Six Senses Zighy Bay, the traditional Omani village-inspired resort located on Oman’s northern Musandam Peninsula, invites guests to embark on a transformative journey towards well-being.
Enveloped by the rugged Hajar mountains and the serene azure waters of the Gulf, guests can expect a sanctuary of wellness defined by sandy paths, pristine beaches, and lush greenery – an idyllic retreat surrounded by the tranquil embrace of nature.
Here are 10 remarkable experiences to unwind and reset:
Discover the benefits of sound healing with visiting practitioner Sommai Phokamnerd
Guests are invited to embark on a transformative wellness journey at Six Senses Zighy Bay, where the pursuit of well-being is elevated to an art form. The resort offers a curated selection of visiting innovative practitioners from across the globe. Between January 8 and February 6, why not have a consultation with Sommai Phokamnerd – a passionate holistic therapist hailing from Thailand – and discover the benefits of sound healing? The soothing vibrations of Tibetan singing bowls will heal the body, mind and soul, allowing guests to achieve a renewed sense of purpose, deeper relaxation and overall happiness.
Escape to Morocco with a Hammam experience
The Six Senses Spa offers a dreamy escape to Morocco through its Royal Moroccan Hammam. The 90-minute ritual starts with a Moroccan steam and body wash with a black soap, enriched with eucalyptus essential oil. The body is then exfoliated on a heated marble bed and swathed with a detoxifying and exfoliating body balm, allowing for impurities to rise to the skin’s surface. It continues with the application of hair strengthening oil, a face and foot treatment, to finish with a gentle massage and the application of hydrating body milk.
Create your own skincare products at the Alchemy Bar
The Alchemy Bar invites guests to discover the enchanting world of botanical wonders. Here, a treasure trove of herbs, seeds, oils, and a variety of exotic ingredients await offering the perfect blend for crafting aromatic scrubs, wraps and masks. During the expert-led workshop, guests can learn about different herbal properties and make their own products whilst utilising fresh, seasonal and 100% organic ingredients sourced from the resort’s very own garden.
Take a subaqueous adventure with the resort’s Marine Biologist
Guests are invited to join Davide, the on-site Marine Biologist, on a snorkeling trip to uncover the precious local marine life which inhabits Zighy Bay – including the endangered Green Turtle – and learn about the resort’s commitment to protect this species, as well as restore the coral reef with its two-year project launched in January 2023. While enjoying an invigorating swim session along the coral reef, swimmers might even be lucky enough to spot these beautiful animals as they peacefully glide through the sea. This subaqueous journey not only promotes physical well-being but fosters a deep sense of connection with the natural wonders of the ocean, aligning seamlessly with the resort’s commitment to holistic wellness.
Press pause and reconnect with nature at the Dibba Farm
At Six Senses Zighy Bay, the dedication to wellness transcends rejuvenation, and incorporates a commitment to a wholesome and balanced diet. Guests are invited to explore the resort’s very own Dibba Farm, located just a 30-minute drive away, an organic haven complete with greenhouses, an orchard and irrigation system. Learn all about sustainable farming practices, whilst hand-feeding the goats and jersey cows, wandering through the rows of fruits and vegetables, and egg hunting in the chicken coop, before indulging in a delicious cheese tasting onsite.
Eat with Six Senses
A culinary hub in the very heart of Oman, guests can indulge in a plethora of delicious dining experiences, without derailing from their health goals, crafted to promote a reconnection with food, in line with ‘Eat With Six Senses’ guiding principles, which is to use natural ingredients, sourced locally and sustainably.
From the freshest seafood to savour on the relaxing terrace of the Summer House, to the unforgettable Shua Shack – the resort’s signature Bedouin dining encounter – or a tantalizing set menu nodding to Japan served at the mountaintop fine dining restaurant, ‘Sense On The Edge’, the sensorial journey will provide guests with the chance to relearn the art of eating, through a cleaner and simpler approach to food.
Mind your brain
Six Senses Zighy Bay’s menu of wellness escapes encompasses a range of one-day treatments, carefully curated for the body and mind, including ‘Mind Your Brain’, a programme that helps guestscare for and improve the state of their brain and its function, through ancient practices including yoga and meditation using modern bio hacks. Crafted to help re-set habits and give a refreshed outlook, the program will benefit anyone struggling with brain fog, feeling like they’re stuck in a rut of old habits, or who have challenges around sleep, memory and metal stress and fatigue.
During the retreat, expert practitioners will guide guests through kick-starting their brain in the morning, and hosting activities which are proven to improve function which can be incorporated into everyday life, along with a refreshed desire to stay curious, as well as expanding and developing the brain.
The day begins with Bulletproof Coffee with MCT oil – pure, triple-distilled quality fats that give you more energy, better mental performance and fewer cravings. This is followed by 30 minutes of yoga and breathwork. Next is a mindfulness meditation session for 30 minutes before some brain games against the backdrop of binaural beats, proven to help the mind relax. A 60 minute Shiodhara session is next – an ancient treatment in which warm, herbalized Ayurvedic oil is poured onto the forehead, and a gentle face and head massage is performed. This is followed by a reflective journaling session to complete the retreat. All guests will also be given a one-night sleep tracking to assist in ways to improve restoration.
Boost your immunity
This one-day spa takeover is a great immunity reboot specifically designed for those feeling sluggish, sniffly or fatigued.
Guests are invited to commit to a day of no news or social media and just focus on themselves. The program comprises breath work and yoga in the sun, nutritious food and microgreens, personal training session, hot and cold experiences, treatments and journaling. The on-site therapists can also help identify specific issues through a screening and sleep tracker to guide guests on how best to overcome them.
Retreat and detox
Those wishing to give their body a well-deserved fresh start can choose to join the 3-, 5-, or 7-day Detox Programme, designed to eliminate toxins, improve digestion, boost the immune system and clear the mind. The non-invasive yogic cleanse helps the body detox in a safe, controlled manner, combined with low intensity training, detoxifying therapies, and mind-body practices.
Enjoy a memorable sleep
Guests seeking to improve their sleep quality can sign up to Six Senses Zighy Bay’s Sleep Programme. Designed to create the optimum sleeping environment, every room is set up for the perfect sleep based on counsel from International Sleep Experts and the resort’s own Sleep Ambassadors: they can enjoy natural hand-made mattresses and cotton bedding, pillow, and scent menus to limited sound and light pollution, resulting in a truly quality sleep. The programme also comprises of a wellness screening, yoga nidra or pranayama, a private yoga session, personalised holistic massage, shirodhara and sleep tracking throughout the stay.