The Batinah coast with its palm groves and long beaches is becoming ever more developed for tourism. Here are some of the most beautiful forts in the region, like those in Barka, Nakhl and Rustaq. For those who prefer to explore the wadis of the north side of the Hajar Mountains, they can start from the coastline to reach the hot springs Ain Thowarah Wadi Hoqain, Abyad, Ghafir, Sahtan and Bani Kharoos - with a suitable vehicle, of course. Besides this, the proximity of the region to the capital, Muscat, makes for a comfortable day trip as a change from the beach life.
The Sohar Beach Hotel is ideal for exploring the northern Batinah Coast and as a stopover on the way to Dubai.
Well-maintained four-star sports hotel, which was created for the Asian Beach Games. It is located at Mussanah, a 60-minute drive from Muscat Airport, directly on the Indian Ocean.
The Al Nahda Resort is located on the site of a former mango plantation