A few impressions before starting my tour. Six Senses Zighy Bay ranks among my favorite resorts in the world. Six Senses Zighy Bay is 75 mi (120 km) from Dubai It takes two hours to get there (WiFi, snacks and water are offered en route). It takes two hours to get there (WiFi, snacks and water are offered en route). The journey to the resort is quite scenic. The first part of the highway goes through the desert. This is the highest mountain range in the eastern Arabian peninsula.
The last part of the road crosses the Hajar Mountains. The resort is located in the Musandam Peninsula. The peninsula is an exclave of Oman that is entirely encircled by the United Arab Emirates. First glimpse of Six Senses Zighy Bay. The ultra-luxurious beach resort is a secluded oasis of tranquility and serenity. There is also a more hair-raising arrival experience. You can ‘fly in’ as a companion passenger with a professional Six Senses paraglider.
Six Senses Zighy Bay Musandam Peninsula, Oman Photo Gallery
There’s also a more hair-raising arrival experience. This is the gorgeous lobby pavilion. Here, it already feels like you’re a world away from the hustle and bustle of Dubai. A welcome drink is served upon arrival. Refreshing cold towels are offered as well. Check-in formalities are done here. It’s a quick process, after which guests are escorted to their villa. Here, guests are also introduced to their GEM. GEM stands for “guest experience maker”, Six Senses’ terminology for butler service. A long walkway departs from the reception area. Most of the resort’s public facilities are located along this path.
A long walkway departs from the reception area Most of the resort’s public facilities are located along this path. As you’ll see, the property is spread out. The resort provides bikes to get around in addition to efficient buggy service. It features a large collection of books , several games and two computers. It’s always quiet here. Most guests prefer to spend their time at their villa or on the be;. Let’s continue the tour of the public areas. The resort caters to discerning travelers who enjoy rustic luxury. Most guests aren’t here to socialize. The resort is all about escaping and immersing yourself in pure relaxation. This is the property’s air-conditioned lounge area. Complimentary snacks, coffee and tea are available to all guests.
It’s a nice (and cool) place to relax. This is especially true in case of an early arrival or late departure. This is the entrance to Summer House restaurant. Summer House is perfect for a crisp lunch, afternoon bite, or refreshing drink. It also offer dinner during the cooler winter months. Summer House is one of the resort’s 6. The resort is modeled after a traditional Oma. This area represent the central plaza, the beating heart of the resort. The plaza is dominated by a watchtower. Its interior with spiraling staircase features an exclusive dining room. A small bridge leads to Spice Market restaurant.
Spice Market’s traditional mud kitchen serves Arabian delicacies. A small bridge leads to Spice Market restaurant. Have you ever stayed at Six Senses Zighy B If yes, what was your experience? Leave a comment. Zighy Bar is located next to Spice Market. It offers mocktails and cocktails throughout the day. Zighy Bar’s happy hour is from 9:30 pm to midnight. At the resort, happy hour is referred to as the ‘no rush hour’. The Six Senses brand was established in 1988. It was launched by Sonu Shivdasani, CEO of the Soneva company. Sonu sood Six Senses in 2012. Since then, Soneva and Six Senses flourish independently. Since 2012, Six Senses has expanded its portfolio. It operates resorts in the Seychelles, Fiji, Vietnam and Thailand to name a few. New Six Senses properties will open. Bhutan, New York, Brazil, Switzerland, Austria, Ibiza, Cambodia, India and Israel. Six Senses is all about natural beauty.
Six Senses resorts are located in some of the world’s most gorgeous spi. Six Senses offers impeccable service with great care so you feel the difference. The brand is also famous for its personalized service. Six Senses offers impeccable service with great care so you feel the difference. that unites a pioneering spirit with treatments. Above all, Six Senses is known for its wellness programs It offers a layered approach to wellness. Six Senses Zighy Bay features a superb spa. I’ll show the wellness center later in this post. The property also has a 2nd, even larger pool. That pool – the only saltwater pool in the Gulf – is located at the southern end of the resort. The pool area gives way to the beach club. There’s also a second beach club near the saltwater pool. The beach club is gorgeous. It features fine, white sand and dozens of date palm trees. Omani architecture is evident everywhere.
