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Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates



Set against the bold beauty of the Arabian Gulf, where rich desert sunsets become shimmering beach sunrises, the Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is your fabulous destination. On the north shores of Sir Bani Yas Island, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi, this luxurious hotel is equal parts adventure and relaxation. Overlooking the sea, with spacious private balconies, each stunning room is your personal serene haven. Plush king-sized beds are graced with fabulous Egyptian cotton, elegant bathrooms present enticingly stylish rain showers, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors allow natural sunlight to cast your room in a tranquil glow. Beginning with gorgeous tile or hardwood floors, brushed with the gold, tan, and deep reds of the desert, and completed with all the modern entertainment options, sink into the lap of luxury and enjoy true bliss at Desert Islands Resort & Spa.

On this tiny island paradise, where the Arabian Wildlife Park beckons to be explored, spend your first day on a fascinating adventure as you discover the island. Hike or mountain bike through the park's wonderful trails, come face to face with some of the local wildlife, and enjoy the beauty of nature. Cool off in the afternoon with a dip in the hotel's seaside infinity-edge pool, or snorkel and dive amidst the vibrant coral reefs in the island's marine sanctuary. For a leisurely day on the gulf, take out one of the sailboats and glide along the Arabian Sea, breathing in the invigorating ocean air. In the evening, ride horseback along the beach as the sun sets over the sands, or pamper yourself with a trip to the spa to unwind after an adventurous day in the park. After the warm Arabian day turns into the magical Arabian night, sit out under the stars and enjoy amazing seafood and the casual beachside setting of Samak. Later that night, retire to your cool, peaceful room and drift off to sleep surrounded by the complete and luxurious comforts of Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara.

Location of Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa
Sir Bani Yas Island P.O. Box 12452
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Nearest Airport: AZI, AUH

Amenities for Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

  • General Information
  • 64 Guest Rooms, Suites and Villas
  • Connecting/Adjoining Rooms
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Dining
  • Private Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Pool Bar
  • Room Service
  • Lounge
  • Waterfront Dining
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Spa on Property
  • Hiking Trails
  • Library
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Boutique
  • Horse Stables
  • Gardens
  • Beach Access
  • Steam Room
  • Boat Shuttle Service
  • Tennis Court
  • Infinity Pool
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite Television
  • iPod Docks
  • Marble Bathrooms
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Private Pools
  • Individually Designed Rooms
  • Rain Showers
  • Kitchenettes
  • Espresso Machine
  • Private Terraces
  • Work Desks
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Cultural Classes
  • Excursions
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkeling
  • Nature Walks
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Cultural Tours
  • Archery
  • Four-Wheel Drive Excursions
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Drives
  • Horseback Riding
  • Nature Hikes
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Family
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Beaches
  • Parks
  • Marina
  • Nature Reserve
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations
  • Family
  • Honeymoons & Romance

Reviews for Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Sir Bani Yas Island surprised me by its size - it is quite big, about twice the area of Abu Dhabi island. The geography is very interesting, with the various beaches, as expected, but with sizable hills, valleys and wadis. Whilst the Desert Island resorts can't be considered cheap, once all the aspects, like quality, accessibility, and the challenges of maintaining a place in a relatively remote location, I think it is fairly priced. What probably tips the balance are the extras, as your bill will quickly escalate with massage, safari, horse riding,.... A bi plus for me were the free bicycles, which were of reasonable quality and allowed very interesting rides, as the roads are good and there is very little traffic. The nature reserve tour is, in my view, a must. The sights are fantastic and the flora and fauna, magnificent. As for the hotel, pretty much what you expect from Anantara, very good quality and service, and very ample rooms. The ferry to the island is an interesting part of the trip.

MHSV_MG - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

A family trip that we thoroughly enjoyed! Beautiful resort& location, great facilities and very helpful staff. Plenty of activities for every age. We all enjoyed the wild life drive and we were lucky to view the Cheetahs 1 meter away from us .....

Saudabi Vadakke... V - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

It was one of the most incredible experiment which I have.The Island is very nice and quite.There is 2 hour and houf minutes driving from Abu dahbi to Sir bani yas.Then you need to go for almost 20 minutes with boat to arrive the Island.The service of the hotel was totaly amazing(Check in just 5 minutes!).We have been located in Villa.It was great.Every where was clean and perfect pool,nice beach.Still I am surprised with staff,service and also manager of hotel.Even when you are biking out of hotel the drivers were so nice,smily and caring.There is lots of activity but I think the most amazing one is Safari.Our tour guide Yusuf was great and the car also was the best for safari. The Aranian restaurant of the hotel was good specially very good menu for kids. I will recommand to everybody to try Anantara in Sir bani yas Island.Such an amazing journy.

Sahar B


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in this magnificent hotel in Feb 2018. Getting there is an endeavor already, but it so worth all of it. Hotel is located on the north side of the island. All rooms well placed with a nice sea view towards the Arabian gulf. We visited the Olio restaurant for dinner. It was in the other property facing the sea also. Restaurant Manager Aqeel and his team really make you feel welcomed. Food was marvelous. If you are there, try it, worth every penny! We tried the Nature & Wildlife Tour. 1,5 hours or exciting "safari outside Africa". Halim, the guide, sure knows how to make your tour even more fascinating. Very good job! Breakfast at the main restaurant is vast also. All in all 5/5 for the team on Sir Bani Yas island. Good job and keep up the good work!

One_2_Big - Dubai, United Arab Emirates


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would recommend the place to anyone who likes wildflife and quiet to go. The island is beautiful, the staff is adorable and from a general point of view everything was perfect. Go for the 9 am safari and you'll get a taste of Africa.

cindy174


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