The Chedi, Muscat Oman – the perfect Babymoon Destination

The Chedi, Muscat Oman – the perfect Babymoon Destination

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 babymoon 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!

A pretty unbeatable breakfast spot - baby moon destination

A pretty unbeatable breakfast spot

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!

 

Mocktails at the Chedi

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 Long Pool at Night - Babymoon destination

The Long Pool at Night (the longest pool in the Middle East)

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!

Overall opinion of The Chedi, Muscat, Oman

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!

Need further convincing? Then why not check out why some of my favourite Middle East bloggers also nominated it as the perfect place to take an Eid Escape

Or why not check out our other babymoon destination

Did you take a baby moon? Where do you think is the perfect babymoon destination?

 

 

22 Comments

  1. October 18, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    I have heard such amazing things about the Chedi- sounds like it really lives up to its reputation. Oman is one of the countries in the Middle East that I’d really love to visit, sounds like so much to explore there…. one day! #citytripping

    • October 18, 2016 / 7:32 pm

      It’s a beautiful country and the chedi does not disappoint

  2. October 18, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Oh wow, I’ve never considered Oman but you’ve absolutely changed my mind. It looks idyllic. #CityTripping

    • October 19, 2016 / 8:04 am

      It’s beautiful. I would love to get up into the mountains. It’s quite unique landscape compared to the rest of the Middle East

  3. October 18, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    The Chedi is a perfect place for a babymoon and I totally understand why you didn’t want to leave – very easy to do. We have been there twice. Once with children, once without. It is such an easy place to relax. It’s a little restrictive going with children as you can’t use the other two pools but we still had a great time. Thanks for linking to #citytripping

    • October 19, 2016 / 5:41 am

      It really was 😄. Useful to know re returning with kids. We were thinking of returning next year with baby e and were torn between chedi and shangri la

  4. October 18, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    I missed out on a babymoon! They weren’t really the thing when I was pregnant with my first child, but I would have loved to have gone to Oman. What an incredible place! #CityTripping

    • October 20, 2016 / 12:03 pm

      We loved it and the Chedi is pure luxury. You’ll just have to have a belated one – any excuse

  5. October 19, 2016 / 11:14 am

    Sounds like a lovely experience 🙂

  6. November 3, 2017 / 10:05 am

    This looks brilliant! Sign me up! I’ve never heard of a Babymoon before, but it sounds a great idea!

  7. November 3, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    The buffet style breakfast sounds great. I love it when there is a varied choice. I never had a babymoon, shame they weren’t a thing until now.

  8. November 3, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    I love the idea of a baby moon! I haven’t ever thought of visiting Oman, but it looks stunning! I’m glad you had a wonderful time.

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