Six Senses Zighy Bay

This mega-luxurious resort lies in Oman's remote Musandam Peninsula, sandwiched between rocky mountains and clear blue waters
Andrew Zuccala
Published on September 23, 2022


This resort is so remote that it is only accessible by four-wheel-drive, speedboat, or a paraglider (although we have no idea where your luggage will fit on the glider). You'll feel totally isolated from the rest of the world — in a good way — when staying in the northern-most region of Oman.

The resort is located within the Musandam Peninsula which is so damn beautiful. You've got clear blue waters which are perfect for snorkelling, as well as rocky cliffs and open plains that can be explored by foot, mountain bike or four-wheel drive. You come here to bask in the unique natural landscape.

Constructed to resemble a traditional Omani village, these stone-walled villas and suites are the pinnacle of luxury, even if they look rustic from the outside. Staying here might take up a large chunk of your accommodation budget but it will be an unforgettable experience worth the splurge.

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This starts with the villas themselves. Each has its own private plunge pool, a large terrace with a dining area, a sand 'garden' and a butler who will help you experience all that this magical stay has to offer. Seriously, when staying here, you'll feel like you're in a dream — it's that unique and beautiful.

Six Senses Zighy Bay has stacks of options when it comes to dining. Have dinner at the hilltop restaurant overlooking the entire bay which serves local and international cuisine, or experience some authentic Bedouin dining right on the beach. They also have tapas at an al fresco bar and can even send a private chef to your villa.

The luxurious digs might be remote but there's still a diverse range of activities available for guests. For one, there is an award-winning spa facility which includes two Arabic-style hammams. Its best known for its locally-inspired treatments that use indigenous ingredients to both pamper and soothe.

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But you're not just here to sit by a pool and spa (although you certainly can if your heart so desires). Adventure activities abound at Six Senses Zighy Bay. Explore the craggy coastline's clear deep waters on a traditional dhow cruise or a scuba-diving expedition, go waterskiing in adjacent bays, canoe around the bay at your pace, paraglide from the cliffs, join a mountain-biking trek in the Hajar Mountains or hike up some of the goat paths.

You can even go a little further out on one of their Dubai day trips and 4x4 excursions to the ancient village and plateau of Sabatyn.

Whether you're doing serious unwinding or This has got to be one of the very best resorts in the world.

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