Beach shacks, manicured gardens with date and fig trees, and stone villas. There’s one row of lounge chairs on the beach. Many villas also feature their own private beach sala. IMHO, this is one of the world’s most beautiful hotel beaches. Six Senses Zighy Bay features a SPECTACULAR beach. With no public access the resort’s beach never gets crowded. The beach has a length of 1,6 km (1 mi) With no public access the resort’s beach never gets crowded. The views from the beach are breathtaking. The resort shares this incredibly dramatic bay with a small fishing village. The water is warm and calm, perfect for swimming.
I’ll take a dip in the Gulf of Oman later in this post. The water is warm and calm, perfect for swimming. I’ll take a dip in the Gulf of Oman later in this post. The villas are laid out in the style of an Omani village Each villa comes with its own private pool. You can choose from 14 different villa categories. They feature one or two bedrooms (there’s also a 4 bedroom reserve). Tip: get free VIP perks when booking via Virtuoso. The living area connects to a beautiful bedroom. It features another couch (with signature orange cushions) and a king size bed. The cloudlike bed is heavenly.
Unbleached cotton sheets are topped with ergonomic pillows. Past the bedroom is the open-plan bathroom. It features double sinks, a shower, a toilet, and a deep soaking tub. The resort produces its own toiletries. Sustainability is at the heart of the property & the Six Senses brand. The resort monitors its environmental efforts. It feels responsible to the surrounding communities and ecosystems. The resort s social commitment includes:. Giving support to the local Dibba Girl’s School and Sukarina bin Al Husain. The bathroom features an outdoor shower. Although the villas are relatively close to each other, they offer utmost privacy. The unique design of the villa is so beautiful. It feels like ‘the Flintstones meet Arabia1, but it works very well. The minibar is located in this closet. Drinks are not included in the room rate.
The walled garden has a shaded terrace. It features a table with 4 chairs and 2 cushioned lounge chairs. The private pool is heated. Higher (and more expensive) room categories have larger pools. Some more impressions of the villa The rate depends on the villa category and the season. Let’s return to the main pool. I need to relax and cool down after all that posting :-). The club organizes plenty of activities:. Watersports, building sand castles, treasure hunts, and learning about Arabian history & culture. Let’s return to the MAGNIFICENT beach for a stroll.
The wide stretch of white sand – surrounded by rugged mountains – is paradise. The best time to visit Oman is November to April. This period offers balmy temperatures and mostly sunny days. May to September can be uncomfortably hot. If you can tolerate the heat and humidity, you can save hundreds of dollars (low season). The most expensive villas are located on the beach They offer unhindered views of the beach and the Gulf of Oman. The resort’s southern end features a second beach club I posted this sequence right before sunset (when most guests had left). One resort’s southern end features a second beach club. I posted this sequence right before sunset (when most guests had left). Here, you also find ‘Shua Shack1 restaurant.
Shua Shack offers a unique Bedouin dining experience. Dinners are served family-style. They begin with local organic salads, followed by lamb prepared in an. The water sport’s club is also located here. Use of non-motorized water sports is complimentary. Let’s explore some of the resort’s other facilities. It can take several days to discover everything that the resort has on/off. Six Senses Zighy Bay has a large boutique shop. It’s located along the covered driveway, close to the reception area. The shop offers a wide range of products:. Fashionable resort wear, beachwear clothes, traditional artifacts, and souvenirs.
Six SENSES SPA
It’s a retreat from the busy humdrum of daily life and a sanctuary of ultimate well being. The spa is a refuge for mind and body. The spa offers innovative and ancient holistic-treatments. Treatments are performed by expert in-house and visiting wellness consultants. Alchemy B. The spa’s reception features an alchemy bar. Here, you can learn about natural ingredients and blend your own scrubs and wraps. This is one of the spa’s locker rooms. It features a sauna, steam room, and ice cave. The spa also has a gym. It features state-of-the-art fitness equipment. The night falls.
Let’s have dinner at ‘Senses On The Edge’, located a short drive from the mere resort. Senses On The Edge is the resort’s signature restaura. The fine-dining venue features a stunning Omani decor, similar to the resort. Senses On The Edge is the resort’s signature restai The fine-dining venue features a stunning Omani decor, similar to the resort. Senses On The Edge looks out over the Gulf of Oman. It sits on a cliff 293 m (960 ft) above the resort and pristine Zighy Bay. The restaurant delivers a unique gastronomy experience. Senses On The Edge has the most stunning view and delicious food to match.