For a five-star experience alongside the crystal waters of the Gulf of Oman, look no further than The Chedi Muscat, one of the best Oman resort escapes. A short drive from the international airport, this Muscat luxury hotel offers 156 rooms and suites, two swimming pools, a water garden and a stretch of private, sandy shore. Most rooms have scenic views of the Gulf or surrounding mountains. For king-size beds and BOSE sounds systems, choose a Deluxe room, or upgrade to a Deluxe Club Room. Club Suites look out over tranquil ponds or landscaped grounds and open-plan bathrooms have rainforest showers. For authentic Arabian cuisine, head to The Arabian Court, with traditional water pipes. The Restaurant offers Mediterranean, Asian, Indian and Arab fare while The Beach Restaurant serves seafood. The Spa, with seven elegant treatment rooms (including four suites with sunken baths), is a pampering haven. Or just mellow out in the library, at the boutique or at the fine arts gallery. The Chedi, Muscat P.O. Box 964 Al Khuwair Postal Code 133 Muscat, Sultanate of Oman