Occupying a prime beachfront location where the majestic Al Hajar Mountains meet their luminous reflection in the serene waters of the Gulf of Oman, the 5-star resort rises amidst an elegantly landscaped 21 acre oasis with 158 Omani influenced guestrooms and villas.
Ideally located The Chedi Muscat suits leisure and business travellers alike as main tourist attractions, financial centre, 3 golf courses and airport are only a 15 minute drive away.
Those looking for a leisure escape can enjoy the 370 meter private beach, 3 pools, including an adult’s only pool, 2 floodlit tennis courts, 6 distinct restaurants, a 1,500 square meter Balinese spa and wellness centre with 13 exclusive spa suites and 21 acres of lush gardens.
Chedi Club Suite
For our visit we are staying in the Chedi Club Suite. A private villa located 25 meters from the private beach. The Chedi Club Suite is partitioned into three sections, a living area, the bedroom and the bathroom. The décor is Omani influenced with a hint of Asian Zen, a theme that is seen throughout the hotel. Soaring ceilings and large windows allow guests to feel a sense of space whilst the luxurious furnishings add warmth and elegance to the room.
The living room features a large comfortable L shaped sofa, perfect for relaxing. Bronze lanterns hang from the ceiling giving the room a soothing ambience. The bedroom is large, spacious and minimalist. Above the bed is a large silver dome featuring Arabic style lighting. The bathroom features a terrazzo sunken bathtub, an impressive walk-in rain shower with a hand held shower, a separate toilet and bidet, two wash basins and two closets with draw space complete the open plan bathroom. Our room offers a private outdoor seating area with endless ocean and garden views, making it the perfect place to unwind.
The Chedi Club Suite is inclusive of return airport transfers, complimentary mini bar, selected laundry, daily newspapers and access to The Club Lounge. At The Club Lounge guests are invited to enjoy afternoon tea and evening beverages and canapés as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.
After settling into our room we make our way to the spa. Separately located, the spa’s location has been carefully selected to be close to the sea and the gardens, emphasising relaxation and tranquillity. Balinese therapies, Indian Ayurveda and indigenous rituals are amongst the highlights on the spa’s comprehensive menu.
Today we are here to experience The Chedi Jade Massage. Performed by two therapists, the dynamic treatment is designed to dissolve deep muscle tension. We change into our robes, eagerly anticipating our massage. The massage has us completely relaxed as the therapists use a variety of massage techniques including Shiatsu, Balinese, Thai, Swedish, and Lomi-Lomi. The spa team perform the massage perfectly and the exotic oils leave our skin feeling delightful.
Tonight we are dining at The Beach Restaurant. Located on the beachfront and overlooking the Gulf of Oman. The restaurants décor is stylish and sophisticated, whilst the crashing waves add a sense of relaxation. The restaurant serves a selection of seafood ranging from Caviar to Omani specialities such as Omani Lobster. For those who would rather avoid seafood the menu also features fine cuts and poultry.
To begin our dining experience we order six pieces of Fine de Claire Oysters and Iranian Sevruga Caviar. The Fine de Claire Oysters are amongst the freshest oysters we have ever had the pleasure of tasting, delicate white flesh with a subtle salty taste, divine. The caviar is equally as fresh and well presented. Large, shiny and dark black, the quality of the caviar is evident. It is refreshing to see that Mother of Pearl spoons are being used to serve the caviar.
For our first course we order the Lobster Ravioli with Oyster Leaf, Leek Puree and Shellfish Foam and the Omani Prawn and Hamachi Ceviche, Blossom Vinegar, Sumac Crisps and Tomato Essence Jelly. The Lobster Ravioli is full of flavour and the foam adds a welcome dynamic to the taste. The Ceviche is beautifully presented and the Blossom Vinegar invigorates our senses. Light and flavourful the Ceviche is sweet to taste and the Blossom Vinegar works in harmony with the Prawn and Hamachi.
For our second course we order the Pan Fried Sea Bass with soft Polenta, Green Beans, Vierge Salsa and Chanterelle. Diverging from the seafood theme we decide to put the team to the test and order the grilled Wagyu Marble 7 with Mashed Potatoes, Root Vegetable Confit, Green Pea Puree and Thyme Jus. We ask for this to be prepared medium to well done. The Pan Fried Sea Bass arrives perched in the middle of the plate, the golden glow of the Sea Bass is illuminated by the reds and ambers of the Vierge Salsa and Chanterelle. The sweet taste of the Chanterelle is endearing and compliments the moist and flaky Sea Bass. The Wagyu has been cooked to perfection and the Pea Puree adds a vibrancy to the plate that can only be described as sublime. We are left in awe of chef’s talents.
The Chedi Muscat, Oman provides the perfect getaway for those looking to relax and unwind. The team are welcoming, accommodating and no request is ever too much. The hotel is catered for those in need of a break, from the calming gardens to the majestic spa The Chedi Muscat is a small slice of paradise in a busy world.
The Chedi Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, +968 24 52 44 01