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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted a short, relaxing break with a few activities to do too - this resort was just perfect for that. On day one we joined the safari and learnt so much about local wildlife and conservation programmes along with some of the island's history. We were very lucky to see an ostrich, giraffes and cheetahs close up along with... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel fits the description of an island getaway as you, nearly, have the whole Baniyas Island at your disposal (some parts belong to the royal family and are closed off to public). The Anantara has optimised their use of the island by offering diverse activities on different parts of the island. So whether you opt for horse riding, archery,... More 

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Vinkeveen, The Netherlands
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133 reviews 133 reviews
54 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel has a particularly warm architecture and the breakfast room is special. Of the four restaurants that the hotel presents, there appears one open in the hotel. Two are outside the hotel, you can go with a shuttle, and one, The Palm, is open for breakfast only. Our room is spacious, bathroom with toilet, bath and separate shower, Nespresso.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Incomparable service and amenities. It was our honeymoon and we thoroughly enjoyed every single day spent at the Desert Island Spa and Resort. We were pleasantly surprised with the room upgrade to begin with. We enjoyed Snorkeling as well as Archery which made our trip even more memorable.

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the best location for people who work under a lot of pressure. Here you can just seriously relax and enjoy the sounds of the sea and the birds. The service of the hotel staff was great. And I do travel a lot. This trip was from A to Z SUPER!!!! Will absolute go there again. Thank you Anantra... More 

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear halimat2015 Thank you very much for taking the time to write this really wonderful review. Nothing makes us happier as a team than to learn that our guests have such a special time. It is our goal to provide a place where everyone can find their own personal retreat. Your paradise awaits you and we hope to welcome you... More 

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

The setting is beautiful and the level of service experience here was simply unbeatable! The team here go the extra mile in making sure your stay is as memorable as possible. It was by far the best service I've experienced in the Middle East. The food at Samak and Amwaj is simply divine! I would highly recommend the dining by... More 

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear kaersijilla, Thank you so much for this truly amazing review, honestly we are thrilled to read such comments. I will make particular commendations for those associates who have gone above and beyond to make this such a memorable stay. We hope to welcome you back soon, Best regards Mark Eletr Cluster General Manager Anantara Sir Bani Yas More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It the first time my nearest family was together in a resort and it was a real let-down. There is too much hype about this place. The 3 hour journey through the bleak industrial landscape was depressing but ended with the hopeful boat trip through the glistening blue-green waters of the Arabian Gulf. However on touching the shores of Sir... More 

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback, clearly we're all disappointed that you did not appreciate the Island experience. We have no desire to recreate the varied landscape of Africa, we do however follow a strict mandate to bring to life, the vision of the late HH Sheik Zayed. This includes creating a sustainable environment which supports the varied wildlife... More 

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

I have great time with family............................................. Nice swimming pool Good restaurants Friendly tour guide and helpful................... Booking services were good and helpful

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mohammed B, Thank you very much for sharing this excellent review, we're very happy to learn that you and your family had such an enjoyable and memorable experience. We very much hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Mark Eletr Cluster General Manager Anantara Sir Bani Yas More 

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10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with my parents - they are retired. I took us about 5 hours to go here from Dubai Marina with drive to the boat and the drive on the island. It was a great stay for us and we really enjoyed all the activitites of the hotel - the safari drive with cheeta close up experience was... More 

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Straffe, Thank you very much for taking the time to share this really wonderful review. The team is thrilled to learn that you and your family had such a memorable time and were able to experience and enjoy this wonderful landscape. We truly hope we can welcome you back soon. Best regards Mark Eletr Cluster General Manager Anantara Sir... More 

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

I really enjoyed being at the hotel with my family. A little expensive though but one should experience it at least once. Food is very expensive and there are no groceries or hospitals which is a big disadvantage. But overall I had a really good relaxation on the island. Thanks to Shaikh Zayed for opening his private island for public... More 

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Fouad H, Thank you so much for the glowing feedback, we're very pleased to learn that you and your family had such a wonderful time. Thank you also for recognising the unique opportunity it is for everybody to visit and experience the vision of HH the late Sheik Zayed, may he rest in peace. One point we do wish... More 

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 64
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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 Hotel
Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa Emirate Of Abu Dhabi/Sir Bani Yas Island

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