Perfectly positioned between a scenic beach and freshwater lagoon, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara offers refreshing luxury, and also a gateway to Oman’s cultural treasures. It is the only luxury villa resort in Salalah – the first of its kind.
With an opulent design inspired by Dhofar’s rich heritage and the region’s iconic coastal fortresses, the striking resort features lush tropical gardens, walkways surrounded by towering palms and eye-catching water features.
The luxury resort comprises 136 rooms including 40 Premier and Deluxe Rooms, 8 one bedroom Villas and 88 one, two and three bedroom Private Pool Villas. The Pool Villas feature private temperature-controlled swimming pools, and living quarters, each generously spaced out to ensure maximum privacy and seclusion.
Culture aficionados can take part in historical and cultural tours, water lovers can enjoy scuba diving and an array of water sports; foodies can participate in cookery classes; and spa lovers can indulge in Razul treatment rooms and the first hamman in Salalah.
Three restaurant and lounge venues offer unique culinary experience. Sakalan, meaning ‘The Land of Frankincense’, is an all-day dining restaurant bringing a variety of flavours from all around the world for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mekong is an Asian specialty restaurant offering exquisite cuisine from South East Asia. Guests can dine in the elegant dining room or enjoy an alfresco table on the terrace overlooking the lagoon. Almina, meaning ‘Port’ a relaxed Mediterranean beach bar and restaurant captures zesty flavours in a relaxed ambience. The beachside restaurant offers dishes from Lebanon, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Spain, perfect for a light lunch or an evening meal. Shisha is available on the terrace.
Guests can also indulge in Dining by Design, with a choice of tailored menus served by a personal chef and waiter in idyllic settings either on the beach, in the gardens or in the privacy of guest’s villas.
Extensive facilities include a fully-equipped gym, watersports centre (motorised and non-motorised), outdoor infinity pool, kids club, library, gaming room, teens club, tennis, volleyball, badminton and basketball courts.
Located next to Al Baleed Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site as well as the Botanical Garden and Museum of Frankincense, visitors can shroud themselves in Oman’s costal heritage as well as enjoy a luxurious beach and lagoon oasis.
Please note that there is a mandatory fee of OMR 5 per adult per stay excluded from the room rates which is the fee for Al Baleed Archaeological Park. This fee will give guest’s access to Al Baleed Archaeological Park, Sumhuram Archaeological Park, Shisr and Wadi Dawkah.
Please note, that there is a compulsory New Year’s Eve dinner on 31 December 2017, for all resort guests booked over this date. Priced at OMR 99 per adult, children from 5 - 12 years old will be charged at OMR 49.5 per child. Prices are subject to 8% service charge and 9% government tax.
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Take a 4x4 day trip with local safari guides, complete with a gourmet picnic lunch. Traverse the Dhofar mountain range to admire a panoramic view of Salalah town from 1,200 metres above sea level. Journey into the Jebel Samhan mountain range to reach a breathtaking plateau, known as the Grand Canyon of Dhofar, renowned for its sweeping views of the east coast and vast Qara mountain range.
Al Baleed Archaeological Park
Take advantage of complimentary access to the Al Baleed Archaeological Park, just a short walk away and also accessible via our lagoon boat service. This 64 hectare UNESCO World Heritage Site is surrounded by a khor, comprising a freshwater lagoon fed from underground water and a spring flowing from the mountains. Follow in the footsteps of Ibn Batuta and the famous traveller Marco Polo, who visited in the 13th century, describing it as a large and noble city. Explore the ruins of Al Baleed City - its ancient walls, mosque and palace. Learn how frankincense was shipped to India in exchange for spices at the Land of Frankincense Museum. Delve into the rich trading history at the Maritime Hall. Stroll along landscaped paths that adjoin the reed beds made for bird watching.
Salalah Souq Tour
Gain insights from your local guide as you meander through the old Haffah souk in Salalah Old Town, which is famous for selling high quality frankincense and traditional Dhofari souvenirs.
Sumhuram Archaeological Site
Watch a dramatic laser show projected onto a rock face, set against a backdrop of the Khor Rori lagoon and Sumhuram Archaeological Site.
Rub Al Kali’ The Empty Quarter
Retrace the routes of explorers such as Bertram Thomas and Wilfred Thesinger across the Empty Quarter. Book a thrilling 4x4 trip as an action packed day tour or an overnight adventure. Visit the Thumrait Bedouin tribal settlement. Drive across the Qara Mountains and onto the gravel desert of Al Nejd to reach Al Hashman, where dunes tower 250 metres high. Enjoy the options of dune bashing, camel riding and a dune walk to watch sunset. Journey to the lost city of Ubar - a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Atlantis of the Sands, having sunk into the desert without trace. Overnight trips also include a traditional Omani barbeque camp dinner with shisha, and a majestic view of sunrise in the morning.
Travel off the beaten track in a 4x4 for a full day guided tour with a picnic lunch. Discover Wadi Shuwaymiya’s stalactites, freshwater pools and waterfalls. Journey past Taqa Castle to reach Wadi Darbat, which feeds one of the largest lagoons in Salalah and boasts beautiful nature, free roaming camels and stunning views, 500 foot falls and cave inscriptions. Take a trip up to the turquoise pool of Wadi Ayun to see beautiful mountain, forest valley and spring scenery, as well as Nabi Ayoub’s mosque and tomb.
Tour the old town of Salalah and its surrounds for an authentic taste of local culture. Drive through lush fruit and vegetable plantations. Stop off for a fresh coconut water at fruit stalls lining the streets in Haffah. Pause to take photos at the impressive Sultan Qaboos Mosque and view the Al Husn Palace of His Majesty the Sultan.
Discover the natural public beaches of Murghsail, Dahariz, Taqa and Mirbat, which are only accessible by a 4x4 vehicle. Spend a day relaxing by the water on secluded white sand shores, abundant with palm trees.
Taqah Fort Sunset Tour
Oman’s forts are intrinsically connected to its rich trading history. Take a half day trip to admire Taqah Fort and watch a mesmerising sunset from a renowned viewpoint.