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Zighy BayUAE & Oman

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In Three Words

  • Tranquil
  • Exquisite
  • Luxury

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  • White sandy beach
  • Arranged activities
  • Children's movies
  • Intro
  • For Kids
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The luxury, child friendly, Six Senses Zighy Bay is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman. The setting of this beautiful indigenous village style accommodations and private marina is spectacular, with the dramatic mountains on one side and sandy beach at Zighy Bay, on the other.

For Kids

  • Chaica’s (children’s) Club is open for 4 – 12 year olds. Kids can participate in activities, play with the toys, learn about the historical legends of Oman, do drawing and colouring in this fully supervised activities programme. It operates daily, during the mornings and offers organised indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Children’s movie are shown early in the evenings if you fancy a quiet pre-dinner drinks whilst your children are supervised.
  • Al Feetean’s (Teenager’s) Club is for 12 – 18 years. Teenagers are always welcome at the club both inside and outside the scheduled activities. There are complimentary activities regularly available include: table tennis; table football; darts; Wii; football; volleyball; air hockey and a variety of other games and activities.
  • If you can, opt for a beach front villa; they are more expensive, but it does mean you can walk straight out of your villa and on to the beach - great if you have toddlers you otherwise would have to carry!
  • The hotel can provide children’s menus as well as infant food.
  • Babysitting can be provided with 24 hrs notice at an additional cost.
  • Just be aware that most of the rooms have private pools which obviously come with their own hazards when you are holidaying with little ones!
  • There is an on-site Nurse just in case the kids need medical attention.
  • Of course the acres of private sandy beach perfect for sandcastle building.

For Adults

  • Wi-Fi access is available in villa and most public areas.
  • If you run out of magazines for pool side reading there is a wide selection of books and magazines at the Maktabah (Library) which also has wireless internet access and a wide selection of movies, music CDs, DVDs, books and magazines.
  • Indulge in the Six Senses Spa which offers nine treatment rooms, a juice bar and two Arabian.
  • Hammams inspired by centuries of tradition.
  • Enjoy the poolside service at the large central pool offering an extensive choice of healthy snacks, drinks and sorbets.
  • There is a fully equipped Fitness Centre, open-air Spa Pavilion and outdoor Jungle Gym for keeping fit whilst on holiday.
  • Arrive in style with the hotel’s airport arrival meet and greet and limousine transfers.
  • Why not get in a babysitter and try a private dining experience on a secluded Oman beach to a breathtaking dinner for two at an altitude of over 290 metres overlooking Zighy Bay.
  • Or opt for In-Villa dining or a private BBQ whilst the kids snore in their beds nearby.


There are 79 pool villas, plus a Private Reserve and 2 Retreats which are in traditional Omani, indigenous village style.

The Pool Villas can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child and a cot. The Pool Villas can also be inter-connecting. These come with a Traditional Arabic summer house and / or outdoor Majlis, private sunloungeres and outdoor dining suite. There is also an indoor and outdoor shower. All villas have their own infinity-edged private pool and a summer house. They present a studio concept, offering sleeping and living areas. Note there is no separate room for the children to sleep in – it is open plan.

There are 5 Spa Pool Villas which have the same amenities but which offer private treatment rooms are available at an additional cost.

Pool Villa Beach Front are the same as the Pool Villas but they are directly on the beachfront. This is great for the kids to be able to go straight out from the Villa to the beach in the morning. 

The Pool Villa Suites have a separate bedroom and sitting room which is ideal if you want children to sleep in a separate room. There is also two Spa Pool Villa Suite offering private treatment room are available at an additional cost

The Pool Villa Suite Beachfront are the same as the Pool Villa Suites but again they are directly on the beach front. There are 8 Spa Pool Villa Suites located on directly on the beachfront are available at an additional cost.

Zighy Pool Villas offer two bedrooms. A ground floor bedroom area and 1st floor 2nd bedroom combined with living area and balcony. 

