Oman Road Trip … Day 1 … Getting There & The Shangri-La …

Hello Everyone … I have finally had the energy to get round to editing the hundreds of images I took while we were in Oman … and to be fair to Perry he did take a fair few as well … anyways I’ve managed to narrow it down a fair bit … but even so there is still quite a lot … and so I will be sharing our trip and the photos from it over several posts so as not to bore you all to death …

So here goes …

We started really early on the Friday morning at 4am … the poor kittens were quite confused about why we were up and about at that time of the morning … but we managed to leave pretty much on time and made it to the border at around sunrise …

In total it took quite awhile … 7-8hrs total to do the 500km trip … but we had quite a few checkpoints at the border, entry visa’s to sort out … and what felt like a hundred toilet stops along the way (mostly my fault there) … but we made it to the Shangri-La Al Husn hotel by midday and managed to check in without any issues …

_MG_5128-1_MG_5130-1 _MG_5148-1 _MG_5146-1 _MG_5139-1 _MG_5135-1Some of the perks of the particular hotel we stayed at (there are three in total at the Resort) is that its an adults only hotel (so no children under 18 allowed) which was good meant it would be nice and peaceful by the pool … our room came with a complementary mini bar (always a bonus) … Breakfast … and Afternoon Tea was included for each day too … not to mention almost all the rooms in this particular hotel have sea view rooms overlooking the Gulf of Oman … it was all really rather indulgent … but we had managed to get a great deal on the room … and we both felt it was great value for money …

_MG_5158-1 _MG_5163-1 _MG_5171-1The hotel bills itself as a 6* hotel … and you can really see why … everything about our stay was amazing … probably the nicest place I’ve ever stayed at and we are both already looking forward to the next time we can come back …

_MG_5153-1 _MG_5175-1_MG_5164-1 _MG_5166-1 _MG_5170-1_MG_5186-1 _MG_5193-1 _MG_5200-1 _MG_5203-1Anyways so after having checked in to our room we had a cold drink and a good rest … we were both pretty tired after the long drive … we sat on the balcony abit enjoying the views and then got ready to head down for Afternoon Tea … Which was yummy!

_MG_5214-1 _MG_5216-1 _MG_5217-1 _MG_5223-1_MG_5228-1 _MG_5225-1After we had eaten we ended up going for a wander around the resort to see what else was about …

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I really wanted to play a game of giant chess but every time we ended walking past here there was always someone else playing … so we never had a go …

_MG_5297-1We ended up eating at this seafood restaurant on our second night … but didn’t take any pictures at the time … also the swimming pools for the other two hotels were connected by this lazy river that went between them …
_MG_5299-1 _MG_5310-1 _MG_5313-1_MG_5315-1 _MG_5325-1 _MG_5333-1In the end we decided to go back to our room and order room service … which turned out to be a great idea as the skies soon opened up and a mega thunder storm came through along with some lightening … it was pretty impressive actually …

_MG_5336-1 _MG_5340-1We curled up in bed … turned the lights off and watched the lightening flashes before falling asleep … we ended up falling asleep really early … about 9pm … but we probably needed it as we were both pretty tired … and the bed was so comfy it just sucked the life out of you as soon as you lay down …

In conclusion we pretty much fell in love with this place …

Thats it for this post … Stay tuned for more updates and to see what else we got up too …

Till next time …

Mina X

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