For the traveling couples looking for a five-star hotel boasting ultra-luxe facilities, a pool, spa, gym and restaurants that provide a romantic moonlit dinner in the hillside, the Six Senses Zighy Bay is your place. For the family travelers, no need to worry about the little ones; they will be very well taken care of thanks to the kids’ club and services dedicated specifically to cater to them. This eco-friendly resort provides an exquisite experience in the lap of modern-day luxury and has guests signing its highest praises.

Location

What makes the Six Senses Zighy Bay’s location so unique? Why is it one of the best places to stay in Oman?

The Six Senses Zighy Bay is a luxurious hideaway, located on Oman’s northern Musandam Peninsula, only a scenic two-hour car journey from Dubai. The setting of this beautiful indigenous village-style resort, with its private marina, is unrivaled. You will be left in awe as you marvel at monolithic mountains on one side of the resort, and satiny sandy beaches on the other. The remote location gives the resort an exotic feel, while offering barefoot luxury beyond imagination.

Key Facts

  • the resort blends seamlessly into its rugged, spectacular surroundings
  • the Six Senses Zighy Bay offers various options to enhance your arrival experience
  • bicycles with padded pedals are available for guests to traverse across the resort’s expansive grounds

What is special?

  • arrive to the hotel in style by way of an amazing 4×4 drive over a steep mountain pass, a sensational trip on a speedboat from a nearby port or as a companion on a paragliding flight
  • marvel at the spectacular scenery, with craggy mountains rising up to 2100 meters above sea level and jutting out into the sea
  • experience the adventure of a lifetime with the endless options for exploring the various landscapes, such as snorkelling, kayaking, water skiing and off-road excursions

What do the guests say?

  • vacationers rave that paragliding is the most unique arrival to the resort and a breathtaking experience that should not to be missed
  • travelers are completely blown away by the awe-inspiring natural beauty
  • guests can’t stop raving about the resort’s magnificent beach, considering it, by far, the nicest one in the Gulf

Accommodation

What type of accommodations can I choose from? Will I have my own pool?

The Six Senses Zighy Bay’s luxury villas are equipped with everything necessary to ensure maximum comfort for its guests. With designs and furnishings reflecting the character of a local Omani village, the resort beautifully blends traditional architecture with a luxurious modern twist. Unwind in the cool indoors with individually controlled air conditioning and ceiling fans, or refresh outside on a soft sun lounger or in a shaded dining area by the swimming pool. With an in-villa spa for private treatments featured in the Spa Pool Villa Suite, you may find it impossible to ever want to leave.

Key Facts

  • the hotel is comprised of 82 stylish villas that run perpendicular to the beach
  • the open-plan bathroom features an indoor and outdoor shower, deep soaking bathtub and luxe products
  • each villa comes with its own butler, referred to as a ‘GEM’, to ensure every need is catered to during your stay

What is special?

  • marvel at the beauty of the indigenous-style pavilions, beautiful stone-walled villas and sandy passages where you may spot the odd wandering goat casually strolling by
  • enjoy your favorite breakfast and moonlight dinners under the veranda beside your own private infinity pool
  • feel the powdery-soft sand between your toes and the cool sea breeze against your skin as you step out of your door and right onto the paradisiacal beach

What do the guests say?

  • guests insist it is worth waking up early to be treated to fabulous sunrises over the Gulf of Oman
  • travelers love that even at full occupancy, the hotel feels quiet and secluded
  • guests love that sleep and comfort is high on the resort’s priority list and appreciated the various options for mattresses, pillows and bedding

Pools & Spa

What’s the best way to relax after a day of outdoor adventure?

The Six Senses Spa Zighy Bay is a retreat from the busyness of everyday life. With nine treatment rooms, a juice bar and two Arabian Hammams, the spa serves as a sanctuary of ultimate well-being. Besides traditional therapies such as Thai massages, Swedish massages and facials, the resort also offers the best holistic treatments inspired by Omani traditions using herbs, plants and other indigenous ingredients. If you are in search for some relaxation and respite from the heat, take a dip in one of the two resort swimming pools, one of which is salt water.

