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Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   P.O. Box 12452, Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island 00945, United Arab Emirates
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An Easter break to a Desert Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi sounds fab and it should have been. We looked at Trip Advisor and most of the negative comments seemed to be from 2009/10 and the later posts looked very good. We booked a four day trip and were pleased with the price at 1,250 per night for... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this hotel could earn one more star quite easy as its employees are nice, polite and eager to please. there is a lovely beach and some great activities like safari, archery, biking, nature trails, kayaking etc. everything within an eco reserve and with quite a few succesfull breeding programs. seeing a cheetah and especially girafs up close and personal was... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have just arrived back from an amazing 4 nights on Sir Baniyas, not only was Desert Islands a great location it was well maintained with lots of activities to occupy all the family. We visited the spa to indulge in massages, our 5 year old son enjoyed the kids club and the swimming pool got well used. We also... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back from a quick weekend trip to Desert Island. My first impression was that the room was spacious (rain shower included) and the hotel grounds were beautiful. We had the full board package so we ate at The Palm restaurant everyday. The food was great (a nice variety) but I feel I must give a special shoutout to... More

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morzine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived by boat and were driven to the Resort by shuttle bus. The Villa accommodation was first class and included a private spa pool and back garden enclosed by Palms and manicured trees. Each morning a sumptuous breakfast awaited which provided opportunities for the little ones to be well behaved and polite to the service staff. The Safari included... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked three rooms in Desert Island through two different website. The first two rooms were booked on booking.com and we didn’t have any issue with those rooms, then we wanted to book a third room on the same day but booking.com had no more rooms within the same category so we used trip advisor to compare search results and... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately we just came back from a 2 night stay in this hotel, as everyone wished we could have stayed longer. First of all, don't plan anything less than a 2 night stay here. It's quite a trip to get to the hotel on the Island especially from anything further than Abu Dhabi. But it so worth it. We decided... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We went safari tour and the guide Kate was so cool.She knew a lot of things and it was fun.We saw lot of animals. Ghizlane in the activity was so welcoming and friendly. On our dinner amwaj is the best. I might remember the small lady gave us a good advise which food will eat and that was superb!! The... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

A friend and I recently spent the weekend at this property. The arrivals area at the ferry is very nice and welcoming. Then on arrival we were greeted by staff who knew who we were holding cold wet towels for our refreshment. It was all a fantastic start. We mentioned that we wanted to book activities and we were brought... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I had an amazing experience with desert island by anantara. It was amazing stay with high quality services. I had a warm welcome from them and they helped me to know how to book for the activities they have. Concluding it was different from all the experiences I had. THANK YOU ANANTARA

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Also Known As:
Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara Hotel Sir Bani Yas Island
Desert Islands Resort And Spa By Anantara
Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara Hotel
Desert Islands Hotel
Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa Emirate Of Abu Dhabi/Sir Bani Yas Island
Address: P.O. Box 12452, Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island 00945, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Sir Bani Yas Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Sir Bani Yas Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With 64 luxuriously appointed rooms, suites, spacious one-bedroom villas and truly luxurious two-bedroom Royal Villas, Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara invites you to live out your own Arabian nights in a destination that is anything but ordinary. 240km from Abu Dhabi City and just eight kilometers off the Abu Dhabi emirate’s western coastline, the island beckons with a mystique that is worlds away from the hustle and bustle of modern urban life. ... more   less 
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