Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Bandar


A part of the luxurious Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Al Bandar is an incredibly indulgent hotel nestled along the bay of Barr Al Jissah in Oman. With grand, Arabian architecture and decor, decadent restaurants and luxury amenities, this hotel oozes class and style.

The hotel is home to 198 rooms and suites, all close by to the amazing facilities and amenities. The Deluxe Rooms overlook the pretty resort gardens, whilst the Deluxe Terrace rooms feature a spacious terrace with direct access to the gardens and pool areas. The Deluxe Sea View rooms overlook the sea facing gardens, and the Premier rooms offer beautiful ocean views, and are one of the largest room types in Oman. Those looking to really indulge will love the One Bedroom Suites, featuring a separate living room with a DVD entertainment centre and flat screen TV, plus offering a gorgeous ocean view from the balcony or patio, whilst the Speciality Suites also feature a dining area and an even bigger balcony.

The selection of restaurants at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah is huge, spread across the three hotels and offering a wide variety of world cuisines. Guests at Al Bandar have access to all of the resort’s restaurants, with the hotel’s own restaurants including authentic Arabian flavours served in traditional tented décor at Al Tanoor, fresh Mediterranean and Asian tapas at Tapas & Sablah, and delicious wood oven pizzas and healthy drinks right by the pool at Circles.

There are plenty of spots here that are perfect for lapping up the sunshine or having a refreshing dip. With 1km of private beach only steps away, it won’t be long before you’ll be feeling sand between your toes and the sun beat down on your skin. Guests at Al Bandar also have access to two pools, one next to the hotel and the other at sister hotel Al Waha, which are connected by a beautifully peaceful Lazy River.

With a name meaning ‘The Town’, it’ll come as no surprise that the hotel is host to a plethora of activities and facilities. Complimentary non-motorised water sports add a touch of adrenaline, whilst families will love the Adventure Zone, home to climbing walls, drop slides and soft play areas. The Cool Zone is brilliant for those up to eight years old too, with plenty of supervised play areas and activities, including Henna painting and midday movies. Those looking for a touch of culture will relish an afternoon exploring the Arabic marketplace Al Masaak Souk and the Omani Heritage Village, whilst those looking to simply relax will love the adult-only CHI, The Spa.

The hotel is part of the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah, which is also home to Al Waha and Al Husn.

What's Included

  • All rooms and suites have a double bed
  • Access to all resort restaurants
  • Access to all resort facilities including Cool Zone, Adventure Zone, the Lazy River and the Al Masaak Souk
  • Complimentary non-motorised water sports

Open all year round, children of all ages welcome.

Price Information

This accommodation can be booked on its own or as part of a tailor-made holiday with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £245/€285/$325.

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