Key Facts

  • in addition to the private pools of the villas, the resort also features two beachfront pool areas
  • the spa offers innovative and ancient holistic treatments from expert wellness consultants
  • nine treatment rooms and an extensive menu of a different treatments await you

What is special?

  • cool down with a delicious scoop of complimentary homemade ice cream as you bask poolside on a comfortable sunlounger
  • experience supple and softer skin like never before with a traditional Moroccan ritual in a Hammam
  • receive personalized nutrition, lifestyle and fitness recommendations, from a wellness expert, that will benefit you beyond your stay at the Six Senses  

What do the guests say?

  • the world-class service provided by the beach staff who continuously provided refreshing beverages and adjusted the sun loungers and parasols for maximum comfort was truly appreciated by guests
  • guests were amazed by the variety of spa services and treatments on offer
  • guests highly recommend the Yoga Detox Program and the Royal Moroccan Hammam treatment

Culinary

How is the cuisine in Oman? Will I have a variety of dining options to choose from?

You will have a diverse selection of places to dine during your stay at the Zighy Bay. From world-class restaurants nestled in the mountainside serving international fares with spectacular views over the the Gulf of Oman to intimate in-villa dining that will be beautifully arranged by your butler. Cuisines range from Western, Middle Eastern, Indian and Japanese, all created with the freshest seasonal produce and ingredients. Whether you are enjoying an afternoon bite at the “Summer House”, delicacies from the culinary world of Arabia in the “Spice Market” or organic mocktails and cocktails at the bespoke “Zighy Bar”, you will not have a shortage of options to choose from.

Key Facts

  • there are six restaurants to choose from, including a bar and wine cellar
  • guests staying on a half-board basis can enjoy a delicious breakfast in the “Spice Market” Restaurant or in the comfort of their own villa
  • “Sense on the Edge” in the Zighy Bay won the price for “Best Restaurant Middle East 2012”

What is special?

  • experience the beauty of the Zighy Bay and a romantic candlelit dinner, under the star-filled sky, from a private lookout at the top of the picturesque Wine Tower
  • sip and savor classic cocktails with a modern twist during the resort’s “No Rush Hour”, lasting from 9:30 pm to midnight – the perfect nightcap to a long day
  • escape the heat and indulge in a bespoke interactive journey as you enjoy an intimate dinner with aromas and pairing, lead by a master sommelier

What do the guests say?

  • guests are mesmerized by the views during dinner at the “Sense on the Edge”, and laud it as an experience not to be missed
  • guests love the in-room dining option for nights they simply want to relax and stay in
  • for a romantic dining experience, guests highly recommend booking a private beach dinner

Activities

What type of activities can I enjoy during my stay at the Six Senses Zighy Bay?

Whether you opt to relax by the sea or get your adrenaline pumping with extreme activities, the Six Senses Zighy Bay has everything to ensure your trip is full of incredible memories. Spend your days on the water as you take advantage of the complimentary non-motorized water sports. Choose from a wide selection of movies, DVDs, books and magazines at the library or stay active in the fully equipped gym. From hiking to biking to treasure hunts and cruises there are adventures at every turn for an epic experience you will cherish a lifetime.

Key Facts

  • the surrounding mountainous landscape and Arabian Sea offers a wide range of activities to enjoy during your stay
  • “Chaica’s Club” offers activities including snorkelling, water polo, tennis, crab hunting, sandcastle building and educational activities for the resort’s youngest guests
  • visit during the months of January and March and with a bit of luck you will spot whale sharks on a diving excursion

What is special?

  • make it a movie night with the entire family at the “Cinema Paradiso”, where you will relax on the beach under a blanket of stars while ushers serve five flavors of popcorn, 40 flavors of ice cream and a range of refreshing soft drinks
  • explore the majestic fjords and timeless fishing villages as you sail through the Gulf of Oman aboard a traditional Dhow boat, which has been renovated to offer sublime comfort
  • experience the thrill of rock climbing as you learn climbing techniques, belaying and climbing knots

What do the guests say?

  • guests love that there are plenty of activities available if you are feeling adventurous; yet, you can also simply make the most of relaxing by your own pool
  • parents are amazed by the plethora of activities available for kids and teens
  • vacationers highly recommend the sunrise boat fishing experience, where you learn to hand line fish and the chef will prepare your catch as a delicious dinner