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Sifawy Boutique Hotel

4 stars

Oman, Red Sea and Middle East

Sportif Dive Holidays recommended Oman scuba diving hotel is the Sifawy Boutique Hotel in Sifah, just south of Muscat.

The Sifawy Boutique Hotel is located in Jebel Sifah, 40km south of the capital Muscat, around 45 minutes drive.

This modern hotel offers elegant, boutique accommodation blending both European and traditional Oman design influences and service. Room categories include 25 standard Sifawy Room, 29 Marina Suites and 13 Marina Front Residences featuring 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments.  Each are decorated with a different blue, green or magenta colour scheme and feature ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. Facilities include individually controlled air-conditioning, in-room safe, fully serviced mini fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, Nespresso machine, flat screen, LCD satellite television with worldwide channels, IDD telephone and a private balcony. Rooms have wired internet access and are serviced daily. 

Sifawy Guest Rooms (approx 34m2) come with King or Twin beds, with pillow menu and ensuite bathroom. Located on the swimming pool side, of the hotel rooms overlook the Arabian Sea and allowing beautiful views of the Jebel Sifah Marina.

Marina Suites (approx 54m2) offer include a separate bedroom  and living room area in addition to the above facilities. Each balcony affords views to the swimming pool or marines with spectacular views to the Hajjar mountains on one side and the Arabian sea to the other side.

Italian Designer, Elisabeta Freda, has designed the interiors for the 6 One Bedroom Residences (approx. 120m2) have one King size bed and one extra bed which can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child.  6 Two Bedroomed Residences (approx. 148-180m2) have two bedrooms, one with King size bed and ensuite bathroom and one with twin bed, and can accommodate up to 6 adults and 2 children by putting an extra bed each room. Located adjacent to the hotel with large outdoor spaces, large room terraces with fully equipped kitechen. Some apartment roof terraces have a Marina view. Three bedroomed apartments  (approx. 202-242m2)  have one bedroom with one King size bed and two further bedrooms with twin beds and can accommodate up to 8 adults or 6 adults and 3 children by adding an extra bed in each room.

The hotel features the Al Sabla all day dining restaurant with authentice regional and international dishes, also available for In room, private dining. Breakfast and dinner are buffet style with a la carte menu choices. The Breezes Lounge & Bar offers coffee and range of drinks. During the day the Breeze Bar by the pool has a snack menu, smoothies and fresh juices. The Barten cocktail bar offers Premium liquor brands, beer, wine, snacks and DJ mixing music on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm to 1am in the morning and can be made available for private parties.

The large swimming pool and children's pool, outdoor jacuzzi and fitness centre offer alternative relaxation possibilities with treatment rooms for massage. Additional activities include beach volleyball, board games, darts, bocce, table tennis and billiards table. Excursions are bookable through the hotel including sand buggies, dophin watching, fishing trips, desert excursions and bicyle rental. There is also an iron and ironing board on request, as well as laundry and dry cleaning service (for additional charge payable locally). The hotel has a private beach approximately a 10 minute walk from the hotel.

The PADI dive centre is located in the hotel.

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Diving Conditions

Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving






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Best Time: October to April.

Average Air temps: 22-38/50°C

Average Water temps: 22-25°C due to thermoclinics on Liveboard, up to 30°C close to shore.

Visibility: 15-30m.

Top Dive Sites:  Ras Abu Daoud, Al Munasseir wreck, Daymaniyat and Fahal Islands, The Caves and Lima Rock in Musandam, Mirbat in Salalah.Deep fjords of Musandam, Daymaniyat Island off the coast of Muscat and Hallaniyat Islands off the coast of Mirbat .

Great Reasons to Dive in Oman

  • Easy and shallow coral reefs with hard and soft corals.
  • Wall diving.
  • Wreck diving.
  • 1000 variety of fish and shellfish.
  • Turtles, rays, mobulars, mola momal, shark, dolphin.
  • Whale shark, humpback and sperm whales.
  • Combine land-based hotels with Liveaboard diving.


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