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By Elite Traveler | January 13 2020
Escape the heat of Muscat and head to the dramatic Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain). Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar is right on the edge of a vast canyon, and the awe-inspiring views are best enjoyed from Diana’s Point, a wood-and-glass platform that appears to hover over the edge and was named for the British royal princess after she visited the very spot in 1986. The Three-bedroom Royal Mountain Villa, like the rest of the resort, favors Omani design with intricate carved patterns, stone archways and brass lanterns. The two-story villa is set slightly away from the rest of the resort, so you can be sure of privacy (except from a mountain goat or two), and it has its own entrance for low-key arrivals. Outside, you’ll find a spacious stone terrace (perfect for alfresco dining) and an infinity pool with the most incredible vistas of the undulating canyon beyond.