The perfect coastal escape in Oman, Salalah is not only a great destination to enjoy beachside bliss but captivating activities in the ocean like those mentioned below.
An activity the whole family will love, dolphin watching (from October to May) gives you a chance to see these marine mammals in their natural habitat. Such excursions are on offer from beach properties like Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara that will take you on an unforgettable two-hour cruise to spot these playful denizens of the deep; on your journey, you may spot sea turtles too which adds to the fun.
Snorkelling & Diving
For those holidaying in Salalah, beach resort properties will often also offer access to a water sports centre which provides all you need for snorkelling and diving; this can include PADI Open Water Course training and certification for diving. On your underwater escapades, you can witness thriving coral and marine life and depending on where you go, you may see cuttlefish, crocodile fish, manta rays, turtles and more.
Another activity that’s best enjoyed from October to May, fishing in Salalah takes you out to sea to battle against prized catches! A test of skill, patience and strength, this activity can be enjoyed as part of a half-or full-day deep-sea fishing adventure, while handline or trawling techniques are on offer too. Your reward will be the chance to catch the likes of sailfish, yellowfin tuna, dorado, king mackerel and trevally.
A more laidback experience that’s perfect for a romantic excursion would be a cruise amidst a magical sunset in Salalah. This journey is best enjoyed aboard a traditional boat called a dhow as you sail towards the horizon and witness the sky change colour with the setting sun; certain cruises will also serve local snacks and coffee too as you soak up this spellbinding sight while the stars come out to play overhead.