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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

The pre-booking customer service made me give just an average rating (explained below). The overall experience, staff hospitality and how well organized they are till you reach your room was great. It took us just one signature to finish the check in process when we arrived. The room was absolutely clean, well decorated and the biggest standard room I have ever experience in my travels. We absolutely loved the breakfast buffet. That can also be highlight of our trip. It has some delicious and vast variety of food and on top of that you can enjoy your breakfast while looking at the sea in fresh air. It takes about 20 minutes boat ride to reach the island. We like the fact that It's isolated and you are completely away from mainland. However it's a luxury resort so everything is provided to you. I booked this resort by mistake. I wanted to book something else. To my knowledge i did cancel the booking but I must have skipped a step to complete the process and couldn't manage to cancel it in time. The moment it got confirmation which was 9 days prior to my travel, I sent a request to cancel it with refund as it was a mistake. I booked this resort by mistake. I wanted to book something else on Bin Yas Island. To my knowledge i did cancel the booking but I must have skipped a step to complete the process and couldn't manage to cancel it in time. The moment it got confirmation which was 9 days prior to my travel, I sent a request to cancel it with refund as it was a mistake. I thought it's a huge luxury hotel chain and they will understand but to my surprise they refused it completely. I did understand that it was my mistake and I did offer them to deduct some % of the total amount. Sadly, they behaved like some ordinary hotel who wouldn't miss a chance to get money out of you. That was a shock to me. It was not only disappointing but frustrating to see how greedy these big names are. I would consider it one of the worst customer experience I have had. If you are planning to go there to enjoy beach and sea, I would not recommend this resort. At the time of this writing, the beach surrounding this resort was really pathetic. There is only a small part where you can practically go inside the sea for a short swim even that was not entirely clean part. Other resorts on Bin Yas island seems to have better beach but I'm not sure how good they are. The activities seemed pricy for what they offer. They should keep those at reasonable cost to attract more people to join in.

Mohammad O


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Must do: The Wildlife Drive (Safari) - Mark knows almost everything on that. Must eat: At Savanah Restaurant - The Executive Chef from Zimbabwe is one of its kind! Must experience: The bike roaming around the island and the tranquility of the pool and surroundings. The staff are simply amazing! The ambience of the hotel "travels" one far away from Middle East. The sea view rooms are stunning and spacious. Sir Baniyas is not a man-made island. It is there for almost 10,000 years and hosts more than 15,000 animals (peacocks, fowls, ostriches, cheetahs, giraffes, antelopes, oryxes, and many more).

GlobalCitiz - Singapore


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

It's my second time to stay here and I have always been impressed by the quality of the service and choice of activities that can be done on the island. Can't wait to come back for the third time! Thanks for making us feel welcome!

VeniceDubai - Dubai, United Arab Emirates


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice stay, the service was exceptional, the facilities were very nice, unfortunately the dining did not pan out as good as the rest.. Pricey and not great ( seafood restaurant). But we had a good time, We would go back.

markhenryp - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had recently visited Anantara Resort and I had both good & bad experience. However, its a good place to visit. I've stayed there with my family for 2 nights and we stayed in a Garden Facing Room which was very close to the pool, kids activity centre & restaurants. Staying on the ground floor with the garden view is recommended for families. One of the best activities which we had tried was the Falcon Show & The Wildlife & Nature Drive. The guides doing these activities are very well trained and very friendly. When it comes to food, I wouldn't say it's great, but still manageable, however, it can be improved. Dinner by the sea is also a good experience to try :-) Now, when it comes to doing any room booking make sure to avoid any package with activity, I did that mistake of doing. I was supposed to get 2 free activity and at last, i ended up with just 1 because they told the other activities are full. So I really don't see any use of having a promotion package with activity when you can't use it. Now coming to my bad experience, it was the day on my check out, there was a promotion where 2 adults will get 200 AED on all activities (except horse riding and water sports), However, when the time came to redeem for my Wildlife Drive the concerned person changed it saying that since Water Sport and Wildlife Drive belongs to the same group they can redeem and at the same time there was someone who was pressuring me to leave without resolving the issue. They weren't even willing to get the issue resolved. Finally, anyhow their manager came and resolved the issue. For a big brand like Anantara, I really expected them to be more professional. Even though of these issues, I would still recommend the resort, its worth the money we spend and you would have a fun time.

Nelson C - Dubaistaymonth=11


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