Distance : 192.166 Kms from Muscat Airport
The beautiful Turtle Beach Resort (TBR) is an exciting destination, isolated from the hustle and bustle of modern city life. Here one enjoys a solitude and relaxation of a very uncommon kind. The orderly rows of the many differently furnished, brown thatched shacks that make up this resort are built in traditional Omani desert-style. It is scenically located along a private golden sand beach, that overlooks a quiet bay of cool aquamarine waters. Over the past fourteen years this resort has gained a reputation of becoming a popular weekend getaway for the many overworked city dwellers, desirous of a small break for some well-deserved peace and calm. TBR has a loyal legion of regulars who revisit them often. Many of their guests drive down from as far away as Dubai and Abu Dhabi. That is indeed a great testimony to the exclusivity of the adventure and the pleasure one experiences on a holiday, lavished in the warmth of the cordial service of an attentive staff, at this idyllic destination.
Turtle Beach Resort is located along the unspoiled Southern Coastline area of the Arabian Peninsula of the Sultanate, in the Al Sharqiya Governorate. It is a quick 40 km drive from the capital Sur and very close to the famous Ras Al Hadd area, which is a world famous breeding ground for the Green Turtle species. An ideal way to enjoy nature to its fullest at this destination would be to check into the resort by mid-day, bask in the sun on the beach while enjoying some water sports and after an early dinner make a visit to Ras-Al-Jinz Habitat, to see the turtles come on to the beach searching for nesting ground and lay their eggs in their chosen sandy burrows.
The guests have a rich choice of five room types, each of which offers the same peaceful sense of the destination, but in many distinct budget options. The names of the different choices and a brief description of each type, are given below:-
There are only two of these luxury suite rooms at the resort. These rooms have a very copious sitting area which has a large glass paneled window that affords a lot of bright sunlight and great views of the private beach, by day. This space conveniently coverts into a comfortable dining area for guests who prefer in-room dining guests. The suite has two attached rest rooms with bathtub and shower.
The concrete walls of these rooms are covered with date palm leaves on the outside and colorful grass mats on the inside ceiling. They acts as natural deterrent from the heat and cold and also effectively protect the occupants from the occasional desert storm.
The air-conditioned rooms have a TV with satellite receiver, refrigerator and complementary tea and coffee station. The area outside this suite has covered seating with comfortable chairs where a couple or family can lounge, reading books or sharing a quiet conversation relaxing in the serene tranquility of the resort.
There are 11 sea-view and 14 land-view rooms in this class. All rooms are air-conditioned have been artistically decorated. The rooms have a sheltered outer seating area and come with a TV with cable connection, refrigerator & kettle. The attached bathroom has geyser and shower.
There are only a total of 5 air-conditioned rooms in this category and the big advantage is that they are all sea-facing. These rooms more frugally appointed than the earlier mentioned Hamoor variants. All rooms have an attached rest room with shower.
The second-last category has 5 rooms all of which are air-conditioned and strongly built with date palm leaves for walls and grass mats for the roof. These rooms have common toilets.
At the bottom of the rung are the 13 Turtle Rooms, meant for the price-conscious budget traveler. These basic rooms have twin beds with clean linen and only pedestal fans for cooling the air. They do not have attached toilets, hence the guests have to use common toilets, while opting to check into this type of accommodation.
Turtle Beach Resort provides its visitors with an exciting range of amenities, in an environment that is isolated and restricted, and close to the nomadic desert life in the coastal Ras Al Hadd region. Guest can define their requirement and dictate their pace to the experience and the efficient resort staff will go out of their way to ensure that each and every guest gets what they demand. The amenities are listed below:-
The Al Ghanga Restaurant, which resembles a 16th century Arab sailing boat dry-docked adjacent to a beach, has a big dining space, a dance floor and a stage for orchestra. The restaurant overlooks the pristine aquamarine waters of the lagoon. One can have a meal here with a gentle breeze caressing the face and the sound of the gentle waves patting the beach in the backdrop.
Arabic, Chinese, Indian and Continental, besides a delicious BBQ greets the diners. Al Ghanga Restaurant opens daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, usually serving a buffet style. Between lunch and dinner the eatery serves heavy eats and sandwiches to the famished late arrivals at the resort.
