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Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

‘Wildlife, Wellness, Explore on Horseback, Water-sports’

Welcome to one of the world’s most unique offshore wildlife sanctuaries - Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa. Wildlife roam nearby and can be viewed from safari vehicles, horseback, bicycle or on foot. Stone-age ruins dot the fascinating landscape and there are intriguing activities to enjoy. The retreat property welcomes you into luxury rooms, suites and villas – some with private pools. There is a spa, on-site stables, and water-sports centre.  There are several restaurants and bars plus a Dining by Design option and Middle Eastern cooking classes.



In Our Opinion

‘This is an interesting destination that combines a luxury resort with natural wonders. You will find oodles to do here, much of which cannot be done in many other places’  

  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • International satellite TV - two or more in suites
  • Fully equipped mini-bar/Nespresso coffee machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • I-pod docking station
  • Hairdryer
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Nespresso coffee machine

Deluxe Sea View

Classic room with floor-to-ceiling windows leading to a private balcony.

FEATURES

  • 52sqm
  • One king-size or twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 1 child
  • Bathroom with rain shower and separate bathtub
  • Private balcony
  • Sea views

Deluxe Garden

A ground-floor room with floor-to-ceiling windows, leading to a private terrace, just steps from the ocean-front swimming pool.

FEATURES

  • 52sqm
  • One king size bed or twin queen beds
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 2 children
  • Bathroom with rain shower and separate bath tub
  • Private ground floor terrace
  • Access to main pool area
  • Partial sea view

Premier Sea View

Situated on the top floor of the hotel, these rooms feature uninterrupted sea views.

FEATURES

  • 52sqm
  • One king size bed or twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 1 child
  • Bathroom with rain shower and separate bathtub
  • Private balcony
  • Top floor location
  • Sea view

Anantara Suite

This large suite features a separate living and bedroom area plus a generous sun terrace.

FEATURES

  • 80sqm
  • One bedroom with king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 2 children
  • Bathroom with rain shower and separate bath tub
  • Separate living room
  • Sea views
  • Kitchenette
  • Private sun terrace with loungers

  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • International satellite TV - two or more in suites
  • Fully equipped mini-bar/Nespresso coffee machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • I-pod docking station
  • Hairdryer
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Nespresso coffee machine

One Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa

Directly facing the sea, this private enclave is surrounded by a walled garden and has a plunge pool and outdoor dining area.

FEATURES

  • 120sqm
  • Master bedroom with king size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
  • Bathroom with separate shower and bathtub
  • Kitchenette and dining space
  • Living room
  • Private plunge pool
  • Terrace with sun loungers
  • Beachside garden
  • Just steps from the beach

Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa

This Two Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villa villas surrounded by a walled garden. You’ll find a private swimming pool and plentiful indoor and outdoor relaxation and dining areas. It is located just steps from the beach.

FEATURES

  • 200sqm
  • Master bedroom with king-size bed
  • Second bedroom with two queen beds
  • Maximum occupancy 5 adults or 4 adults & 3 children
  • Two bathrooms with separate showers and bathtubs
  • Living room
  • Kitchenette and dining space
  • Private swimming pool
  • with shaded lounge area
  • Walled tropical gardens with outdoor shower
  • Terrace and sun loungers
  • Direct beach access

Anantara Desert Island Resort makes an ideal honeymoon destination. The resort can provide the following to make your stay extra special:

  • Romantic turndown service
  • Candlelit bath ritual
  • Champagne breakfast

Leisure:


• Free-form infinity pool
• Floodlit tennis court

 

Wellness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis courts & equipment

 

Sports

  • Kayaking
  • Stand up paddle-boarding
  • Snorkelling
  • Deep-sea fishing

Horse Riding

There are stables with over 30 Arabian horses –

  • Dune rides and short trails for beginners
  • Bush trails for intermediate riders
  • Wildlife ride for experienced riders

 

Services


• Boutique shop
• Library with computers & internet access
• Meeting facilities & Conference rooms
• In-room dining

Excursions & activities

  • Spice Spoons – Middle Eastern cooking classes
  • Nature & wildlife drive to see cheetah, hyena, giraffe, ostrich & oryx
  • Nature walks
  • Culture & history tours
  • Wadi walk – towering rock corridors, fossils & salt domes
  • Falconry (October to April)
  • Archery
  • Land sailing
  • Mountain biking

 

Anantara

 Spa


In a serene setting overlooking the Arabian Gulf, Anantara Spa facilities include four treatment rooms and a full programme of therapies.

Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change

Bed & Breakfast
• Buffet breakfast

Half Board Premium
• Breakfast as above
• Lunch or dinner at a choice of dining outlets on Sir Bani Yas Island including Olio, The Palm, Samak & Savannah Grill (set menus)

Full Board Premium
• Breakfast as above
• Lunch and dinner at a choice of dining outlets on Sir Bani Yas Island including Olio, The Palm, Samak & Savannah Grill (set menus)

Al Shams Restaurant

Al Shams Restaurant & Bar

Poolside bar serving Middle Eastern bites – open for lunch, dinner and daytime pool-bar service.

Amwaj

Speciality seafood restaurant open for dinner.

The Palm

This restaurant is open for casual breakfasts and themed dinner buffets.

Savannah Grill & Lounge

Open terrace with rural views – enjoy African flavours, all day. Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Lounge open from lunchtime until late.

Dining by Design

Private dining in your choice of location.

Olio Restaurant & Lounge

Italian dining by the beach. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The resort is situated on Sir Bani Yas Island, 8km off the coast of Jebel Dhanna, 2hours drive from Abu Dhabi. There is a complimentary water taxi that takes 15-20 minutes from the mainland.

Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa welcomes families and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay:

Accommodation
• Units can accommodate between 1 and 3 children

Dining
• Children’s menu

Kids Club
Activities include:
• Crafts
• Movies
• Games
• Sports
• Computers
• Reading material

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