Jingle-Bells Time at Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman

Six Senses Zighy Bay is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman. The setting of 82 village-inspired pool villas is a spectacular bay, guarded by the dramatic Hajar Mountains and private sandy beach.

Guests have a diverse selection of memorable dining experiences from Sense on the Edge, a contemporary fine dining with spectacular views, to regional specialties at the Shua Shack and Spice Market, a Wine Cellar, a Wine Tower or Dining Beyond the Bay at one of the private sandbank. For a change of pace, in-villa dining is an intimate and most enjoyable experience, which GEMs (guest experience makers) will be pleased to arrange.

Adventures start with an adrenaline-charged paraglide arrival into Zighy Bay which provides guests with a birds-eye view of the resort’s dramatic setting and breath-taking scenery. Dhow cruises, trekking, mountain biking, rock climbing and customized tours await active guests and those who prefer to sit back and relax, they can take in the rich and vibrant culture of the destination at their own pace.

Six Senses Spa Zighy Bay is a refuge for mind and body, a sanctuary of ultimate well-being committed to delivering integrated wellness experiences. The spa combines peace, tranquillity, fitness and health with ancient and modern holistic treatments from expert in-house and visiting practitioners.

Six Senses Zighy Bay has designed a festive program this year that promises guests an unforgettable stay, with a wide variety of fun-filled activities for the whole family to enjoy, from adventure activities and spa/wellness treats to tempting gastronomic experiences, all of which have been crafted specifically to embrace the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

With the winter temperature hovering around between 26-29 degrees, the weather is perfect in December for a break at Six Senses Zighy Bay; guests can enjoy many activities on the ground, in the water and up in the air, including paragliding, mountain biking, dhow cruising, snorkelling, diving and fishing.


The festive week gets underway at the beachside Shua Shack, with a unique family-style Bedouin dining experience under the stars, featuring local specialties including   Shuwa, hot and cold mezze, live stations of shawarma, falafel, saj and a wide selection of hot dishes from around the globe.

At the gala dinner on Christmas Eve, slow roasted turkey, wagyu beef and the grill station bring a traditional flavour, while a seafood extravaganza will serve up the best produce from the waters surrounding the lovely resort.

The hotel’s renowned mountain-top restaurant, Sense on the Edge, is hosting a Christmas Gourmet Gala dinner featuring festive specials crafted with flavours from around the world.

Price: OMR 70++ per guest, inclusive of a welcome glass of French bubbly.

To welcome the New Year, Six Senses will create a lavish, out-of-the-ordinary party by the resort’s saltwater pool where guests can sample a ‘Global Tastes’ buffet as they party the night away. Children will have their own designated buffet corner.

Price: OMR 154++ per guest, excluding beverages.


Those guests looking to bliss out during their stay will be pampered by the experienced wellness team at Six Senses Zighy Bay’s Spa, where therapeutic treatments range from a Traditional Balinese Detox Massage and Fire Cupping Therapy to The Royal Javanese Back Massage that features the use of hot stones, deep pressure massage and specialist oils.


Children and adults can enjoy activities which embrace and highlight the local culture, from microlight flights, paragliding, excursions to the local town and the historical fort, picturesque cruises, water skiing, fun tubing, rock climbing, Sabatyn 4×4 to the ‘Grand Canyon’ of Musandam and other tours which make the most of the resort’s unique surrounding natural landscape.

Meanwhile, parents wanting a little private time can take their children (ages 4-11) to the Chaica’s Club where they can enjoy supervised baking, arts and crafts and creating Christmas tree decorations. Energetic teenagers have their own Al-Feetean’s Club where they can participate in many land and water sports.

For more information on Six Senses Zighy Bay and assistance with bookings, please visit www.sixsenses.com/resorts/zighy-bay/accommodation/villas-and-suites, email reservations-zighy@sixsenses.com or call +968 26735558.