About 70km from Muscat Airport, this beautiful and popular holiday and beach hotel is situated at the Al Sawadi beach and stretches along for more than 1000-metres. The spacious hotel, and nice garden, offers lots of activities and is a popular choice for families.
The Al Sawadi Beach Resort has 100 chalets – all situated in a beautiful garden, just a few metres from the lovely sandy beach. There is a comfortable lobby with reception, book-corner and shop, as well as free Wi-Fi access, a restaurant with international cuisine, a nightclub, a beach-bar and a pool-bar, as well as a pub.
Amenities include a pool, a Jacuzzi, spa and a children’s pool. There are sun umbrellas, beach towels and sun beds at the pool and the huge beach. Guests will also have access to tennis courts, squash, beach volleyball, beach football, badminton, table tennis and a gym. For an added cost, guests can also have access to the Extra Divers Al Sawadi Dive Centre, mini golf, kayaking, surfing, snorkelling, camel-riding and horse-riding.
Extra Divers Al Sawadi is situated at the Nabucco Al Sawadi Beach Resort area with direct access to the beach.
The dive centre is located at Al Sawadi, north of Muscat, providing the closest departure point to, probably, the Sultanate’s best dive area. A spacious and modern reception with equipment rental, large equipment cleaning- and drying area, as well as a modern classroom, are part of the dive centre. There is also a bar, shower and toilets on site.
The dive centre offers diving excursions to some 21 distinctively different dive sites, and is the closest starting point for the Dimaniyat Islands – the jewels in the crown of diving in Oman. These tiny islands lie about 15km off the Batinah Coast and are Oman’s only Marine National Nature Reserve. Diving here is spectacular, as the underwater area is practically unspoilt.
Fish are found here in great numbers, with some rare fish that tend to be larger than those along the mainland shores of the Gulf of Oman. The coral reef is more substantial and you will find dreamlike coral gardens, turtles, lobster, swarms of small fish and, with a little luck and depending on the season, whale sharks.
The dives are operated from their speed boats that start from the hotels beach.