Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Sur, offering many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.
Rooms at Ras Al-jinz Turtle Reserve Hotel offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.
A 24 hour front desk, express check-in and check-out, and shops are some of the conveniences offered at this bed and breakfast. Free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Ras Al-jinz Turtle Reserve Hotel, free parking is available.
Should time allow, Ras al Hadd Castle is a popular castle that is relatively easy to get to.
Enjoy your stay in Sur!
Yet again, Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve didn't disappoint. Each time, it gets better. This time, with friends from India, we stayed at the luxury tents and found it perfect. Dinner and breakfast was delicious. The restaurant manager, Jeetesh, took extra care to get us vegetarian options. The staff was warm and courteous. Our night tour to watch green turtle laying eggs was wonderful under a galaxy of stars and cool breeze blowing across. We were fortunate to watch the turtles laying eggs. Our guide Hamad Al Amri gave us good information and his understanding and turtles of the turtles was very useful for us. Overall, it was a great evening. The Morning visit to watch turtles was successful with the sunrise providing us an amazing feeling on the lovely beach. A sumptuous breakfast followed, which meant that we carry wonderful memories of the visit again. Thanks to all of Ras Al Jinz staff and the hard working team at Omran, who are taking great efforts in promoting Oman tourism.…
Went for a Turtle Watching getaway from Muscat with our family. It was a great experience we had. With the eco tents stay and excellent food and friendly and caring staff made our journey most memorable one.
Nice Place to stay, turtle Tour well organized, excellent food (!!), buffet in the evening - very Good with many Food options; very luxurious tent rooms with aircondition and own bathroom; helpful hotel employees;
We had a great time here! Two nights was perfect with kids, we went to two turtle night viewings and saw turtles laying eggs. The food was really good, considering it is quite remote there! The variety of food was surprising. Thanks to Jetheesh, Fayasal and Kishan who looked after us in the restaurant.
We spent 2 nights in the ras-al-jinz hotel (resp. tented camp) and think this is necessary to appreciate this wonderful place, experience the turtles and the whole surroundings in general. The tent we had featured two double beds and enough space for the four of us (2 adults, two kids) and was equipped with everything of need. The views were fantastic. A special mention goes to the hotel’s restaurant and it‘s chef who provided great breakfasts, a la carte lunch and dinners at very reasonable prices and one evening a wonderful, indian influenced, buffet! The guide‘s for the turtle tours in the evenings and mornings were knowledgeable and always managed to show us interesting things. Thanks for a great experience!
I have really mixed feelings about Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. If this had been a hotel charging $100 a night with activities included I would have thought maybe it was okay. But no, we paid around $300 (that’s the same price we paid to stay in the five star Chedi in Muscat which was incredible the night before). We arrived and there was no one here. No one to help us with anything. Finally we found our way and were given the key to our very very basic tent which was boiling hot and very smelly. We were given one towel per person for the whole stay. It would be nice if they left some air conditioning on - or had left a fan blowing - before guests’ arrival. We were charged for every bottle of water (without them informing us) and dinner that night was 10 rials (£20) per head. That’s a lot for a school dinner buffet where we could hardly eat because we are vegetarian and the quality of the food was terrible. On top of it you had to pay extra for water. I was shocked. We were stuck because there’s no where else to go - query whether they know this and based the extortionate dinner price on this. Then we went on a hot bus with tens of people crammed in. For the price we’re paying they could have put us in small groups and made it feel a little more private. We didn’t see much but I understand that’s nature and not in their hands. For such a price the service could be so much better. The staff were rude. There should be drinks on arrival, a cool (in temperature) tent, maybe somewhere to hang out with books or games (there is nothing to do when you’re waiting around in the sweltering heat), some snacks included, either a proper restaurant with good quality ingredients and nicely catered food as they are going to charge the price of a top end restaurant in a city, or don’t charge so much and give us a school dinner but charge something reflective of hair nets and bangers and mash. It’s a shame because as a place it could be magical. To be in Oman and see turtles and stay in eco lodges. However they have totally failed at making this a relaxing, interesting and wholesome experience. On this note - it’s not very “eco” either. We had expected a small and boutique nature focused experience. Instead you can expect car parks, hundreds of petiole joining your tour on to the beach at night who aren’t even staying in the hotel and more. It just felt like a money making spot and trap.…
We stayed for one night in a carapace room which is located in the main building of the reserve and is as charming as a prison cell. The only positive side of our stay was the breakfast which was fine. The tour was an equal disappointment. While the guests can start the tour before the outside visitors, all groups quickly merged so no advantage for the guests. We ended up on the beach with over 100 visitors, surrounding one poor turtle which quickly surrendered and fled back into the water. The guide was not hugely helpful and was more interested in his mobile phone than the turtles. This stay was the most disappointing experience of an otherwise great visit in Oman. The reserve has definitely great potential but urgently needs more attention.
Friendly staff and good food. Despite the rush due to holidays and the Covid lockdowns, the staff took well care of all visitors. The turtle watching was also good though there was some waiting period.
Unfortunately, we had an overall bad experience at the Turtle Reserve: 1. During our time in Oman, we got used to a spirit of extraordinary hospitality. At Turtle Reserve we were welcomed by a rather grumpy receptionist. 2. We asked the receptionist if we could go swimming at the beach and he answered “yes, no problem”. At the beach (which is a 20minutes walk from the Hotel) we found a beach that was extremely beautiful but totally not ideal for swimming (huge waves, crabes, dangerous jellyfish, no shadow). 3. The dinner was good, but very overpriced. The location is terrible. The atmosphere is what we would expect of a prison (dark, no windows, no lights, etc.) 4. The rooms are not at all as they look on the photos. Our room was not very clean, small, dark and noisy. The Turtle Tour was okay but could be better organized.…
It was an amazing experience seeing the turtles yesterday night! Our stay at the reserve was made even better by Jetheesh and Faysal at the restaurant. Fantastic service and good food. Highly recommend it.