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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Jan 16, 2020 KHM Fuquay Varina, NC

Lovely location, facility and staff. We read all the reviews and went there prepared for the exorbitant expense. It was our first stay at a Six Senses and were really looking forward to it, especially since the two weeks previously we had spent trekking to Everest Base Camp. We were expecting a zen like quality to the facility, as Six Senses… Read more
Lovely location, facility and staff. We read all the reviews and went there prepared for the exorbitant expense. It was our first stay at a Six Senses and were really looking forward to it, especially since the two weeks previously we had spent trekking to Everest Base Camp. We were expecting a zen like quality to the facility, as Six Senses goes out of their way to promote their spas, private plunge pools, etc., etc. What they don’t emphasize, nor did I see anything about it in the reviews, was the fact that they also provide a lot of facilities and activities for children. The place was teeming with children under the age of eight! They were all well behaved for the most part, doing children under the age of eight kind of things, but that doesn’t allow you quiet time by the pool, on the beach, or even, unfortunately, at your villa with the plunge pool, when your neighboring villa’s children are playing in theirs, or worse, curious about your pool, and scaling the privacy fence to see what’s on your side! Like I said, just doing harmless kid stuff, but it didn’t make the atmosphere very zen. We did, unfortunately, pick a stay when the UK and Germany had school holidays, but the staff indicated that there are a large number of families that visit there regularly. We went almost immediately to the front desk, told them we realized we had made a huge mistake, and could we please depart and have our money back, but departing would have meant forfeiting the monies we had spent on a four night stay. They did offer to move us to another villa that would provide us with one day of childless neighbors, but packing up everything and making the move seemed almost as disruptive. I personally won’t return to Six Senses Zighy Bay, but if you have the money and children, it’s a great place. Respectfully submitted - an admittedly cranky old lady Read less
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Jan 14, 2020 Far-and-Away101 Edinburgh, United Kingdom

I rarely post any travel reviews but after a brilliant week @ Six Senses Zighy Bay which exceeded our already high expectations I felt I should do. I travel frequently with my family and have been lucky enough to stay in many high end hotels around the world and this was one of the best experiences we have had. Everything about the hotel from… Read more
I rarely post any travel reviews but after a brilliant week @ Six Senses Zighy Bay which exceeded our already high expectations I felt I should do. I travel frequently with my family and have been lucky enough to stay in many high end hotels around the world and this was one of the best experiences we have had. Everything about the hotel from the villa, the staff and the food was exceptional. Our GEM Manoj couldn’t do enough to ensure we had everything we needed / wanted. The staff are friendly but discrete and delightful with the 4 children in our party. I have never had such consistently excellent quality and standard of food when I have eaten for one week in the same hotel (we went to all the restaurants) - and the traditional lamb meal @ Shua Shack and the Seafood BBQ were outstanding). Yes the alcohol is expensive as several other reviews mention but this is in line with other high end hotels including those in central London. My husband went diving on a couple of occasions and said Kelvin & Kim were brilliant. All in all, a superb week, we will definitely return. Read less
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Jan 13, 2020 mmpacheco90

Six Senses Zighy Bay was HEAVEN ON EARTH. The resort was spectacular in so many ways. The dining was incredible! We ate at the summer house and had a delicious asian street market buffet. Breakfast every day at the Spice Market was superb. We also did the Shua Shack lamb dinner which was such a unique experience! INCREDIBLE food. We did a dinner… Read more
Six Senses Zighy Bay was HEAVEN ON EARTH. The resort was spectacular in so many ways. The dining was incredible! We ate at the summer house and had a delicious asian street market buffet. Breakfast every day at the Spice Market was superb. We also did the Shua Shack lamb dinner which was such a unique experience! INCREDIBLE food. We did a dinner at Sense on the Edge - it was very beautiful and the menu was to die for. We did a great tour with Alex out on the boat and a hike with someone whose name I am forgetting sadly! The hike was a little scary to start but it really was worth the hike - so gorgeous. Last but not least, Andre Miethig (exec asst manager for food and bev) made our trip extra special. Every day he would be at the different restaurants making sure everything ran smoothly and that we were satisfied with our service. On the last night he told us about all the other six sense he'd recommend, he offered his card so we could reach out in the future, and he even shifted our car pick up to the airport so we wouldn't get there too early. He gave us a great spot to sit and enjoy a drink and some dessert before leaving paradise. The service from EVERYONE at Zighy Bay was the cherry on top of an incredible visit. This review can't even cover all the minor touches this resort gives to make your stay special. I hope we go back soon! Read less
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Jan 13, 2020 Soozben London, United Kingdom

We were a group of 7 adults and 2 young children. It was a special trip to celebrate my sister’s Birthday. Our GEM was Manoj who was amazing and made the trip for us. He was utterly efficient, friendly, proactive and endlessly patient with our requests around childcare and copies of bills. All has been said in the reviews. I agree that the… Read more
We were a group of 7 adults and 2 young children. It was a special trip to celebrate my sister’s Birthday. Our GEM was Manoj who was amazing and made the trip for us. He was utterly efficient, friendly, proactive and endlessly patient with our requests around childcare and copies of bills. All has been said in the reviews. I agree that the beachfront villas are worth it. We stayed in a regular duplex and a beachfront villa so can make the comparison. Beachfront one is much lighter/brighter inside and great to have access directly to beach. Food was good - not amazing but fine. Meal I enjoyed most was the Beach BBQ. Food was delicious and it looks magical the way they set it all up. Spa was nice. I understand they are doing a renovation this year. Anil gave an excellent deep tissue massage. Other treatments were so-so (I think it just depends on your therapist as always!). Kids club was great with lots of different activities. I don’t think I would have enjoyed going here if I was child-free as there are lots of families and no adult-only area. I wish they had a proper babysitting service. Children need to be 4 to be in the kids club and the babysitters they offer are hotel staff who will work on their days off meaning at best you are lucky to get the same babysitter for 2 days. Not ideal for young children who can take time to get used to new people, especially in an unfamiliar environment. We had a very disappointing and frustrating time communicating with the hotel before our trip. Very slow to respond to emails and not on the ball. Luckily no complaints about the service we received once there. Very much liked their sustainability ethos and providing all drinking water in glass bottles and FOC. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Read less
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Jan 6, 2020 SimonaV425

Incredible stunning WOW-place....for NYE full but we have had feeling to be alone.. quite and peacefully it seems to have gone 2000years back, in an Biblical village..but facilities, top notch food and high quality service are modern and accurate. Beach front villa is a must! Special thanks to Islam for taking care of our room🥴 Ashish of zighy… Read more
Incredible stunning WOW-place....for NYE full but we have had feeling to be alone.. quite and peacefully it seems to have gone 2000years back, in an Biblical village..but facilities, top notch food and high quality service are modern and accurate. Beach front villa is a must! Special thanks to Islam for taking care of our room🥴 Ashish of zighy bar was always present with professional approach, making our dinner special..😜 but Super , mega thanks to the ladies and gents of all restaurants, from breakfast to gala buffet... you are real amazing guys! So many faces coming from more then 50 countries helps me thinking for open world. Nothing more then to say ❤️ Read less