Bimmah Sinkhole
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  • VinnieLondon
    Doha, Qatar12,748 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting natural feature set in a public park
    Around 1 and half hour drive from Muscat this natural sinkhole is accessible via a steep set up concrete steps. You can swim in the brackish water but observe the modesty of the local culture both in the sinkhole and within the park that has been built around it (many local families will travel here to picnic/ visit at weekends). There are restrooms near the entrance to the park (but no showers). In the water there are lots of small fish that nip at your skin ..doesn’t hurt but just to be aware when you first get in the shallows. Car parking outside park after few minute drive off main highway. No cafe or food facilities. Worth a trip out of Muscat as part of a tour of one or some of the Wadi’s around that area.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Aussie Traveller
    Brisbane, Australia374 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice experience
    Enjoyed our visit as part of a tour group. Stairs down to the sinkhole are steep but manageable. Restroom facilities only with no showers and lacking in adequate shaded areas to help combat the heat. Water was cool and fairly easy to access.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 October 2023
  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada7,261 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool Sinkhole
    This sinkhole is safe to swim in and has plenty of parking on site. If you choose to swim there are some little fish in the sinkhole that will "clean" your feet and from what we are told they are mostly harmless. The sinkhole is part of some tours but we saved some money renting a car and driving ourselves there. It takes about an hour and a half to get to from Muscat and you'll be treated to some spectacular views along the way. The sinkhole itself is neat to check out and there are stairs to access and a nice garden to sit in. There are some rooms to get changed in and use toilets but there isn't much space. It is free to enter and is a well maintained area with some security. The sinkhole is between the mountains and the sea.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 October 2023
  • Beer Traveller
    Novo Mesto, Slovenia450 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Swim in the sinkhole
    A sinkhole is a pleasant and pretty big spot to have a swim, lots of stairs to get down. Toilets available to change. Lots of parking but also quite some people. Not crowded but still plently of them. Definitely worth to stop if driving from Muscat to Sur.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 November 2023
  • Ebsflo
    151 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    We went to see the Bimmah Sinkhole as it was only 20km after Wadi Shab. Worth visiting if you are in the area and it is free. The steps down and up are steep. Once you’re in the water it is very cool. No changing facility so best to put your swimming clothes on first and then a tshirt on top. Once you are in the water you can have a decent swim and enjoy this natural beauty. If you have water/swimming please take these. It is unmanned but they are developing the surrounding areas
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 November 2023
  • AucklandWiz
    Auckland, New Zealand2,185 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    OK FOR A QUICK REFRESHING DIP
    In making a decision of places to visit, we searched places on You Tube and the photos looked great here and so we stopped en route to Wadi Shab. It was a 5 minute walk from the carpark to the sink hole (it was very hot) and when we got there, there was a bit of a walk down into the water. The water looked as if the level of the water was down a little. We had a short swim which was nice to cool off. Nice to do once, but certainly not a highlight of our trip.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 December 2023
  • Mehtap A
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nature
    Visiting the Bimmah Sinkhole was an inspiring experience. This hidden gem is a true marvel of nature, tucked away in Oman's beauty. The crystal-clear turquoise water is inviting, and the limestone walls surrounding it create a breathtaking scene. It's a perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle, connecting with nature in its purest form. The site is well-maintained, with easy access and facilities nearby. I highly recommend a visit to the Bimmah Sinkhole for anyone seeking tranquility and a touch of nature's magic. A definite must-see!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 January 2024
  • Yorkshire Lad - The Original
    York, United Kingdom1,629 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just about worth a visit. Just.
    The pics online make this place look fantastic. Videos even better. The expectation was high.... but the reality is this is a 35m sinkhole with some greenish water, with lots of foreign bodies floating about and I don't mean humans. Yes, sure, if passing along the coast route to Sur, this is worth a stop. But any idea of a relaxing, lush oasis is quickly shattered by coach loads of tourists, lots of screaming kids and people who get excited over very little. Sorry, just my views as a RTW traveller.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 January 2024
  • Hazel
    Ajman, United Arab Emirates636 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool place
    It was easy to navigate and just an hour and 30mins drive from Muscat. We drove early morning to see the place and avoid the crowds. Reached the place and not full of tourists. The place is very nice, and the water is very clear. The entry is free to visit the area. U can also enjoy swimming in the area
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 January 2024
  • hash977
    Blackburn, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bimmah Sinkhole
    We stopped here on the way back to Muscat after visiting Tiwi and Wadi Shab. Great place to stroll around relax for a short while with free entry and plenty of parking on-site. Also really friendly security team who gave us Arabic Coffee as we left. There is a small child play area on site too. The stairs down to the sinkhole are quite steep but well worth it to get a free foot massage from the small fish in the water. Lovely experience once i got over the tickly sensation of my feet being nibbled i didn't want to leave.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 May 2024
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia10,027 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I made a quick stop here and that is what it's worth. A picturesque sinkhole in a rather dull park. I can understand that locals would flock here for a swim, but it is not a tourist attraction.
Written 24 May 2024
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hash977
Blackburn, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We stopped here on the way back to Muscat after visiting Tiwi and Wadi Shab.

