82 rooms from £404 per night
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“An award-winning beach resort in a remote coastal position. Absolute barefoot luxury in individual poolside sea-facing villas with private pools, spas, and gardens. Chic eco suites with light stone walls and wooden furnishings. Fantastic Ottolenghi style restaurant and direct access to the beach.”

“An award-winning beach resort in a remote coastal position. Absolute barefoot luxury in individual poolside sea-facing villas with private pools, spas, and gardens. Chic eco suites with light stone walls and wooden furnishings. Fantastic Ottolenghi style restaurant and direct access to the beach.”

Hotel Review

The development and infrastructure built for this hotel is extraordinary. On a previously empty bay on the Musandam Peninsula – a whole new Omani village has been built - at one end of the bay is the accommodation for the staff and at the other end the hotel. If you look from the col above it is like a green oasis in an otherwise harsh, mountainous and arid environment. Zighy Bay is a series of sea-facing stone-built villas with private pools, connecting to the main hub along ‘roads’ of fine white sand. All of them are luxurious with daybeds in the living area, private dining areas (for when you have your private chef round) bedroom, bathroom and outside shower plus of course you own pool.

It’s not just that the villas are absolutely top end, but so are the restaurant choices from home-made pasta by the pool, Arabian dishes in the Spice Market or at the Shua Shack (right on the beach) or be transported to Sense on the Edge, 293 metres above sea level overlooking the Arabian gulf and Zighy Bay for a taste of Spain. Between breakfast, lunch and dinner if you aren’t relaxing by your pool or on the beach, Zighy Bay has a full menu of ‘Experiences’ from sailing, boating and yachting to flying and gliding, walking and hiking, diving and snorkeling and there’s even culture with village trips and cooking classes. It seems a shame not to partake of some of these activities but you can always stay put in the prone position on your sunlounger or if you have to do something book a treatment in the Six Senses Spa. Zighy Bay has it all and considering the sybaritic existence that is offered, is not unreasonably priced.

Recommended for
  • Swimming Pool
  • A fantastic main pool and smaller pools dotted around the hotel.
  • Foodies
  • Ottolenghi style restaurant.
  • Families
  • Beach Life
  • Wellbeing
  • Romantic Break
  • Barefoot Luxury
  • Luxury
  • Total relaxation
  • Spa breaks
  • Honeymoons
 

Written by Charles Marsden-Smedley

Recommended For

  • Swimming Pool
  • A fantastic main pool and smaller pools dotted around the hotel.
  • Foodies
  • Ottolenghi style restaurant.
  • Families
  • Beach Life
  • Wellbeing
  • Romantic Break
  • Barefoot Luxury
  • Luxury
  • Total relaxation
  • Great walks
  • There are many guided walking opportunites around Zighy Bay
  • Other Activities
  • Microlight, paragliding and sunset cruises can be arranged
  • Hotel boats for hire
  • Charter one of the hotel's catamarans with crew
  • Cycling
  • Explore the Hajar mountains on a mountain bike
  • Wine tasting
  • Spectacular cellar, private dining available
  • Watersports
  • Waterskiing and wakeboarding
  • Fishing
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Archery
  • Mountain biking
  • Snorkelling
  • Diving
  • Cooking classes
  • Honeymoons
  • Tennis
  • Sailing
  • Spa breaks
  • Restaurant
  • Hill top restaurant with spectacular views over the Gulf of Oman
  • Spa
  • Spa pool villas offer private treatment rooms
  • Good wine list
  • Eco
  • Gym
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • 5* Luxury
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Views
  • Seaviews
  • Family Suites
  • Child friendly
  • Cinema
  • Romantic
  • On the beach

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • A fantastic main pool and smaller pools dotted around the hotel.
  • Restaurant
  • Hill top restaurant with spectacular views over the Gulf of Oman
  • Spa
  • Spa pool villas offer private treatment rooms
  • In room DVD
  • Bar
  • Wifi
  • Private villas
  • Garden
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Car not required
  • Safe
  • Concierge
  • Child friendly
  • Private dining room
  • Airport transfer
  • Family Suites
  • In room music system
  • Suites
  • Good wine list
  • Cinema
  • Bicycles available
  • Views
  • Hot Tub
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Massage
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Towelling robes
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Room service
  • Sit-out Terrace

Activities

  • Great walks
  • There are many guided walking opportunites around Zighy Bay
  • Other Activities
  • Microlight, paragliding and sunset cruises can be arranged
  • Hotel boats for hire
  • Charter one of the hotel's catamarans with crew
  • Cycling
  • Explore the Hajar mountains on a mountain bike
  • Wine tasting
  • Spectacular cellar, private dining available
  • Watersports
  • Waterskiing and wakeboarding
  • Fishing
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Climbing
  • Snorkelling
  • Diving
  • Cooking classes
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Archery
  • Mountain biking

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