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Six Senses Zighy Bay Continues with Healthy Eating for Healthy Environments: Inside and Out

MUSANDAM, Oman – January 22, 2019Six Senses Zighy Bay is in the kitchen with its sleeves rolled up and intentions set – healthy guts inside and healthy land outside. What’s cooking is always mindfully sourced and deliciously prepared with nothing wasted. Out with the palm oil, processed food and plastic. In with the planet. Guests enjoy delicious menus during their stay and learn simple ways they can adopt healthier habits at home.

Eat, drink and be healthy
Eat With Six Senses, the brand’s philosophy and approach to food and drink, is based on guiding principles of local and sustainable sourcing, natural ingredients and a less is more approach. Each Six Senses property grows produce on site for farm to fork dining, and sources the most sustainable ingredients through its relationships with local farmers, producers and suppliers.

Finding alternatives for soy and palm oil products
Palm oil and soy plantations are responsible for deforestation in many countries around the world, with impacts on climate, environment and biodiversity. The quality of soy is also a concern as most soy is genetically modified. Ethical sourcing is important to Six Senses which is why our purchasing teams carefully curate the most sustainable products whenever possible.

Saying no to processed food
The culinary team at Six Senses Zighy Bay believes that fresh is best – that’s why they take a simpler approach to preparation, focusing on quality, balance and whole food made from scratch. They avoid processed foods, additives (e.g., flavor enhancers, fake colors, flavors, preservatives) and offer a range of options free from common food allergens such as dairy and gluten.

Produce doesn’t come much fresher than veggies grown in the resort’s organic garden or farm. Different flavored ice creams, cheese, milk, jams and condiments are just some examples of items produced directly on site. Breakfast wouldn’t be breakfast without camels’ milk.

Six Senses Zighy Bay team works with neighboring schools to engage children in the importance of sustainable farming, local and seasonal produce and healthier eating choices.

Zero Waste
Six Senses adopts a philosophy of Zero Waste, which entails upcycling materials for innovative reuses as well as producing materials on site to reduce transportation-related impacts. For example, Six Senses Zighy Bay repurposes materials for use in spa and room amenities, while landscaping waste is fed to milk-producing goats. Spent glass bottles are transformed into decorations, ornaments and jewelry, and food waste is composted and used to fuel the organic garden.

Eliminating plastic
Ongoing efforts are being made to reduce and where possible refuse the intake of plastic products or packaging. Single-use plastic that enters the resort is biodegradable, although plastic straws and bottles have already been replaced with sustainable alternatives. Guests are provided with reusable shopping bags and water bottles to use during their stay. Six Senses Zighy Bay team also carries out beach and ocean clean-up campaigns.

Bottling water on site
The resort produces high quality drinking water in its reverse osmosis water plant and bottles it in glass. This is not only eco-friendly but also body-friendly as eradicating microplastics ensures the absolute best water quality. Waste water is treated with zero discharge, while graywater is recycled and used for irrigation around the resort.

Green fingers
The resort’s permaculturist has taken on a major soil remediation project to revitalize the soil in the desert around the Dibba farm and the organic garden in the bay. With the help of their new composting machine, the team has eliminated all the organic waste produced by the resort, which made up 76 percent of the total waste produced. This is now converted entirely into compost every day and added to the soil with charcoal.

Earth Day
For the last three years, the resort has continued to involve hosts, villagers and guests in tree planting to make Zighy Bay, as well as the nearby township of Dibba, a beautiful green landscape. On Earth Day, 20 trees were planted in the organic garden and 10 more in the beautiful green patch with guests pitching in to help. Local villagers were also encouraged to plant 10 trees in the neighboring fishing village.

Earth Lab
Guests are invited to learn and engage in all things natural through Earth Lab. Here, the resort showcases its sustainability efforts to reduce its consumption, produce locally and support communities and ecosystems. It also serves as a place to communicate the work happening on and off site.

And it’s not just about observing but experiencing. Everyone is welcome to join Earth Lab workshops and learn how to make their own fertile soil at home as well as reclaim their own seeds for planting out back home.

Six Senses Zighy Bay plans for 2019 to be another successful year when it comes to creating a healthier and more sustainable environment for guests, locals and hosts. Guests can sign up for a variety of workshops when on site or by emailing reservations-zighy@sixsenses.com or calling +968 2673 5555.

Alchemy Bar at Six Senses Zighy Bay
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Organic Garden at Six Senses Zighy Bay
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Date Trees at Six Senses Zighy Bay
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About Six Senses Zighy Bay
Six Senses Zighy Bay is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman. The 82 pool villas are set in a spectacular bay, between the dramatic Hajar Mountains and private sandy beach.

Guests have a diverse selection of memorable dining experiences including Sense on the Edge, a contemporary fine dining venue with the best views of the Arabian Gulf and Dining Beyond the Bay, located on a wow-worthy private sandbank. Regional specialties are served up at the Shua Shack, Spice Market, and Wine Cellar. For a change of pace, in-villa dining is an intimate and enjoyable experience, which GEMs (guest experience makers) will be pleased to arrange.

Adventures start with an adrenaline-charged paraglide arrival into Zighy Bay, which provides guests with a birds-eye view of the resort’s dramatic setting and breathtaking scenery. Dhow cruises, trekking, mountain biking, rock climbing and customized tours await active guests. Those who prefer to sit back and relax , can take in the rich and vibrant culture of the destination at their own pace.

Six Senses Spa Zighy Bay is a refuge for mind and body, a sanctuary of ultimate well-being 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 practitioners.

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operates two hotels, 15 resorts and 31 spas in 21 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. The portfolio will triple over the next 5 years with resort, hotel and spa openings underway in Austria, Bhutan, Brazil, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.

Six Senses properties share a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, wellness and design, infused with a touch of quirkiness. Whether an exquisite island resort, mountain retreat or urban hotel, the enduring purpose is to help people reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them.

Six Senses Spas offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists in all resorts as well as at 16 additional standalone spas. The high-tech and high-touch approach guides guests on their personal path to well-being, taking them as deep as they want to go.

Six Senses Residences provides the best life has to offer. From beautifully-appointed villas on the beach, rustic chalets in the mountains and spacious urban hideaways, Six Senses features a variety of residential choices in stand-alone buildings or attached to a resort or hotel. No matter the location, the promise remains the same and the commitment to create a community where every day revolves around learning and growing, great food and drink, innovative wellness programming, sustainable living – all mixed in with a lot fun.

Evason follows the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and the community. Its two unique resorts provide a strong value focus, while offering a vast array of personal guest experiences that the whole family will love.

For further information, please contact:

Nikhil Mohan
Marketing Communications Manager
Six Senses Zighy Bay
T +968 2673 5555
M +968 9719 0123

Benjawan Sudhikam (Ms.) 
Director of Public Relations 
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas                          
T +66 2 631 9781
M +66 8 181 38234


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