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 Who knew we live only 2 hours away from an secret oasis by the sea...

Mar 25, 2020 mani993 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

For our anniversary, we decided to celebrate in Zighy Bay Six Senses, Oman. Only 2 hours drive from DUBAI, this was the perfect weekend getaway to a location that is so special that upon entering the property, we had to stop a few minutes to take all the beautiful views in properly. The hotel is hidden behind a mountain in a quiet bay and you… Read more
For our anniversary, we decided to celebrate in Zighy Bay Six Senses, Oman. Only 2 hours drive from DUBAI, this was the perfect weekend getaway to a location that is so special that upon entering the property, we had to stop a few minutes to take all the beautiful views in properly. The hotel is hidden behind a mountain in a quiet bay and you have a steep 5 min drive down to the resort. For the more adventurous types, you can take a paraglide down the mountain to the hotel! Upon entering the resort, you immediately feel the relaxation and calmness from most Six Senses properties. We booked a one bedroom beach villa with a pool, which was perfect considering the temperature during that time was extremely hot. For the next three days, we spend more time in the water snorkeling in one once the best places in the Gulf. We saw everything from turtles to dolphins thanks to the hotel arranging a boat to take us around the best spots. We even got a tour of the most beautiful caves on the coastline. Back at the hotel, we visited their camel stables in the afternoon to feed the camels and also had an amazing couples massage. We loved the restaurant at top of the resort with a view of the entire property and coastline. Definitely try the Omani Lobster, highly recommended. Read less
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Mar 1, 2020 Alan M Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Don’t miss out on a few days at Zighy Bay - faultless understated excellence. Staff & facilities & restaurants are wonderful. Make sure you take the hotel boat to the local fish market early in the evening and enjoy the local auctions of the catch of the fishing boats coming in
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unforgettable & Magical Stay

Feb 29, 2020 najat27 Montreal, Canada

Came to celebrate my birthday and had an amazing time! From beginning to end everything was more than perfect. The food was delicious, the villa was very private and clean, the staff were very friendly and helpful etc... I recommend this resort 300% Loved the experience and will definitely come back
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Feb 24, 2020 AB111960 Exeter, United Kingdom

Absolutely nothing to complain about it just seemed to lack the "wow" factor that one comes to expect from similar hotels/resorts. The staff were very friendly and the food accommodation and facilities were all fine.
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Feb 21, 2020 Y7441YWsamh Nottingham, United Kingdom

Wow, Zighy bay is out of this world. Its like steeping back in time to a remote village, all be it a 5*+ village where your every need is taken care of. Our daughter loved the kids club and had me joining her every morning to go and meet the camels or goats. Or as the sun setting catching crabs on the beach with the fantastic kids club staff. (I… Read more
Wow, Zighy bay is out of this world. Its like steeping back in time to a remote village, all be it a 5*+ village where your every need is taken care of. Our daughter loved the kids club and had me joining her every morning to go and meet the camels or goats. Or as the sun setting catching crabs on the beach with the fantastic kids club staff. (I did not mid this at all as enjoyed it my self) Whats amazing is the hotel take there green/ environmentally friendly ethos to every part of the hotel even the kid’s club. We almost felt like we had the whole hotel to our self as there was never more then 2 or 3 families/couples at the pool or on the beach at any time. It was only at breakfast, lunch or dinner you noticed that more guest where staying. It made the setting even more magical that you could explore the hotel village like pathways by yourself. At the time we stayed the hotel where just about to have a refit to 1/2 of the houses and one of the pools. So I guess it will be even more amazing now. We are not normally the types to go back to same place twice however I would come back in a hart beat if the opportunity came, as everything about Zighy bay was amazing. Read less