No matter what corner of the globe you look at, there are plenty of overlooked destinations just waiting to be explored, all you need is some inspiration and you could be heading off to exotic luxury destinations like Oman for fabulous hotels, new experiences and the perfect scenery for photography lovers.
The country of Oman is a hidden gem where a blend of modern Arabia meets ancient traditions. As a country it really does have it all, rugged mountain ranges, sweeping golden beaches and famous rolling sand dunes. Offering a completely unique experience, Oman should be at the top of your bucket list, especially if photography – or Instagram – is your main reason for travelling.
An Oman adventure for families
Take the family on an exciting adventure through Oman, escaping the tropical heat of Singapore, and embracing the hugely diverse experiences. Perfect for families with children of all ages begin with a few days on the coast, taking in snorkelling and stay at a turtle conservation camp, before heading to the desert and mountains for some action and adventure with expert guides.
Stay in boutique and luxurious properties throughout such as the Desert Nights Camp, a fixed Bedouin style camp in the wondrous Wahiba Sands or the recently opened Alila Jabal Akhdar hidden away in the Hajar Mountains, which boasts the most spectacular views. For action-packed days, spend time in Wahiba Sands climbing dunes and riding camels, swim in the crystal clear water of a remote wadi and explore the forts and ancient city of Nizwa.
Romantic Oman for honeymooners
Your honeymoon should be the most memorable, magical holiday you’ve ever taken. It’s the perfect excuse to do something really special and a honeymoon to Oman ticks all the right boxes. From Muscat’s bustling souks to the endless open sands of the ever-shifting desert, the jagged mountains and the serene coast, luxury travel operator Scott Dunn has an ‘Only in Oman’ itinerary that uncovers every element.
Start on the Indian Ocean coast with two nights at The Chedi Muscat, a tranquil retreat set between the beach and the mountains. Be pampered to your heart’s content or get out and about exploring the Sultan’s Place and Grand Mosque. Next, it’s into the wild for three nights luxury camping. Spend two nights in the mountains, enjoying cycling through the stunning scenery or bartering at the market in Nizwa.
It doesn’t get more romantic than the final night’s camping in the desert of Wahiba Sands. Ride a camel to the top of the dunes for a spectacular sunset followed by a night under the stars. From the desert to the ocean finish your blissful honeymoon with a stay at the renowned Six Senses Zighy Bay, a totally secluded beachside retreat where you can even paraglide into check in!
Oman and the Maldives
With Oman Air continuing to increase its network, combining Oman with many destinations like India, Nepal, Thailand and the Maldives has never been easier. Experience two different but equally special destinations with the comfort and luxury of two spectacular Six Senses hotels; the rustic luxury of Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman and the eco-friendly island paradise of Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives.
Stay in your own private villa at Zighy Bay, which blends rustic Omani elegance with a modern twist, including its own plunge pool. When it comes to activities you’ll be spoilt for choice. Spend the morning taking in the bay from the air, gliding through the sky in a paraglide, and in the afternoon head back for a wakeboard or snorkelling session. Be wined and dined sampling delicious local delicacies before it’s time to fly to the tropical paradise of the Maldives.
The only resort on the remote Laamu Atoll Six Senses Laamu is an island of outstanding natural beauty, powder white sand, lush vegetation and crystal clear waters. Spy darting fish from your glass-bottomed bath tub, watch movies in the jungle, try out a range of watersports and embark on the many island expeditions, we’re talking sand dune dining, sunset dhoni cruises and private picnics.
Content provided by Scott Dunn, a luxury tour operator creating tailor-made holidays and honeymoons around the the world. For more information visit scottdunn.com or call 3158 6530.