My husband and I wanted to have a relaxing staycation to celebrate our wedding anniversary and the first place that popped in our mind was the Anantara - Al Jabal Akdhar Resort. We always wanted to do a staycation here and the anniversary seemed to be the perfect opportunity. We booked a one-night stay for the weekend and we were fortunate enough to avail the GCC resident discount.
We have had a fair share of staying in different hotels during our travels but I must say nothing beats Anantara Al Jabal Akdhar when it comes to hospitality and luxury. This resort tops the list! Its a beautiful Resort situated at the top of the Jabal Akdhar Mountains and provides a breathtaking canyon view.
This place is the perfect choice to escape from the Muscat heat. You are welcomed by the pleasant weather and the cool green mountains as soon as you start driving up the mountains. We get a personalised welcome from the staff and our host Ahmed did a fantastic job in showing around the property and made sure we were comfortable and content during our stay.
The property was definitely love-at-first-sight for us. The hospitality was just perfect right from our check in till our check out. The staff was polite and extremely courteous. This place portrays 5-star luxury hospitality at its best and it redefines grandeur, luxury, Omani Hospitality, heritage and culture in its fine form. The architecture and intricate designs are something to admire and appreciate.
The stone pathways and narrow waterways add to the resort's style and character. We had booked a premium canyon view room and it was spacious and extremely beautiful. The room offers a stunning view of the canyon, walk-in closet and a spacious washroom with the best amenities in the shower room.
My husband had planned a sweet surprise for me with the hotel staff for our anniversary and the staff went over and above to make sure we have a memorable experience. We were pampered with some amazing champaign, brownie cake, and goodies.
Enjoy the stunning views and the glorious sunsets from the resort. Take a refreshing dip at the heated infinity pool overlooking the canyon and the nearby villages and enjoy a nice cuppa hot coffee in the balcony of your room overlooking the canyon and the 23 degrees cool and pleasant weather just adds to this whole cosy environment.
The breakfast and the food were amazing as well. Loved the breakfast spread and the food was delicious. We missed out on the spa but we are definitely coming back. Anantara Al Jabal Akdhar has definitely become my favourite resort. Our staycation experience was just magical and relaxing. The slight drizzle and the cold wind just added to our amazing staycation experience making it even better.