Eva Stanley-Jones hops corners of Oman, from Muscat to Musandam, to visit the region’s greatest wellness retreat and beach resort; Six Senses Zighy Bay.

Six Senses Zighy Bay is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman. The setting of these 82 indigenous village-style pool villa accommodations is spectacular, guarded by the dramatic Hajar Mountains and private sandy beach. Tantalize the senses with the feel of soft sand underfoot and listen to the lapping water during a leisurely a dhow cruise.

Families and romantic couples alike revel in bespoke journeys, designed to impart memories that will last a lifetime. Privacy is paramount, and a personal butler will assist in making everyone’s dreams come true.

Guests have a diverse selection of memorable dining experiences from a mountain-top restaurant serving international cuisine together with spectacular views over the crystal waters of the Gulf of Oman, to regional specialties at the Shua Shack, Vinotheque and 350-label Wine Cellar. For a change of pace, in-villa dining is an intimate and most enjoyable experience, which personal butlers will be pleased to arrange.

Six Senses Spa at Zighy Bay is a refuge for mind and body, a sanctuary of ultimate wellbeing committed to delivering integrated wellness experiences. The spa combines peace, tranquility, fitness and health with ancient and modern holistic treatments from expert in-house and visiting wellness practitioners. Indulge in the Wonders of Oman, showcasing use of locally produced ingredients from the resort’s own Organic Garden. Choose a wellness program tailored for memories and results that will last.

Adventures start with a paraglide arrival into Zighy Bay and allow guests to experience the culture of Oman and the buzz of a chic lifestyle. Dhow cruises, trekking, mountain biking or rock climbing and customized tours suit both the active guest and the guest who prefers to sit back and relax – taking in all that this rich and vibrant culture has to offer.

Six Senses resorts are intimate, offering an emotionally intelligent approach to service that begins with empathy. The Six Senses aesthesis has a touch of quirkiness, which supports delightful and unexpected surprises, delivered out of constant curiosity and willingness to challenge the norm. The responsible and caring attitude of Six Senses is intrinsic to the brand and extends to employees and local communities in which Six Senses operates. It is committed to preserving the environment through sustainable operations, guided by overarching goals and values. All aspects of the Six Senses operations embrace these values, which help to define the brand.