On Oct. 25th (less than 2 weeks ago), there was a cocktail reception to celebrate the debut of The Spa at The Chedi, Muscat. I was invited but unfortunately I was unable to attend. I managed to get an exclusive tour a few days later and I thought I’d share some pics and info from that tour.
The highlight of The Spa is this recently opened pool, The Long Pool, which at 103 meters long is the longest pool in the Sultanate.
Behind the Long Pool, notice the private Chedi beach (370 metres).
The gym inside the Spa is incredibly spacious (400 square-meters!). 30 Technogym machines, a Pilates corner, power plates, free weights and a Kinesis wall. Membership to The Spa costs 1900 rials! That includes: 2 personal training sessions (RO 50 value), 6 60-minute Balinese massages (RO 210 value), 1-night stay in a Chedi Club Suite with B&B (if available when reservation made) (RO 490 value!), free gym laundry year-round (? value), 30% discount at all GHM hotels worldwide, 20% off at the Spa (products and rituals). So it was explained to me that you actually get 750 rials back and it works out to only 3 RO/day. That’s obviously too rich for my blood, but when you consider that you get access to the entire Chedi resort (not just the Spa) and their private beach, it’s not too pricey for those who value their relaxation, health and privacy. (The manager, Mr. York Brandes, explained to me that they are capping membership at only 50 members even though there’s plenty of space for a few hundred for the sake of exclusivity, privacy and space. Exclusive membership. Fair enough.)
These Kinesis gym machines are supposed to be top of the line. (This gentleman, when asked, didn’t mind getting his pic taken for the blog! 🙂 )
Ghaliya, one of the employees at the Spa, at the reception counter.
There are a total of 13 treatment rooms at the SPA. The Spa is spread out over 800 square-meters.
This is one of the couples treatment rooms. They specialize in Balinese therapies, but also offer aromatherapy, Ayurveda, and herbalism “rituals”. They have a spa suite on the ground floor exclusively for the physically challenged.
My favorite room at the Chedi SPA: the relaxation room
The Chedi is a 21-acre, 5-star beach resort that is a real treat to leisurely stroll around.
The well-mantained hedges, green lawns, ordered pools of water with plenty of flowing fountains give this place a real sense of serenity.
Although the Long Pool is exclusively for Spa members, there are 2 other pools available for public use at the Chedi. This lovely infinity pool is called The Chedi Pool and is for adults-only. Don’t get the wrong idea with it being “an adults only pool”; some people simply like to relax without any screaming kids around. My guess is that most of the people lounging there actually have kids and just want a break, haha!
Just in case you might get the idea that the Chedi or Chedi guests are “anti-kids”, this here pictured above is the family-friendly Serai Pool. It’s open daily from 12pm-10:30pm. They even have a kitchen that serves meals, cocktails and mocktails and more. It’s near this pool that they serve their lovely breakfast buffet at the restaurant called “The Restaurant” which my honey and I enjoyed quite some time ago.
Well, it was nice to be back at the Chedi. Thanks, Shaza, for the lovely tour!
If you’re interested in staying at the Chedi Muscat, the number’s (+968)2452-4400. Email: email@example.com Check in time:2pm Check out:noon