A Sultanate sanctuary on the Musandam Peninsula, Six Senses Zighy Bay is the perfect place for Oman travel.

Away from the glitz of Dubai and the buzz of Abu Dhabi, Oman is a whole other story. Far removed from the hustle and bustle of the cities, this outlet of authentic Arabia opens up a world of breathtaking landscapes and rich heritage that is simply enchanting.

Six Senses Zighy Bay is the perfect place to discover this soul-soothing destination. Enveloped by hillside washed with a palette of dusty ochre – which dramatically rise up 2,000 metres above the coast – this intimate enclave offers heart-pounding romantic mystique and a Bedouin sense of adventure that makes Oman a must-see travel spot.

As part of our Six Reasons to Stay at Six Senses series, read on to discover the top reasons you should head to Six Senses Zighy Bay…

1. Romantic Routes

A strikingly rugged landscape is what makes Oman travel so special. And what better way to experience it than on board a traditional Omani dhow? Just as ancient Arabian mariners explored the craggy Musandam fjords seeking trade and fortune, you can go in search of your own gold in the form of dusty sunsets, sleepy fishing villages and days spent diving in the crystal-clear waters.

Six Senses Zighy Bay’s private vessel, named Dhahab, is a luxurious, golden age-style cruiser. A three-day itinerary can whisk you away into the enchanting Gulf of Oman, where a spa therapist can join you to soothe your mind and body after a day of exploring. Of course, a chef will also appear, like magic, to serve fresh organic food under the Arabian sun.

2. Hiking and biking

Oman travel is also perfect for adventurers. If the sight of those towering, rocky hillsides fills you with the need to scale them, fear not – Six Senses Zighy Bay caters well to those who need a physical outlet. Roam the Hajar Mountains, the highest mountain range in the eastern Arabian peninsula, with a mountain-bike excursion, or hike your way along the enigmatically-named Smuggler’s Bay for some magnificent views. For a real fitness challenge, head out over the mountains toward Wadi al Khamsi or arrange a day of rock-climbing. If you still want more, you can also take up the offer of paragliding into the resort…

3. It’s Great For Couples…

Dusky beauty and a heady culture make Oman travel a perfect match for romance. At Six Senses Zighy Bay, you can hideaway in your villa oasis and relax in the rustic luxury crafted out of indigenous stone and wood. Regain a sense of serenity in the spa’s sumptuous hammam and wrap up the evening with a sunset cruise on the glimmering waters of Haffa Bay.

4. …And Families

There is plenty for families to enjoy at Six Senses Zighy Bay. The children’s club has an array of activities to keep little ones busy, including watersports, treasure hunts, days at the beach and ways to learn about the local culture and history. Teenagers will love swimming, canyoning and raft-building challenges, while the whole family can spend some quality time together watching a film under the stars at the outdoor Cinema Paradiso or learning how to cook Arabic dishes, cookies and cakes in the Organic Garden.

5. It’s Home To High-Tech Wellness

Six Senses spas are legendary, and Six Senses Zighy Bay truly pushes the boat out with its wellness offering. The Six Senses Integrated Wellness programme offers a top-to-toe technological run-down of your personal fitness needs. With in-house experts to advise on lifestyle and nutritional guidance, this is essential if you want to learn more about wellbeing. The resort also hosts experts in alternative therapies, such as reiki, Thai massage and yoga, which can be tailored to offer personal benefits.

Of course, you can also find world-class facials to get your skin glowing, including the Rose Crystal Lymphatic Facial and Margy’s Prestige Collagen Facial. Your post-holiday radiance is sure to impress back home!

6. The Winter Sun

Oman is ideal for a winter break. At its peak, from November to April, when chills are spreading at home, you can whisk yourself away to an Omani retreat. If you like to avoid the harsher heat of summer, the months of November through to April offer the most pleasant temperatures, when exploring the rocky terrain is much more comfortable.

See the first post in our Six Senses series, Six Senses To Stay At Six Senses Douro Valley.

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