Great place to stroll around relax for a short while with free entry and plenty of parking on-site.

Also really friendly security team who gave us Arabic Coffee as we left.

There is a small child play area on site too.

The stairs down to the sinkhole are quite steep but well worth it to get a free foot massage from the small fish in the water.

Lovely experience once i got over the tickly sensation of my feet being nibbled i didn't want to leave.
Written 5 May 2024
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siuling
Hong Kong156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We stopped by Bimmah Sinkhole on our way to Sur. There was plenty of parking onsite. Signs are clear asking everyone to dress modestly whilst walking through the grounds to get to the sinkhole. There was a small park for kids before reaching the sinkhole. Steps take you down and can take a dip. The water was refreshing and there were little fish that would nibble at your feet.

Written 31 March 2024
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WonderfulWorld59
Lee's Summit, MO442 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This site is a lovely rest break and photo stop on the Muscat-Sur Coastal Road. Located near the sea, only a few minutes off the highway, the sink hole is accessed through Hawiyat Najm Park - a small landscaped park with clean restrooms. A vendor selling savory and sweet pastries and coffee was set up in the parking lot. For those wishing to swim, the sinkhole is easily accessed by modern concrete stairs with a railing. The color of the water is mesmerizing. Enjoy!
Written 20 March 2024
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Nidalius K
Stockholm, Sweden22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Don’t go. If you ever been to Mexico and swam in cenotes then this is a total waste of time. I cannot emphasise enough. Don’t go.
Written 4 February 2024
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Hazel
Ajman, United Arab Emirates636 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
It was easy to navigate and just an hour and 30mins drive from Muscat. We drove early morning to see the place and avoid the crowds. Reached the place and not full of tourists. The place is very nice, and the water is very clear. The entry is free to visit the area. U can also enjoy swimming in the area
Written 31 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Yorkshire Lad - The Original
York, UK1,629 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The pics online make this place look fantastic. Videos even better. The expectation was high.... but the reality is this is a 35m sinkhole with some greenish water, with lots of foreign bodies floating about and I don't mean humans.

Yes, sure, if passing along the coast route to Sur, this is worth a stop. But any idea of a relaxing, lush oasis is quickly shattered by coach loads of tourists, lots of screaming kids and people who get excited over very little. Sorry, just my views as a RTW traveller.
Written 22 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

alessia l
roma100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
ABOSLUTELY TO SEE
it's a very particular place and maybe it's better to see from high side , but aboslutely to see for his particularity
it's a big dolina and nobody knows the correct origins , maybe a meteorite
amazing
Written 17 January 2024
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Mehtap A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Visiting the Bimmah Sinkhole was an inspiring experience. This hidden gem is a true marvel of nature, tucked away in Oman's beauty. The crystal-clear turquoise water is inviting, and the limestone walls surrounding it create a breathtaking scene.

It's a perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle, connecting with nature in its purest form.

The site is well-maintained, with easy access and facilities nearby. I highly recommend a visit to the Bimmah Sinkhole for anyone seeking tranquility and a touch of nature's magic. A definite must-see!
Written 9 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

AucklandWiz
Auckland, New Zealand2,185 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
In making a decision of places to visit, we searched places on You Tube and the photos looked great here and so we stopped en route to Wadi Shab. It was a 5 minute walk from the carpark to the sink hole (it was very hot) and when we got there, there was a bit of a walk down into the water. The water looked as if the level of the water was down a little. We had a short swim which was nice to cool off. Nice to do once, but certainly not a highlight of our trip.
Written 24 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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