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Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa – Al Waha

Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa – Al Waha

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1433 Reviews
Guide Price £979 per person
Based on 05 June 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Oman Air, staying for 3 nights bed and breakfast in a Superior Room (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Shangri-La's 5-star oasis for families

Meaning "The Oasis" in Arabic, Al Waha hotel is the largest and most family-friendly of the three environments that make up Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. Overlooking the Gulf of Oman, it has glorious pool facilities fringed with palms and a pool bar which sits adjacent to a dedicated kids' pool. You can explore dining across the resort — with inspiring beachfront Omani cuisine, Asian delicacies and extravagent buffets to try — and between meals you can go over or under the ocean with kayaking or diving, have some family fun at Adventure Zone, or unwind on the 500-metre lazy river that runs between Al Waha and Al Bandar next door. 

  • Ocean view family suites with Playstations
  • Plenty of dining choice across the resort
  • Kids' club and family zones to explore
  • One of Oman's premier family hotels
  • CHI The Spa for ultimate service and relaxation

Top Tips from our Experts

Mel

Destination Specialist

Of the three Shangri-La resorts in Muscat, this one is best for families. It is Oman's first resort dedicated to families, I visited here on my own holiday and my kids especially loved the lazy river, stretching over half a kilometre!

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Beach

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool
Location Highlights

Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa – Al Waha

  • Beach
  • Approx. 1 hour from airport
  • Connected to the Shangri-La Al Bandar Resort by a lazy river
  • Short driving distance to Muscat airport and the city centre
1433 Reviews 86% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 743
  • Very Good 463
  • Average 153
  • Poor 47
  • Terrible 27

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Apr 25, 2019

OK - But totally overpriced

Warwick, United Kingdom

Friendly staff and a nice hotel but I am not sure that it is the 5 star quality you would expect from the Shangri-La. I am very comfortably paying for quality but I found this hotel ridiculously expensive to the point that it was annoying. A glass if low quality wine was £10-12 for 175ml and over £16 for 250ml which the waiter “guessed” so you actually felt totally scammed. Unfortunately, I would not stay here again even though the staff were fabulous and very friendly.
Apr 23, 2019

Over priced, dirty, and like staying in a creche!

Hampshire, United Kingdom

We travelled here after staying at the Anantara in Al Jabal Al Akhdar for a few days (that hotel was amazing) and arrived to what can only be described as a creche in the sun. Our room wasn't available when we checked in and to the hotel's credit they provided a complimentary lunch for us. We were travelling with our 17-year old daughter and 12-year old son. The rooms that we were given (3039 and 3040) were terrible. We were located right by the kids pool and the only door to our rooms opened up directly into the main area so that we had zero privacy. If we came to our room, we had to close the curtains to stop people walking past looking in. The noise went on from 7am to 9pm with kids shouting and screaming, running past, knocking on the door, and little opportunity for rest. The rooms were very dated and filthy dirty. We asked the hotel if they could move us into a different room but they did not. We asked twice at reception but to be honest they couldn't be bothered. Our travel agent (letsgo2 also were no use....we raised the issues with them but again once they'd got their money they weren't interested. At the end of the stay we were asked if everything was OK with our stay and when we said no, they said "sorry" but then just ignored the conversation and gave us our bill
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Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa – Al Waha

Facilities

Private Beach

Private Beaches

The Barr Al Jissah Resort offers private beach access to all guests.

Lazy River

Lazy River

Linking the Al Waha and Al Bandar resorts is this tranquil lazy river, stretching over half a kilometre!

Tennis

Tennis Courts

Enjoy use of four floodlit tennis courts with complimentary racket hire available.

Wakeboarding

Watersports

Enjoy a huge range of watersports all available in resort.

CHI, The Spa

CHI, The Spa

Relax and rejuvenate at Shangri-La's own CHI Spa with a range of well known and unique signature treatments available.

Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa – Al Waha

Room Types

Superior Sea View Room

Superior Sea View Room

With views of the gulf, this room has a furnished balcony or patio and complimentary Wi-Fi. The luxurious bathroom has a separate bath and shower and there is a full-size desk, minibar (payable locally), and electronic safe.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Executive Sea View Room

Executive Sea View Room

With enhanced views of the ocean, sit down on your furnished balcony or terrace and unwind. Each comes with complimentary Wi-Fi and a bathroom with shower and separate bath, as well as an electronic safe, minibar (payable locally), and movie channels.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Family Twin

Family Room

Comprised of two interconnected rooms — one with a king-sized bed and the other with twins — this room has garden and pool views from a furnished balcony or patio and is equipped with two en-suite bathrooms. There is complimentary Wi-Fi and a minibar (payable locally), a Playstation and DVD player, and an electronic safe.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
One Bedroom Suite

One Bedroom Suite

The luxurious one bedroom suite has contemporary Arabian interiors and views of the gardens and sea. It has a large furnished balcony or patio and a separate sitting room with dining area. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, a TV with DVD entertainment system, a minibar (payable locally), and electronic safe.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa – Al Waha

Food & Drink

Samba

Samba

Featuring an open show kitchen, this restaurant showcases famous recipes stretching from Asia to Latin America.

Lobby Lounge

Al Waha Lobby Lounge

Enjoy panoramic views while indulging in a range of coffees, teas, cocktails and light snacks

Assira Pool Bar

Assira Pool Bar

Surf Café

Surf Café

From burgers to salads you can enjoy a variety of snacks and meals at this casual dining venue. Also take advantage of the individual internet stations.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast in a buffet style from Samba.

Half Board

Breakfast and dinner at Samba.

Full Board

Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Samba.

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