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2022-01-28

Spa Alila Jabal Akhdar Oman - Soul Awakening Spa Experience

Eminently private, Spa Alila at Jabal Akhdar is truly an escape within an escape. Be ready to surrender yourself to a most anticipating blissful spa experience and step into a sanctuary of wellbeing with bespoke treatments to personalize your needs and bring you back into balance. As the name of Alila suggest in Sanskrit, a “surprisingly different” spa experience awaits. mylifestylenews writes.

If you are seeking a spa retreat away from home and at a remote and exotic locale that is over 2,000 metres above sea level, a good two hours drive on a 4 wheel drive automobile will transport you to the soul awakening Oman’s Al Hajar mountains with various crafted pampering spa treatments to indulge in Spa Alila at Jabal Akhdar.

Spa interior designs always intrigue us especially when it is thoughtfully designed to suit the mood and ambience of a peaceful and rejuvenating sanctuary. The first impression of the spa pretty much determines how luxurious a spa can be with the design elements and touches that reflect the brand’s image.

A warm and indulging atmosphere in every corner of the spa is easily found, blending the mood into natures color tone with gigantic wooden doors wide opening and welcoming guests to the spa foyer. Striking carpets with Omani traditional prints are well spread out and adorned with the dark wooden beam ceiling.

The waiting lounge is well separated into two spacious sections by the geometrical black steel racks where the spa home brand – Alila Living - spa products are on display, uplifted with a vast selection of pots contrasting the white walls and slick furniture.

From the dramatic wooden tree branch inside the spa hallway, mirrors, Omani lantern lighting fixtures, to the unpolished stone floors and walls leading you to multiple treatment rooms off a central courtyard deep within the spa complex that are beautifully flanked by red velvet curtains, these are all tastefully injected by giving each room the right measure of sophisticated charm, calm and peace yet glamorous and opulent without going overboard.

Featuring seven treatment and changing rooms, a guided tour is needed to explore this well designed laid-out spa. Along with a Vichy shower room and Jacuzzi, this peaceful sanctuary is dedicated to pamper you from head to toe.

Not to mention that there is also an exclusive “secret garden” for both male and female sections, a little court-yard with sun lounge for you to reflect by yourself before or after the spa treatment for a much desired calming effect.


“Secret Garden” - pre and post spa outdoor relaxation area


With subtle levels of lighting (both natural and created) to soothe the senses after the bright mountain glare from outside, we chose two different therapies to experience the full gamut of techniques and let our pampering begin with the Jabal Akhdar Revitalizing Massage that takes us on a 60 minutes journey by experiencing the soothing symphony of Balinese, Lomi-Lomi and Swedish massage techniques applied with varying degrees of intensity, together with long flowing strokes and Thai stretching. This treatment uses traditional Omani frankincense oil treasured through the ages for its many beneficial qualities, to relieve, repair and revive tense, tired and wearisome muscles.


Another treatment is the 60 minutes Therapeutic Massage that lets you experience a complete body awakening with a combination of therapeutic massage techniques using fluent strokes of different depths and intensity. While the long Balinese Massage has an aim to dissolve tension through ancient Balinese healing therapy, the strokes improving lymphatic drainage and circulation, the Swedish deep tissue technique works into muscles to relieve tension and stiffness.
 Acupressure points are used for specific stimulations while Thai movements add elements of stretching to increase mobility. Our therapist was true to form with our specific request about pressure and expertly kneaded out all the kinks and aches from our strenuous activity. Naturally, your blood flow is given quite a boost after this.


Part of the spa journey encompasses products that have been developed by Alila to elevate their spa experience beyond the norm; hence their desire to deliver “bespoke locally inspired treatments”. Each product has naturally active ingredients that will nurture your body and deliver a sensory experience that is complimented by the expert spa therapists’ touch.

The couple’s room that we were in did not disappoint, with the care and attention to detail. It is all about sense, feel and touch, and we were in expert hands and after some moments, you were not aware of anyone else in the room as you were transported to another world and feeling…silence is golden.

Spa Alila’s unique approach recognizes the individual in you, offering you the flexibility to design treatments according to your personal needs and preferences. With the sensible touch of details, the spa has created the desired ambience that serve both function and aesthetic where attention to detail makes a project whole, as can be witnessed in the entire spa complex.

Alila resorts truly know how to deliver the perfect spa experience, with each location’s architecture and interior design creating individual references that are unique and with its very own one-of-a-kind character that charms you always……with a wow factor, you know that you have come to the right spa for a genuinely soul awakening spa treatment and experience.


Tried & Tested:
Location: 5/5
Design & Decor: 5/5
Room Amenities: 5/5
Service: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
Experience: 5/5

Al Roose, Jabal Al Akhdar
Al Jabal Al Akhdar 621
Sultanate of Oman
Tel: +968 2534 4200

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