Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara - Abu Dhabi

Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  show map
 5 stars
  • Overview
  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities
^

Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara - Abu Dhabi

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Scuba diving

Horseback riding

Snorkeling

Canoeing

Cycling

Hiking

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Turkish bath

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara is a worthy example of 5-star hotels in Abu Dhabi offering contemporary rooms overlooking Arabian Gulf. Featuring Arabic architecture, the hotel is welcoming guests since 2007.

The hotel is located in a natural area of Abu Dhabi, close to Yas Marina Circuit. This property is set on the sandy beach and offers outdoor chaise lounges and umbrellas.

This comfortable hotel boasts close proximity to a wildlife park.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 64 rooms equipped with a laptop safe, a private balcony, individual climate control, satellite TV and a refrigerator. They come with an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a microwave as well as bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bidet and a shower.

Eat & Drink

A complimentary breakfast is served at the restaurant. A panoramic on-site restaurant serves dishes of seafood cuisine. Guests are welcome to the Lounge bar to relax with a drink.

Services

There are such business facilities as a slide projector, a conference room and a video projector on the premises.

Relax

Cots, an arcade/game room and babysitting are provided for guests with children. Sport facilities include kayaking, sailing and mountain biking.

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.

This field is required.
Email not defined
 Open
WRITE A QUICK REVIEW
Very Bad Excellent
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rate this hotel
YOUR IMPRESSION OF THE HOTEL

In general

Pros

Cons

YOUR DETAILS
First Name
Email
Cancel
To get your review moderated and published, please read our Terms and Conditions.

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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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

Use Badge

Rooms and availability

Anantara Desert Islands Resort And Spa photos Room
Premier Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or 1 Super King-size bed
Size: 560 sq. feet
Check Prices
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
  • — Less information+ More information
Room facilities
    Anantara Desert Islands Resort And Spa photos Room
    Premier Deluxe Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds
    Size: 560 sq. feet
    Check Prices
    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
    — Less information+ More information

    Deluxe|Premier Sea View + Breakfast Flex

    Room facilities
      Anantara Desert Islands Resort And Spa photos Room
      Standard Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
      Size: 560 sq. feet
      Check Prices
      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
      — Less information+ More information

      Standard|Twin/Double room - De Luxe - Sea View

      Room facilities
        Anantara Desert Islands Resort And Spa photos Room
        One-Bedroom Villa
        Bed type: Twin beds
        Size: 1295 sq. feet
        Check Prices
        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
        • — Less information+ More information

        Villa|VILLA ONE BEDROOM-WITH POOL VIEW (villa)

        Room facilities
          Anantara Desert Islands Resort And Spa photos Room
          Two-Bedroom Villa
          Size: 2155 sq. feet
          Check Prices
          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
          — Less information+ More information
          Room facilities
            Anantara Desert Islands Resort And Spa photos Room
            Suite
            Size: 865 sq. feet
            Check Prices
            • Free Wi-Fi
            • Air conditioning
            • Shower
            • — Less information+ More information
            Room facilities
              Family Two-Bedroom Room
              Check Prices
              — Less information+ More information
              Family Two-Bedroom Villa
              Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
              Check Prices
              • Air conditioning
              — Less information+ More information

              Villa|Anantara Family 2 Bedroom Pool Villa

              Room facilities
                Anantara Desert Islands Resort And Spa photos Room
                Deluxe Room
                Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or Double bed or 1 Super King-size bed
                Size: 560 sq. feet
                Check Prices
                • Free Wi-Fi
                • Air conditioning
                • Private bathroom
                • — Less information+ More information

                Deluxe|Double Room Deluxe Garden (Half Board)

                Room facilities

                  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

                  Use Badge

                  Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara Location

                  Legend
                  • Current hotel
                  • Hotels nearby
                  • Other hotels
                  • Airports
                  • Underground stations
                  • Train stations
                  • Parks
                  • Tourist attractions
                  • Museums
                  • Convention centers
                  • Stadiums
                  • Food and meals
                  • General

                  Hover above the icons to see hotel photo and details.

                  Click the hotel to go to the main hotel page.

                  Route Planner
                  Enter your starting point (at least street address and city) to receive driving directions to or from the hotel.
                  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

                  Use Badge

                  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

                  Use Badge