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), Mezzaria (Beach-side, Italian-Arabic cuisine). Shua Shack (Bedouin dining experience). Zighy Bar and Beach Bar. 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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Location

Mar 25, 2019 Roger A Beckenham, United Kingdom

There is no doubt that the six senses is in perhaps the best location in Oman. The drive over the mountains is an experience that I certainly won't forget. The view from the top of the mountain down to the Bay is fantastic. We had a Beach Villa which though was not in the style that WOWs me, was still built with the local tradition taken into… Read more
There is no doubt that the six senses is in perhaps the best location in Oman. The drive over the mountains is an experience that I certainly won't forget. The view from the top of the mountain down to the Bay is fantastic. We had a Beach Villa which though was not in the style that WOWs me, was still built with the local tradition taken into account. A little too rustic for me. The Food was probably the most disappointing for me. It was good food, but the cooking, presentation and service was average at best. The cost of the food was well over priced and the Menu choice was (in my opinion) lacking in inspiration. The alcohol price is extortionate as expected, but the fact that they charge you for water too is dreadful. I think that this resort is trying to be something that they are not. If it wasn't for the fantastic location, I think that the place is no more than average. The staff member who was allocated to "look after us" his name is SURESH, deserves a mention as he was exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he always had a smile. I think he was a little overworked as he had other Villas to look after so he didn't get to us until mid afternoon on occasions. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Top Choice for an unforgettable experience

Mar 17, 2019 ryanmarshhoward

The Six Senses Zighy Bay (by far) takes the win for Luxury, Location, Service, and Unique experiences. From the moment we left Dubai (an easy 2 hour drive), our Six Senses immersion began. The hotel provided a comfortable SUV for transportation that included an English speaking driver, cold towels, bottled water, and fresh fruit. The hotel had… Read more
The Six Senses Zighy Bay (by far) takes the win for Luxury, Location, Service, and Unique experiences. From the moment we left Dubai (an easy 2 hour drive), our Six Senses immersion began. The hotel provided a comfortable SUV for transportation that included an English speaking driver, cold towels, bottled water, and fresh fruit. The hotel had pre-arranged all of our border crossing documentation, so entering Oman was a breeze. My wife and I opted for the Paragliding check-in, so ate drop off point was at the edge of the picturesque mountains overlooking Zighy Bay. Talk about an arrival! We both highly recommended this as your check-in option (although Speedboat arrival and 4x4 are also available). We spent 8 days / 7 nights in the resort’s Pool Villa Beachfront, one bedroom. If it’s in your budget, I felt like the beach view and space were well worth the extra money. Every aspect of the room was perfect; right down to the bedding (the staff made sure we knew of all available mattress, bedding and pillow options). Sleep comfort and wellness is high on their (and our) priority list! Additionally, the room had a great entertainment system, Apple TV, power converters, hairdryer, etc. There was strong WiFi in the room and throughout the entire property. Booking a room in a hotel that is perfectly isolated from the rest of the world did make us a bit nervous about the food and beverage options. Boy were we wrong. The hotel had plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from, all offering some of the highest quality fresh and organic meal choices. Every server, every time, asked if we had any allergies. There were always Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian and Vegan options available. At first, we did not plan on doing the Half-Board option (since breakfast was included in our room rate), however it totally made sense to add the half-board (for dinner). We didn’t spend the full amount every night, however on other nights we certainly spent more and didn’t have to worry. In-villa dining is also included with the half-board plan, and is perfect on nights you don’t feel like doing anything. The spa was fabulous. Prices are on the higher end, however the treatments and atmosphere were top notch. We did wish there was a Spa package available (instead of everything being a la carte), but to our knowledge it was not. That being said, of all our treatments, the Royal Moroccan Hammam (90 minutes) was undoubtedly amazing!! Our GEM (guest experience maker) was always available to help us book new spa appointments, make dinner reservations, arrange outdoor experiences, and so much more. Mohammed (our GEM) was nothing short of phenomenal. My wife and I were sad to say goodbye. Not because we liked having a personal assistant, but because Mohammed became a friendly connection who was funny, reliable and knowledgeable on local Omani culture. As for experiences, we did a lot (but not all!). Paragliding, Speedboat to Dibba fish market and local tour, Senses on the Edge dining, Kayaking, Soap Making, Recycling Glass into Art (in the Earth Lab), private in-villa Cinema (a must!), visiting the hotel’s Camels, Organic gardens and as noted above, the Spa. This is honestly one of the best overall vacation experiences we have ever had. Of the 30+ countries visited and countless hotels, the Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman will remain on the top of our list! Thanks to the ENTIRE staff for making our journey so memorable. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very private And romantic place

