Bandar Jissah is home to Muscat’s most prestigious resort and some excellent water sports facilities. From the nearby village of Qantab, entrepreneurial fishermen will take visitors on a 30-minute/one-hour tour (OR6/OR10) to see the famous sea arch that is now almost incorporated into the resort.
If you have your own transport, pause at the spectacular viewing point (currently being redesigned) between Bandar Jissah and the long descent into Al Bustan. On the opposite side of the road, those after serious exercise can ascend to Muscat’s hidden 40km cycle and walking track that snakes above Bandar Jissah. A road cut spectacularly through the mountains links Bandar Jissah with Yitti.