COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

World's Leading New Resort 2009

And the winner is...

World Travel Awards Winner Shield 2009

Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay

Winner Profile |


Meet the Winner

This unique Hideaway holds a prime beachfront location and is nestled inside a secluded fishing village within the Sultanate of Omans northern Musanadam Peninsula. Musandam is a land of stark and magnificent beauty, with its high and rugged mountains dropping precipitously into the blue waters. Although the resort is located in Oman, it is separated by the rest of the country by the UAE and is 90 minutes from the Dubai International airport.

The resort is designed with 82 pool villas including two Retreats (two bedrooms) and the Reserve (four bedrooms). A private swimming pool awaits your arrival aside the comfort of your own outdoor majilis. Beachfront villas offer direct access to the private beach. All villas are an eclectic blend of the traditional Omani style architecture, with modern amenities which provides chic luxury blended magically into local cultural themes. Villas are provided with bicycles that guests can ride within this authentic village setting. 24 hour Butler service is an additional luxury.

Guests will have a choice of three arrival experiences: A ten minute scenic speed boat ride, a drive over the majestic mountains which overlook this unique bay or choose to travel as a companion with the Hideaways professional paraglider.


The following nominees (listed alphabetically) were nominated for World's Leading New Resort 2009

WTA Nominee Shield 2009

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Thailand
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
The Venetian Macau, China
The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua

Award History

World's Leading New Resort 2019: Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island, UAE
World's Leading New Resort 2018: AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach, Indonesia
World's Leading New Resort 2017: JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay, Vietnam
World's Leading New Resort 2016: aaaVeee Nature's Paradise, Maldives
World's Leading New Resort 2015: Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, UAE
World's Leading New Resort 2014: Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, UAE
World's Leading New Resort 2013: Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, UAE
World's Leading New Resort 2012: Conrad Algarve, Portugal
World's Leading New Resort 2011: One&Only The Palm, Dubai
World's Leading New Resort 2010: Castel Monastero, Italy
World's Leading New Resort 2009: Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay
World's Leading New Resort 2008: The Venetian Macau, China
World's Leading New Resort 2007: The Venetian Macau
World's Leading New Resort 2006: Emirates Palace
World's Leading New Resort 2005: Wynn Las Vegas


English Spanish Portuguese Chinese (Simplified) German French Russian

Find us on


Subscribe to the World Travel Awards newsletter to keep up to date with our latest news.

Vote Now

Our other awards

World Golf Awards World MICE Awards World Ski Awards World Spa Awards