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Al Bustan Beach

Muscat,

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
Rest and locals are the key words for this small sandy beach. Conviviality and views, rather than bustling activity. The view of the impressive Ritz-Carlton Hotel and an almost 360-degree mountain panorama are perfect for city escapees. Especially suitable for couples who want to lose themselves in the fishing village atmosphere and are seeking relief from large beaches. But the beach is not completely accessible. A large section belongs to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and is only accessible to hotel guests.

Al Bustan Beach - Deserted bay beach in a fishing village

Al Bustan Beach is only a few kilometres east of the capital, Muscat, and is best reached by car. This little fishing village with its pebble and sandy beach is hidden in a bay, though not impossible to find, and is at some distance from the large city beaches. At about three kilometres long, the beach is delightfully suitable for escaping from the bustle of the capital city and recovering undisturbed: it has few visitors because most of it belongs to the adjacent Ritz-Carlton Hotel. This part is reserved exclusively for guests, as is made clear by the signs. A bit of interesting background information is that every year Sultan Qabus ibn Said books the top floor of the Ritz Carlton Hotel for himself. So if you have a room at the Ritz, with a bit of luck you might see the Sultan in person.

The other section of the beach belongs to the village of Al Bustan, and is occupied by the locals with their families and their little fishing boats and fishing nets. Visitors find it interesting to watch them at their traditional work. As soon as the setting sun casts the first shadows onto the beach there are signs of activity on the kickabout area and the younger generation takes over part of it for its own use. As there is very little tourist activity on the section of the beach accessible to the public, you won't find any leisure or catering facilities. As a result the beach is more suitable for couples or singles who like to feel that they are surrounded by locals, and are hoping to relax and marvel at an impressive mountain panorama. Since there are no shopping facilities, it is essential that visitors to Al Bustan beach take enough drinking water with them.

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Al Bustan Beach is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 7/10 points
Place 4 of 20
Here you can simply relax and enjoy the pleasures of life.
Family: 4/10 points
Place 12 of 20
Although this beach is not unsuitable for families, we can't recommend it for you and your loved ones.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 13 of 20
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 10 of 20
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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6/10
Ease
5/10
Beauty
8/10
Romance
3/10
Exclusivity
1/10
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We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
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