Courtesy of Kiattipong Panchee
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
There are three choices for arrival at this resort in the Sultanate of Oman (opening in early 2008), set between the jagged Hajar Mountains and a secluded mile-long slice of the Persian Gulf. If the 10-minute boat ride or the overland jeep adventure through mountainous desert terrain doesn't jazz you, though, you can make a more dramatic entrance—by literally falling from the sky. Strapped tight into a tandem harness with a Six Senses pro, you'll descend some 2,000 feet on a paraglider—a visually dazzling 10-minute journey that does no harm to the environment. Once you land and check into one of 82 spacious pool villas, suites, and duplexes, hit the on-site spa to calm any post-glide nerves.
More information: Six Senses Hideaway at Zighy Bay