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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

I came with my husband for our anniversary, it was our first time staying at this resort. They welcome you with date lassi which was delicious. we stayed at the pool villa beach front, the space was huge and design was inviting. Staff were kind and helpful. Food was delicious in all restaurants. I highly recommend this place! The only negative comment i could give is that it is very expensive.

Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank saudidanah
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SS-ZighyBay, General Manager at Six Senses Zighy Bay, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2018

Dear Danah A,

We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your recent stay at Six Senses Zighy Bay and would like to thank you for taking the time to write about your experience here on Trip Advisor.

Wonderful to know that you enjoyed your overall stay, loved the arrival experience, food, traditional Omani architecture of our villas, which does blend into the beautiful nature of the bay and backdrop of the mountain. I am glade to read that you particularly appreciated the services provided by our friendly and helpful hosts.
We would like to thank you for the recommendations you have made and hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Six Senses Zighy Bay soon!

Sincerely,
Aaron McGrath
General Manager

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Week end at Zighy bay.

Prior to arrival your visas will get organized by the hotel.
We arrived by car from Dubai, 2,5 hours in total. Once at the border you can go to the resorts gate ( rough dirt/stones road) :( For non 4x4 like us we left our car at the resorts gate private parking> 4x4 can go straight to the resort. We then waited to be picked up by the resort car. Be ready to wait ours was more than 20 mns at the gate even though we specified our arrival time. Too long!!!
The road to the resort is very scenic ups and downs, curves and down to the resort by the bay.Amazing views.
On the other extreme side of the bay there is a local village. It was very interesting to talk to the locals who were playing futball on the beach and told us their kids go to school by boat every day (lovely start of a day).

The entrance to the resort puts you straight away into the picture.it looks like a villa with Local decor: Date palm trees, wood and stone colors.Souk and boutique on the side by the lobby.
Welcome drink and towels chat with your assignated butler.
We choose the pool villa which was located on the second line from the beach.
Honestly the villas are nice but too close to each other and our neighbouring villa had music played very loud at the pool so we asked to change.
We were upgraded to a front line beach villa which was far superior not only on location but as well in size and the pleasure to walk from your sand garden to the beach was really pleasant.
2 bicycles were available at the villas door to be used within the resort sand tracks.
Our beach villa was very spacious with a lounge area, overlooking the terrace pool and sand garden with a big door leading to the beach. A Majilis (tent in this case in wood) with seating area is located at the end of the garden overlooking the beach and sea. Lovely spot.
Bathroom was huge as well with six senses amenities.outdoor shower.
The furniture and decor made the place very authentic. Basic but luxurious at the same time. Turn down service at requested time.

Dining options: we choosed to go to their fine dining restaurant at the top of the mountain overlooking the bay and that was a real culinary experience keeping in mind you are in the middle of no-where. Service was efficient and nice, A bite too expensive though. set menus but adaptable.
Lovely experience under the stars.
A private spot is also available few steps up for a more romantic seating. to be booked in advance.
Breakfasts can be taken at the resort main restaurant Spice Market but we prefered to have them delivered at the villa. Obviously the choice is more limited but the setting and the privacy of the villa is a better option than a place full of people.

You have a bar by the main pool serving cocktails and drinks pleasant staff.
2 pools and private beach in front and along the resort with beach service and sunbeds.
A large choice of activities is provided to guests to further enhance the experience.
We tried Paragliding and snorkling in the neighbouring bays.
Paraglidning was fun and lovely with wonderfull views over the village, Mountains resort, sea and landing on the sand.
Snorkeling was a good option too as we go the village marina then you take a good ride out in the sea untill you reach a tranquile water area between two mountains and snorkleing starts there. ok its not the maldives or Mozambique but its a good moment out.
Dining at the main restaurant is ok but nothing to remember.

All in all it is a good sea break out of the hustle and bustle of the city.

Room tip: If you can go for the beach front villas they are worth every AED, if you want privacy avoid the ones by the hotel's beach.
Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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2  Thank S A
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SS-ZighyBay, General Manager at Six Senses Zighy Bay, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2018

Dear S A,
Many thanks for your detailed and glowing review! I enjoy reading such accounts as yours.
you have highlighted some beautiful parts of our resort and service, and I am thankful that you allowed us to share with you some exceptional experiences. I believe you fit perfectly into Six Senses luxury!

Wonderful to know that you enjoyed your overall stay loved our location, food, traditional Omani architecture of our villas, which does blend into the beautiful nature of the bay and backdrop of the mountain.

We would like to thank you for the recommendations you have made and hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Six Senses Zighy Bay soon!

Kind regards,

Aaron McGrath
General Manager

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

First of all, I must say that Zighy Bay is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. The view of the mountains are just breath-taking. The resort is beautifully design with local cultures influences and you just want to take more photos of it. It is so quiet and you could hear the wave and birds’ chirpings, I believe this is how a holiday should be. For the breakfast, I ordered the benedict royale for a few times just because of the lip smacking crab cake! I love sorbet and they have a number of flavours to choose too, they are really delicious. Of course the biggest credit for my amazing stay will go to the staffs, they are always welcoming and their bright smiles make this resort becomes a special place to stay!!

