Six Senses Zighy Bay

Oman, Middle East

The hotel

Situated on the easternmost tip of Arabia, on the unspoilt Musandam Peninsula, 2-hours drive from Dubai International Airport. A dramatic arrival through the Hajar Mountains gives that first glimpse of Zighy Bay and the impression is not of a hotel but an authentic Omani village. It’s all about creating a memorable experience, and to that extent Zighy Bay has gone to extraordinary lengths. Not only do the guest houses resemble traditional Musandam dwellings, but the rugged simplicity of the style carries on in the interior and yet all the refinements a discerning guest requires are here.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Creche
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

Where is it

Zighy Bay located on the northern tip of the Musandam Peninsula. Transfer time from Dubai International Airport: 2 hours.

Hotel information

82 pool villas. All with air-conditioning and ceiling fans, CD and DVD player, TV, telephone, WiFi access, safe, espresso machine, wine cellar and hairdryer. Pool Villas are studio style with living area, open plan bathroom with tub, indoor/outdoor shower, private pool and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Half Board option: includes breakfast in Spice Market or in the comfort of your villa. Three-course dinner from the à la carte selection in Summer House, the Spice Market or Zighy Bar. This also includes specialty Spice Market buffet and Indian Thali nights. A credit is applied if guests wish to experience one of destination dining options such as the Shua Shack experience, private In-Villa or Beach BBQ, Wine Tower and Wine Cellar private dinners or The Signature Restaurant Sense on the Edge amongst others and only the difference is charge to your bill.

Full Board option: includes breakfast in Spice Market or in the comfort of your villa. Two-course lunch from the à la carte selection in Summer House, In Villa Dining or in Zighy Bar where a credit is applied. Three-course dinner from the àla carte selection in Summer House, the Spice Market or Zighy Bar. This also includes specialty Spice Market buffet and Indian Thali nights. A credit is applied if guest wish to experience one of  destination dining options such as the Shua Shack experience, private In-Villa or Beach BBQ, Wine Tower and Wine Cellar private dinners or The Signature Restaurant Sense on the Edge amongst others and only the difference is charge to your bill.

Pool Villa Suites have a separate living area and one bedroom with 2 bathrooms, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Pool Villa Beachfront have the same layout but with a private gate giving direct access to the beach, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Pool Villa Suites Beachfront is the same as above but is available with direct beachfront access, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Duplex Pool Villas have a living area, panoramic balcony, infinity-edge pool and 2 bedrooms, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 4 adults and 1 child.

Duplex Pool Villas Suites are located on the south side of the resort and have a living area, panoramic balcony, infinity-edge pool and 2 bedrooms, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.

Duplex Pool Villa Suite Beachfront have direct beach access, separate living room, 2 bathrooms, summer house, infinity-edge pool and 2 large bedrooms, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.

4 restaurants: Spice Market (Arabian cuisine), Sense on the Edge (signature fine dining restaurant), Summer House (lunch and afternoon meals), Mezzeria (casual menu for poolside dining). Shua Shack (Bedouin dining experience). Zighy Bar and Beach Bar. Wine cellar*. Fresh water swimming pool and salt water pool with poolside service. Six Senses Spa*. Tennis court. Complimentary kayaks, paddle boarding and archery. Water sports*, mountain bikes*, sea fishing*, 4x4 trips*, rock climbing*, snorkelling trips*, scuba-diving*, paragliding*. Dhow cruise*. Sunset cruise*. Cinema. Organic garden tour (available from Nov-May). Organic herbal mixology class. Arabic cooking class*. Complimentary Chaica’s Club (4–12 years) has daily supervised activities plus movie showings in the early evenings. Al Feetean's Teen Club (13-17 years). Babysitting services*. Complimentary WiFi access in most public areas.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

5 nights between 29 Dec–31 Dec.

No check out permitted on the 30–31 Dec.

* Denotes local charge.

