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With its stunning landscapes, unique culture and palace-like luxury resorts, Oman is quickly emerging as an off-the-beaten-path luxury holiday destination. Perhaps the best place to experience Omani culture is the port capital of Muscat, which has resisted the gradual rise of tourism in the area and maintained a unique character all of its own. While there are several luxury resorts in the area, The Chedi Muscat reigns supreme with a perfect beachfront setting, exquisite design and unmatched luxury accommodation.
BY Charlotte Smith
Luxtripper Travel Editor

The Chedi Muscat has that sublime blend of opulence, comfort and relaxation. Its naturally beautiful surroundings and central location also enable many exciting excursions.

The Resort

The sumptuous setting of The Chedi is the perfect place to experience the warmth and charm of Oman. Set over 21 acres of verdant gardens of exotic flower and fauna, the Chedi has 158 beautifully designed rooms offering illuminating views of the Gulf of Oman, and the spectacular Al Hajar Mountains. The contrast between desert, sea and mountains is mesmerising, and just one of the many elements that makes this hotel so special.

The expansive grounds of the resort provide a lush contrast to the desert surroundings, with gently swaying palm trees lining tranquil pools and lanterns reflecting against traditional Moorish water gardens. It’s the perfect place to escape reality and sink into opulent Arabian luxury. The resort is also set on its own 370-metre private beach, where guests can enjoy the beautiful shores of the Gulf of Oman.

The Rooms

All of the rooms at The Chedi have an Asian-inspired minimalist design plan and are embellished with authentic Omani flourishes for a touch of Arabian opulence. Bathrooms have an open-plan design and feature invigorating rainfall showers, as well as luxurious bathroom products and amenities. With numerous suites and villas inclusive of private terraces or balconies, there is something to satisfy everyone.

For couples seeking space and privacy to unwind, the resort’s 54 Deluxe Rooms are the perfect escape. Located in the one and two-story Chedi wing and surrounded by tranquil ponds, the rooms offer beautiful views of either the sea or the mountains. Small families with young children will enjoy the Serai Rooms, which are equipped with a large bedroom and spacious separate living space including an Omani divan that can be used as an additional bed for a child.

The resort’s most luxurious rooms are the Chedi Club Suites. These impressive villas have their own balconies, as well as spacious interiors and oversized windows which flood the suites with natural light and provide unobstructed views of the surrounding landscape. The Club rooms and suites allow guest access to the hotel’s VIP Club Lounge, which entitles guests to afternoon tea, snacks, cocktails and canapés.

The Food

From the Mediterranean to the Middle East, the lounge and six restaurants at The Chedi offer an assortment of global cuisine, as well as an award-winning wine list. Take pleasure in an evening of fine dining at the hotel’s premier dining spot The Restaurant. Fashioned by world-renowned interior designer Yasuhiro Koichi, the dining room is exquisitely decorated with crystal chandeliers and curvaceous arches. Guests can also opt to dine on the outdoor patio and enjoy watching Muscat’s finest chefs showcase their culinary prowess in four open show kitchens.

For a beachfront luxury dining experience, The Beach Restaurant offers an innovative seafood menu and panoramic views of the Gulf of Oman. For a light snack and a relaxing evening under the Arabian stars, The Shisha Lounge will be your destination of choice. Or, try an exotic flavour from a traditional water pipe from the comfort of a plush, cushioned Arabian divan in the hotel’s fragrant courtyard.

The Spa

Spanning over 1,500 blissful square metres, the spa at The Chedi is one of the largest in Muscat and offers only the best in Balinese, Ayurvedic and Oriental treatments. From massages designed to alleviate jetlag to numerous rejuvenating beauty rituals, each of the spa’s offerings is more indulgent than the last. One of the spa’s signature treatments, “The Chedi Oriental Ritual”, involves a rejuvenating Jade Massage that is sure to leave guests feeling renewed and invigorated.

For a romantic spa experience with that special someone, the spa offers a number of Romantic Bathing Ceremonies which can be enjoyed in one of the spa’s many suites, or in the privacy of the villas. The perfect indulgence to share with that special someone, this unique ceremony will be an unforgettable part of any romantic getaway.

Leisure

The Chedi Muscat's central location makes it the perfect base for excursions and activities to suit all preferences. A truly mesmerising city, Muscat is crying out to be explored with its architectural beauty, royal heritage and connection to nature. From thriving souks that immerse you in the scent of coffee and frankincense, to spectacular landmarks such as the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat will excite your every sense.

For those wishing to soak up as much adventure as possible, you could head into the rolling Wahiba Sand dunes, take on Oman’s highest peak Jebel Shams in a 4×4, or perhaps take a hike to the Sultanate’s remote mountain villages where traditional pottery is crafted expertly by artisans. Upon reaching the end of another unforgettable day in Oman, watch the day melt into the evening whilst taking a dip in the hotel's serene 103-metre long pool or watching the sunset on the beach.

Feeling Inspired?

A rich and inviting luxury resort unlike any other, The Chedi is the perfect oasis from which to experience the magic and intrigue of Omani culture. Those seeking an enriching and meaningful luxury holiday experience will find exactly what they are looking for at The Chedi and the hotel’s exotic beauty is sure to leave a lasting impression. To browse more destinations that will nourish your mind and body, take a look at our top wellness retreats.

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