​Jabal Akhdar – The Green Mountain in Arabic – is one of Oman’s most remarkable regions. Part of the Al Hajar mountain range, Alila Jabal Akhdar lies 2,000 metres above sea level and overlooks the dramatic gorge and spectacular mountain range. Guests at Alila Jabal Akhdar can relax and unwind whilst enjoy the stunning views of the canyon from the mountain-top infinity pool or at 3 strategic ‘jabals’ vantage look-out points. Those looking to explore can make the most ofadditional exploratory expeditions available at the hotel across this rocky terrain by bike or on foot, enjoying some romantic cliff-side picnics along the way. All the 86 suites and villas come complete with their own balconies or terraces perfect for relaxing in private and watching the night’s sky come alive with stars.

Thrill seekers

Adrenaline junkies will love the Via Ferrata Cave Affair. After completing a short trek, guests will cross an exposed 20-metre high rope, walking over a cave mouth, traversing along the side of the canyon and ascending into a steep gully. The adrenaline-pumping route is interspersed with gentle hiking through the wild olive trees and mountain greenery. It is led by expert guides who share stories of the local region whilst assisting with the climb. Finally, the hike winds its way back up the mountain so guests can spend the rest of the stay enjoying the hotel’s stunning views from their own private balcony.The new Via Ferrata Cave Affair Experience is level 5 and requires a degree of fitness.

Adventure trek

Guests still wanting to enjoy the spectacular views from the Via-Ferrata without the hair-raising heights of the Cave Experience will love this 90-minute trek. After the initial steep decline down the mountain face guests will follow a path which gradually leads down into the wadi, passing through some of the most spectacular mountainous scenery. Here discover AlKhutaymi, a hidden village within a cave in the wadi floor. After trekking for a further 15-minutes, guests will have the chance to enjoy a refreshing dip in a stunning pool in the Green Mountains before hiking back to the hotel for some well-deserved R&R.The new Adventure Trek Experience is level 2 and requires some level of fitness.

Rates at Alila Jabal Akhdar start from US$570 for a Mountain View Suite on a Bed & Breakfast basis, excluding tax.

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