I am one of those people who will use any excuse to travel, so I hopped on the idea of Babymoons with great enthusiasm. We had a few as you will see in the posts to come as we wanted to try a variety of baby moon destination. The first of these was in Muscat, the lovely capital of Oman. Oman is only a short hop from our base in Doha and has a noticeably cooler climate making it a perfect retreat from the searing Doha sun.The Chedi – the perfect baby moon destination?
We stayed at The Chedi Hotel, a luxury hotel only a short drive from Muscat international airport. From the moment we arrived the service was impeccable and the hotel oozed the luxury it promised. It was late when we arrived so we didn’t get a chance to properly explore until morning!
Breakfast was served buffet style but this was no ordinary breakfast. This was the best breakfast buffet I have ever seen with live cooking stations and plenty of choice of outstanding quality. It was more akin to a Middle East Friday Brunch than your average breakfast buffet. To top it all, we got to have breakfast with this view. What better start to the day could there be?
The other meals were no disappointment either. As we were elebratijg our anniversary we decided to have our special anniversary meal at their seafood restaurant! It was lovely eating dinner on the beach listening to sounds of the sea! The food itself was spectacular! We particularly enjoyed the lobster and the shrimp!
One of the things that I loved about being pregnant in the Middle East, the heat certainly wasn’t it! – was the fact that everywhere you go there is a vast array of interesting and delicious mocktails. I never felt like I wasn’t having a special evening, as the mocktails were so delicious. The Chedi was no exception to this.
The facilities at this hotel are beyond fault so much so we never actually left the hotel grounds which is something that we never do! We are all for exploring the local area usually. However when a hotel had amenities and service like the Chedi you just don’t want to leave!
The hotel boasts three pools, including the long pool, the longest pool in the Middle East. Impressive to say the least. Our personal favourite however was the beach pool, where you could sit on your lounger with your feet in the sand, and take a dip with an amazing view. It was also located next to the beach bar, which meant you were never short of fresh cold water – a must for any pregnant traveller. The third pool, is the most child-friendly with shading over pool and large shaded beds around the edges. I can’t wait to take Baby E back, to give this one a try!
So would I recommend The Chedi in Muscat for a babymoon? Absolutely! The cooler Middle Eastern climate, beautiful views, fabulous food and mocktails make it the perfect choice for a Middle Eastern Babymoon!
Did you take a baby moon? Where do you think is the perfect babymoon destination?