Ras al Jinz Turtle Reserve

Location: Oman's Deserts & Mountains | Oman

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

With Oman’s star steadily on the rise, its varied wildlife on both land and sea is revealing itself as one of the country’s many assets, with the shores of Ras al Jinz a top place to spot the endangered sea turtle. Based in the Centre’s eco-friendly accommodation, you’ll have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the turtles nesting and even perhaps a baby hatchling making a break for the open water.
Perfect forEco-tourists and families looking for an up-close-and-personal encounter with local wildlife.
In the knowAn average of 30,000 turtles nest on the beaches of Ras al Jinz every year.

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Chic Design
  • Eco-tourism
  • Family-friendly

Hotel Overview


In the fishing village of Ras al Jinz, in the turtle reserve on the east of the Arabian Peninsula.

Rooms at Ras al Jinz

The centre at Ras al Jinz has a total of 31 rooms, including our personal favourite, the 12 luxury eco-tents that are the definition of the phrase ‘glamping’ which are decked out with comfortable beds and ideal for couples and families seeking a unique experience.

Food and facilities

The centre’s Sambuk restaurant serves up a wide array of classic international and local dishes and oriental-inspired fare, so there's sure to be something to suit all tastes.

Activities at Ras al Jinz

There are two organised trips out to see the turtles at 9-11pm and then 4-6am. For families, the early morning is probably the best as the younger ones get tired at night, and in the morning the early light means you can usually see the turtles laying their eggs and returning to the sea, as well as some baby turtles hatching. This is also the opportunity to take photographs (without the flash, which can blind the turtles) as this is not allowed at night. Or you can do both to make sure you get the full experience and don’t miss a thing!

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