With a beautiful setting overlooking the Sea of Oman, the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah resort encompasses two hotels, Al Bandar and Al Waha, with a further sister hotel, Al Husn sitting on a hilltop above. Offering the best of Omani hospitality and ultimate Arabian luxury, the resort has an excellent range of dining and leisure facilities.
The stunning location is the Shangri-La's most striking attraction as the hotel is tucked between rugged mountains and the beautiful Gulf of Oman.
Al Waha, meaning 'The Oasis', is the larger of the two hotels that make up the resort and is the ideal choice for families. Reflecting traditional southern Omani architecture, the hotel is built around the pool and garden area to reflect a palm-filled oasis.
Guests are free to wander between the two hotels using the facilities at both; a long sweep of beach and beautifully landscaped gardens link the hotels, ensuring a feeling of space and openness.
Families are very welcome at the Al Waha, and there are plenty of facilities and activities to keep children entertained.
Al Waha tends to be the focal point for many of the children’s facilities and family-friendly dining, but families are also welcomed in Al Bandar hotel, and can make use of all the same facilities. There are children’s pools at both Al Waha and Al Bandar hotels.
Located in the Al Waha hotel, the Cool Zone Kids' Club for children up to eight years has supervised indoor play areas (children under four should be accompanied by a parent).
In the hotel’s souq area, to the back of the resort, the Adventure Zone has a variety of play areas, including drop slides, swing over nets, climbing wall, and soft play areas, as well as play stations and computers (please note, children need to wear long sleeves and socks here). There is also a games room at the souq, with billiards, snooker, air hockey and video games.
Set on the headland at Al Waha hotel, Splashpad is a popular aquatic play area for children, with water effects, such as touch sensitive sprays, jets of water and light mists.
The hotel organises regular children’s activities, such as treasure hunts, henna painting and activities that teach the children traditional Arabian crafts. Children also have the opportunity to get close to authentic Arabian horses and camels every day at the Al Bandar beach area.