A destination in Oman known for its coastal beauty and rich history, Salalah offers both relaxation and adventures and here are the best experiences that await.
Enjoy Time at the Beach
The coastlines here are sublime especially at properties like Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara beside a private beach; you can choose to stay at a beach villa with a pool, while the shore is a great spot for yoga, playtime or private dining in Oman. Restaurants at resorts here offer plenty of culinary discoveries too, while some properties feature movie screenings on the beach!
Try Activities Out at Sea
Those based at a beach resort can try various water sports including snorkelling and diving which give one a chance to encounter diverse marine species; for more thrills, try deep-sea fishing to catch fish like dorado, sailfish, trevally and yellowfin tuna. Not to be missed are sunset cruises on a traditional dhow boat and dolphin watching escapades too.
Explore Salalah City
Those staying at a resort next to the Al Baleed Archaeological Park can easily explore this captivating attraction that’s part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site; it offers insights into the region’s maritime heritage and is home to the Museum of the Land of Frankincense. On your tours, you can also visit the Sultan Grand Mosque, the Nabi Imran tomb and Al Husn Souq, a traditional market.
Embark on Outdoor Adventures
Those who love the great outdoors can plan excursions to Jabal Samhan Mountain; here, one can go on a six-hour trek to reach a plateau that’s around 1,700 metres above sea level and view the Tawi Attair sinkhole too. Another option would be to head to Wadi Darbat, home to two stunning sinkholes and age-old Sumhuram ruins as well.