Alila Hinu Bay Oman
Alila Hinu Bay
P.O.Box 546, Wilayat of Mirbat Governorate of Dhofar
Postal Code 211, Sultanate of Oman
Alila Hotels and Resorts
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Mr. Juan Paolo Alfonso
Juan Paolo Alfonso developed his passion and curiosity for far-flung places after having regularly traveled with his family from an early age. He was born and raised in the Philippines where he grew up to gain management and communications credentials from the Ateneo de Manila University, JP subsequently pursued hospitality studies at the International College of Hotel Management in Adelaide, Australia. His first internship at the Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove affirmed his passion for hospitality and ignited a career that would take him all over the globe.
In August 2003, JP commenced his hospitality journey as a guest manager at Amangani in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. For the next 12 years, he rose through the ranks with Aman, landing key roles in the front office, housekeeping, and management at Amanyara in Turks and Caicos, and Amangiri in Utah.
Following a progressive career path at Aman for more than a decade, in September 2015, JP took his inaugural General Manager role at the multi-award-winning Hacienda AltaGracia in Costa Rica. His Alila journey began three years later when he was selected to become General Manager of the iconic Alila Ubud in Bali where he fully embraced not only the local culture and traditions but also the Alila spirit from where it all started.
In December 2021, the journey took him to Alila Hinu Bay, where he has been given stewardship of this new resort in an unspoiled destination. An undiscovered gem, Alila Hinu Bay is the launchpad for discovering the treasures of Oman’s Dhofar region both land and sea. JP is on a mission bring these discoveries from the region to the forefront, and craft true Alila experiences across every touchpoint of the resort.
The 112-room resort, encompassing over 45 hectares of pristine beachfront in Mirbat offers guests the opportunity to enjoy nature reserves, incredible marinlife and pristine, unspoilt coastline. Alila Hinu Bay is a fusion of Omani architectural traditions and modern aesthetic sensibility, creating a property that is beautifully integrated with the landscape and local culture. In support of sustainable tourism, Alila hotels adopt ‘Earth Check’ operating standards, blending the natural, physical and cultural elements of their environments.
Alila Hinu Bay
History & Story
Unrolling along a natural beach on Oman’s southwest coast, just mere steps away from the Indian Ocean, Alila Hinu Bay hosts a seemingly endless bay and a private beach upping the ante on tropical oases. A stunning beachfront resort that radiates sophistication, vibrancy and vivacity, offering an indulgence of luscious lifestyle facilities, an ecological escape and a glimpse into the wildlife charm that the scenic Dhofar region has to offer.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
• Remote beachfront paradise
• Unique Alila experiences
• Personalised and indigenous Spa Alila treatments
• Multiple dining options and tailor-made dining experiences
Alila Hinu Bay is conceived as the haven of serenity, exclusivity and luxury where guests can witness untouched coastline, an incredible spectrum of marine life and natural reserves. The beachfront paradise on the Arabian peninsula lies 87 km from Salalah International Airport, accessible by road from Muscat at 1080 km. Dhofar Governorate history, charm, solitude and local hospitality take centre stage. Indulge in the greenery of Wadi Darbat valleys, discover the city of Mirbat and Shati Ad Damar, visit the shrine of the scholar Muhammad bin Ali also known as « Sahib Mirbat » who died in 556 AH, gaze upon Mirbat Castle along the old merchant houses, the Teeq Cave and Tawi Atair Sinkhole, the cave at Jabal Samhan, visit Khor Rori (the largest natural reserve in Dhofar) and the Sumhuram Archaeological Park, or mesmerise at the unique Wadi Darbat waterfalls.
Key sites/activities in the area
Guests can discover a destination through its traditions, its cuisine, its environment, the roots of its people and their daily rituals. Because perfection is defined individually, Alila Hinu Bay has carefully combined its destination expertise with all the ingredients of a modern lifestyle to make every guest stay a ‘surprisingly different’ experience. Guest can discover the town of Mirbat and gaze upon Mirbat Castle along the old merchant houses. Or visit the Teeq Cave and Tawi Atair Sinkhole, the cave at Jabal Samhan, or mesmerise at the unique Wadi Darbat waterfalls.