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Sep 18, 2019 Fannygus Miami, Florida

We arrived at the hotel in paraglide, from the top of the mountain, that was an amazing experience with stunning views you can’t miss, The hotel is something special, exclusive and typical desert decor, the service is amazing and the rooms are something unique and intimate, with a lovely pool. At night you can watch a movie with an open sky,… Read more
We arrived at the hotel in paraglide, from the top of the mountain, that was an amazing experience with stunning views you can’t miss, The hotel is something special, exclusive and typical desert decor, the service is amazing and the rooms are something unique and intimate, with a lovely pool. At night you can watch a movie with an open sky, looking to the stars. The bay is beautiful with clear water. We enjoyed the buffets of all kind of food! Read less
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Sep 6, 2019 705alfie Italy

We have wanted to visit the Six Senses Zighy Bay since a long time and we were really excited about this trip and had probably high expectations due to our fantastic experiences at other Six Senses resorts. The resort is in an amazing location and the landscape is just stunning - although we liked the rustic luxury you could see that the resort… Read more
We have wanted to visit the Six Senses Zighy Bay since a long time and we were really excited about this trip and had probably high expectations due to our fantastic experiences at other Six Senses resorts. The resort is in an amazing location and the landscape is just stunning - although we liked the rustic luxury you could see that the resort is tired and has not been maintained well over the years. Furnitures are damaged or broken, pool is not climatized which you would not expect from a five star hotel. Staff was overall nice and friendly. We saw our Gem on our arrival and then by chance only at departure ( he did not even bother to ask how our stay was) which is a bit disappointing again compared to other Gems we had at other Six Senses that were going above and beyond. Our checkout was probably one of the most unemotional and coldest we have ever experienced-literally just processing payment with no conversation whatsoever(!!). Spa treatments were great however Spa facilities tired and old. The Food was not up to expectations at all. Menus are limited and the food quality is just underwhelming. It is very pricey and we don’t mind to spend if the food is worth it but this was just disappointing. It may be perhaps because we visited in low season however we are still paying guests and our experience here at Six Senses was overall boring and underwhelming. I forgot to mention that you are asked to pay for almost any activity - again not consistent with other Six Senses. If you want to visit Six Senses Zighy Bay do so as the location is amazing but make sure that your expectations are not too high! Read less
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Sep 3, 2019 Michelle J Essex, United Kingdom

This is an amazing place. If your looking for a place to unwind and chill and find your thoughts and destress Zighy bay is the place. We had a beach front villa for 10 nights. We had our own pool and beach veranda secluded if you wanted it or open your gates to view the sea right in front of you was pure heaven, the beach was deserted when we were… Read more
This is an amazing place. If your looking for a place to unwind and chill and find your thoughts and destress Zighy bay is the place. We had a beach front villa for 10 nights. We had our own pool and beach veranda secluded if you wanted it or open your gates to view the sea right in front of you was pure heaven, the beach was deserted when we were there so morning walks along the beach we felt as if we were the only ones there and for us that was perfect, staff are amazing and very attentive and the food is fabulous, especially the cliff tip restaurant that over looks the bay. Cannot fault this little piece of paradise but it will put a dent in your bank balance but it truly is worth every penny. Read less
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Sep 3, 2019 Peter M Tenterden, United Kingdom

We stayed here for 7 nights and we have never stayed somewhere so remote, beautiful and relaxing. The resort shares the bay with Zighy Village but the scenery and the feel of the resort is so wonderful - coming from England it felt like we were in the world of Aladdin. The villas are beautifully designed, rustic but very charming. The big… Read more
We stayed here for 7 nights and we have never stayed somewhere so remote, beautiful and relaxing. The resort shares the bay with Zighy Village but the scenery and the feel of the resort is so wonderful - coming from England it felt like we were in the world of Aladdin. The villas are beautifully designed, rustic but very charming. The big difference here though is the staff - how wonderful and warm they all were. I really did feel so sad to leave at the end of a very special and memorable holiday. We are coming back.... Read less
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Aug 18, 2019 Ibrahim A

I went to Zighy Bay for my birthday and Eid and it was exactly what the doctor ordered! The hotel is beautiful, the villa is stunning, the private pool was one of the best features and having the beach as a view from it was amazing! The outdoor shower was something I didn't know I needed but made used it EVERYDAY!