Six Senses Zighy Bay
Revel in the wonders of Oman’s rugged, pristine coastline at Six Senses Zighy Bay, a luxury resort on the Musandam Peninsula with swimming pools, standalone villas emulating local houses and spectacular activities. This remote, rustic-chic hotel is sandwiched between the rippling Hajar Mountains and a soft, sandy beach, with restaurants and bars clinging to the hillside to afford uninterrupted, gorgeous sea views. The setting alone is reason enough to stay at the superbly secluded Six Senses Zighy Bay, cherished by couples and families alike.
That said, this luxury Oman hotel does have many more tricks up its sleeve. When it comes to accommodation, Six Senses Zighy Bay possesses a range of rustic-luxe villas crafted from stone, stucco and wood to complete the authentic, local feel. These thoughtfully designed abodes are bedecked with welcome perks like outdoor showers, private pools, Nespresso coffee machines, fridges stocked with your favourite wines, and daybeds. Some face directly onto the beach, others have their own spa treatment rooms, and the higher categories are split-level with separate living rooms and balconies. However, all come with butler service or, as the hotel calls them, ‘Guest Experience Makers’.
In the morning, wake up in your luxurious haven and walk along picturesque pathways lined with fig, pomegranate and date palm groves to Spice Market, where a nutritious breakfast awaits. Six Senses Zighy Bay aims to use as many ingredients as possible from their kitchen garden, whipped up into delicious dishes across its various restaurants. There’s Mediterranean cuisine at Summer House; high-altitude dining at Sense on the Edge, up on the mountainside; and beach BBQs, Bedouin-style at Shua Shack. Don’t miss the chance to have an intimate meal for two in the wine cellar, or ask your butler for a private, in-villa dinner. Finally, the understated-chic Zighy Bar completes the gourmet package, with its heady cocktails and irresistible Happy Hour that lasts until midnight.
When it comes to exploring the Musandam Mountains or the blue sea, Six Senses Zighy Bay has you covered. Hop on a bicycle and pedal off to discover your surroundings, or set sail on a yacht to roam the glistening waters. There’s archery, rock climbing, dhow cruises, scuba diving, snorkelling and parasailing, which isn’t just a pastime, but also a rather fabulous way to arrive at the hotel! There are two clubs for kids and teenagers, combining active pursuits and cultural activities, as well as movie nights on the beach for the whole family.
After all the fun and excitement, succumb to tranquil R&R at Six Senses Zighy Bay’s spa, a peaceful enclave where nimble-knuckled masseuses work their magic. As well as body wraps, facials, massages and therapies, there’s a hammam, spa bath and beauty treatments, so you can feel your absolute best while on holiday in Oman. Although you have your own private pool at Six Senses Zighy Bay, the two communal swimming pools are blissful oases fringed by palm trees facing both the mountains and beach. In this secluded, peaceful place, Six Senses Zighy Bay really does feel like paradise.
Six Senses Zighy Bay Facilities
82 uniquely designed villas all with private infinity swimming pools.
Musandam, 120 minutes transfer from Dubai International Airport.