Six Senses Zighy Bay Hotel & Resort Oman
With an almost biblical location on the Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman, Six Senses Zighy Bay is flanked by the rugged Hajar Mountains and the azure, crystalline waters of Zighy Bay. This is remote with a capital R, however access is actually very easy with flights into Dubai’s state-of-the-art airport followed by a two hour road transfer. The natural beauty of the resort's surroundings makes it the perfect destination for an Oman wellness or yoga retreat.
A dramatic 4x4 drive down into the bay is how most guests choose to arrive or perhaps the idea of a 15 minute speedboat ride from the nearby port is more appealing. For thrill seekers who are after a truly ‘Bond-esque’ sense of arrival, why not paraglide in across the bay!
The resort is great for families with babysitting facilities and kids' clubs. For those looking for a wellness retreat Six Senses has it all with two Arabic-style hammams, detox therapies, mindfulness classes, spa and skin treatments, an ice cave, outdoor yoga with sky views and an indoor and outdoor gym.
Read on for even more reasons why Oman's Six Senses Zighy Bay Hotel & Resort is perfect for your next luxury holiday or wellness retreat.
Six Senses Zighy Bay
If you're thinking of taking a family holiday in Oman, Six Senses Zighy Bay could be perfect for your stay and offers the following facilities:
- Chaica's Kids' Club: Perfect for children aged 4-10, you can lay back and relax while the kids are kept entertained with pizza-making and more.
- Al Feetean's Teens' Club: Teens can enjoy socialising with others holidaying at the resort and take part in supervised hiking, sports and adventures.
- Babysitting Services: This resort has a babysitting service so you can get the quiet time you need.
- Food & Beverage: Children under six can stay and eat for free and those aged six to eleven get half-price.
- Cinema Paradiso: The whole family will love watching movies at the resort's on-site cinema.
Barefoot, intelligent luxury best describes the accommodation here. Expect plenty of natural stone, weathered timbers and stylishly eclectic décor. Middle Eastern flavours are in abundance with cool white-washed walls, colourful plump cushions and shady living and dining areas; we love the private wine cellars – so much more than just a mini bar! All villas have private pools; some have magical sunset views and others a personal spa treatment room for indulging in heavenly in-villa Six Senses Spa pampering.
Dining is as memorable as the location. Our favourite has to be Sense of the Edge for a mountain-top, fine dining sensory extravaganza. The Spice Market is for all things ‘Arabia’ in an authentic setting and for a unique Bedouin dining feast head to the Shua Shack. The Summer House is cool, calm and perfect for a lazy lunch – their list of homemade ice cream is out of this world! The Zighy Bar is a welcoming space overlooking the Wadi – ‘happy hour’ is referred to as the No Rush Hour.
Six Senses Spas are renowned and Zighy Bay is no exception; this divine escape is a total refuge for the mind, body and soul. For those who get their kicks from a little more spice, the list of activities on offer is almost endless. From paragliding, mountain biking and hiking, to rock climbing, scuba diving, sea kayaking and sunset cruises, there is a veritable feast of experiences and many showcasing the fascinating culture of Oman.
If it's mind and soul you're looking to nourish - there's plenty to feed your needs at Six Senses. From yoga classes with sunset views to mindfulness and journalling workshops to leave you feeling fresh and rejuvenated.
Turquoise honeymooners staying a minimum of 3 nights at Six Senses Zighy Bay receive a welcome gift, a Romance Bath Ritual for two and a set three course dinner at the Spice Market (beverages not included) once during their stay.
Honeymooners staying 7 nights or more will also receive a complimentary Six Senses 60 minute spa treatment for two.
Guests are advised that they will be required to show a copy of their marriage certificate on arrival as proof of eligibility for this offer
GLAMPING ABOARD 75” SY AZURRA
One of Oman’s least known treasures, the World Heritage Listed Dimanyat Islands are an archipelago of nine atolls, only 11 nautical miles off the coast of Muscat. Uninhabited apart from a small police outpost, the islands are a nature reserve with spectacular coral reefs, ideal for snorkelling and diving - and you are definitely far from the mobile grid! Family glamping takes on a new meaning here as you set sail from Muscat’s Wave Marina aboard the magnificent 75” sailing catamaran, SY Azzura. Azzura can cater for up to a maximum of 8 guests (perfect for two families) and you will sleep on the huge nets of the yacht under the stars – without compromising on comfort! The crew of five includes a full-time chef – food on board is a gourmet affair (wine and beer can be arranged for an extra cost). Children as young as six are encouraged to help set the course, steer the yacht and older teenagers can assist with the sails. Drop anchor off one of the atolls and spend the days snorkelling, exploring on land and fishing from the tender. The yacht will island hop for two days and if mobile withdrawal symptoms really set in, the crew can always send your mobile up the mast in an effort to send and receive messages! The best time to go is either the Easter school holidays or October half term.
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Stay two nights on board for a group of 8 people including a crew of five, all meals and activities costs £7695. International flights to Muscat are additional and we recommend combining with a stay at Six Senses Zighy Bay.
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