Zighy Spa Pool Villas are also 2 bedroomed but in addition clients can enjoy in the deluxe villa's own luxurious personal spa space. 

Zighy Pool Villa Suites offer 2 bedrooms and a separate living room. The main bedroom and separate living area is on the ground floor and 2nd bedroom and verandah on the second floor. 

The Zighy Pool Villa Suite Beachfront is the same as above but offer direct access onto the beach. 

There are two Retreats located at each end of the beautiful Zighy Bay and are overlooking the sea. These offer an unsurpassed level of comfort, luxury and privacy. Enjoy the intimacy of your direct beach access, spa indulgence treatment room and oversized infinity swimming pool. With their two bedrooms, separate living and dining room areas, a fitness centre, a wine cellar and kitchen, they are your haven away from home. The Retreats sleep 4 adults (in 2 bedrooms) and 2 children below 12 years (in day beds). Included if you book this room category is daily breakfast either at Spice Market or in The Retreat, welcome Arabic sweets and amenities on arrival, 1 signature massage per person per stay, up to four persons, complimentary pressing upon arrival up to 2 pieces per person, access to steam, sauna and ice cave, access to Fitness Centre and Jungle Gym, complimentary use of non-motorized water sports, complimentary use of Tennis, Beach Volleyball, and Pétanque courts and a departure gift.

The Private Reserve with its four bedrooms is stunning. It includes a traditional copper bathtub in the master bedroom, a variety of separate living and dining room areas for entertaining, a private spa suite, a gym, a yoga studio, a private wine cellar, a maids’/nannies’ quarters, a private security office, a 17-metre infinity swimming pool, and comes with a live-in Butler who will cater to your every need 24 hours a day. There is also a fully-equipped kitchen. This can sleep 8 adults (in 4 bedrooms) and 2 children below 12 years (in day beds).
If you book the Private Reserve you also get included return transfer from Dubai to Six Senses Zighy Bay, daily breakfast either at Spice Market or in Beit Musandam, welcome Arabic sweets and amenities on arrival, 1 Private In-villa BBQ dinner with private chef for up to 8 people, 1 Signature massage per person per stay (up to 8 people), complimentary pressing upon arrival up to 2 pieces per person, access to steam, sauna and ice cave, access to Fitness Centre and Jungle Gym, complimentary use of non-motorized water sports, tennis, beach volleyball, and pétanque courts, departure gift and live-in butler. 

Room features


Spice Market 
Located at the heart of the resort, Spice Market offers cuisine from Arabia in a relaxed Arabic environment among bold colours, sustainable wooden furniture and traditional mud kitchen.

Summer House 
This is an open-air international restaurant . Enjoy the pool and wadi view while sitting on plush settees in the open-air verandah. Guests can enjoy Summer House daily for lunch and dinner.

Sense on the Edge
(Adult only due to its location) Is at it sounds on the edge – literally. This mountain-top, modern fine dining restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy an evening overlooking pristine Zighy Bay.

There is a choice of set menus. There is also an extra-special and private dining experience; the Starlight Table which a couple can reserve. This is one to get the babysitters booked for. 

In Villa dining
An experience in itself whether you choose to opt for this by the pool, on the sand, on the patio, or in your villa or even a private barbecue dinner beneath the stars on your private pool deck! 


Sun Set cruise 
Cruise around on your private speed boat in Haffa Bay. Enjoy canapés and just relax and take in the amazing atmosphere of the Musandam.Private Sunset Cruise:

Dhow Cruise 
Experience the history of a Dhow (a traditional fishing boat). This 5 hour cruise includes snorkelling, kayaking and beverage & gourmet lunch will be provided.

Jogging / Walking Trails 

There is a map of running and walking trails, but remember it is VERY hot in for a lot of the year so grab your water bottle. 

Mountain Bikes
There are Mountain Bikes (complimentary) available for you to explore Zighy Bay. 

