Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is located on a secluded bay, 45 minutes drive from the airport and 20 minutes to Muscat Town. It is actually three hotels under one resort umbrella, each of which has its own style and personality.
Al Waha offers 262 rooms and is the most family-oriented of the three, due to its close proximity to the children’s facilities and its interconnecting family rooms (with complimentary Playstation).
The resort offers a superb selection of restaurants, with a good choice of cuisine, location and price. Each hotel has its own swimming pool, plus there is a lazy river option linking Al Waha and Al Bandar which has proved popular with adults and children alike. Other main facilities include CHI, the Spa and an attractive beachfront where a selection of watersports can be arranged. Families are well catered for with a kid's and teens club, and from January to June children can get involved in the Turtle Nesting programme.
All guests can enjoy complimentary wi-fi in their room and throughout the Resort, complimentary bottled water in their room, by the pool and on the beach and a daily English or Arabic newspaper.
All guests can benefit from a daily shuttle bus to the Muttrah Souk in old Muscat and complimentary internet access.
Adventure Zone, is an indoor play area for children housed within this facility with exciting drop slides, play equipment and themed party rooms. Located in Al Mazaar Souk, adjacent to the Omani Heritage Village, it is open to both hotel guests and local residents or visitors. You can register at Al Waha hotel Reception and be escorted by shuttle to the Zone. It can accommodate up to 100 children offering fun, learning and inspiring activities. Designed for children aged four to 17 years. Younger guests can join the Toddler Zone for under threes with a soft play area, ball pool, padded climbers etc. Internet stations are available and there are daily Nintendo Wii Sports challenges.
The Al Manzaar retail souk located next to the Omani Heritage Village has opened with a select number of retail outlets.
At Al Waha hotel, enjoy the culinary theatre and Latin flavours of Samba or pick up a child-friendly meal at the Surf Café.
Compromised of a small collection of luxurious resorts, the Barr Al Jissah Waha and its nearby sister property Al Bandar are two of the most family-friendly destinations in Oman. Each has their own pool and more famously a 500-metre lazy river that links the two hotels which are popular with both adults and kids.
Treated like VIPs, children are well catered for through a comprehensive kids’ club and dedicated adventure zone, which often includes a turtle nesting programme throughout the summer months.
Al Waha is more suitable for younger children, particularly those with infants and toddlers as there are a wide variety of baby facilities and amenities available upon request.
For parents to get the most out of their time at these resorts, make use of the two swimming pools, four floodlit tennis courts, on-site sailing school, and scuba diving lesson.
If in the mood for pure relaxation, make use of the 24H babysitting services, and line up a few treatments at the CHI, The Spa, a rejuvenating oasis that will leave you feeling replenished and prepared to enjoy the rest of your holiday.