“The Lazy River” at Shangri-La, Oman

Anyone who’s been to the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Muscat, Oman and tried “The Lazy River” will probably understand why it’s one of (many of) my favorite things about the resort.

Meander your way between Al Waha, Al Bandar and back again on inflatable tubes along the Lazy River, inspired by the centuries-old falaj system that brought fresh water to remote Omani villages. The Lazy River is open daily from 9.30am to 7pm.” (from shangri-la.com)

This is the starting point of the 500 meter-long Lazy River.  Just grab a tube, relax, kick back and enjoy! If you look carefully, they have tubes for 1 or for 2 if you want to go down with a partner.

You’ve been warned. (If you can read the sign that is…)

Part of the lazy river goes under the Bait Al Bahr restaurant.  You can see a tube just starting to emerge from under the restaurant on the right.

Back to the start! If you just let yourself coast along with the slow, lazy-pace of the current, you should take 7 to 8 minutes each way for a total round-trip journey of about 15-16 minutes.  I know because I videotaped one of my trips down lazy river. Here it is to give you an idea of what it’s like:

Have any of you been on Lazy River? Did you enjoy it as much as I did?


7 responses to ““The Lazy River” at Shangri-La, Oman

  1. I must be great fun. I’ll definitely go and try that.

    • You definitely got to give it a try! They currenctly have a special at Shangri-La where people can enjoy all their pools (including lazy river!) and an incredible lunch buffet for a little over 20 rials. The Lazy River Rocks! 🙂

  2. On my list Andy. . . for cooler climes, looks fab!

  3. I went many times to Shangri La, i spent one time the whole week end there, but i never tried the lazy river…it looks kind of a good amusement

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