Adrenaline and Zen Experiences at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, Oman
To offset urban stress, city dwellers are increasingly seeking anxiety-busting experiences, combining high-energy with complete relaxation. Leading the current trend isAl Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, which offers guests a wave of high adventure activities, followed by Zen-inspired pampering. With an array of on-site and off-site adventures available in Salalah, the team at the region’s first luxury pool villa resort is on hand to tailor active pursuits alongside a programme of chilled-out experiences for guests to enjoy the ultimate ‘Adrenaline & Zen’ experience.
Whether maxing out on marine sports on Dhofar’s coconut-fringed coast or dune bashing through The Empty Quarter – at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara world-class facilities and year round activities are framed by natural beauty. Guests can fly across white-sand beaches on four-wheel ATVs or by horseback, on the legendary Arabian horses followed by parasailing along the stunning coastline. Meanwhile, the crystal clear waters of the Arabian Sea play host to aquatic adventures such as jet skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sports fishing and diving with expert scuba instructors.
Those hoping to hike will love the guided walking tours accompanied by a local ‘Salalah Guru’ who can share his secrets on the surrounding culture, history and landscape. Guests can get off the beaten track via foot or on 4×4 expeditions to discover hissing blowholes, dramatic sinkholes and ancient villages, with intrepid travellers choosing to pay a visit to ‘The Lost City’ to camp under the stars and enjoy a traditional Omani barbeque.
For those looking for some down time, the resort provides a multitude of options to replace adrenaline with some Zen. With everything from sunrise yoga classes to top-notch spa treatments, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara is the perfect cure for frayed nerves. Tan-seekers can spend a restful day absorbing some serious vitamin D on the resort’s stunning beach, moving only to spot the occasional dolphin or swim in the crystal clear sea. Guests can also enjoy the resort’s huge infinity pool along with 88 villas, each with its own private pool.
At the world-acclaimed Anantara Spa, a team of highly skilled therapists work away worry one treatment at a time. Drawing on the wellness traditions of Arabia, Thailand and across Asia – guests can expect anything from an energy-releasing Thai massage to a replenishing wrap. Those seeking out the ultimate experience should give in to the resort’s signature ‘Frankincense Ritual’. The 90-minute rebalancing sequence includes two therapists performing four hand synchronised massage techniques, harnessing the natural healing benefits of Frankincense, which is proven to reduce stress and depression as well as clear skin and slow the signs of ageing.
As night falls, guests can wind down the day lounging on a comfy couch or relaxing rocker with a beverage and shisha whilst overlooking the shimmering sea at Al Mina Mediterranean restaurant or perhaps curl up on comfy chair with a bucket of popcorn and watch a movie with Cinema Under the Stars. Meanwhile, the resort’s ‘Dining by Design’ experience allows couples to enjoy an intimate beach dinner surrounded by nothing but flickering candles, the perfect way to truly relax and catch-up.
Scuba Diving is available for confident swimmers and is subject to availability and weather conditions. Half Day dives are priced at 60 OMR/£115 whilst a course is available for 180 OMR/£345.
Dolphin Watching Boat Trips are run by a third party operator and are prices at 20 OMR/£38 of adults and 10 OMR/£19 for children. Boat trips take place from 8am to 10am, 10 am to 12pm and 3pm to 5pm, and are subject to availability and weather conditions.
Fishing trips are priced from 150 OMR/£288 for 4 people for four hours up to 500 OMR/£959 for 6 people for up to 8 — 10 hours. Deep Sea Fishing is managed by a third party operator and is subject to availability and weather conditions.
The Frankincense Ritual is performed by two technicians and lasts 90 minutes. The Ritual includes Frankincense infused welcome drink, a Milk and Oriental Spice foot cleansing ritual, a Frankincense Synchonised Massage and refreshments.
To book visit http://salalah.anantara.com/ or call +968 2322 8222.
Nightly rates at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara start from £264 on a bed & breakfast basis in a Premier Sea View Room.
About Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas
Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.
From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 35 stunning properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Portugal, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Africa.
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