Six Senses Zighy Bay
What We Love
- Mountains on one side, a pristine beach on the other
- Huge villas have butler service and private infinity pools
- A focus on wellness: Arabic and ayurvedic-inspired spa treatments and private yoga in the stunning outdoor studio
- Zighy Bay has calm and crystal-clear water that’s swimmable year-round
- Innovative dishes using local ingredients in the resort’s three on-site restaurants
What To Know
- It’s easiest to fly into Dubai, which is a two-hour drive away. The resort can arrange transfers; if you rent a car, self-parking is free
- Kids are welcome, and special outdoor activities like glass-bottom kayaking or supervised trekking can be planned especially for them
- Free WiFi
- Villas are close together, so it’s possible to hear other guests’ voices when lounging by your private pool
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Ultimate Arabian getaway on a secluded stretch of Oman’s Musandam Peninsula, with one of the area's best spas and a slow-life philosophy
If ever there was a time and a place to max out your credit cards, Six Senses Zighy Bay is it. The indulgence starts upon arrival: guests can choose to self drive from Dubai (ill-advised over the rugged mountain pass!), use the hotel transfer (much better), motorboat from the UAE border, or paraglide from the rocky cliff right to the Gulf of Oman. (Thrill-seeking regulars have been known to leave the property and come back again, just to try a different approach.) Once you’re on property, there’s nowhere to go except into the tranquil sea or to the rustic but luxurious spa. Which is totally fine, because the world-renowned Six Senses Spa can relieve all the associated pains of traveling to such a remote location, and the 82 thatch rustic-luxe villas make even the call of the wild hard to resist. Days follow a typical pattern: a late-morning buffet of exotic fruits and Middle Eastern breakfast specialties (shakshuka, mezze, thick yogurt) sans shoes; lounging by the water’s edge or lazing in your villa’s private pool; biking on a cruiser around the sandy property; dinner on the beach. It’s a great opportunity to get through Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (the book, not the series—no Hulu here) and reconnect with whomever you traveled. Expect to chat up your chaise-longue neighbors, typically Brits who will spill stories of exotic adventures and other glamorous Arabian nights.
In the Area
Oman has become a mecca for in-the-know scuba divers. Discover unspoiled waters with Extra Divers, an international chain of diving centers with a local outpost. Better yet, book a sunset cruise through the concierge at the nearby marina. You’ll sail past the Musandam Fjords while nibbling on canapés and sipping champagne.
How to Get There
The resort has an amazing location and unique setting. Fairuz, our GEM, is outstanding and will look after all your needs. Very pleasant and always there when needed. The Villa with your own pool is the best anyone can wish for. (You got even your own Wine fridge with a big selection! :) ). Culinary team headed up by Chef James and the team ensures your having a great time at the restaurant. Secret tip is the Sense on the Edge. Must try!
My husband and I just celebrated our 10th Anniversary at Zighy Bay and truly loved every minute! Service is exceptional, the best we’ve experienced! The beachfront villas are absolutely worth the splurge! This resort is in a class of its own with breathtaking scenery and well appointed rooms with every detail well thought out.
Huge thank you to the engineering team who so quickly addressed a large ocean buoy that washed up in front of our villa! They fought large waves to get the body back out to sea. It’s clear this resort treats their employees well and you can see it in their teamwork.
We traveled in June when the resort was nice and quiet which we appreciated. Though the resort is undergoing some renovation, they are doing it in a way that is barely noticeable to the guests.
This resort is one of kind and we truly hope to be able to visit again!
This resort is a must go to.
You are secluded in a small bay in the North tip of Oman by the sea. A bit like being on a Maldivian island, except you have dramatic desert mountains around you.
Spacious villas with a large terrace, private pool and sand/palm tree garden. The whole place looks like a desert oasis and blends in the rugged but beautiful terrain.
The place is totally sustainable in terms of water and other environmental things. They take great pride in managing the resort in a way that is harmonious with the surroundings and they constantly give back generously to the local community.
The place is less than 3h driving from Dubai airport.
Of course their many restaurants are amazing. The chefs and staff will cater for your every need in a very personal manner, to the highest standards.
The fitness was good and the Spa superb.
The ExtraDivers centre team is one of the best we have seen across the world.
We did lots of great diving. The water was only 24 degrees given it was beginning January but with a thicker, long suit it was perfectly fine. We had a blast, spending our days on their luxury boats.
One of the better resorts in the world to go to.
i love this hotel. the location is like a desert island. the sea is beautiful and clear. there is a calm feeling everywhere you go. mainly on old bikes. food incredible. rooms all fantastic. service off the charts. good gym. a microlite on the beach. really nice guests. awesome bbq events.
We have been visiting Ziggy Bay Six Senses every year for the past 8 year.
We are always as mesmerized every time we drive down the steep mountain and we see the view of the resort located in the small bay in between the two mountains.
The service is outstanding and the staff are extremely well trained and highly professional.
They manage to impress us more and more every time (if at all possible). And believe we are hard to impress.
Compliments to the Management Team for keeping the standards as high as they have year after year.
I can’t stop comparing them to other resorts we visit in the same class in different continent. They don’t even come close.
A little bit on the pricy side but totally worth it.