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Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

‘An Intrepid Explorer’s Paradise’

Welcome to one of the world’s most unique offshore wildlife sanctuaries - Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa. Wildlife from the Arabian Desert roam next to turquoise waters to provide the setting for this natural island retreat rich in Arabian influence and smattered with splashes of luxury. Stone Age ruins dot the landscape here, making this intriguing destination a truly memorable and diverse setting. The hotel is a delightful retreat with stylish spa and each of the room types directly face the sea; the waters and colourful reefs can be explored through a range of dives at the Watersports Centre, which caters for both beginners and experienced divers alike. Dining can be enjoyed at three different venues and customised experiences can be found with the Dining by Design option.



In Our Opinion

‘This is a superb location for walkers who will love the wildlife trails and for those looking towards getting close to nature with a game drive, but who also want to experience a beautiful beach during their stay’ 
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Fully equipped mini-bar
  • Bathroom with rain shower and separate bath tub
  • Hairdryer
  • I-pod docking station
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • International Satellite TV
  • Work station with free WIFI

Deluxe Sea View

Cool, hardwood furnishings and Egyptian cottons adorn these upper floor rooms, which boast glorious views over the turquoise sea and beach.

FEATURES

  • 52sqm
  • One king size bed or twin queen beds
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 2 children
  • Private balcony
  • Two sun loungers
  • Sea view

Deluxe Garden

Surrounded by lush tropical island gardens and just a few footsteps away from your own desert island. Featuring indigenous touches of Arab décor, terracotta flooring and marble bath fixtures.

FEATURES

  • 52sqm
  • One king size bed or twin queen beds
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 2 children
  • Private ground floor terrace
  • Access to main pool area
  • Partial sea view

Premier Sea View

Situated on the 4th floor of the hotel, these rooms feature uninterrupted sea views.

FEATURES

  • 52sqm
  • One king size bed or twin queen beds
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 2 children
  • Sea view

Anantara Suite

These large suites surround tropical island gardens and benefit from natural light and the inviting Egyptian design and furnishings in other room categories. Features a separate living and bedroom area with kitchenette.

FEATURES

  • 80sqm
  • One king size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 2 children
  • Private terrace with sun loungers
  • Sea view

  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Fully equipped mini-bar
  • Bathroom with rain shower and separate bath tub
  • Hairdryer
  • I-pod docking station
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • International Satellite TV
  • Work station with free WIFI

1 Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa

Directly facing the sea, these exclusive private enclaves are surrounded by a walled garden and adorned with plush fabrics, ornate daybeds and a private splash pool.

FEATURES

  • 120sqm
  • Master bedroom with king size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
  • Kitchenette and dining space
  • Living room
  • Private splash pool and sun loungers
  • Beachside garden with direct beach access

2 Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villa

Two bedroom villas comprise 200 square metres of decadent space showcasing the best of Arabian décor, contemporary design and modern convenience. Separated from the main resort, you will find a private pool in walled tropical gardens as well as direct beach access to ensure your stay is nothing but pure relaxation.

FEATURES

  • 200sqm
  • One bedroom with king size bed
  • Second bedroom with twin queen beds
  • Maximum occupancy 5 adults or 4 adults & 3 children
  • Living room
  • Kitchenette and dining space
  • Private pool with shaded lounge area
  • Walled tropical gardens with outdoor shower
  • Terrace and sun loungers
  • Direct beach access
Anantara Resort in Abu Dhabi can provide everything you need to begin your happily ever after honeymoon – from a romantic turndown service, to candlelit bath rituals and champagne breakfast in bed, your romantic escape will not be short of luxury and indulgence.

Leisure:


• Free-form infinity pool
• Floodlit tennis court

Excursions & activities:

• Archery
• Kayaking
• Mountain biking
• Nature & wildlife drives
• Nature & wildlife walks
• Snorkelling
• The Monastery
• Deep sea fishing

Services:


• Fitness centre
• Boutique shop
• Library with internet access
• Meeting facilities
• Conference rooms

Anantara Spa


A haven of healing sensuality, the Anantara Spa leads visitors down a pathway towards wellbeing through a range of exotic treatments, inspired by ancient therapies and rituals; all of which take place in a serene setting overlooking the clear waters of the Arabian Gulf. Spa facilities include four treatment rooms for couples and individuals as well as male and female changing areas with steam rooms.

Watersports Centre


Beginners, amateurs and expert divers can all find diving opportunities to suit their experience. The Watersports Centre is a casual beach side space with a purpose-built dive pool situated adjacent to an informal restaurant overlooking the white sandy beach and tranquil bay. Other features include a retail shop, locker rooms and classrooms.

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)

Samak outdoors

Al Shams

Situated at the pool and serving light gourmet snacks in a family-friendly atmosphere; choose from one of the many shaded umbrellas and loungers to relax and enjoy the tempting choices.

Seafood Restaurant - Samak

Featuring an expansive wine list and an array of seafood and imported steaks prepared to taste on an open grill. Open for dinner.

The Palm

A la carte restaurant serving an international and Middle Eastern breakfast buffet and becomes the venue for occasional themed nights; the a la carte menu features a variety of cuisines and offers an expansive wine selection to complement your fine dining choices.

The Lounge

This stylish lounge bar invites you to take a comfortable seat and enjoy an aperitif before or a nightcap after your meal; you will also find gourmet coffees and teas all day long.

Dining by Design

A total customisation of your dining experience with locations by the beach, on your balcony or wherever else inspires you; allow the chefs at Desert Islands to create a supremely romantic and original evening.

The resort sits amidst the waters of the Arabian Gulf on Sir Bani Yas Island, easily reached by boat from the mainland jetty or by plane from Al Bateen Executive Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport is 250km away. The Arabian Wildlife Park displays the natural beauty and wildlife of the area and can be seen from the resort, only a short distance away.

Nearby attractions:
• Arabian Wildlife Park
• Resort excursions
• Nature & wildlife drives
• Scenic walks

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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