The perfect time for hotel staycations around Oman (for local residents like me) is during the summer months, its quiet with less guests and offers great prices. If it falls on Ramadan though, it can be a bit of a stretch not being able to eat or drink in public places before Iftar but the hotel rates are absolutely fantastic!
There is an ongoing promo for local residents / work permit holders within the Sultanate (these promos normally lasts until September), we opted to go to the Shangri-la Muscat (stayed at the family hotel, Al Waha).
Guests have the choice of either going to the swimming pool, beach, or the lazy river --- for us, we did all three! hahahha......at different times of the day (or shall we say, varying temperatures within the day)
Right after a very late breakfast, with the sun blaring at us, we opted to do the Lazy River and go tubing........
After a few rounds of lounging in the inflatables, we went for a swim at the family pool.....it is big enough that we can swim in the shaded areas and not be hit directly by the noontime sunlight.
|See how quiet it is......you can have the ginormous pool all to yourself lol!|
Sunset time is the best time to lounge in the beach loungers, watch the sun setting over the Gulf of Oman and taking a dip at the Arabian Sea.
And for those who think that travelling around the Sultanate of Oman during the summer months will cause them to wilt and expire from the heat.....you have a lot of options to choose from even if you just stay inside your hotel.
Just before the entrance of the hotel complex, you can get this truly stunning and dramatic view of the Gulf of Oman.....