- Name: Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort
- Rooms: 115
- Rating: 5-Star
- Brand: Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas
- Parent: Minor Hotels
An extraordinary destination, the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is a rare jewel perched high on the rocky contours of the vast Saiq Plateau on Oman’s fabled Green Mountain. The fabulous resort is elevated in both location and authentic luxury magnificently perched 2,000 metres above sea level on the curving rim of a great canyon, making it the highest five-star resort in the Middle East. Long inaccessible, Al Jabal Al Akhdar (Arabic for “The Green Mountain”) is a towering massif on the Sultanate of Oman’s vast Saiq Plateau. Dramatic peaks ring the setting wherePrince Charles and the late Princess Diana once sought out its breathtaking heights by helicopter, alighting to revel in the scenic views on a six-hour day trip in November of 1986.
The 115 spacious rooms and villas offer luxurious authenticity immersing guests in the splendour of Omani culture inside and draw the eye outside to admire canyon, cliff, or garden views. The resort’s 82 Premier and Deluxe Rooms boast a spacious bedroom, amongst the largest in the country, and a spa-like bathroom carved out of sustainable material from the local area, complete with a rain shower and separate bath alongside a terrace or balcony. Meanwhile, 33 villas grant guests an intimate escape each with personal butler services and its own private swimming pool, their infinity-edges stretching over the cliffs or hidden in an exotic garden. For those seeking the epitome of luxury, the Three Bedroom Royal Mountain Villa will have guests marveling at the uninterrupted canyon views as they enjoy swimming in a private 14.2 metre infinity edge pool with attached Jacuzzi and outdoor rain shower.
Surrounded by majestic mountains and enjoying cool temperatures year-round, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar presents a range of inspiring moments in a perfectly chilled clime, a respite from the heat faced by the Gulf region for much of the year. The resort puts travellers intimately in touch with the local culture, history, and landscape. Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar offers an exhilarating escape for culture and history enthusiasts, located only a 30-minute drive from the ancient city of Nizwa – renowned for centuries as the ‘Pearl of Islam’ and recently given the prestigious title of ‘The Capital of Islamic Culture’ for 2015. The resort is a two-hour drive from Muscat International Airport and four and a half hours from Dubai.
- Location: Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort – No 110, Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Nizwa 621, Oman