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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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1377 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
1377 Reviews 86% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 714
  • Very Good 445
  • Average 148
  • Poor 44
  • Terrible 26

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Dec 12, 2018

A lot of room for improvement

San Francisco, California

Have chosen this hotel for family vacations. Hotel is dated: old towels, old furniture, rooms need renovation (table lamp broke down when touched, baby cot mattress was so deformed). Rooms are small though bathroom was fine. Breakfast buffet is quite good - not really sumptuous but ample variety to meet most's tastes. Pools are large, water slides were enjoyable and sunbeds are found easily. Sea and beach area is clean and nice too. Service in the restaurants were, say, inconsistent - at times friendly, at times very slow and yet at times they would forget a child's meal order altogether. Hotel is quite far from the town, and the taxi rides can add up (not a hotel's fault but just something to consider when planning).
Dec 12, 2018

Natural beauty beachside oasis

Mumbai, India

The white cliffs are a beautiful contrast to the deep blue water at this gem of a resort. Service is good, food is quite good, and staff is always around and willing to offer guidance. But the hero is the location - will definitely be going back!!
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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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