As we await the opening of Six Senses Svart — a Norwegian off-grid, carbon-neutral hotel near the Arctic Circle — Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman continues to draw attention as one of the world’s top eco-friendly hotels for educating guests.
On the Musandam Peninsula, this resort’s goal is to exist in harmony with its surroundings — be it in nature or in community. They’ve got lofty goals: going plastic free (they’re 80% there), achieving zero waste output (most organic and glass waste is recycled on-site), conserving energy (they’ve already cut it by 30% annually), and prioritizing organic farming (they have an on-site organic garden and even produce their own bottled water through reverse osmosis).
Six Senses Zighy Bay does plenty more, including funding medical treatments and supplies for the village, but they understand that they can’t do it alone. That’s why they promote educational experiences focusing around sustainability like beach cleanups, underwater cleanups, and operate an Earth Lab where guests can learn sustainability practices to use in their daily lives.
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