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Tucked away in a secluded, turquoise bay surrounded by mars-like rocky mountains and barren hills, Zighy Bay is the epitome of an Oasis in Oman. And yet only two hours from Dubai airport…

The first thing that hits you is the heat. It’s the kind of thick, sleep-inducing heat that means you need at least one limb permanently dipped in the water. But after a day or two, we were used to dabbing our dripping faces and wallowing in our bath-like private pool from dawn to dusk. And I don’t think the novelty of having a balmy, outdoor shower under the stars will ever get old…

It’s the kind of hotel that could be at full capacity and yet you’d still feel like you had the whole place to yourself. Every room has it’s own pool, and a big one at that, so you can hang out in your own back yard all day every day if you wanted. Given the searing temperatures (it’ll be much cooler from now until the end of the year), the busiest time on the beach is the hour before sunset when everyone seems to creep out from afternoon slumbers for strolls down the sand, paddle boarding, messing around on kayaks and paddling in the water. It’s the best kind of magic hour and Zighy does it better than anywhere.

I’d heard about this Six Senses hotel through lots of friends (and lusted over it via plenty of instagram-stalking), so it was top of my list when deciding where to fly and flop in October. I can’t remember the last time we stayed in the same hotel room for longer than two nights, so we were excited to base ourselves in one place for a full five days and really settle into some holiday routines. Rolling from lounger to pool, free-wheeling down to the beach on the bikes parked outside each room, reading under our verandah’s whirling fan until it went dark…

So without further ado, here’s the first batch of photos from our escape to Six Senses Zighy Bay. There’ll be lots more to come, so take this as a little taster of our trip…

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Scalloped Bikini | Marysia Swim
Hat | Janessa Leone
Shirt Dress | Faithfull the Brand 
Sarong | Merci 
Sandals | Raye
Black bikini bottoms | Eres
White top | Free People 
Sunglasses | Rayban 

Ph. by myself and Jamie Wright using the Olympus Pen

 

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