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Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Island is quite a journey from mainland Abu Dhabi but if you enjoy a road trip this is one you have to experience first hand. Arrived at the hotel late evening after a 3 hour drive from Abu Dhabi and a 20 minute speed boat ride. We were welcomed by the extra hospitable Anantara staff with minimal check in... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

People are very friendly, helpful, fast responding and professional. Breakfast is excellent quality. I recommend this place and surly I will go again. Special thanks to Rachid Baccas. I am encouraged to visit other ANANTARA properties

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surat
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

3 hours drive from Abu Dabhi Airport, then a short ferry trip to Sir Bani Island, Nice place to spend 3 to 4 days. Island has around 10000 free roaming animals, lots of excursion activities to do snorkelling, safari (a must do experience), mountain biking, sailing and well maintained stable for horse riding. Explored oryx and gazelles during evening walk... More 

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

Lovely hotel, spacious rooms, great food and impeccable service from the staff. Special mention to Rafi the wildlife guide, Greg at the pool bar and the staff at the pool and Olio restaurant. Highly recommended!

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Abu Dhabi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

3 day trip from Abu Dhabi, within a few minutes of arriving on the island we felt recognised by the team and they genuinely wanted to create an amazing experience, they succeeded! Recommend the safari drive and the advanced mountain biking through the park. Enjoyed Amwaj and Olio. Thanks to the entire team, a beautiful location, passionately maintained and worth... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A memorable vacation in a lovely setting. We were two moms with three teenagers and there was a full spectrum of activities and relaxation options to suit us all. The spa was delightful. We took a late afternoon game drive (5:00 pm is perfect for animal viewing), an early morning kayaking trip and an early morning (6:30 am) nature walk.... More 

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travel is a very subjective activity, one person can have a great trip and the person beside them may have a very different experience. Let me start by saying Sir Bani Yas Island is a true historical gem. What the late Sheikh Zayed did on this island in terms of creating a unique desert agriculture experiment and wildlife reserve is... More 

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Thank James P
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi all, I do really recommend to have fun in this island there are many activities to do such as Safari, horse riding, snorkeling, etc But consider to go in winter from late Nov to Feb otherwise u will not enjoy your whole time. This is my own view.

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

Almost everything exceeded expectations. Cleanliness, facilities, atmosphere, and above all; the polite, attentive, and always smiling staff. It is the core of the people working in the industry to be guest-oriented, but Anantara takes these values to different superior level. All people we met (literally; all of them) had always a positive, relaxed, ready to help attitude. We felt that... More 

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Christian G, Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear MSEIF, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience in the island and to write such a beautiful review. It is with great pleasure to be at your service during your getaway and whole team is glad that you had an amazing time. I am looking... More 

Abu Dhabi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the one bedroom villa which was very good and spacious. The plunge pool is very small though as compared to some of the other hotels offering private pools. The outdoor pool is very nice but it is still not an option for those wanting a private pool.

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Christian G, Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear z4564jyalia, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience in the island and we are happy to learn that you had a good time in the villa . I am looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future and I will be pleased to... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

Address: P.O. Box 12452, Sir Bani Yas Island 00945, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Sir Bani Yas Island
Price Range: $253 - $664 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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