For a few days by the beach, Al Waha is absolutely superb. At first sight this appears to be a big hotel, but the spacious beach and pool areas mean that you don't have to be packed shoulde rto shoulder with other tourists. The beach boys are very attentive, and come round dropping off cool boxes with complimentary bottled water, and cold flannels to sooth heated brows.
Attentive service extends also to the inside of the hotel, and if anything, the number of people rushing up to open doors, pour you another glass of orange juice, or just generally ask after your health, can become a liittle overbearing.
Rooms are spacious and clean.
The food served throughout the resort is very good. Starting with breakfast, there is everything you could possible want, as long as it doesn't contain pork.
Moving on to the restaurants, the Asia restaurant is outstanding, serving a good selection of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese etc. My chicken rendang was superb, and my wife's sweet and sour fish equally so. Being set back from the beach and a short walk from the hotels, Asia was very quiet, but I would strongly recommend visitors to give it a try.
Much busier and sometimes difficult to book, is the Bait Al Bahr fish restaurant. After my first visit, I concluded that this was one of the best restaurants I have eaten in anywhere, which is saying something, so we booked a second night, and were equally impressed. High spots were the starter of Champagne Veloute, served with a twirl of smoked salmon and the chef's special of Hamour (one of the most common Omani fish) with a date glaze, but the tuna and grouper were also impressive. The restaurant is on the beach, and if you sit oudoors your meal is accompanied by the sound of the waves on the shore, but be warned, even at 9 at night in October, the temperature was still in the 30's.
The hotels obviously source their fish locally, and just before sunset you might see a fishing boat pull up on the beach, and the chef's come out in their whites to weigh crates of still flapping fish and do the deal. Other than that, there was little to remind us that we were actually in Oman, as opposed to any other hot country, so you might want to get out and see some of the country while you are there!
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