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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

The Sultanate of Oman sets the gold standard for animal and environmental protection especially for endangered species. At Al Jinz, witness the egg laying, nesting and hatching process. The entire staff is devoted to teaching and preserving the varied species of sea turtles in the sea. Our guide was Hisham, and his briefing, narrating and follow up was outstanding. At the reception you are met by Zayed who is very knowledgeable and welcoming of guests and visitors. He will offer you Omani coffee! The turtles are majestic animals in the sands nearby the greeting area. It is one of the most incredible experiences of a lifetime. Visit Oman for dolphins, oryx, gazelles and breeding centers for turtles and oryx. Enjoy the wonderful hospitality of Oman and the incredible ecosystems and cultures within the country.

Stayed: September 2018, travelled solo
1  Thank kathmandusue
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking some of your valuable time to review your experience at Ras Al JInz Turtle Reserve. We truly appreciate your feedback. Your comment about the room is well noted and will certainly be taken care.

It is fantastic to read how much you enjoyed the guided tour and that you are looking forward to coming back.We feel genuinely honored and are looking forward to welcoming you back to the reserve soon to create another memorable experience for you.

Warm Regards,
Said Al-Arimi
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

I agree with some other reviewers that it does feel a bit intrusive and it is pretty crowded. However, most guides make sure people and their children stay disciplined and seeing turtles is a really unique experience. People are only allowed to see some parts of the beach which still allows most turtles to lay their eggs in peace. The price of the room is definitely more about the turtle viewing than the quality of the room though.

  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Dear guest,

Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve !!

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such kind feedback of your recent stay at the Reserve.
I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience. I am glad to read that you appreciate the efforts of our guide.

We have taken a note of your valuable feedback and look forward to welcome you back


Warm Regards,
Said Al-Arimi
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Turtle Reserve and viewing of Turtles during night and dawn is outrageous experience. Hotel property and food is reasonably good for a night stay to enjoy turtle watching and to know about them. overall a very good experience.

  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Dear Guest,

It was a pleasure welcoming you at Ras Al Jinz TUrtle Reserve. . Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.

Such a delight to note that you thoroughly enjoyed the comfort and convenience offered to you during your stay with us. Your appreciation of the property has been well noted.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back.

Kind regards,
Said Al-Arimi
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

I took a last minute decision to book a night at the Ras al Jinz Turtle Reserve and it was definitely worth it.

Well signposted from Sur it’s easy to find.

On checkin I had been upgraded from the hotel rooms in the main building to an eco tent up the small hill behind the complex. Checkin was delightful. Friendly welcome from an Omani lady who gave me lots of information.

My eco tent was very comfortable with a large double bed, a/c, fridge and tv. WiFi available. Great little shower room with toilet and even a hair dryer. Lots of storage and even tea and coffee and a safe. There was also seating which you could use on the little verandah outside. Incredibly clean and well maintained and lots of space.

I enjoyed dinner and breakfast with the restaurant staff really attentive and happy. Vijay was great at looking after me with his team and the food was delicious. Be aware it’s a dry hotel although this did not affect my experience.

There is a museum at the centre. Up the stairs with films and lots of turtle information.

At 8.30pm we met our guide to go to the beach where we were fortunate to see turtles laying eggs and some hatchlings making for the water. I went again with the guide at daybreak to see lots of turtles completing laying and heading bs k to see. The scenery is stunning, the guiding excellent and the experience truly wonderful. You learn so much about the green turtles and how the Omani’s let nature take its course.

I also love the building for the reserve. Interesting design and lit well at night from the front. It stands out design wise in Oman.

I would definitely return to this place. Worth every penny for such a rewarding experience.

Stayed: September 2018, travelled solo
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking some of your valuable time to review your experience at Ras Al JInz Turtle Reserve. We truly appreciate your feedback. Thank you for appreciating our services at the reserve.

It is fantastic to read how much you enjoyed your stay and that you are looking forward to coming back.We feel genuinely honored and are looking forward to welcoming you back to the reserve soon to create another memorable experience for you.

Warm Regards,
Said Al-Arimi
Operations Manage

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Reviewed 12 September 2018

The accommodation in eco-tents was a great experience. They were luxurious with a/c and en suites. It was hot weather but the window zippers were not easily undone to open windows. The tents were several hundred meters from the main building where the food / buffet was very good. The turtle experience was wonderful - seeing turtles come from the water, dig holes and even lay eggs. But I was concerned that the groups were not sufficiently monitored

  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Dear guest,

Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve !!

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such kind feedback of your recent stayReserve !!
I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience. I am glad to hear as well that you found buffet meal as per your liking.

We have taken a note of your valuable feedback and look forward to welcome you back


Warm Regards,
Said Al-Arimi
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