Six Senses Zighy Bay
Musandam Peninsula, Oman
What it is
A waterfront paradise with 82 airy stone and timber villas, an Arabic-inspired spa and jaw-dropping experiences.
What it isn't
Wasteful. Six Senses sustainability initiatives include assisting 242 local schoolgirls access topnotch education and recycling some 55,000,000 liters of water annually.
What we think
Perhaps you want to paraglide. Or sip champagne atop a picnic blanket while watching dusk fall over Musandam’s Grand canyon. Or even hop on a yacht catamaran to meander the cinematic coastline. Whatever thrills you, you’ll likely find among Six Senses Zighy Bay’s expert-led experiences. And every day, thoroughly exhausted yet equally charmed, you’ll retire to exquisite rooms in the Omani aesthetic, many with private pools and sand gardens on their outdoor patios. We love that the property takes service extra seriously: hosts are multilingual, poolside waters hand out housemade ice cream, and there’s even an on-site nurse (if you feel a little meh from all the non-stop fun). Did we mention the property sits on a mile-long white sand beach and has a 100-foot-long saltwater pool?
You're here because
You’re nothing less than an obsessive oenophile, and the resort has a wine cellar that’s arguably the finest you’ve seen—with bottles stretching up to the rafters and staffer sommeliers certified by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.
In the spa, you’ve tried both Arabic hammams (yes, there are two) and the ice cave, and now you’re ready for the main event: the Wonders of Oman. The treatment is basically everything you loved about this trip rolled into one. You bathe in sea-salt and mint, get scrubbed down with a mixture of dates, honey and almonds, then sink into a massage so enjoyable you may change your flight back so you can come back again. And again. Oh man: Oman is delicious.
About a 120-minute drive from Dubai International Airport, with its own organic garden and biking trails.
Spice Market - Arabian
Summer House - International
Sense on the Edge - Contemporary fine dining
Shua Shack - Authentic Arabic dining experience
Chaica's Club (ages 4-12) and Al Feetean's Teen Club (Ages 12-18) - Both programs have an extensive list of fun activities for your kids!