Homhil Protected Area

Homhil Protected Area, Socotra Island: Address, Homhil Protected Area Reviews: 5/5

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Natalie
Muscat, Oman70 contributions
Let's talk about natural infinity pools
Oct 2019 • Friends
It's a nice little climb up to the pool with amazing trees along the way. You will truly feel like Alice in Wonderland in this area!!
The pool water is refreshing and it is indeed the best infinity pool I've ever been in! Go a bit further up and there's a little old house with shade which is perfect for a picnic and afternoon chill.
Written June 6, 2020
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Andrea R
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates54 contributions
Idyllic corner of the world
Oct 2019 • Friends
Entering the park, we were introduced to frankensense trees and the devastation that the 2017 cyclone caused for those trees and many others including the dragonblood trees.
Abit of a trek, we dropped on at a trailhead that took us up into dragon blood tree territory and then down to a natural infinity pool that overlooks a valley where we eventually climbed down to meet our cars again. The pool is swimmable (altho refrain from using any soaps or other products there as it is harmful for the pool.
In total, the end to end trek is a solid 1/2 day if you want to explore, take photos, and go for a swim.
Written October 31, 2019
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jessicfung
Hong Kong, China123 contributions
Amazing Spot
Sep 2016 • Friends
It's a hidden gem and the hike worth it! The view is stunning and the pool is cool! Though I can't swim but it's so chill already just soaking into it!
Written August 31, 2017
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817Rob
Louisville, CO42 contributions
Incredible Place
Jun 2014 • Solo
Homhil Protected Area holds some of the most magnificent botany and scenery on Socotra Island. Here, there are thick growths of frankincense and bottle trees. Cucumber trees are abundant as well. In addition, it has one of the most abundant and extensive forests of dragon blood trees on Earth. Somewhat down a small wash from many of these trees, there is a spectacular pool of deep cool water perched on the sheer edge of a steep drop with the Arabian Sea just to the north beyond.

When I visited, I bought some frankincense from some local girls, then scrambled and walked through the magnificent trees before cooling off in the water below.

This is highly recommended for anyone visiting Socotra.
Written January 2, 2015
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