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Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman

Hidden behind the Hajar Mountains, on the little-known Musandam Peninsula on the northernmost tip of Oman, Zighy Bay is a blissful arc of pale sand looking out across the vast, glittering Arabian Sea.

Kept safe from the worst of tourism by this stunning terrain, the Bay remains unspoilt offering blissfully relaxing peace, privacy and unparalled levels of service at the Six Senses Zighy Bay Beach Resort.

Set in the syle of a traditional Omani village, each of the 79 Pool Villas and two Private Retreats and one Private Reserve have a rustic, minimalist feel with stone floors, white walls and dark furnishings. All have a private infinity edge pool and plenty of outdoor living space and some are located directly on the beach.

Despite being located in Oman, the closest airport to Zighy Bay is Dubai. From Dubai airport, access is by a 90 minute road transfer on tarmac highways, followed by 30 minutes over spectacular mountain scenery. The more adventurous can paraglide the last bit!

This is a relaxed hotel that truly welcomes children although families are not in the majority. It works well for a family escape on its own or combined with some frenetic activity in Dubai!

No of rooms:82

Check in/check out:2pm/12 noon

Highlights...

  • Six Senses Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Watersports: water-skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, tubing
  • Dhow cruise: including snorkelling, kayaking and lunch
  • Diving
  • Paragliding, microlight
  • Tennis
  • Petanque
  • Fitness Centre
  • Bicycles, hiking trails
  • Organic garden
  • Children’s club 4-12 years with morning activities and early evening movies
  • Teenagers club 12 - 18 years
  • Library with wireless internet access and a selection of movies, music CDs, DVDs, books and magazines

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All of the villas and suites feature individually controlled air conditioning and ceiling fans, tea and coffee making facilities with an Espresso machine, flat panel TV, iPod docking station, stereo surround system, multiple-input receiver, DVD player, complimentary extensive film and music library, satellite channels, complimentary Wi-Fi and LAN Cable, cordless telephone, a, wine fridge and in-villa safe.

In addition to the room types listed there are also Spa villas in each category which offer a spa treatment room in your villa.

There are also 2 Retreats which are 2 bedroom villas at each end of the resort offering beachfront location and private beach area as well as extra comfort and privacy. These sleep up to 4 adults and 2 children. The Private Reserve is a 4 bedroom villa. Please contact us for full details.

Pool Villa

Each villa features a bedroom and open plan living room, an infinity-edge pool, a traditional Arabic summerhouse and/or outdoor Majlis, large day bed and outdoor dining suite, indoor and outdoor showers and an oversized bath. Garden or Sea View.

82 m2

Sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children

Pool Villa Beachfront

Located directly on the beachfront. Similar to Pool Villas each has a bedroom and open plan living room, an infinity-edge pool, a traditional Arabic summerhouse and/or outdoor Majlis, large day bed and outdoor dining suite, indoor and outdoor showers and an oversized bath.

82 m2

Sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children

Pool Villa Suite

Similar to the Pool Villas but with a bedroom and living room separated by a door then an infinity-edge pool, a traditional Arabic summerhouse and/or outdoor Majlis, large day bed and outdoor dining suite, indoor and outdoor showers and an oversized bath. Garden or Sea View.

126 m2

Sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children

Pool Villa Suite Beachfront

Located directly on the beachfront. Similar to Pool Villa Suite each has a bedroom and living room separated by a door then an infinity-edge pool, a traditional Arabic summerhouse and/or outdoor Majlis, large day bed and outdoor dining suite, indoor and outdoor showers and an oversized bath.

126 m2

Sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children

Zighy Pool Villa (2 bedrooms)

One bedroom on the ground floor and a second bedroom and veranda on the top floor, as well as an infinity-edge pool, a traditional Arabic summerhouse and/or outdoor Majlis, large day bed and outdoor dining suite, indoor and outdoor showers and an oversized bath.

161 m2

Sleeps up to 5 adults or 4 adults and 2 children

Zighy Pool Villa Suite (2 bedrooms)

One bedroom and a separate living area on the ground floor and a second bedroom and veranda on the top floor, as well as an infinity-edge pool, a traditional Arabic summerhouse and/or outdoor Majlis, large day bed and outdoor dining suite, indoor and outdoor showers and an oversized bath.

