After all of the excitement of Nizwa, it was time to head up into the mountains for a bit of relaxation. Our PR & Media company, m media, had recently completed some work for a newly refurbished hotel nestled in the mountains of Jebel Shams.
After a 45 minute drive from Nizwa, we went off road on an 8km winding track from Al Hamra to Hail Al Shas. At 1400m above sea level sits The View Oman, which describes itself as Oman's first of its kind "eco-luxe" retreat with 30 pod style accommodation.
Whilst we were enjoying breakfast, we were treated to a different kind of view. One lady in one of the rooms above the restaurant seemed to be so taken by the beautiful vistas that she forgot to close the curtains as she was getting dressed. Either that or she was re-enacting the scene from the Life of Brian.
The views from the hotel's infinity pool was stunning, but the manager's claim that the pool was heated was debatable. Getting in, gave a whole new meaning to "breathtaking".
|The village of Al Hamra by night|