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Review of Marneef Cave

Marneef Cave
Ranked #2 of 40 things to do in Salalah
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Reviewed January 1, 2012

Marneef Cave - better known locally as Mughsayl - is a must-see place when you're in Salalah. We are ex-pats living here and visit it often, both with guests and on our own. There is a spectacular view and some impressive blowholes depending on what time of year you visit. The area changes dramatically with the seasons - during khareef (monsoon) the sea is fierce and the blowholes very active (July/Aug/Sept). The rest of the year, the water is crystal clear and you can often spot rays & turtles. There are shaded areas to picnic in and and a lovely coffee spot called Cafe Mocha where you can sip a coffee on a beautiful terrace overlooking Mughsayl Beach. Look out for dolphins which you see here often! Depending what time of day you're there you might see the fishermen bringing in their catch. Excellent half-day trip!

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Reviewed December 31, 2011

I live in Salalah and love coming here with visiting friends. It's not so much the cave that's interesting (although it is too) but the sea that crashes around it. During Khareef the wild sea pushes water through what the call "blow holes" and force the water up high (up to 30m they say) into the air. The accompanying "roar" of the water adds to the thrill.
During the winter season when the water is calm you can see dolphins and sea turtles swimming in the clear blue waves. The rock formations surrounding the area makes you feel very small. I must have visited this place 15 times and never tire of it. It's an easy, and sometimes very scenic, 20 minute drive from the Hilton.
They recently opened a coffee shop overlooking the sea where you can enjoy a drink and a bit to eat.

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Reviewed September 15, 2011

The Marneef Cave is just one part which is very interesting. The real fun in the natural fountains which have been created due to the humungous waves splashing on the rocks.

There is no exaggeration when I say that these must be the one of the most powerful waves in the world. It's a divine feeling just to watch these and suddenly a wave which is three times bigger than the rest, scares you to death.

If you want to experience the mightiness of the ocean, this is the place for you.

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