms are spacious, with large baths and a private outdoor balcony or terrace with impressive views of the marina. The adult-only hotel is ideal for couples and offers different honeymoon packages curated specially for newlyweds. Furthermore, there is a wide range of leisure activities to enjoy as a couple, such as dolphin and whale watching, fishing trips, hiking, archaeological adventures, scuba diving or horse riding, to name a few. Other amenities include two restaurants with fresh seasonal products, two swimming pools with a poolside bar, direct beach access, massage service, a sauna, treatment rooms and an outdoor Jacuzzi. Rooms start at £85 per night, based on two adults.

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Kempinski Hotel, Muscat

Kempinski Hotel Oman

Encompassing over 6 kilometres of sandy coastline in the Sea of Oman, this award-winning five-star hotel in the heart of new Muscat features 310 luxurious rooms and suites, world-class restaurants and dining experiences, a state-of-the-art spa and health club, two swimming pools and endless activities to explore the area. With easy access to most of the ancient city’s main attractions, like the Grand Mosque or the Royal Opera House, the hotel offers the perfect location for both a city couple’s escape and a romantic beach break. Dining under the stars, sailing courses, snorkelling in the Arabian Sea and a wide range of cultural activities are some of the experiences offered for couples in this majestic hotel to make the guests’ honeymoon truly unforgettable. Rooms start at £170 per night, based on two adults.

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Six Senses, Zighy Bay

Six Senses Resort Oman

Located in Oman’s Musandam Peninsula, with breathtaking mountains on one side and kilometres of sandy beaches on the other, travellers seeking waterfront serenity will find paradise in Six Senses Zighy Bay. Designed with Oman’s traditional-styled buildings as inspiration and made from locally sourced materials, this northern coast jewel is a must for newly-wed couples looking to explore the country and unwind. Each suite and villa boasts its own private pool, with many having direct access to the beach. Six Senses Zighy Bay has several dining options, with 6 restaurants available, ranging from authentic Middle Eastern cuisine to an open-air Asian-fusion restaurant, including a luxurious wine bar. For wellness-loving couples, this magnificent hotel offers a spa with two traditional hammams, an ice cave, and invigorating sunrise yoga sessions held outdoors to enjoy the natural surroundings, making it the perfect spot for those seeking ultimate relaxation. Rooms start at £493 per night, based on two adults.

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Magic Private Camps, Oman

For adventurous couples looking for a truly unforgettable one-of-a-kind experience, Magic Camps Oman offers the unique opportunity of staying in a private eco-friendly camp created just for the occasion to enjoy the silence and tranquillity of the desert, beach or other location of choice. This dreamy luxury glamping counts with all types of luxury amenities like spacious bedroom tents with ensuite shower room and toilet, outside seating area, warm electric lighting and sockets for USB chargers, and a full-service team dedicated to the couple. Furthermore, there is also a rich dining offering with a traditional tea bar and completely customisable menus, among others. With experiences curated to take full advantage of their amazing surroundings, guests at Magic Camps can enjoy safaris in the Omani desert, oasis excursions, camel rides or yoga sessions at sunset, setting the scene for the most romantic honeymoon. The price depends on availability.

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Faustina Anyanwu
Faustina Anyanwu
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