Bimmah Sinkhole
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  • VinnieLondon
    Doha, Qatar11,814 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 August 25, 2023
  • Aussie Traveller
    Brisbane, Australia381 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 October 25, 2023
  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada2,246 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 October 28, 2023
  • Beer Traveller
    Novo Mesto, Slovenia439 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 November 6, 2023
  • Ebsflo
    99 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 November 30, 2023
  • AucklandWiz
    Auckland, New Zealand1,666 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 December 24, 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 January 9, 2024
  • Yorkshire Lad - The Original
    York, United Kingdom1,642 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 January 21, 2024
  • Hazel
    Ajman, United Arab Emirates83 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 January 31, 2024
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siuling
Hong Kong143 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 March 31, 2024
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WonderfulWorld59
Lee's Summit, MO413 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 March 20, 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 February 4, 2024
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Hazel
Ajman, United Arab Emirates83 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 January 31, 2024
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Yorkshire Lad - The Original
York, UK1,642 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 January 22, 2024
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alessia l
roma108 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 January 17, 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 January 9, 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 Zealand1,666 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 December 24, 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.

Ebsflo
99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
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
Written November 30, 2023
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Christian M
Copenhagen, Denmark4,138 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Sorry, but Bimmah Sinkhole is basically just a large hole in the ground filled with water. The hole is surrounded by a somewhat dull park with grandma-style plantings.

Via a blue staircase, you can descend into the hole, and on a patch of ground, you can try to change clothes alongside a lot of other people who also prefer not to be seen too undressed. Afterward, you can swim around in the water for a few minutes, and then it's back to changing clothes again.

We highly recommend nearby Wadi Shab or Wadi Bani Khalid instead. In the latter, you can also easily get into the water and swim around, but there are changing facilities, and the surroundings are much more beautiful.

Wadi Shab is the most beautiful of the wadis, but here you have to hike for 60 minutes through a wildly beautiful gorge before you can get in the water. There, you can swim to an exciting cliff cave with a small waterfall.

In short, Bimmah Sinkhole is the least exciting option if you want a fun adventure in the warm underground water.
Written November 29, 2023
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