Stay at Al Baleed Resort
Retreat from the balmy charms of Salalah by entering an oasis of tropical gardens and towering palm trees. Tucked between this luscious scene are spotless walkways, leading to bright white casas and the ripples of the Arabian Sea beyond.Start your day with a coastal stroll, where the morning breeze awakens better than caffeine. Cultural history buffs will venture to the fortified Silk Road trading post next door. Meanwhile, hedonists unwind by the mosaics of the traditional hammam. Terrace dining over the water sees everyone return, but the night doesn’t end there. With the world’s largest sand plain at your doorstep, classic Bedouin camping trips and desert stargazing await.
Nestled only a 20-minute drive from Salalah Airport, the hotel is neighboured by the archaeological site after which it was named. A resort shuttle offers direct access to this, though there is also a wealth of beaches, nature parks and desert landscapes to explore.
The property gives way to 136 stays, including 96 suites, all adorned in a beautiful modern design. Generous multi-room villas also feature, complete with private plunge pool, sundeck and direct access to the sea.
Who is it for
The resort welcomes guests of all ages, with interconnecting rooms or villas for families and a kids’ club promising to keep the little ones entertained. That said, the natural serenity of the setting and level of luxury here is equally befitting for couples.
Facilities & activities
Facilities comprise a sensational spa, gym, tennis court and cabana-framed infinity pool that stretches all the way down to the beach. Three on-site restaurants proffer local flavours, Southeast Asian dishes and classic Med cuisine. Shisha at Al Mina and sundowners on the terrace summarise the evening scene.