218 m2

Sleeps up to 5 adults or 4 adults and 2 children

Spice Market:open for breakfast and dinner

Located at the heart of the resort, offering delicacies and comforts from the culinary world of Arabia, in a relaxed Arabic environment among bold colours, sustainable wooden furniture and traditional mud kitchen.

Sense on the Edge:

293 meters above sea level, our multi award winning mountain top modern fine dining restaurant experience, unique flavour enhancements through modern gastronomy techniques, and new world twists on classic tastes.

Zighy Bar:

An open air bar  offering the best selection of drinks in the resort with a garden, serving drinks on the beach and by the pool in the day and by night offering cocktails and aperitifs.

Summer House: open for lunch and dinner

An ideal place to enjoy a light lunch, tea or drink at any time throughout the day. Enjoy International favourites during lunch and dinner overlooking the wadi. Select from 42 flavours of ice creams and sorbets or other mouth watering homemade desserts.

In Villa Dining:

Available 24 hours for main and snack dishes from champagne breakfast to a private barbecue on your private pool deck prepared by your own chef.

Destination Dining:

Destination Dining offers you the best of what Zighy Bay has to offer, providing you with the opportunity and experience of dining in places you may never have imagined. Reservations are essential. Suggested locations:

Wine Tower, dine from a private outlook atop the picturesque Wine Tower.

Vinotheque – The Wine Cellar,an extensive wine collection at over 150 labels and always expanding! You can experience a private dinner with up to 8 people.

Shua Shack,an opportunity to learn about a traditional Bedouin meal experience. Weekly,reservations essential.

Babysitting:

Baby Sitting is available (for 4 years and above) at cost of USD 15 per child per hour

Children’s' Club

Chaica Club is a fully supervised club which has activities throughout the day from 0930 – 1930 for children aged 4- 12 years old. Besides enjoying the recreational activities available, children  can participate in educational leisure interests with other children ranging from learning about the ocean world, role plays on the historical legends of Oman, nature drawing, colouring etc.

Teen Activities:

Al Feettean Club has a great range of water based and adventure activities, as well as a sports programme and chill out times. It has activities from 10am – 9pm Sunday and Monday, and half day programmes the rest of the week, mainly focused when heat has died down for children aged 12 – 18 years.

Lessons(Reservation required)

Tennis, water skiing and wakeboarding lessons are available at an additional cost.

Baby/toddler equipment:

Cots, baby bath, sterilizer, bottle warmer, changing mat, potty available free of charge

High chairs (available in the family restaurants)

Dining:

Spice Market & Summer House are suitable for children, with children’s menus and high chairs available.

Beach and pools:

1.6km sandy beach.

Large central pool – with a shallow area for children.

Useful:

Library with wireless internet access and a wide selection of movies, music CDs, DVDs, books and magazines

FE department (Leisure, Innovative, Fun and Experience): provides a wide range of activities within the Resort and amazing excursions to places of interest in Musandam and the surrounding regions

First Aid:

On site Nurse.

The area...

The peninsula's rugged mountains which rise up to 2,100 meters above the coast with their spectacular fjord-like look protect Zighy Bay from the outside world. Take a drive or hike up as far as you can go and you will be amazed at the absolute peace and quiet and stunning views.

Until 30 years ago, the Musandam belonged to the Shihuh tribes who lived in scattered villages between the peaks, now an Omani enclave in UAE the only real inhabitants are lone Pakistani goatherds. As such any activities are linked to the hotel and its suppliers.

There is way more to the resort than lying by the beach though and there is a vast programme of well thought out activities from yoga to Arabic cooking to paragliding, boat trips and 4x4 tours.

What will the weather be like...

Oman like Dubai sees temperatures soaring in summer and from May - September the heat can get unbearable. You can expect a daily average of 34-41 degrees Celsius with the night time temperatures offering little relief at this time.

Easter and October are popular times to go - it will be hot - low 30's during the day with plenty of sunshine.

November to March is probably the best time to visit when the weather is pleasant, usually mid 20's with comfortable evenings. It is possible that there can be a couple of cooler days or unseasonably hot days and some rainfall can fall in any of these months but it is generally very little.