Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara - Abu Dhabi

Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  show map
 5 stars
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Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara - Abu Dhabi

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

Paid on-site parking

Late check-in/ -out
Babysitting

Paid babysitting/ Child services

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Air conditioning

Air conditioning in public areas

Facilities for kids

Game room

Children's play area

Children's pool

Kids club

Cribs available

Board games

Private beach

Private beach

Beach umbrellas

Paid private beach

Overview

The traditional Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara is a 5-star hotel in Abu Dhabi offering barbeque grills, a tennis court and a library. Featuring Arabic architecture, the hotel occupies a 4-story building opened in 2007.

The hotel puts guests near stunning beaches.

Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara overlooks a national park and a wildlife park and provides quick access to a sandy beach.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of Family Two-Bedroom Villa, Premier Triple Room and Premier Deluxe Double Room with hardwood furnishing. They feature a laptop safe, a private balcony, individual climate control, satellite TV and a refrigerator. The rooms look on to the ocean. They are fitted with an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a microwave as well as en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bidet and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Guests can start a day with a complimentary buffet breakfast in the restaurant. Different dishes of seafood cuisine are served at the restaurant. Lounge bar is available on site.

Services

Guests can use dry cleaning, concierge service and 24-hour reception as well as a designated smoking area, a safe deposit box and free self parking.

Relax

The beach facilities include outdoor chaise lounges, umbrellas and towels. Active guests can make use of a gym and a fitness center offered on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   64.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Free safe at reception
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Private beach
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoeing
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Tennis court
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis

Services

  • Free shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Full board
  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Dinner

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Children's pool
  • Game room
  • Kids club
  • Board games

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Paid private beach
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Separate sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/ Extractor

Bathroom

  • Separate tub and shower
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Towels
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Espresso maker

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Down comforter

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 4 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    64

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Rooms and availability

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Premier Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or 1 Super King-size bed or Double bed
Size: 52 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Deluxe|Premier Standard Double Sea View

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    Premier Triple Room
    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    Size: 52 m²
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    Triple room

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      Premier Deluxe Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 52 m²
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      Deluxe|Premier Sea View + Breakfast Flex

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        One-Bedroom Room
        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
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          One-Bedroom Villa
          Bed type: Twin beds or Double bed
          Size: 120 m²
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          Villa|Villa 2 pax, pool view

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            Two-Bedroom Villa
            Size: 200 m²
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              Suite
              Bed type: Double bed
              Size: 80 m²
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                Family Two-Bedroom Room
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                Family Two-Bedroom Villa
                Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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                Villa|Anantara Family 2 Bedroom Pool Villa

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                  Deluxe Room
                  Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or Double bed or 1 Super King-size bed
                  Size: 52 m²
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                  • Air conditioning
                  • Private bathroom
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                  Deluxe|Double Room Deluxe Garden

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                    Deluxe Triple Room
                    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
                    Size: 52 m²
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                      How to reach hotel

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                      Hotel Address:

                      Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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                      Hotel information
                      • Check-in:
                        from  3 pm
                      • Check-out:
                        until  12 pm
                      • Number of floors:
                        4
                      • Number of rooms:
                        64

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                      Hotel information
                      • Check-in:
                        from  3 pm
                      • Check-out:
                        until  12 pm
                      • Number of floors:
                        4
                      • Number of rooms:
                        64

                      Hotel Awards

                      UAEHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedAbu DhabiDesert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara

                      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                      Best Spa Hotels in United Arab Emirates

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                      Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara Reviews

                      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara

                      Average guest rating

                      8.4out of 10
                      Superb
                      Based on 54 reviews

                      Guest reviews

                      • Family with children
                        9.6

                        Excellent services. Very good and friendly staff with a quick response to your needs and demands. We experienced one of the best bed mattresses among all the hotels all around the world we have visited.

                        The standerded of the services.

                      • Single
                        7.4

                        Great service. Nature reserve. The room was beautiful. Lots of great activities - Booked.neting, cycling, hikes. Drive into nature reserve was good, very knowledgeable guides.

