A True Escape in Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort and Spa | Lady & her Sweet Escapes

Sep 10, 2014

A True Escape in Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort and Spa

The weekend alarm sounded a bit early. Half awake, I tried not to hit the snooze button for an extra five minutes in bed. The Husband immediately offered me a piping hot coffee. Perhaps, he was as excited as I am. That day, we were scheduled to stay in Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort and Spa!

At 11 in the morning, we left the bustling city of Dubai on board an intercity bus bound to Fujairah. Khorfakkan is a part of Sharjah, but tucked between downtown Fujairah and Al Aqah. We traversed the concrete road built in the midst of a dramatic desert landscape and the rugged beauty of Hajar mountains. 

After a scenic 2-hour bus ride from Dubai to Fujairah, plus the 30-minute taxi ride from Fujairah to Khorfakkan, we finally arrived at Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort and Spa. We were both a little groggy from the long road trip, hence we jumped off the cab and readily succumbed to the weekend indulgence         

Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort and Spa

Sweet Escape in Oceanic Hotel
Situated along a breathtaking coastline and a magnificent mountain range, Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort and Spa is a breath of fresh air! The hotel went under an extensive makeover and just reopened May 2013. Thus, it looks sparkling new beside the glimmering shores of the East Coast.

The spacious lobby has a touch of simplicity and comfort. Although a busy weekend, the hotel staff donned the warmest smiles and our check-in process was super smooth. We never had to laze around the orange sofa as we were whisked away to our Panoramic Suite immediately.    

newly refurbished Oceanic Hotel in Khorfakkan
back and better than ever: newly refurbished Oceanic Hotel 
lobby at Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort and Spa
Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort and Spa's simple and cozy lobby

Oceanic Hotel's Panoramic Suite
Our excitement grew as soon as we stepped inside our room, or shall I call it our home for the weekend. The Panoramic Suite has a separate bedroom and a living area; both very spacious. Oceanic Hotel's lavish resort rooms have complimentary WiFi access, non-alcoholic mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities and all the essentials.

The bathroom, though quite compact for a suite, has a bathtub and all the stuff that I need. For the first time, I didn't have to call the housekeeping for a dental kit, a comb and a loofah as everything were set beside the sink. Yes, believe it or not, I always fail to bring a comb in my bag. 

After gushing at how cozy our private nook is, I noticed the welcome treats prepared for us and I was absolutely taken by surprise! On the dining table was a handwritten note from the hotel's General Manager and a huge bowl of fruits. Displayed on the TV screen is a welcome message with a spa invitation! Oceanic Hotel surely knows how to begin a sweet escape! 

Panoramic Suite at Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort and Spa
Panoramic Suite: our home for the weekend
hotel room at Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort and Spa
 comfy king bed in a luxury resort room
bath essentials at Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort and Spa
Everything that I need!

As the name implies, Oceanic Hotel's Panoramic Suite offers picture-perfect views of Khorfakkan. The tall glass windows in the bedroom and living room opened up to the most fantastic view of the waves crashing in the white sand and the immensely inviting swimming pool! On the other hand, we enjoyed the view of the Hajar mountains and the town's traffic-less road while seated at the dining area.

Oceanic Hotel's private beach and swimming pool
Oceanic Hotel's private beach and swimming pool
view from Oceanic Hotel's panoramic suite
the majestic Hajar Mountains: breathtaking view from the suite's dining area 

Oceanic Hotel's Beach Villet
We were given the opportunity to see the all-new beach villet. It is oozing with charm and sophistication! The sliding glass door leads to a mini garden and a stairway to the seashore; perfect for those who want a little privacy and easy access to the beach. For large families, Oceanic Hotel also has one-bedroom and two-bedroom villas, some are equipped with jacuzzi and barbecue facility. Most villas were occupied when we were there, hence advance reservation is highly recommended!

Oceanic Hotel's beach villet
inside the new Beach Villet
Oceanic Hotel's villa with a mini garden
the mini garden overlooking Oceanic Hotel's private beach 

Oceanic Hotel's Luxurious Leisure Facilities
Located at Oceanic Hotel's topmost floor is 360 Health Club and Spa. It is where I received the fanciest Swedish massage! The ladies spa room and the hotel gym are nothing like the typical. Both are overlooking the turquoise blue ocean! More about Oceanic Hotel's spa in this post: A Sensory Spa Experience at 360 Health Club and Spa.

360 Health Club and Spa
massage room with a mesmerizing view at 360 Health Club and Spa
Oceanic Hotel's fitness center
fully equipped fitness center 

Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort and Spa is full-packed with outdoor activities. Guests can enjoy a challenging game of chess on a giant board, swim in the temperature controlled pool, play beach volleyball and revel in the clear blue waters of the sea! Boat trips and underwater explorations are also offered at the hotel's Diving Center. 

Oceanic Hotel's giant chess board
a game of chess under a balmy sea breeze
Oceanic Hotel's swimming pool
a fun and busy weekend at Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort and Spa
Oceanic Hotel's private beach
the pristine private beach

On our second day in Oceanic Hotel, we woke up to a magical sunrise and an empty swimming pool! For more than an hour, we had the sea shore and temperature controlled pool just for ourselves. The early bird catches the worm indeed!  :)

lovely sunrise in the East Coast
lovely sunrise in the East Coast
Ed and Lady at Oceanic Hotel in Khorfakkan
swim laps and bear hugs: the best way to start a new day at Oceanic Hotel

Al Murjan: Oceanic Hotel's All Day Dining Restaurant
Oceanic Hotel has several dining options. Since we were on a full-board stay, we had all our meals at the hotel's all day dining restaurant, Al Murjan. It is an intimate family restaurant with an impressive buffet spread and stunning views! I love how the ambiance changed at different times of the day. Al Murjan is lively at lunch, romantic at dinner and cozy at breakfast! Know more about Al Murjan in this post: Buffet Dining with a View at Al Murjan Restaurant.

Al Murjan Restaurant in Oceanic Hotel Khorfakkan
wonderful view of the sea from Al Murjan restaurant
dinner buffet at Oceanic Hotel Khorfakkan
a part of Al Murjan's tantalizing buffet spread

For the Thrill-seekers
What I also love about Oceanic Hotel is its convenient location. It is just beside the corniche where water sports are available. The hotel will be having its own water sports facility very soon, but as of the moment, thrill-seekers can enjoy it at the public beach.

As it was Ed's birthday weekend, we went to the corniche and signed up for an all-out adventure in the air. Parasailing is the most extreme and the most exciting activity I've ever done so far. But honestly, I wouldn't do if it wasn't his birthday! You know me! 

parasailing in Khorfakkan
extreme escapade in Khorfakkan
Ed and Lady in Khorfakkan
I wore this happy face on our way back to Dubai, and I'm still wearing it at this very moment. 
It was truly an escape to remember!
Love this? Don't forget to watch our video diary: Sweet Escape in Khorfakkan.

Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort and Spa
Khorfakkan, Sharjah
Contact # +971 9 2385111

For bookings, please visit Oceanic Hotel's official website.
For current promotions, check out Oceanic Hotel's Facebook Page.

Disclosure: I was invited at Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort and Spa. Although the weekend stay was complimentary, this post is sincerely written and all opinions are my own.  

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