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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

Escape the summer heat and experience the magical Khareef Season in Salalah with Alila Hinu Bay

Perched alongside an infinite blue bay, with a natural private beach, is Alila Hinu Bay; a boutique beachfront resort in Mirbat that presents a Surprisingly Different’ experience for an intimate weekend staycation or a family holiday. Alila, which means “surprise” in Sanskrit, features refined décor elements including a glorious marble façade with influences of Omani vernacular architecture seen in the falaj water features and arched corridor.


This summer, Alila Hinu Bay makes for the perfect sanctuary from the heat as it celebrates the southeastern monsoon season, ‘Khareef’, with a Book One Stay Two nights offer. A great place to explore the surrounding historical sites of the region, along the coast and the spectacular piedmont of Jabal Samhan, guests can rediscover the beauty of nature through the senses, as Dhofar celebrates its most striking season where desert springs, waterfalls and verdant blankets of flora come to life during ‘Khareef’. Just 60 minutes from Salalah International Airport, the distinguished Alila Hinu Bay offers five guest accommodation options.


Comfort is key as you relax at one of the resort’s spacious rooms or expansive villas, equipped with a private pool and serene outdoor bathtub. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast, special deals on Alila Spa Treatments such as the 150-minute Timeless Frankincense Signature Escape, and complimentary resort activities throughout the week, as part of the summer package.


EPICUREAN JOURNEYS


The resort boasts two signature restaurants, Seasalt, serving Southeast Asian cuisine and The Orchard, offering a menu inspired the Frankincense Route featuring dishes from Oman through the Arabian Peninsula all the way to the Mediterranean, and an array of international specialities made with locally sourced ingredients.


Seasalt invites diners to a magnificent coastal dining affair, where you can unwind with the sound of waves lapping against the shore. Signature dishes at this waterfront restaurant showcase a vibrant Fish Otak-Otak marinated with lemongrass, lime, Thai red chilli peanut oil, soy sauce, coriander stem, garlic and ginger, steamed in banana leaves and served with jasmine rice; spiced Singapore chilli lobster with sambal, shallots, black bean sauce and lemongrass, garnished with aromatic herbs, served with fresh and flaky roti canai.


Filling the atmosphere with the crisp air of the Arabian sea, diners can also connect with the rich cultural heritage of the region through The Orchard Restaurant. With its proximity to the ancient port of Khor Rori - one of the ports used during olden times to transport Frankincense from the Arabian Sea, through the Red Sea, overland through Egypt continuing to the Mediterranean – The Orchard restaurant pays homage to the heritage and cultural significance through ‘A Journey of Frankincense’ brought to life through sustainable sourcing and storytelling. The menu takes guests on a culinary voyage with carefully crafted dishes that draw inspiration from the travels of the frankincense traders both on land and sea. Enjoy the breadth and expanse of the trade route with menu highlights from Oman, all the way to the Mediterranean.


With unlimited mystical attractions at Alila Hinu Bay, where the ‘sea and mountain hug’, you can embark on a harmonious expedition of land, sea and sky as you reconnect with nature while surrounded by mindful luxury.


If you’re looking for bespoke cultural, dining and wellness offerings during your sojourn, reach out to the hospitable Alila Leisure Concierge team for a special itinerary.


BOOK ONE STAY TWO OFFER


This summer, experience more for less. Enjoy a complimentary night for every night you book. The package includes complimentary breakfast, specials on Spa Alila treatments and complimentary resort activities based on the hotel’s weekly schedule. This offer is valid until September 30.


For more information and reservations, visit www.alilahinubay. com, email Reservations.hinubay @alilahotels.com or contact


+968 23373350.


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