This beachfront resort is super sophisticated and is the first of its kind in Salalah. Drawing inspiration from the region’s iconic coastal fortresses, it’s ideal for those seeking winter sun but beyond you’ll find Unesco World Heritage sites, sprawling desert and vast mountains.
- The resort is in a location like no other, between a beach and a freshwater lagoon with Unesco-listed sites within walking distance
- A total of 96 villas, 88 of which have private plunge pools with sea, balcony or garden views
- This is the first luxury villa resort of its kind in Salalah and is inspired by the region’s iconic coastal fortresses
Nestled between a private beach and a freshwater lagoon, Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah is located in the southern province of Dhofar known for its tropical fruit plantations, ancient frankincense trail, World Heritage sites and beautiful mountains and deserts.
The resort is a homage to Oman’s rich heritage, celebrating everything Arabian (think towering palm trees, tropical gardens and flowing water features inspired by Salalah’s famed castles, artistry and coastlines).
The exterior is elegantly whitewashed and contrasts with the black interiors, with infinity pools and villas linked by a path of banana and coconut trees. A total of 96 villas (each with a private pool) and 40 rooms are elegantly finished in a natural décor with dark wood furnishings and traditional rich-coloured fabrics.
Cuisine and Activities
The restaurants are also some of the best in the area, with the different outlets taking you on a culinary journey all the way from the Mediterranean to Vietnam.
Fancy seeing the sights? From here, it’s easy to venture to nearby archaeological ruins, forts and fishing villages. Or, journey further afield into the mysterious Empty Quarter desert.
Why we love it
Whilst it’s easy to while away the hours lounging beside the infinity pool or on the beach, there are so many other excellent activities to do here: watersports, beach volleyball, tennis, sunset yoga, camel rides and cooking classes to name but a few. The spa is a must, and wellness is at the heart of Al Baleed Resort Salalah. During the massage, therapists use locally sourced ingredients like frankincense and elsewhere there is a traditional hammam and health programmes you can undertake during your stay.
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