Outdoor enthusiasts and snorkelling and diving fans will enjoy plunging into the briny deep at the rock beach lagoon known as Bandar Jissah, situated a mere 25 kilometres from Muscat. The splendid Omani capital is home to several luxury Oman hotels that are fine options to host your stay here, such as the Ruwi Hotel Muscat. With gracious hospitality and easy access to transport links, it is an ideal hotel in Muscat for leisure and corporate visitors. The golden coastline and deep sapphire seas present a striking contrast that is a treasure to capture through the camera lens. Be on the lookout for a fisherman’s boat, which also doubles as a sea-taxi, and the captain will be only too happy to take you on a ride down the coast for a mere OMR 2. Take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy some solitude on one of the beaches, which are ideal for picnicking and catching up on a good book, away from the madding crowds of the city centre. The sea-taxi will drop you and pick you up again at the time of your choosing. Or if you prefer to dive into the welcoming waters, bring your own snorkeling and scuba gear to experience some stunning marine life awaiting discovery just beneath the waves. For the kids, a play ground located nearby and a snack shop will keep them entertained and well-fed whilst you enjoy the beach and its possibilities.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.