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Al Bandar At Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

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Hotel
5 star
Middle East
Oman
Barr Al Jissah, PO Box 644, Muscat 100, Oman
+968 24 776666
3 nights

The most central of the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa’s hotel and home to CHI, The Spa.

Sitting at the heart of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Bandar is the ideal choice for those guests who wish to be in the midst of all the action and plan to make good use of the resort’s extensive facilities.

Take a culinary journey to the four corners of the globe at the resort’s numerous restaurants, bars and lounges – seven of which are located at Al Bandar. Italian specialities are served alongside fine wines at Capri Court, while Spanish dishes can be enjoyed at Tapas & Sablah.

Al Bandar’s rooms and suites feature a modern, Arabian-inspired style with comfortable furnishings and artworks crafted locally. If a little more space is required, upgrade to a Premier Room from a Deluxe Room.

Key information

Along the bay of Al Jissah, overlooking the Gulf of Oman

Airport transfer time:Approx. 45 minutes from Muscat airport
Rooms:198

Good to know

Part of Shangri La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa complex. Minimum stay: 4 nights 28 Dec-02 Jan. Turtles often nest on the hotel’s beaches. This is a spectacular natural phenomenon but can sometimes mean parts of the beach are cordoned off for the turtle’s safety.

Accommodation information

198 rooms and suites

Activities

• Head out on a dolphin viewing boat trip* • Visit the eco centre and learn about the endangered hawksbill and green turtles from the Turtle Ranger*

Dining

7 restaurants and bars at Al Bandar and a total of 12 restaurants, bars, cafés and lounges throughout the resort

What’s included

Breakfast at Al Tanoor.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £47 • Buffet breakfast and dinner at Samba or Al Tanoor (at Al

Bandar). Credit is available for guests wishing to dine at à la carte restaurants

Full Board from £86 • All meals at Samba or Al Tanoor (at Al Bandar). Credit is available for guests wishing to dine at à la carte restaurants.

Policies of Al Bandar At Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Deluxe Room

Modern rooms with Arabian décor and views of the garden or the Gulf of Oman. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • coffee and tea making facilities • minibar • television • free Wi-Fi • telephone • balcony • 38m²

Deluxe Terrace Room

Located on the ground floor with a spacious terrace that leads to the gardens or pool areas. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • coffee and tea making facilities • minibar • television • free Wi-Fi • telephone • balcony • 38m²

Deluxe Seaview Room

Overlooking the garden or pools and out to the Sea of Oman. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • coffee and tea making facilities • minibar • television • free Wi-Fi • telephone • balcony • 38m²

Premier Room

Spacious rooms with views over the garden and the sea. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • coffee and tea making facilities • minibar • television • free Wi-Fi • telephone • balcony • 51m²

    Hotel Facilities

    CHI, The Spa*, art gallery, gift shop*. Shared facilities include:- private main beach, lazy river, 2 pools each with a pool bar, 4 tennis courts, health club, sauna, steamroom, Jacuzzi, Adventure Zone, GameZ entertainment centre, mini golf, dive centre*, watersports*, Al Mazaar Souk, marina, beauty salon*, beach volleyball, Wi-Fi

    Restaurants & bars

    At Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa many of the fantastic restaurants are located at this, the most central of the three hotels. Choose to dine at the Italian eatery Capri Court or Tapas & Sablah where you can enjoy Mediterranean and Asian tapas dishes as well as Middle Eastern mezze dishes. The hotel’s main restaurant Al Tanoor is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and here you can enjoy a range of Mediterranean, Persian, Indian and Turkish dishes. Situated between Al Bandar and Al Waha is Bait al Bahr, the majestic seafood restaurant where you can not only enjoy unbeatable views of the Gulf of Oman but also the day’s fresh catch prepared with delicious Omani flavours. Those relaxing by the hotel’s extensive free-form pool by day can order light snacks, pizzas and beverages from Circles Pool Bar. The hotel’s evening hotspot is the chic Piano Bar, where guests can enjoy pre and post-dinner cocktails, light snacks, coffee and tea.

    Spa & wellness

    Chi embraces a holistic approach to physical and spiritual well-being. Inspired by traditional Asian healing philosophies, treatments are based on the principles of restoring balance and harmony to the mind and body. Treatments on offer include Chi Balance – a unique blend of Asian techniques personalised to suit guests' Yin/Yang status – and Herbal Harmony which balances body rhythms and releases the flow of Chi energy to revitalize mind, body and soul.

    Children's club

    Although there are no facilities designed for children at Al Bandar, The Cool Zone Kids’ Club, for children aged 4-8, is located at Al Waha. Children under 4 are welcome too but will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please see Al Waha at Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa.

    Beach

    On a large sweeping expanse of golden sandy beach.

    Diving

    There are plenty of opportunities for novice and accomplished divers to discover life below the waves of the Sea of Oman. The onsite dive school Extra Divers offers a variety of experiences including sunrise and sunset dives and try dives as well as a number of PADI approved dive courses.

    There are a number of incredible dive sites nearby including 10 sites at the nearby island of Fahal and the wreck of the 84-metre vessel Al Munassir.

    Sustainable features

    The Turtle Care Project has been set up by Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa as part of Sanctuary, Shangri-La’s Care for Nature Project. The aim is to help protect the region’s endangered hawksbill and green turtles as well as educate the guests and local communities about these wonderful creatures.

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