Where: Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
The Lowdown: Just two hours’ drive outside of Dubai you reach a stone gateway – strong yet unassuming, it is a hint of what lays before you. Slowly climbing up the rocky façade, anticipation builds. You are first met by a sweeping view of the turquoise crystal-clear ocean, cradled by mountains, and then as if it were an afterthought, the resort. Set into the bay, this is a conscious decision by Six Senses Zighy Bay to conform to the natural landscape. In fact, every element of this stone oasis is designed to complement the landscape that encases it; from the design to the cuisine, to the experiences on offer. In a world where switching off is increasingly impossible, Six Senses Zighy Bay is a much needed physical and mental escape.
Stylish Eats: For a truly spectacular dining experience, Sense on the Edge is a must-visit. Perched over the bay, it offers exquisitely curated set menus featuring dishes such as quail, scallop, and oyster blade, followed by Valrhona Delice. The resort’s vegetable garden is part of a greater sustainability program that looks to achieve total harmony between the property and its environment. For traditional Arabic fare, the Shua Shack Dining Experience delivers you delectable mezze and Omani delicacies, all in a striking bay-side setting.
Suite Talk: Each room category is a personal oasis. Built from natural stone and warm woods, this is understated luxury at its finest. These Omani enclaves offer ultimate privacy and with the option of in-room dining on your cobbled terrace, you could avoid meeting another soul if you so desired. Treating your family? We highly recommend the four-bedroom beachfront reserve – Beit Musandam – which offers up widely-spread accommodation situated around a central private infinity pool. Other highlights include complimentary sunset dhow cruise, in-villa BBQ with private chef, and speedboat arrival from Dibba port.
Insider’s Tip: If you have an inner adrenalin junkie then paragliding from the top of Zighy Mountain is not to be missed. It is by far the best way to explore the bay from 960 feet in the air. However, if you’d prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, or even underwater, Six Senses Zighy Bay offer an assortment of specialist boat trips and snorkeling excursions, tailored exclusively for you by the resort. For ultimate romance, take a sunset cruise through the Musandam Fjords.
Vogue Verdict: An exclusive bay-set paradise that will transport you back to nature, and yourself.