Near+Far’s Airbnb of the Week spotlights unique and desirable private rentals across the Middle East, offering a private, stylish, and homely alternative to a hotel stay. This week’s is a nature lodge in Madha, Oman, situated between Fujairah and Khorfakkan, a perfect retreat for those who seek a nature-inspired escape
A Four-Bedroom Nature Lodge in Madha, Oman
Perched on a tranquil hillside amid lush valleys and towering peaks, this four-bedroom lodge is a sanctuary from the urban noise. Built with natural stone and aged wood, it exudes the charm of a bygone era. Each bedroom has its ensuite bathroom, and two majlis – traditional Arabic guest houses – provide a cosy space for relaxation and socializing. This secluded haven, located about 1 hour and 40 minutes from Dubai and three hours from Abu Dhabi, is situated between Fujairah and Khorfakkan in Madha and is a perfect retreat for those who seek a nature-inspired escape.
Visas and border crossings are not a concern, as expats are greeted with warm hospitality. This is a place to rekindle your connection with yourself and nature, to relax and refresh your spirit. The villa’s host has been welcoming guests since 2015 and is known for being supportive and providing a seamless experience – making it a perfect group or family escape.
Nestled in Madha, a small Omani enclave surrounded by the UAE’s Fujairah and Khorfakkan, this nature-inspired lodge invites travellers with its distinctive charm and hidden beauty. Madha boasts a unique fusion of Omani and Emirati culture, with a rich history that spans centuries. The elegant four-bedroom lodge, set amid the rugged Hajar Mountains and verdant valleys, offers a sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation. This tranquil haven, located about 1 hour and 40 minutes from Dubai and three hours from Abu Dhabi, is situated between Fujairah and Khorfakkan in Madha and is an ideal retreat for those who seek a nature-inspired escape.
Nestled in the serene green landscape, the lodge offers a minimalist and elegant retreat for up to ten guests. Whether you are travelling with friends, family, or colleagues, you will find comfort and convenience in the four spacious bedrooms. The kitchen is fully stocked with modern appliances and utensils, enabling you to prepare and enjoy culinary delights with your companions. The immaculate patio area invites you to dine al fresco, whether you prefer a cosy evening or a barbecue under the starry sky. Relax in the private garden with breathtaking views, relishing the tranquillity and beauty of the surroundings. For those who crave entertainment, a 65-inch LED TV with a surround sound system awaits you indoors and you can also indulge in the private outdoor pool that’s open 24 hours.
Nestled in the natural beauty of the countryside, this lodge is a perfect retreat for those who appreciate the simple pleasures of life. The lodge has four bedrooms, each with a king bed and one with a plush sofa, where you can curl up and drift off to sleep. The room-darkening shades guarantee that you will wake up refreshed and rejuvenated. Each bedroom is tastefully decorated with minimalist and elegant accents, while four ensuite bathrooms provide you with comfort and convenience. The wardrobe is fitted with a hairdryer, torch, lamp, and plenty of hanging space, making your stay more enjoyable and hassle-free. The lodge exudes a warm and welcoming vibe that will make you feel at home.
What To Do Near Your Madha Lodge
The lodge is a haven of tranquillity, but there is much more to explore beyond its walls. Venture into the enchanting wilderness of Madha, where you will discover a rich mosaic of nature, culture, and adventure. Marvel at the lush greenery, uncover the hidden treasures of history and heritage, and challenge yourself with exhilarating hiking trails.
Dive into history
Madha’s history stretches back centuries, weaving tales of ancient civilizations, intrepid explorers, and enduring traditions. Delve into the heart of this enclave and discover remnants of its past, from the ruins of ancient forts to the evocative echoes of traditional music and storytelling.
Beyond the cultural allure, Madha offers an exhilarating escape into the embrace of nature. Embark on thrilling hikes through the rugged terrain, where towering peaks and hidden waterfalls await discovery. Let the crisp mountain air invigorate your senses as you traverse ancient trails, each step revealing a new facet of this captivating wilderness.
Enjoy local flavours
Madha’s culinary scene is a symphony of flavors, a delightful fusion of Omani and Emirati influences. Savor the rich aroma of freshly baked bread wafting from local bakeries, and tantalize your taste buds with traditional dishes like Machboos, a fragrant rice dish infused with spices and tender meat. For a sweet treat, indulge in Luqaimat, golden dumplings drizzled with honey and syrup.
Explore the heritage
Madha awaits, a captivating enclave where cultural heritage intertwines with natural wonders. Embark on a journey through time, immerse yourself in the warmth of local traditions, and discover the thrill of adventure amidst breathtaking landscapes.