Perched 6,562 feet above sea level, Alila Jabal Akbar is inspired by the ancient forts of Oman and overlooks a magnificent landscape of untouched beauty. Jabal Akhdar, meaning ‘The Green Mountain’ in Arabic, is part of the Al Hajar mountains range, one of Oman’s most spectacular areas. Perfectly positioned for those seeking escapism, the rugged landscapes are a haven for adventure travellers, nature lovers and environment conscious guests. The resort is designed to
respect the environment and fit harmoniously into the site, preserving the natural beauty of the region.
There are 84 suites and villas located within the main hotel and spaced out between the clifftops for the utmost privacy and
uninterrupted views over the mountains. Although inspired by rich traditions, the decor is contemporary with authentic Omani influences. Expect warm earthy tones, natural materials and bold furnishings that seamlessly blend comfort with elegance.
But the hotels true spirit lies outdoors, perched facing a canyon offering hiking trails, ancient ruins and spectacular
landscapes. The weather is a lot cooler in the mountains then it is along the coast, so you can enjoy off-piste adventures without worrying about heatstroke. Upon your return, find your spot around the heated infinity pool or cosy up in one of the stone cabanas built into the hillside.
The Spa Alila is a cocooning sanctuary that follows traditional Balinese rituals. Sourced from villages in East Bali, unrefined coconut oil is mixed with sweet almond, kukui nut and heatgerm oils for otherworldly massages. Locally grown herbs and essential oils are used in the signature treatments too, taking your senses to new heights.
On the topic of senses, Juniper restaurant, which takes its named from the tree growing wild in the region, is the hotels main restaurant. The airy dining room has panoramic views of the mountains and serves up inventive Middle-Eastern dishes from velvety baba ganoush to fragrant lamb-shank tagine.
Overall, expect a mountain-chic resort that offers a 360 experience.
Pricing:From £345 per night