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Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

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P.O. Box 12452, Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island 00945, United Arab Emirates
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For family the garden rooms in ground floor is better than higher floor but the pool villas is the best. Great staff & services. The Wither is sunny and very hot, but the hotel is very poor in shaded activities

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a 4 hour drive from Dubai followed by a quick documentation formality at Jebel Dhana jetty, a 15 min ride to the Arrivals port + a 10 min drive to the hotel, we were greeted by a team of smiling faces, welcome drinks and a cold lavender scented towel (a us in this humid weather). Check in was super... More 

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rgerna, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Patricia, It was a pleasure having you with us in Desert Island Resort and Spa, and we thank you for taking time to write your experience and share it on Tripadvisor. It was most kind of you to share your thoughts with us since your responses will help us to shape the future of our services, your help... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like this Hotel! Therefore I come back on business trip nearly weekly to relax on the pool at least from the late afternoon. The staff is always friendly and supportive! Also during Ramadan time I missed not anything! On the boat trip to the island I could watch a big turtle and a dolphin. This is perfect for all,... More 

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Dear Mr. Maexlin, We at Desert Island Resort and Spa by Anantara thank you for your continued patronage. It's always a great pleasure to see you come over and serve you during your business trips. It's always heartwarming for us to read that you enjoy your stay every time you come back for a visit. Rest assured that we will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second trip to Anantara as a family and loved every moment of it. We had the chalet in the main hotel and were pampered with every amenity. The service levels were amazing and the cherry on the cake was serving us Shisha in the chalet. Our back yard and private pool was amazing and a joy for the kids... More 

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are currently staying in room 101 of the Anantara Desert Islands Resort and Spa on Sir Bani Yas Island. The hotel is lovely, the island is incredible and the desert safar drive with Mahmoud is something you simply MUST do! It has definitely been the highlight of our mini holiday to Sir bani yas Island. We saw so many... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The getaway to Anantara Desert Islands is like living an episode of a Tom Sawyer book. One gets picked up by a modern ferry to the island. The island doesn't have any locals residents or houses but only the 3 resorts of Anatara, which are set across rocky hills, a 'dessert' jungle, strips of mangroves and surrounded by bottle green... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice location, but freedom to do activities with out paying for a guide is limited. Bad bad experience in sea food restaurant one night food over cooked and not good value for money. Pool side pleasant. Overall ambience is nice. Visited during Ramadan and drinking out doors was prohibited

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

Simply amazing place to stay with your family. Superb location on the island but little far from Dubai. One shouldn't miss the recreational activities, like wildlife safari, cycling, horse riding etc.One of the best resort for couples.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Best weekend getaway we've had in a long time. Traveled with my partner, mother and close friend and had an absolute ball. The staff truly made the visit for us and we felt right at home. They were all extremely knowledgeable and took pride in their hotel. I would recommend staying on the ground floor and the easy access to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Quite simply, a paradise away from home. Service and facilities well and truly exceeded expectations. They made the guests feel special. You are away from the city of course, so if you want an urban accommodation this is not the place. But if you want to relax in a holiday resort, then this is highly recommended.

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