Take a holiday for two to Oman

In Adventure & Discovery by The H4C Team

If you’re eager to spend time with your loved one at a uniquely romantic destination, it’s time to head to exotic Oman. Imagine a warm and inviting paradise featuring resorts lined with palm trees and a seductive, slow pace of life.

This beautiful Middle Eastern country is bordered by ocean and other nations such as the United Arab Emirates. It’s safe for you to visit, whether you’re eager to relax in your luxurious accommodation or explore the desert, Bedouin camps or ancient forts and castles.

It’s the perfect destination for couples on a honeymoon or romantic getaway, with luxury options, plenty of unique culture to discover, options for adventurous activities and some incredible art, architecture and markets. Oman really is the ultimate romantic escape with your sweetheart!

Here’s some more information about why it’s a wonderful idea to take your honeymoon in Oman.

Alila Jabal Akhdar

The resorts

Part of experiencing a honeymoon is indulging in as much luxury and relaxation as possible, and this is certainly possible with Oman’s opulent resorts. Take the Alila Jabal Akhdar, for example. This overlooks the stunning Al Hajar mountain range, which offers up romantic panoramas of rugged, untouched landscape. The resort boasts incredible suites and villas ideal for honeymooners, with gorgeous views and the ultimate in comfort and indulgence. Imagine a private terrace, pool, Jacuzzi and plenty of romantic solitude in which to enjoy each other’s company, and to soak in the once-in-a-lifetime views.

Or what about the Desert Nights Camp at the Wahiba Sands? Here, you can experience “glamping”, or glamorous camping, with fine dining under the stars and a gorgeous tent with hand-woven rugs, colourful cushions and everything you need to stay cosy and comfortable. There’s nothing like staying out in nature with all of the luxuries you’re accustomed to, snuggled up with your sweetheart in a romantic, exotic locale.

At resorts throughout Oman, you will not only be able to enjoy the awe-inspiring views, but also wonderful facilities and indulgences, with everything from romantic couples’ massages and body treatments on offer to the best in fine dining and entertainment. Book a relaxing massage for two, then indulge in a romantic candelight dinner. It’ll be a feast for all the senses! 

In addition to this, your resort’s staff will be able to help you plan and book any excursions you may want to take, helping to make your honeymoon or romantic getaway as seamless and hassle-free as possible.

Whichever part of Oman you would like to experience – be it a coastal town such as Sur or the glittering capital city of Muscat – there’s a luxury resort and plenty of romantic activities for you to savour with your sweetheart.

Image: Wadi Shab, Oman Tourism

The adventurous activities

Why not make your honeymoon or romantic getaway extra special by bonding over a couple of adrenalin-pumping activities? Oman’s diverse array of landscapes means there are plenty of opportunities to get your heart racing, whether you take to the mountains, oceans or deserts. 

Head to the coast to experience some world-class scuba diving. Tour providers can cater to beginners and show you the best of the country’s underwater life. However, that’s not all you can do at sea. Boating is a popular pastime here, and a leisurely sail across Oman’s crystalline waters is the perfect romantic activity for a couples on their honeymoon or romantic getaway. Depending on the season, there are even opportunities for dolphin and whale watching, not to mention fun sports such as banana boating. Water-loving couples will be in their element!

There are also pursuits like rock climbing, where you and your sweetheart can challenge yourselves to rugged terrain under the careful watch of your instructor. If you’d prefer to stay at ground-level, there are plenty of options for hiking and trekking. Year round you can explore Oman’s mountainous landscape on foot, taking a romantic walk with your sweetheart to check out the best of what’s around.

For something fun and memorable, you could even try camel racing – as a spectator! Events are held on racetracks around Oman and are incredibly popular and entertaining.

For couples who love to see the world on horseback, Oman is right for you. The country a strong history of horseback riding and there are many opportunities for would-be equestrians to try it here. With incredibly well-bred horses, wonderful stables and great riding trails, Oman is a paradise for this activity.

Image: Oman Tourism

The sights

If you’re interested in art, architecture and history, you and your sweetheart will find Oman to be an absolute romantic dream. Muscat is home to sparkling white buildings, a twinkling turquoise ocean, plenty of thriving greenery and buildings both new and old. Amongst the lanes of mosques, castles and forts, you will also find modern business buildings and hotels.

Be sure to visit the romantic Jalali and Mirani forts around Al Alam Palace, before visiting the old souk of Muttrah, a marketplace where you can find all sorts of treasures, from scarves and books to jewellery and other trinkets.

A destination such as Nizwa, an oasis city around 174km from Muscat, is also worth a visit. Here, you can see romantic buildings dating back to the 6th and 7th century. Check out the historic buildings such as the Nizwa Fort and the Sultan Qaboos Mosque. Nearby is the mysterious town of Bahla, which is famous for its pottery, but also for its myths, legends and magic in local lore. Check out the old Bahla fort and its 12 kilometre wall – the oldest in Oman.

If romantic desert scenery is what you’re after, you can’t miss the Wahiba Sands. Here, you’ll come upon breathtaking dunes of sand ranging from 100 to 150m in height. Their colours are intoxicating, with shades of orange, amber and red peppered throughout the region. You can learn a whole lot about Bedouin culture here, with many hospitable groups living in this arid area. You may also happen upon old ruins and remnants of life from days long gone by.

Masirah Island isn’t far from Wahiba Sands and is also perfect for couples on a honeymoon or romantic getaway, providing a quiet oasis away from it all. Stroll the empty beaches hand-in-hand with your sweetheart, your only other companions likely to be the turtles that nest along the shore.

This is just a sample of the many wonders that are available with a honeymoon or romantic getaway to the fascinating destination of Oman – so why not have the experience of a lifetime there?