Review: Chilling at The Chedi Muscat, Oman
With the stifling summer months upon us, finding all and any excuse to escape the humid heat in Dubai is crucial. Don’t let the soaring temperatures get you down though, not with The Chedi Muscat’s amazing summer offer – available until the 31 September! Book two nights in any of their beautiful rooms or suites, and they’ll extend your stay an extra night. Not only does this mean you’ll get to linger for longer in their infamous Long Pool, but you’ll get to indulge in 2-for-1 spa treatments as well as 20 percent off all your food and soft drinks.
Proving the perfect excuse to escape the desert heat and relax in Zen-like surroundings, we were lucky enough to be whisked off to this beach-side spot, for a weekend of R&R and of course, a lot of food. Those who have visited The Chedi before will understand the instant calmness you feel as soon as you enter the Arabesque style lobby; a feeling which long continues throughout the idyllic grounds, which are encased by fabulous fronds and small ponds with soothing water features. The fun doesn’t stop there – our resting place, the expansive Chedi Club Suite, is definitely a step above the rest. A large space broken into three, the suite comprises of a living room with a fully stocked mini bar plus complimentary nuts as well as a cylinder full of plum and juicy apricots. The bedroom is vast with a TV full of movies and TV programs, promising to keep you entertained for hours. However, the main highlight is the bathroom, with a huge rain shower and even larger tub. In fact, so large, it was definitely made for swimming.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all on offer at this award-winning spot and trust us, none disappoint. Breakfast is large enough without being overwhelming with a lovely selection of a la carte options to compliment your fruit and yogurt (the eggs Benedict is a winner). Lunch is a selection of a la carte options comprising seafood and International cuisine, however the Friday brunch is the main event. Serving drinks from 2pm onwards, the extensive buffet serves a selection of Mediterranean, Thai, Indian and Arabic food with an excellent station serving sushi, sashimi and juicy oysters. The dinner selection boasts the same style of food with highlights coming in the form of the Lobster Masala Curry, Seafood Platter and famous Omani Prawns.
From food to pool, full bellies can spend the days cooling down at one of the hotel’s three temperature-controlled swimming pools, including the breath-taking 103 metre Long Pool, the region’s longest. There is also the beachside Chedi Pool, complete with plush shaded daybeds and the Serai Pool, perfect for those with kids. Throughout the day, you can rehydrate on fresh juices brought to your tableside or head to The Chedi Pool Cabana for light bites from the Mediterranean-inspired menu, taking advantage of the 20 percent discount offer on food and beverages.
As the midday heat hit, we slipped off to take refuge at The Spa, which offers the perfect haven to cool down and replenish. From the spa, we headed to The Studio to practice our sun salutations at a complimentary yoga class with perfect views of the sea cascading over the shore. Non-yogis can keep fit in the air-conditioned The Health Club, which includes state-of-the-art equipment, such as the Kinesis wall and various Pilates equipment.
The Chedi Muscat is a weekend must for all looking to escape the hustle and bustle, even if it’s only for 24 hours. It’s a weekend retreat you won’t regret (or forget).
INFO: For more info and to book, visit lhw.com or call +968 24 524400