Adventure Time

Adventure Meets Luxury | Escape to Anantara

27/12/2018

“Set yourself a goal that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning”, even if that bed is complete 5 star luxury!

I don’t know about you but I am feeling burnt out as we fast approach the end of the year. When the lovely Anantara Al Jabal Akhdar invited me to come and catch up with them at the top of the mountain I couldn’t say YES fast enough.

Perched on the side of a spectacular canyon allowing views to the villages and farms nestled into the steep mountainside. The location is breathtaking and one of my favourite places in Oman to escape to. Waking up above the clouds feels so serene and calm.

Who doesn’t love a bit of luxury?! Think bubble bath, fluffy robe and then a huge comfy bed to myself – Bliss! But it’s not in my nature to sit still for THAT long, so after a good sleep – I actually don’t remember the last time that happened – I headed outside to do what I do best – Adventure!

That sounds more like me, right?

This is my second visit to Anantara’s challenging Activity Wall which is a natural playground of rocks, via ferrata cables, suspended ladders, zip lines and ultimate adrenaline pumping fun as you find yourself clinging on for dear life high over the canyon cliff side.

Since the last time I visited in 2016 the resort has now opened up the second phase which I was told held more surprises and more nail biting drops.

Delicately stepping each foot across the rungs of a metal ladder as it sways under the weight of my body I can see the deep unforgiving crevasse in the rock below me – This is just the beginning of the Phase 2 part of the activity wall. Terrified and exhilarated already I knew it was worth the 2 hours drive from Muscat city to get here.

Passing along the narrow ridge on the mountain side with small hand holds I move my caribinar along the via ferrata line. I know that the harness has me safely secured but still, a fall at this elevation is going to the scary no matter what.

This truly was a great way to spend a morning!

With big plans for 2019 to open Phase 3, the countries longest zipline which will run across the canyon and into a neighbouring village, I’m certain that I shall be returning to Anantara again in the New Year to check this one out!

To check out the adventure video click below:

 

Have a great day!

Heather x

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