Mar 11, 2019 mohamadl136 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We had a chance to stay in a beach front villa, each of the villas there has a private climatized infinity pool. A great place to rekax, amazing beach surrounded by mountains. You can close the outdoor fences to be in a complete privacy in the outdoor part of the villa. I loved the outdoor private shower ! The service is extremely good and the… Read more
We had a chance to stay in a beach front villa, each of the villas there has a private climatized infinity pool. A great place to rekax, amazing beach surrounded by mountains. You can close the outdoor fences to be in a complete privacy in the outdoor part of the villa. I loved the outdoor private shower ! The service is extremely good and the team is very relaxed and nice, Hussein was a star ! The only reason to rate it 4/5 is because its really very overrated. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Blown away

Mar 10, 2019 LepSnapper London, United Kingdom

This was our second visit to the resort so there is little point in saying that we like the place - we would not have returned if we didn't like it. Other reviewers have covered the facilities and resort and I have nothing to add except that possibly the pool and the showers of our beachfront villa are among my favourites anywhere. The resort is… Read more
This was our second visit to the resort so there is little point in saying that we like the place - we would not have returned if we didn't like it. Other reviewers have covered the facilities and resort and I have nothing to add except that possibly the pool and the showers of our beachfront villa are among my favourites anywhere. The resort is expensive and so you expect excellent service, delicious and varied food and comfortable accommodation - all of which we got - but what I would like to comment on is how the resort coped with a gale and its aftermath. About two days after we arrived the weather turned cloudy with intermittent showers and then, during the evening of the second day, the resort was struck by violent wind - the worst there that anyone we spoke to could remember. In the morning we found that the gates from our villa to the beach had been blown off, the outside furniture had been scattered about and the dividing fence between our villa and the next one had been blown into our pool. Throughout the resort there was extensive superficial damage though nothing structural, no-one was hurt and power and internet were not interrupted. The worst damage was the amount of sand that had been blown into all the pools, both the private ones and the larger public ones. Despite the resort recruiting teams to help from neighbouring Dubai it was a few days before the pools were functioning again as each one had to be cleared of debris, the filtration unit cleared of sand, drained, cleaned and then refilled. However I was very impressed by the speed with which the huge amount of extra work was done and, by the time we left, you would hardly have known anything had happened. Our gates and privacy were completely restored on the second day after the storm. It was a most impressive effort in what is a remote location by the team there and, during all this work we were still looked after extremely well and there was no diminution in the food and service. The resort normally offers paragliding and micro-light flights but the micro-light was damaged in the gale so I tried paragliding for the first time in my life. It was fun and I never felt less than completely safe in competent hands. My wife and I were most impressed and, though we have other plans for next year, I can see us coming back for a third time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The perfect place to relax!

Mar 6, 2019 PennyL2811 London, United Kingdom

This is the second time I have visited and it is pure bliss. The villas themselves have been so well thought out and contain everything you could possibly need – each with their own sitting out area, pool to cool off, loungers and even a little meditation room. So much space available. The staff are unbelievably kind and friendly and nothing is… Read more
This is the second time I have visited and it is pure bliss. The villas themselves have been so well thought out and contain everything you could possibly need – each with their own sitting out area, pool to cool off, loungers and even a little meditation room. So much space available. The staff are unbelievably kind and friendly and nothing is ever too much. We arrived the day after what had clearly been a monumental storm and everyone was working so hard to restore normality. Apparently 55 of the staff worked from 10:30 pm until 4:30 the following a.m. to clean all the sand (that had been blown in during the storm) out of one of the pools once it had been drained. The following morning it was already half full and looking pristine. The spa has amazing treatments and all the therapists seem excellent. And the food is totally delicious. I cannot commend this place highly enough – congratulations to Aaron McGrath and his team. I very hope to come again! Read less