At every beck and turn, Al Baleed Resort by Anantara displays Omani culture at its best.
Words by Aneesha Rai in The Lifestyle · Mar 22nd, 2017
Enter the Al Baleed Resort by Anantara and you will be astounded by the beauty of this contemporary Arabesque resort. Bound to be a clear winner amongst both locals and international travellers, it’s the only luxury villa resort of its kind in Salalah. Salalah is a city rich in both heritage and culture. This resort is an amalgamation of both traditions and modernity.
Enter the formidable resort and the lobby is nothing short of stunning, completely woven with ropes local to the region. There is privacy guaranteed at all of their 88 private pool villas. You can choose between a lagoon, beach or garden view from the villas. Feel at home with nature surrounded by stunning palm trees and gardens. Relax at the exotic infinity pool, or soak up the sea view from the private beach.
The Anantara spa is located right opposite the main lobby and hosts Salalah’s first hammam. It also hosts razul treatment rooms. This spa plays homage to both Arabian and the classically Anantara spa rituals. The resort also hosts some really interesting restaurants. Al Mina, a mediterranean themed bar hosts some really interesting cocktails as well as a delicious spiced hammour. Mekong, the Asian restaurant serves up some interesting dishes from Thailand, Vietnam and China. If you’re interested in exploring how to make culinary fare, the resort offers both Thai and Arabic cooking classes called ‘Spice Spoons’. Bring out your inner mixologist by exploring the mixology cocktail classes on offer.
Just a stroll away, the Al Baleed Archaeological Park invites you to step back in time. Visitors have the opportunity to explore a UNESCO World Heritage site that proves to be exciting and informative at every turn. You can also explore the wadis lush with wildlife and arouse their senses in the Museum of Frankincense, all led by a ‘Salalah Guru’ acting as your guide. For those that enjoy water sports and diving, they also have plenty of options and a dive centre available. Other than this, visitors can also enjoy badminton, tennis court, volleyball court, basketball, and table tennis. Children’s and teens’ clubs engage younger guests with their own pool, You also have the option to join in with them by renting bicycles. Interestingly, the resort also hosts two resident camels you can ride on right from check-in to your villa! Now, that’s just another reason to visit!
Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara
T: +968 23 22 82 22 www.salalah.anantara.com