One thing I really like living in Oman is the many holidays I get to enjoy from time to time. It always gives me wonderful chance to relax and unwind but above all a great opportunity to wander around the country and discover more of its hidden beauty.
So during the Islamic New Year, on the 17th of November, we made a quick and unplanned getaway to one of the finest beaches in the country – the Yiti Beach.
The beach is pretty much close to Muscat area, just about 25kms from the old city. The driveway to get there surely give us an enjoyable ride especially when we take the Wadi Kabir route and ascend to a steep mountain overlooking the coastal region where we see white sands, brown multi-layered hills and spectacular crystal blue waters.
We continue driving past the intersection to Qantab beach and came to another crossing towards Seifah village. For you to know that you are on the right direction to Yiti, you must head straight to what seems like a road going to a northern point and encounter many confusing signs and unfinished building projects until you will see houses in a small village.
After a full blind curve, the coast will begin to appear starting with some small fishing boats of local fishermen, then the “famous” rock formations that let you know you are getting close to Yiti Beach.
We drive far-off into the interior until we encounter the last stretch of houses that seems to me is the furthest end of a secluded and trifling community. Since our car can’t marvel into the soft and refined sands, we simply park at the entrance of a beautiful coastline.
Here, many tourists and campers have already put up their tents and are basking under the sun. I love this beach. The sands and the cool water relieve my soul. It is a bit cooler in the mid-afternoon especially in the later part of the year such as this month. And swimming is fantastic!
Visiting Yiti is a nice day tour especially if you just want to have a sneaky beach trip and do some serious swimming or just an overnight camping.