In an intensely connected world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to disconnect. Yet, that is what everyone from health gurus to alternate healers and the doctors advise. The closer to nature, the better. So, it was not much of a surprise when the list of destinations we plan to head off to once travel restrictions ease is Salalah. To be more specific, it is to the picturesque Alila Hinu Bay that we plan to visit.
A luxurious eco-friendly beachfront paradise, Alila Hinu Bay has been developed in respect to nature and the environment using design principles that combine best practice with maximum efficiencies and minimal environmental impact.
Located 87 km from Salalah International Airport, Oman’s second branded Alila hotel has been designed by Qatari architect, Ibrahim Jaidah. The resort’s design principles feature an amalgamation of minimalism and Arabian influences. The keywords of this aesthetically luxurious property are serenity, exclusivity, and luxury.
The beachfront property on the Arabian Peninsula features 112 rooms and villas each one of which is the ultimate expression of contemporary style and has been thoughtfully designed to ensure the highest standard of comfort and artisanal living. The hotel’s 16 villa suites come with their own private pool and butler service.
Spanning across 45 hectares, the breath-taking hotel is situated between the majestic peaks of Jebel Samhan on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. Unique experiences, personalised hospitality and bespoke luxury are what guests can expect from Alila Hinu Bay. The hotel has two infinity swimming pools – one for families and the other reserved for adults.
The hotel offers several dining spaces and experiences, which includes private dining by the beach, local cuisines and more. At Seasalt, guests can indulge in the perfect moment of relaxation and silence through style of service, food and drink, mindful rituals and not least – perfect ambience and mood. At The Orchard, it’s all about treating all the five senses. Here, the produce grown at the resort is used to create delicious and hearty meals, offering farm-to-table experience. For guests visiting the poolside, Oasis pool bar serves refreshments while the Arabian-inspired Lobby Lounge that overlooks the sea is ideal for light bites and drinks.
The beautifully designed Spa Alila at Alila Hinu Bay has on its menu unique and customised spa experiences for guests. The spa offers indulgent and rejuvenating spa treatments combined with personal consultations provided by experienced and intuitive therapists. Spa Alila believes in using only natural products for spa therapies where all products are handmade using pure, natural ingredients.
The hotel has included water sports and exploration of Samhan Mountains for adrenaline junkies. Tennis courts and a children’s play area offer on-site activity options.
Alila Hinu Bay is undoubtedly going to be a gem in the hospitality sector in the region. Watch this space for an experiential review that will come up soon!
For more details, visit the hotel website https://www.alilahotels.com/hinubay.