                        Food was so-so, bit not good enough for this level of hotel. Very limited room service menu. Beach is reclaimed land, and is not great. The schedule of boat jetty's is limited, and you need to pay extra if you don't get there before 5:45pm. Overall, this property and services did not live up to the price. What is good s very good, but a lot could be made better.

                      • Family with children
                        9.2

                        Relaxing location - excellent service. All staff were welcoming and generous with time and attention. Truly indulgent but worth it.

                      • Family with children
                        6.6

                        Very Romantic Get away.. Very friendly staff.. Very good room service.. Food ordered in room is cheaper than the restaurants below in the lobby.

                        The desert activities cant be booked online and when we reached there all the activities were sold out(all activities are charged). The Swimming Pool was closed.

                      • Couple
                        9.2

                        The quite place and relaxing during the day. Its good for honey moon and make our special dinner in the beach.

                        The tax fees was quite high for us as a local.

                      • Family with children
                        9.2

                        A nice quiet 'getaway from it all' resort. From Dubai it takes about 4 hours, and you need to time your arrival at the ferry terminal in time for the ferry - as there is only one per hour. Then it's another 20 mins bus ride. But once you are there, you can just relax and sit back. The resort is 'boutique' which is perfect for those who don't want to have to fight for deckchairs around the pool. Staff is attentive and helpful, the restaurants are good and relaxed. It is better to plan a long weekend rather then a one night stay as with the drive, it was too short a time for us to stay.

                        ++ on all your food and beverage - so all your bills had an added 16% fees on top. I also didn't like the fact that if you wanted an extra bed in your (large) room for a child, you would have to pay extra charge. I found this very disconcerning as most hotels will offer this FOC.

                      • Older travelers
                        10.0

                        Great service and amazing location. Flamingo's stand almost in front of the hotel and gazelle's walking through the garden, never experienced this before. Wonderful swimming pool.

                        Internet in the room not good, many times no connection or long waiting.

                      • Family with children
                        9.2

                        the quit place and sea side dinner

                        it take to long to get hot water for the shower

                      • Older travelers
                        10.0

                        I would recommend this holiday the hotel is fantastic the staff make you feel special they give 200% outstanding and the food was excellent I cannot fault this in any way and will be definitely be going back

                      • Family with children
                        8.8

                        It's a great place to stay for a weekend; the activities (safari, wadi walk, nature walk, Booked.neting, etc.) which are well organised (but not free) add a plus to the stay.

                      • Family with children
                        9.6

                        The perfect place to rest after a long work period away from city noise and to get in touch with nature.

                        Every thing is perfect except for one thing, I love food but some of the food wasn't fresh made, like the indian Burata was already made and it's been reheated, and some cooked Vegetables are tastless when it combined with other dishes.

                      • Group of friends
                        9.6

                        The activities are fantastic. We did the kyaking and mountain biking. Both totally worthwhile. The sea view room was spectacular.

                      • Family with children
                        9.2

                        Very nice activities , nice and peaceful

                        Didn't like the food greasy and potatoes not cooked throughly

                      • Family with children
                        9.2

                        It was a unique place that offered a safe and comfortable facilities.

                        It would be good if there was a supermarket and a pharmacy.

                      • Family with children
                        10.0

                        We liked being able to be active - we walked, Booked.neted, played tennis, cycled and of course swam. As the children get older swimming and the beach is not enough. The staff on these activities were knowledgeable and enthusiastic and made it fun. It is expensive but well worth it for the location and the feeling of being away in a special place.

                      How to reach hotel

                      hotel Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara - Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi location
                      Show big map »

                      Hotel Address:

                      Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

                      Get directions
                      Hotel information
                      • Check-in:
                        from  3 pm
                      • Check-out:
                        until  12 pm
                      • Number of floors:
                        4
                      • Number of rooms:
                        64

                      Hotel Awards

                      UAEHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedAbu DhabiDesert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara

                      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                      Best Spa Hotels in United Arab Emirates

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