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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing service in a beautiful, rugged, location

Nov 6, 2019 Andrei L Zurich, Switzerland

This is a great hotel made amazing by the service level the team provides. No request is too great, no wish to difficult to fulfill or even anticipate! Our stay in a beachfront pool villa was simply great. Special mentions to our GEM who made our stay unforgettable, the head of the Fron Office Amir and Vivi at the Summer House restaurant. Also… Read more
This is a great hotel made amazing by the service level the team provides. No request is too great, no wish to difficult to fulfill or even anticipate! Our stay in a beachfront pool villa was simply great. Special mentions to our GEM who made our stay unforgettable, the head of the Fron Office Amir and Vivi at the Summer House restaurant. Also worth mentioning is the food, from the a la carte menu to the special Indinan, Arabian and seafood buffet nights. The Extra Divers team did amazing work helping our daughter obtain her open water certification. Read less
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Oct 20, 2019 efrontini74 Milan, Italy

We went for a romantic long weekend for my birthday. I have to say the place is stunning. Beautiful and impervious mountains just behind the hotel makes the hotel really special. The rooms are great, in traditional omani style and all very natural in six senses typical style. We were in a suite just in front of the sea with private pool and… Read more
We went for a romantic long weekend for my birthday. I have to say the place is stunning. Beautiful and impervious mountains just behind the hotel makes the hotel really special. The rooms are great, in traditional omani style and all very natural in six senses typical style. We were in a suite just in front of the sea with private pool and outside patio. Frankly a dream. Food was also great in the spice market and both Indian and Arabian night buffet were delicious, even if a bit pricey. We also went on a snorkeling tour from the Marina. Great service from the Italian captain and guide. Beautiful reefs and fishes. Unfortunately it was a bit windy and visibility was not perfect. Outside pools are also fantastic a quite warm. The kids area closed to the swimming pool looked a bit old and might need renovation. The experience center was very helpful and also our butler. The dinner in the reastaurant up on the mountain unforgettable! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful stay

Oct 14, 2019 Jamie-Pearson Surrey, United Kingdom

I have just returned from an 8 night stay with my wife and son. It was absolutely fabulous. There were a couple of small teething problems early on in the stay but both were dealt with extremely well. The staff at Zighy Bay are wonderful. They are kind, caring, considerate and go out if their way to make your stay special. Nothing is too much… Read more
I have just returned from an 8 night stay with my wife and son. It was absolutely fabulous. There were a couple of small teething problems early on in the stay but both were dealt with extremely well. The staff at Zighy Bay are wonderful. They are kind, caring, considerate and go out if their way to make your stay special. Nothing is too much trouble and it is really noticeable. The food is spectacular. They did a traditional lamb night and an Indian themed night which were stand out, but the food across the board is fabulous. Even an near full capacity, it felt tranquil and quiet. Rooms were airy and spacious. We had a pool villa which was lovely. I’d probably opt for something on the beach front next time. ——————————— Diving - Extra Divers ——————————— I did a handful of dives with Andrea and his team and extra divers and it was great. Had an issue with my first dive but was resolved very well and I left really happy. They are incredibly professional and I wouldn’t hesitate to dive with them again. They’ll set up and wash all of your kit which makes the whole experience a lot more relaxing and operate to very good safety standards. My guide, Adi was a great instructor / guide and was really fun and friendly. I’ll definitely be diving with them again when I return - thank you!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nothing short of wow. 5*+

Oct 6, 2019 laypy London, United Kingdom

I’m not sure where or who to start to offer praise to for what we experienced at Sixth Senses Zighy Bay, so I shall begin by saying ‘wow’ and what a pleasure to have experienced a stay here. We checked in at the tail end of off-peak season (end Sept) where we found a tranquil and calm oasis in Oman. From the minute we hit the mountainous road… Read more
I’m not sure where or who to start to offer praise to for what we experienced at Sixth Senses Zighy Bay, so I shall begin by saying ‘wow’ and what a pleasure to have experienced a stay here. We checked in at the tail end of off-peak season (end Sept) where we found a tranquil and calm oasis in Oman. From the minute we hit the mountainous road into the resort we could tell we were in for a treat. Zighy Bay offers the wow factor from that very moment. The terrain and scenery is like nothing else, for a moment we felt like we were arriving on mars, or something similar. Staff welcomed us and we were treated like friends. After an informative tour of the resort by our GEM (Sophia- who was adorable and a star throughout our stay) we were shown to our room which was everything we could desire for a week of escapism and utter relaxation. We were offered Beachfront pool villa suite (37) and I struggle to find fault with it. Incredible sea views, extremely spacious living and bedroom areas and located in a part of the resort that is perhaps a little quieter than others. It’s near the more chilled saltwater pool & activities. It suited us very much. We had pre-booked many of our chosen activities and dinners and each day we were reminded what our upcoming itinerary was. And offered help in case we wanted to tweak or change anything. During our time we experienced many of the different private dining options (in villa bbq, wine cellar, beach bbq) and each was spectacular and organised to offer that truly romantic experience. There is always ALOT of food on offer with the set menu, but where we were not able to finish dessert it was sent to our room for a cheeky snack the following day. Sense on the edge restaurant is probably the most unique dining destination we have ever come across. Very magical and not to be missed during a stay here. Towards the end of our week here became the start of peak season. The resort felt a lot busier but with each room being a pool room/villa it still doesn’t get overly packed. Maybe at breakfast- but somehow the staff still manage to remember how we liked our coffees and what’s special requests we preferred. I have no idea how! Special thanks to all of the staff who were attentive, friendly and the best in class. I mention Sophia our GEM, the wine Sommelier and in particular Wasim (who served us our in villa BBq and was always first to say hello At breakfast each morning) as we always found them to be warm and personable- but if we learnt the name of the other staff we came across we would name them also! I hate to even write anything negative, and this isn’t even really a criticism but I guess after a week the lunch options and casual dinner choices (which are also the same as in the Mezzeria, in-villa dining, zighy bar, spice market) can get a little ‘samey’ but I hear during the peak months this changes and there are more choices, so this might be worth considering if you want a lot a lot of choice instead of just enough ;) I would probably also make Sense on the edge a child free restaurant in the evenings. We ate twice and 2nd time slightly spoilt by noisy children ;) A resort that deserves 5* + and we hope one day to return to this one of a kind destination. Read less
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Sep 25, 2019 5MJ60

I came to Zighy Bay for a restful holiday with my 20 year old son, and we certainly had that and more. Our room was lovely, our GEM Prasanna could not have been more kind and helpful and the week left us both feeling relaxed and energised. We had sublime treatments in the spa, and a perfect sunset cruise exploring the beautiful Musandam coastline.… Read more
I came to Zighy Bay for a restful holiday with my 20 year old son, and we certainly had that and more. Our room was lovely, our GEM Prasanna could not have been more kind and helpful and the week left us both feeling relaxed and energised. We had sublime treatments in the spa, and a perfect sunset cruise exploring the beautiful Musandam coastline. Watching La La Land under the stars in our garden was another highlight. And our dinner at Senses On the Edge was exquisite. Loved our chats with Wasim at breakfast and dinner and talking books with the very friendly Ramash in the Beach Bar. Our housekeeping team was exemplary. I can honestly say that we had a perfect week in one of the most peaceful, beautiful places we have ever been. This is a very well run hotel with special staff. I very much hope to return one day soon! With many thanks, Sara and Tommy Read less