Sports & Recreation

A sanctuary for adventure and relaxation

Go above or below the water's surface and explore the deep blue Arabian Sea with our extensive selection of exhilarating activities.

For those who prefer to stay on dry land, we have a range of facilities to help you stay active from tennis courts to a fully-equipped fitness centre.

Turtle Care Project

Turtle Care Project

The beaches of Oman are one of the world’s most prolific breeding sites for five different species of sea turtles and Shangri-La just happens to be one of the top five turtle nesting sites in the country.

In line with our commitment to biodiversity conservation, we run a Turtle Care Project which aims to protect the endangered hawksbill and green turtle species native to our beach. Every year between February and September, more than 100 turtles are seen on our shores, producing thousands of hatchlings with the help of our dedicated Turtle Ranger who ensures their nests are sheltered from harm. 

Our Turtle Ranger hosts daily "turtle talks" at the for guests of all ages.

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Resort Facilities

Resort Facilities

Overlooking 500-metres of pristine coastline, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah is home to a secluded spa village, four floodlit tennis courts, a private beach, multiple swimming pools, kid's splash pad and Oman’s only lazy river experience.

Discover a range of yoga classes, featuring a resident aerial yoga coach, available until April 2024.

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Sea Sports

Sea Sports

Whether you want to deep-dive into the incredible underwater playground off the coast of Oman or take it in from above, there are plenty of ways to get a dose of Vitamin Sea on your holiday.

From daily excursions and diving tours at Barr Al Jissah Marina with our official partner, Extra Divers Qantab, to a selection of high-octane watersports on Al Waha beach in collaboration with Watercooled Powered By Sidab Sea Tours, plunge into an aquatic adventure with us.

Sports Facilities

Sports Facilities

Jump off your sun-lounger and make the most of our activity programme, where you'll have the chance to meet our recreational team and other guests while staying active and healthy.


Gymnasium and Fitness Centre
Our gymnasium is located on the ground floor of our Health Club and is fully equipped with the cardiovascular and resistance machines. A fitness studio where indoor classes take place is located on the first floor. Sportswear is available from several shops within the resort.

Note: Children under 18 years old are not permitted to enter the gymnasium


Tennis Courts
The resort features 4 floodlit tennis courts. Tennis racquets and balls are available from the Health Club reception desk.

Tennis coaching is available, with individual lessons, semi-private classes, group clinics and junior sessions on offer. Cardio tennis sessions to increase fitness levels and build on-the-court resilience are also available.

Additional Activities 

Beach Volleyball 
A beach volleyball court is set up on Al Bandar beach (near the water sports centre).


Guided Snorkelling  
Join us for an exciting snorkelling tour, where our professional guides will show you some of the wonders that lie under the pristine waters of Oman. Participants can expect to swim approximately 500–600 metres during this activity.

Timing: Sunday - Wednesday from 11am - Noon

Notes: Advance booking is a must. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the session time to collect a suitably sized mask and snorkel. Participants must be aged 15 years or older and must be able to swim.