Check in to this opulent Middle Eastern resort and take in the jaw-dropping views over Oman’s vast Saiq Plateau.
A two-hour four-wheel drive trip from Muscat, Al Jabal Al Akhdar (the Green Mountain) is one of the highest points in Oman and the site of the brand-new Anantara resort, 2000 metres above sea level. Check in to one of the 82 canyon-view rooms and marvel at the spectacle of soaring mountains and descending mist from your private balcony. Or relax in a villa featuring a private garden with temperature-controlled plunge pool. There are six restaurants to choose from, including fine-dining Arabian grill Al Qalaa and Moroccan-style-tapas joint Al Shourfa. Perhaps the most indulgent place to be is the Anantara Spa, where treatments range from rose rituals to pomegranate journeys.
Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Sayq, 621, Oman; jabal-akhdar.anantara.com