One of the best states in the Sultanate Of Oman, lots of attractions which are nearby, such as the turtles reserve, marvelous beaches with a breathtaking white sands.
the nature in Sur is unbeatable and unique, you can see the turtles laying their eggs at night in Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve "48 K.M" far from Sur's city center, almost 30 min by car. also the ancient forts and citadels are must seeing places, scuba diving is recommended as well if you like water sports.
Sur is a great place to see Turtles nesting. Be sure to look into a swim with the turtles. You can watch the turtles nesting at the Turtle Beach protection center near Rad Al hadd, but to complete the experience you can go out and snorkel in the area where they gather for mating and see turtles in the 100s.
the city of Sur, is known for it's Dhow building, a must see. A quaint town with a beautiful harbour.
There is not much to do or see in Sur. The two Castell are not that impressive - there are nicer ones in Oman.
The souq is ok, not as touristy as the one in Muscat. The beach is dirty and not for swimming as a Tourist. I was wondering why Sur is in the Travel guides at all...
A quiet town with a picturesque lighthouse and watch towers. We could not find any "touristy" shops for buying crafts, etc.
The souk was a disappointment.
Sur is a small city, with an old history. In the centre is the old port, with 2 yards still building dows.
The harbour is full of modern working dows. Forts line the hills. But the city is quite small - though a modern industrial zone is springing up on the northern side. There are great beaches north and south of Sur and if you are not a camper, staying in Sur is the best way to make use of them. An hour's drive gets you to the turtle nesting beaches as well.
I only stayed one night as I wanted to see the turtle reserve at Ras al-Jinz. During the day (in May), Sur was extremely hot.
I visited the ship making factory which was interesting (free entry) and looked at the crystal clears blue port waters. The city itself is not tourist friendly, and quite dull.
Its a small town with beautiful beaches and corniche. The area is developing and lot of improvements are being done.
Its the place to stay and visit the nearby wadi's, turtle reserve at Ras Al Jinz, the beaches etc.