There are 4 hotels on Masirah Island. Masirah Hotel, a 2-star hotel, costs 21 rials for a single and 24.5 OR for a double. Manager: Varghes Emullassery Tel:968-99-266706, 25504401/25504477 Fax: 255044111 www.almajalioman.com/masira.shtml firstname.lastname@example.org Serabis Hotel, another 2-star hotel, is close to Hilf Harbour and is one of the cheapest at only 16 OR (+tax) for a single room, 22 for a double and 30 for a family suite. Manager: Saeed Hamad Al-Qarmashy Tel: 99446680 email: email@example.com More here. Danat Al-Khaleej (Pearl of the Gulf) Hotel is the hotel where I decided to stay. It is also a 2-star hotel. 16 rials for a single, 20 for a double and 22 for a family room but unlike Serabis Hotel the tax is inclusive in the price here. Tel: 25504533, 98009332, 99747176 Fax: 25504532 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Here is a picture of the double room I got (as no single rooms were available). Not bad. The rooms on the ground floor have their own balcony with a great view of the beach. Here’s the view:
If you want to really enjoy your stay and don’t mind spending a bit more cash, there is the newly opened (Jan 10,2010) 4-star hotel, Swiss Bel-Hotel, the new pride of Masirah!: A single room costs 75 OR, 85 for a double and 100 for a suite (+17% tax). They only have 20 rooms here; 14 standard, 2 suites, 3 chalets and 1 room for handicapped. Tel: (968)25504274 Fax: (968)25504275 Website: www.swiss-bellhotel.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Swiss-Belhotel Resort Masirah Island is situated on the borders of the breeding grounds of the turtles, making it a perfect destination for nature lovers. Not the best picture, but the Swiss Belhotel pool is great!
Those are the 4 hotels on Masirah. I hope that this info helps someone out there thinking of visiting Oman’s largest island. I really would recommend trying to get there if you live in Oman or plan on staying in Oman for a good length of time. It is a beautiful, fascinating island that is well worth the long 5 hour drive from Muscat, crazy lineup for a ferry at Shannah seaport and the 1 hour 45 minute ferry ride across 15 kilometres of sea.
Masirah – Must see, yeah!