Why we like it
- A unique Eco-tourism experience & an unparalleled encounter with sea turtles
- The only place where the public can watch the nesting process of green turtles in the Indian Ocean
- Modern interactive Natural history and Archaeological Museum
- 10 air-conditioned en-suite rooms plus two family rooms
- Guided excursions every night to view the turtles and witness the nesting process
About Ras al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Centre
Ras al-Hadd Nature Reserve houses one of the largest nesting areas for Green Turtle in the Indian Ocean. The Nature Reserve stretches over 46 square miles with a 27 mile coastline. The reserve contains six thousand-year-old archaeological sites of fishermen villages and tombstones. Excavations, too have unearthed several important relics - most notably Oman's first wooden boat and the peninsula's oldest incense burner.
The Ras Al Jinz Scientific and Visitor Centre is a quiet sanctuary for turtles where they lay their eggs, securing the continued survival of the species and protecting them from extinction. It also houses also a research library and research centres for marine biology and archaeology.
The 10 air-conditioned en-suite rooms are equipped with mini refrigerator and LCD televisions. There are also two bunk bedded en-suite rooms on the ground floor with mini refrigerator available for families.
The Sambuk restaurant is complimented by a coffee counter.