Date of stay: February 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Isajiatian
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SS-ZighyBay, General Manager at Six Senses Zighy Bay, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Dear Jia Tian L,

I would like to thank you for your review about your recent stay here at the resort. It's good to read that you enjoyed the natural setting here at Zighy Bay and the incorporation of traditional Omani design and hospitality to ensure a special and memorable visit. We do endeavor to offer comfort and relaxation to you, our guest, and am pleased that our hosts managed to achieve this for you.

Please do let me know if I can assist in anything for a hopeful future return visit.

Kind regards,
Aaron McGrath
General Manager

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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at Six Senses Zighy Bay for 7 nights as the final stop on our honeymoon in Oman. It was simply amazing, we loved everything about it.

Zighy Bay is the most beautiful location with a mountain on one side and sea on the other. The drive into the resort is mightily impressive and handled very well by the hotel’s suite of extra large American 4WD cars.

We arrived to be met by Feroz, our GEM (Guest Experience Maker), who quickly checked us in and then gave us a tour of the resort on a golf buggy. He handily pointed out the pools, restaurants and other amenities before dropping us off at our pool villa.

The villa was absolutely incredible! It was huge and very well equipped. A large garden with private pool, sun loungers, shaded chill out area and dining table. The villa itself was open plan with a large living room, bedroom with incredibly comfortable bed and bathroom. This had twin sinks, a massive bath and then both indoor and outdoor showers.

The lounge was equipped with a large TV, DVD player and home cinema system. The kit is a little outdated (including an iPod dock with the 30 pin connector not seen for over 5 years!). However, there were recent release movies available on demand for free (although the setup and interface a little clunky).

There’s also a pretty full on bar, including wine fridge! Plus complimentary tea, coffee and water.

The villa’s pool was the perfect touch: big enough to swim in (just) and completely private.

The hotel has its own private beach and a couple of different areas set up with loungers and a great bar service, including complimentary towels and water. The views at the beach are simply stunning! Do watch out for the local marine life though, plenty of crabs and (small) jellyfish when we were there.

The hotel has many dining options; as well as the main restaurants (Spice Market, Summer House and Zighy Bar) there were special nights such as a beach BBQ plus a number of bespoke options available in the wine tower, in your villa or at Sense on the Edge. The food was really good, the breakfast in particular (served in the Spice Market) had a huge number of buffet choices plus incredible a la carte egg dishes!

Be aware that food and drinks are incredibly expensive at this hotel, wine particularly so. There also doesn’t seem to be a huge amount of logic to the pricing either, but probably driven by availability in this remote location and of course taxes on alcohol. As an example, a burger from room service is c. £35, and the cheapest bottles of wine are £60! Probably the same as you’re used to picking up in a supermarket for £10 at home. A beer or G&T are around £7. They do have a happy ‘hour’ in the Zighy Bar from 9pm until midnight every day.

The best thing about this hotel though has to be the service! Every single member of staff we encountered simply couldn’t do enough for us. We loved every minute and can’t wait to go back!

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank dane764
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SS-ZighyBay, General Manager at Six Senses Zighy Bay, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018


Dear Dan E,

Thank you very much for taking the time to make this extremely glowing detailed review on Trip Advisor. I enjoy reading such generous compliments. Your feedback is very helpful to others thinking of staying with us. I am glad that you have embraced the philosophy of Six Senses Zighy Bay.
The location of the resort in the Zighy Bay, surrounded by the Hajar mountain range does make this a very special setting.
I am glad that you felt that visiting the resort exceeded your expectations and that you particularly appreciated the service provided by our friendly and helpful hosts.

We would like to thank you for the recommendations you have made and hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Six Senses Zighy Bay soon!

Sincerely,
Aaron McGrath
General Manager

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Never in my wildest dreams to I ever think I would paraglide as a means of hotel arrival. Six Senses Zighy Bay offers this arrival to their guests and it's the only way to go. Everything at Zighy Bay is top notch from the children's activities to the water sports and of course dinning. Our favorite dinner was at the mountain top Sense on the Edge. It offered spectacular views of the bay and resort.
I would be remiss not to mention the staff. Myrna, our GEM, was always there to take care of our needs with reservations and information. Kashi, our room steward, was never with out a smile and a pleasant word. Everyone addressed us by name and made us feel right at home.
Our villas with pool was one row back from the beach and we never felt like we were missing anything. It was a real treat to have our own pool, outdoor shower and bicycles to pedal around Zighy Bay.
I highly recommend a visit. Three days was not long enough and we will return.

Room tip: Any room (villa) is excellent.
Date of stay: February 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
3  Thank Grannyinbelize
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SS-ZighyBay, General Manager at Six Senses Zighy Bay, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Dear Grannyinbelize,

Many thanks for your positive feedback on TripAdvisor!
As we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable experience. It's good to read that you had a chance to unwind & relax and that the location of Six Senses Zighy Bay was beneficial in this aspect. I am very happy that you enjoyed the traditional Omani architecture of our villas, which does blend into the beautiful nature of the bay and backdrop of the mountains.
Wonderful to know that the paragliding arrival experience was highly appreciated and that you particularly appreciated the service provided by our friendly and helpful hosts.

We are truly delighted to learn that you had a fantastic time with us, and looking forward to welcoming you again soon!

Sincerely,

Aaron McGrath
General Manager

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