Food Service Schedule
Breakfast 7:00 - 10:00 AM
Lunch 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Dinner 7:00 - 9:00 PM
The Dolphin Bar is located inside the restaurant and shares common seating with it. The bar offers a wide variety of drinks that includes many different types of beers , a selection of rums and whiskeys a few other alcoholic cocktails and mocktails..
The bar is open every day:
Mon -Thurs, Sat & Sun - 12:00 to 15:00 PM and 18:00PM
to 00:00 AM
Friday - 13:00 PM to 00:00 AM
Get captivated with Ras Al Hadd’s sun-kissed golden sand beach and pristine blue waters. Embrace serenity along the beach. One can lounge under the thatch canopies, on the many wooden slumberettes and enjoy the tranquility and immerse in the natural beauty of the place.
Children can enjoy playing in the children’s playground area of the resort. The play area has been provided with slides, swings, merry-go-rounds, a spring rider and see-saw. It is better to be warned that the Turtle Beach Resort Children’s Playground is an unsupervised play area. Hence the respective parents/guardians are fully responsible for their child’s safety and supervision. For safety and cleanliness no food or drinks are allowed in the play area.
Turtle Bay Resort offers to make special arrangements for the following events and celebrations:-
Celebrating a wedding, at the Resort’s beautiful private golden sand beach will make for an unforgettable event for not only the bride and the groom, but also for all those privileged to be attending the wedding party. This romantic getaway is as scenic as it gets to show that special someone how much you care. The Resort also has empanelled wedding planners who will execute the theme of one’s choice for the special occasion.
Enjoy a blend of relaxed comfort and accessibility to a stunning natural coastal landscape of Ras Al Hadd on a Dhow cruise. Take an hour-long cruise along the Sur Bay on a traditional Omani boat for a truly memorable experience. The cruise optionally offers the guests lunch and dinner during the trip. Birthday parties and other special occasions can also be arranged on board. The dhow is fully furnished with seating, music system, and all safety equipment, with rest room and fresh water .
Dhow Cruise packages are ideal for family and corporate outings. A few choices and rates are given below for the benefit of the guests planning a trip to this resort.
Dhow Cruising Rates
(Maximum capacity of 20 persons)
Cruise A - OMR 350.000 ( 6 hours trip )
Sur – Al Aiga – Khor Al Grama – Rass Al Hadd and back to Sur
Cruise B - OMR 200.000 ( 3 hours trip )
Sur – Al Aiga – Khor Al Grama and stop at Rass Al Hadd
Cruise C - OMR 75.000 ( 1 hour trip )
Rass Al Hadd – Khor Al Grama Islands
Dhow Trip By The Hour – OMR 75.000 / Hour
Speed Boat Cruising Rates
(Maximum capacity of 6 persons) :
Cruise D - OMR 50.000
Rass Al Hadd – Khor Al Grama Islands
Cruise E - OMR 20.000
Inside Turtle Beach Resort Lagoon.
The guests may kindly note that all the Dhow trips are permitted only during the daylight hours and are subject to favorable weather conditions as well.
Dolphin & Turtle Watch on a Sea Tour
One of the attractions of the Dhow cruises are the Dolphin and Turtle watching opportunities in the Ras Al Hadd lagoon. While sailing, one will invariably get to see turtles swimming near the dhows. Dolphins are very regular visitors to the cool Sur waters, if lucky, one will also be able to witness, photograph and videograph schools of dolphins indulging in their amazing aquatic antics.
Fishing is a fun and exciting activity that one can enjoy while staying in Ras Al Hadd. The pristine blue waters of Sur are very rich in marine resources, thus affording the fishing enthusiast an abundance of fish to catch. Fast new boats are available on hire for fishing trips for the guests who are interested.
In addition to the above-mentioned activities the guests could also opt to visit the following places of interest in nearby Sur:
A holiday at Turtle Beach Resort, is a special memory for the plentitude of options the holiday makers are afforded. Both the action-loving vacationer and the peace-loving traveler are satisfied in equal measure at this unique destination. More importantly the prospect of visiting the world famous Turtle Reserve at Ras Al Jinz, is another welcome bonus one gets from this memorable vacation.
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