Oman and The Maldives with Six Senses
Maldives & Oman
- 15 nights
- from $4300 per person
At a Glance
Experience two different but equally special destinations with the comfort and luxury of Six Senses
Perfect for honeymoons and romantic trips, offering unbeatable views and privacy
Ideal for those who like to be active and those looking to unwind and relax
Option of arriving in style by paraglide or speedboat at Zighy Bay
Watch dolphins play in the waves on your own private sunset cruise in the Maldives
Catch the best waves in the Maldives with complimentary surfing at Six Senses Laamu
Perfect for those who enjoy variety without compromising on comfort, this trip allows you to experience two different stunning Six Senses hotels in locations that are unique but equally special.
After flying into Dubai, arrive in style at the Six Senses Zighy Bay, with options including paragliding down from the cliff top or arriving on the beach via speedboat. Stay in your own private villa which blends rustic Omani elegance with a modern twist, including its own plunge pool.
Guests will be spoiled for choice when it comes to activities, including watersports such as waterskiing, wakeboarding, snorkeling, diving, kayaking and hand-line fishing, as well as boat trips on either a speed boat or a dhow, a traditional local fishing boat. Away from the water, there is hiking and 4x4 expeditions to local villages. You can even take in the bay from the air, gliding through the skies in a paraglide or Micro Light.
There are a number of fantastic dining options, including the award-winning Sense on the Edge restaurant which sits on the cliff tops overlooking the bay. For those looking to get a taste of the local culture, there is the Spice Market which serves Arabic delicacies in a relaxed atmosphere and the Shua Shack which offers an authentic Arabic dining experience, with organic salads and lamb cooked in an underground oven.
Once you have enjoyed the rustic charm of Zighy Bay, it’s time to fly to the tropical paradise of the Maldives, where turquoise sea meets azure sky across an uninterrupted horizon that seems to go on forever. After flying into Male from Dubai, it is only a short domestic flight and boat trip until you reach the Six Senses Laamu, the only resort on the remote Laamu Atoll.
As with Zighy Bay, you can enjoy your own private villa either over the water or on the palm-fringed beach. The Six Senses hotels are committed to environmental protection, and this is clear in the design of the villas at Six Senses Laamu, which seamlessly combine local and sustainable materials with comfort and luxury.
The villas are constructed with the unbeatable views in mind. The heavenly soft beds are angled to your panorama out to the ocean and there are tree top decks to make the most of the beautiful sunsets. Open air showers and glass-bottomed bathtubs help you to truly ‘soak up’ your natural surroundings.
There is something for everyone when it comes to activities. As well as the pristine beaches, Laamu is one of the best places in the Maldives for surfing and this is complimentary for hotel guests, with lessons available for an extra cost. There is superb diving and snorkeling, where you can gaze upon magnificent coral reefs and encounter the local wildlife, including grey reef sharks, white-tip reef sharks, barracudas, stingrays, big napoleon wrasses and turtles.
Dolphins play freely in the waves around the atoll and you can watch these incredible animals up close on your own private Sunset Dolphin Cruise with a glass of prosecco. There is also the opportunity to island hop via speedboat or try your hand at catching your own dinner using local fishing methods.
For those looking for that extra something special when it comes to relaxation, it is possible to privately reserve the sandbank for two hours, and this is also available for candlelit barbeques or for breakfast, where you can watch the sunrise as you dine on fresh fruit and homemade pastries. Back at the hotel you can treat yourself to a massage at the in-house spa, either in a secluded pavilion or treatment ‘nest’. A DJ plays live at the hotel six nights a week and there is an open air cinema for watching a film beneath the stars.
Each villa comes with its own GEM – Guest Experience Maker. They will ensure you go home feeling wonderfully taken care of, having made the most of your vacation.
Location & Directions
Maldives & Oman
Zighy Bay is located about a 2-hour drive from Dubai on the Musandam Peninsula. Zighy Bay is located in the Laamu Atoll to the south of Male.
When to go
The best time to visit Oman is between November and mid-March, when the cooler air brings the mountain scenery sharply into focus and daytime temperatures average 25°C. For the rest of the year, much of Oman is oppressively hot and hazy, particularly between May and August.
The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet southwestern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and heat. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C.
February to April is the hottest period and resorts are almost all operating at capacity during this period. Mid-December to early January comes at even more of a premium due to Christmas and New Year and prices are even higher. Easter and the Italian vacation week in August also attract peak prices at most resorts.
Storms are more likely from May to November, though it’s still warm, skies can be cloudy and the humidity is higher. This is the low season, with fewer people and lower prices, with the exception of August.
Diving is good year-round, although a basic rule is that life on the reef is more varied and visibility better on the western side of any atoll from May to November and from the eastern side of any atoll December to April.
The surfing season runs from March to October, which is when resorts are cheapest