LAST UPDATED: 7th December 2013 at 11:50am

Tucked away on Oman's northern Musandam peninsula, Six Senses Zighy Bay's 82 pool villas are laid out like a traditional Omani village between the Hajar Mountains and the resort's own secluded beach in a private bay.


Expect to become a huge fan of Omani cuisine. Breakfast is Arabian bread drizzled with honey, while dinner is a slow-cooked lamb shank with Omani spices. But by far the most knockout gastronomic experience is to be found at the Sense On The Edge restaurant, perched on the cliffs above the resort.


Make sure you book the romantic Starlight Table for two. As well as food, location and luxury, what keeps travellers returning here is the world-class spa. Try the Arabian Facial, which uses figs, almond powder and warm melting honey.

WOW FACTOR: Want to make an entrance? Paraglide into the resort from the Hajar Mountains above, landing on the beach.


FLIGHT TIME: 7 hours

GO: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678 400 or visit for more details or email

LAST UPDATED: 1st November 2012 at 2:35pm

Incredible stargazing, dinner in an ivory tower, private pools and a beach to yourself… It's all possible at Zighy Bay, located between the soaring Hajar mountain range and the warm turtle-filled waters of the Gulf of Oman. Built in traditional Omani style, many of the villas have a private beach and, like everything else at the resort, the food is first class. Discover the beautiful Six Senses spa or, if you're feeling active, some of the best diving in the world, just off the coast. Wow factor: Paraglide into the resort from a take-off site in the mountains. Go: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678400 or visit for more details or email