• Assira Pool Bar

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

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. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

£979 per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1439 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • 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

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 262 rooms

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

Hotel Location

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
1439 Reviews 86% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 748
  • Very Good 464
  • Average 153
  • Poor 47
  • Terrible 27

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jun 04, 2019

Wonderful staff and beautiful location

My wife and I stayed here with my 10 year old daughter for 5 nights in May and we had a wonderful stay. First and foremost I think the friendly and caring staff at this resort are exemplary and that's a credit to the management, it was really nice to see on one of the quieter days that the staff were enjoying some downtime and doing some fun team building type activities together. The other thing to say is this resort is in one of the most picturesque locations with access to a beautiful beach & crystal clear waters! Other top points are the clean pools, the lazy river and the breakfast buffet and the lovely mocktails. I would like to see some of the decor, particularly the carpets in hallways updated as they do look worn out and give a slightly dated feeling.
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.
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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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