The Musandam Peninsula is a world of rugged and dramatic coastal scenery on the northern tip of the country overlooking the busy waterways of the Straits of Hormuz. This part of Oman is cut off from the rest of the country due to the sheer mountains that fall directly into the ocean so it was very isolated for centuries until the 1960’s when access improved.
- Cruise through the dramatic fjords in a traditional wooden dhow
- Go diving in search of iconic species such as sunfish and whale shark
- Relax on the beach and indulge in some world class hospitality
- Soak up the incredible views as you paraglide over Zighy Bay at 1,000 feet
- See the amazing jewels, weapons and ancient artifacts in Khasab Fort
The crystal clear waters and mile upon mile of deserted white sandy beaches support a vast array of marine life. You can watch dolphins just offshore or explore the coral reefs and its magnificent selection of multi-coloured fish whilst snorkelling or diving.
Amongst Oman’s shyest and most sought after natural wonders are the turtles, which appear every year to lay their eggs on the same beaches they were hatched and an estimated 20,000 turtles nest on Oman’s beaches every year.
The area is packed with underwater attractions and it is one of the few areas in the world that can still claim to provide ‘virgin diving’. Some of the best dive sites in the area include Lima Rock, Oakley Island, Umm Al Farrayan, PC Rock, Red Island and Ghubbat As Shabbus.
The diverse marine life includes exotic reef fish to schooling barracuda, turtles, sunfish, reef sharks and even whale sharks as well as being a dolphins’ playground. The sheltered fjords also provide ideal canoeing conditions.