Alila Hinu Bay is committed to making a lasting gift to the environment, evident in its unique CSR initiative campaign, “Leave only footprints, love and a frankincense tree behind”. This campaign encourages guests staying at the property to plant a frankincense tree in the vicinity of the hotel. This initiative contributes to the preservation of this sacred plant, which is under threat from factors such as habitat destruction, overgrazing and over-tapping for trade. The precious tree is considered a gift from God in the Dhofar region, symbolising life for the Dhofari people and a unique part of their culture.
• Play Alila
A place for little ones to enjoy and make new friends while keeping them engaged in various indoor and outdoor activities inspired by the local area.
Accommodation – 112 rooms
96 guestrooms, 16 pool villas
The ultimate expression of contemporary style, the guestrooms and Villa’s at Alila Hinu Bay are an exquisite composite of thoughtfully designed spaces, unparalleled quality in detail and comfort built for artisanal living. The resort comprises five types of guest accommodation ranging in size from 60 to 175 sq m (645 to 1,883 sq ft).
• Terrace : 34 King / 2 Twin / 60 sq meters / 645 sq feet
• Terrace Lagoon View: 30 King / 10 Twin / 60 sq meters / 645 sq feet
• Terrace Sea View: 12 King / 8 Twin / 60 sq meters / 645 sq feet
• Pool Villa: 8 King / 4 Twin / 166 sq meters / 1787 sq feet
• Deluxe Pool Villa: 4 King / / 175 sq meters / 1883 sq feet
Restaurants & Bars
Guests are invited to fulfill their hearts’ desire and dreams of a private romantic dinner for two or a family dinner enjoyed at their choice in many of the beautiful locations around the resort. Whether by the beach or at one of our view points your ordinary night memories will be tastefully carved and organized to fulfill every wish.
The bounties of the Arabian Sea are at the forefront of Seasalt paying homage to the heritage of Mirbat as a fishing village fused with the roots of Alila. Seasalt offers a coastal dining experience featuring the freshest seafood artfully prepared with the flavors of South East Asia.
• The Orchard
Dining at The Orchard is a celebration of the Frankincense Route, one of the ancient trade routes that defined world and originated from what is now known as Oman’s Dhofar region. The Orchard takes you on an epicurean journey with carefully selected and crafted dishes that draw inspiration from the travels of the frankincense traders both land and sea with menu highlights from Oman through the Arabian peninsula all the way to the Mediterranean.
• Lobby Lounge
Enjoy company and conversation over an exquisite array of light snacks and Middle Eastern delights, while relaxing with magnificent views overlooking the Arabian Sea.
• Spa Alila at Alila Hinu Bay
Spa Alila at Alila Hinu Bay offers guests unique and customised spa experiences in a relaxed contemporary environment. A variety of indulgent and rejuvenating spa treatments are combined with personal consultations given by friendly and intuitive therapists. Spa Alila fervently believes in using only natural products for spa therapies where all products are handmade using pure, natural ingredients. In addition, the spa offers a range of yoga and meditation classes for guests who seek to invigorate their senses, along with a variety of self-care recommendations to maintain a balanced sense of well-being. The charming interiors and warm ambient lighting of Spa Alila, together with soothing scents of essential oils, offer guests a comforting prelude to their treatments.
Corporate & Celebration Events
From team-building activities to corporate gatherings, Alila Hinu Bay offers a unique location combined with luxury facilities that will create memorable occasions. Our beachfront resort opens new windows of opportunity for business guests whose needs go beyond a choice of advanced audio-visual equipment, meeting rooms and inspirational event venues.
• Function Room 1&2 – Up to 240 people
• Function Room 1 – Up to 120 people
• Function Room 2 – Up to 120 people
• Boardroom 1 – Up to 14 people
• Boardroom 2 – Up to 14 people
• Boardroom 3 – Up to 14 people
Extra Notable Features
• Yoga and meditation classes
• Unique Alila experiences: Discover a destination through its traditions, its cuisine, its environment, the roots of its people and their daily rituals. Being on holiday is much about celebrating your own choices in living and cultivating your personal priorities. Because perfection is defined individually, we have carefully combined our destination know-how with all the ingredients of your lifestyle to make your stay a ‘surprisingly different’ experience.
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