Beach Volleyball 
The volleyball court is set up on the beach and it is a great way to spend some time on the beach with friends. 

A flood-lit hard court is available at the resort. Tennis rackets & balls are available free of charge. Coaching is available on request & at an additional! 

Paraglide around the edge of the mountain range in Zighy Bay.

Micro-light Aircraft 
The Micro-light flying experience starts from the Zighy Beach and will take you over along Zighy, Miam Beach and to Dibba Village, where you can explore the village from 500m up.

Water Sports 
Water skiing, Wake boarding and tubing. Whether you are experienced or trying for the first time the hotel can provide suitable equipment. This should be booked 24 hours in advance. 

Kayaking is complimentary. 

Snorkelling Excursion 

Get out to some of the excellent locations on a snorkeling excursion, where you can see the vibrant colors found on the reef and the schools of fish that adorn them.

Diving Activities 
The new dive center of Extra Divers Worldwide at Zighy Bay is managed two experienced diving instructors, offering fun dives or also diving courses (SSI, CMAS and PADI. The courses can be done in English, German and French. 

Smugglers Bay Hike 
Take a hike to a magnificent deserted Miam village. 

Hand line Fishing 
Set off on the open ocean with the best local fisherman to try and catch some local great tasting fish called Hamour using traditional hand lines. If you manage to land one of these local Hamour of the correct size we can deliver it to our chef’s to bake, grill or steam it. This fish is truly yummy!

Ideal for beginners and advanced guests who want to learn how to counteract the physical and mental stresses of daily life.

Provides a chance to calm your mind and to take time to focus on your own self. 

Personal Fitness Training Programme 
Qualified fitness instructors will work with you to motivate and assist you to achieve your personal health and fitness goals, whether it is cardiovascular fitness, advanced strength, flexibility and/or weight loss.

Abs Training 
Get ABSolutely ripped with this 30-minute non-stop abdominal training! Targets all abdominal areas, including those “trouble zones”. This activity is offered in the Fitness Centre with prior reservation.

Boot Camp Training 
In the outdoor gym - an invigorating workout that will include cardiovascular activity, strengthening, toning, developing your core strength and balance. 

Zighy Circuit Training 
This dynamic class alternates cardiovascular with muscular endurance stations. A total mix up of hi/low impact cardiovascular stations amongst toning exercises makes this an excellent class for all. This activity is offered with prior reservation at the Fitness Centre.

Zighy Aqua Fitness 
This popular water exercise class focuses on both cardiovascular and strength benefits. The added benefit of training in water makes our aqua workouts safe and fun without impact to the joints. This activity is offered with prior reservation in the Saltwater Pool.

Facial Workshop
Learn how to make your own hydrating facial treatment with ingredients grown throughout the resort! Not only are they great for your skin, they happen to smell and taste fantastic as well. This activity is offered at the Spa; 14 hours advanced booking is necessary.

Hand Massage Workshop
Take this opportunity to learn the art of hand massage utilizing a complementary blend of acupressure and massage techniques that reduce tension and aid wellbeing. This activity is offered with our compliments at the Spa; 14 hours advanced booking is necessary.

Wellness Workshop with Steve Harvey
Join the Wellness Manager for an introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques. Whether you have body pains, want to lose weight, quit smoking or eliminate limiting beliefs this simple technique often works when nothing else does. Enjoy this Seminar in the Boardroom, adjacent to Summer House with prior reservation. 14 hours advanced booking required. 

Top Tips

Owing to the unique location of Six Senses Zighy Bay guests have the choice of three arrival experiences: A scenic fifteen minutes speed boat trip; a winding 4x4 drive down from the hill top overlooking the bay; or travel as a companion passenger with the Six Senses’ professional paraglider.

The best time to visit Oman is between November and April when the daytime temperatures average is around 25°C. It is very hot the rest of the year particularly between June and September.


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