With more than 1,000 miles of unspoiled sandy coastline but few tourists, Oman is one of the best-kept secrets for a November beach retreat. In its capital, Qurum Beach has the best selection of restaurants nearby. For a more artisanal experience, drive through the mountains to the rugged Qantab Beach, where local fishermen are happy to take small groups out for boat rides. Oman’s National Day is 18 November, the birthday of the country’s ruling sultan. The celebrations include traditional dancing, fireworks and camel racing.
Make the most of the beach and dine at The Beach Restaurant at The Chedi Muscat. Enjoy dinner with a glistening ocean view, perfect for a November stay as it’s open from mid-September to mid-May. Relish fresh seafood, choose from wonderful wines and soak up the euphoric atmosphere.
Oman is one of the best-kept secrets for a November beach retreat
Set across 124 luscious acres, below majestic mountains and overlooking the Gulf of Oman, the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa is home to three charming hotels. Choose from the Al Waha (‘the oasis’), Al Bandar (‘the town’) or Al Husn (‘the castle’), for five-star relaxation, with a private and blissful beach.