When it comes to what makes a hotel truly spectacular, a cliffside setting is hard to beat. There can be little doubt then that some of the most breathtaking properties in existence happen to be perched dramatically on top of cliffs.
Josh Alexander, an adviser with Protravel, a travel company in New York City, said, “Properties on cliffs check the boxes for everything you want in a hotel stay.”
Towering 6,000 feet above sea level on the curving rim of a canyon, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar — Arabic for “green mountain” — overlooks Oman’s rugged mountainous landscape. It’s an area in the Middle East that Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, visited in 1986 to see the dramatic beauty firsthand.
The resort has 115 rooms, a cliff-edge infinity pool, six restaurants and lounges and a spa with hammam. Guests can hike through valleys, stargaze, mountain bike or visit ancient mountainside villages and nearby historic sites.