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Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

5-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Sir Bani Yas Island Beach

  • Free WiFi
From
S$305

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9.4.Exceptional.
  • The property made you feel like you were anywhere except the desert. The staff was the…

    Jun 4, 2019

  • We had a wonderful 2 day break at this hotel. The staff were very attentive and friendly…

    Oct 22, 2018

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 64 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)

What’s around

  • On a private beach
  • Sir Bani Yas Island Beach - 19 min walk
  • Sir Bani Yas Island Pier - 8.4 mi / 13.6 km
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from January 31 2021 to May 31 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Room, Sea View
  • Deluxe Room, Garden View
  • Premier Room, Sea View
  • One Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa
  • Anantara Suite
  • Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa

Location

  • On a private beach
  • Sir Bani Yas Island Beach - 19 min walk
  • Sir Bani Yas Island Pier - 8.4 mi / 13.6 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On a private beach
  • Sir Bani Yas Island Beach - 19 min walk
  • Sir Bani Yas Island Pier - 8.4 mi / 13.6 km

Getting around

  • Abu Dhabi Intl. Airport (AUH) - 128.9 miles/207.4 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 64 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • United Arab Emirates may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. This property is located on an island approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers) off the coast of Abu Dhabi, accessible only by boat. Guests must contact the resort 1 day in advance to arrange transportation from Jebel Dhanna Jetty (20 minutes away by boat). Daily departure from Jebel Dhanna Jetty to Sir Bani Yas Island: noon, 3 PM, 6 PM, and 11 PM (and 10:30 AM on Friday only). Daily departure from Sir Bani Yas Island: 9 AM, 1 PM, 4 PM, and 8 PM. Please note that the boat transfers are subject to availability, weather conditions, and clearance from Abu Dhabi Ports Authority. This property provides ground transportation to and from the island boat station, as well as transportation around the island (included in the resort fee).
All guests are required to present a valid government-issued ID card at check-in. A valid passport with UAE entry stamp, UAE Emirates ID, and GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) ID are accepted.
Due to COVID-19, guests are encouraged to submit their ID to the property in advance of arrival.
Guests are required to have the AL HOSN UAE App installed on their mobile devices. Guests may be requested by the property to provide documentation of recent travel history (such as showing passport immigration stamps) and/or complete a health declaration.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare*
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Onsite garage
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Playground on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Year Built - 2009
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Romanian
  • Vietnamese

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Spa

Anantara Spa has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, Thai massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Dining

The Palm - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast only.

Amwaj - This beachfront seafood restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open select days.

Al Shams Restaurant and B - This poolside restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

The Lounge - This bar specializes in local and international cuisine. Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Playground on site

Nearby

  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby

Small print

Also known as

  • Anantara Desert Islands
  • Anantara Desert Islands & Spa
  • Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa Hotel
  • Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa Hotel Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Anantara Desert Islands Resort
  • Desert Islands Hotel
  • Anantara Desert Islands Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Desert Islands Resort
  • Desert Islands Resort Anantara
  • Desert Islands Hotel
  • Desert Islands Resort And Spa By Anantara

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Housekeeping is offered for an extra charge of AED 20.00 per night

Rollaway beds are available for AED 350 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AED 130 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AED 1020 per vehicle (one way)

Wired Internet access is available in guestrooms for AED 100 per night (rates may vary)

Wired Internet access is available in public areas for AED 100 per night (rates may vary)

Policies

Drones and aerial surveillance devices are not permitted at this property.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Transfers via boat are required and must be arranged at least 24 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: AED 15.00 per room, per night
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per adult: AED 380
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per child: AED 190 (from 6 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: AED 999
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: AED 499 (from 6 to 11 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, international cuisine, and garden views. The dining venue will be unavailable from January 31 2021 to May 31 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Olio (4.6 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is AED 1020 per vehicle one way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking and improve your game at the onsite tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes a wildlife and game drive and hunting. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa also has a private beach, a 24-hour fitness center, and spa services, as well as an arcade and a garden.
9.4.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent Hotel

    Fantastic stay. Highly recommend the Arabian buffet on the beach and an early morning safari.

    2 night family trip, Oct 20, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Must stay once in a life time !!!!

    Best ever ..

    1 night family trip, Dec 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    素晴らしい! 秘境感と食事、部屋のおもてなしが良い。

    2 night trip, May 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Дикий восторг!!!!

    Еще на берегу начинается отдых, тебя встречает ресепшн, с удобными диванами, кофе/печеньками - где можешь скоротать время в ожидании своего бота. Сервис в отеле выше всяких похвал - индивидуальный сопровождающий, который рассказывает, что есть в отеле, где проходит завтрак, где пляж, и далее к нему можно обращаться в течении всего отдыха. Хочу Марии сказать огромное спасибо - она во всем нем помогла! Номер - нам отель сделал комплимент, улучшил наш номер на номер с видом на море и бассейн. По приезду встречает в номере ваза с фруктами и конфетками. Есть капсульная кофе-машина, с хорошим кофе, всегда можно попросить попольнить (но и без просьб пополняли). Есть вечерняя подготовка ко сну - на тумбочку ставят водичку со стаканом, тапочки около кровати. Завтраки - отличные, есть все, и все о-очень вкусное. Омлет или яичницу заказываешь и тебе ее приносят по готовности. Тоже самое с напитками. Бассейн красиво оформлен, служащий у бассейна полотенца разложит, зонтик поправит, чтобы лежак всегда был в тени, только выходишь из бассейна или моря, сразу несет тебе холодную бутылочку воды. Приблизительно раз в час подойдет с прохладными, вкуснопахнущими полотенчиками освежиться. В общем, сервис на высоте. Пляж - пустынный, с великолепной бирюзовой водичкой. Тоже с таким же сервисом. Одно но, до пляжа идти минуты 3, но по горячему по песку, с какими-то камнями (без тапочек не вариант, и в сланцах не удобно) и по какой-то не живописной дорожке... Но мы ходили! Обожаю море!

    Yulia, 2 night family trip, May 9, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    ممتاز و رائع

    ممتاز و رائع

    saeed, 2 night romance trip, Apr 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    يستحق الاقامة في هذا الفندق وانصح به

    الاقامة كانت جميلة وكنت سعيد مع عائلتي

    HASAN, 1 night family trip, Mar 29, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Vraiment dommage!!!

    Les points +: - Le cadre dépaysant et loin de la cohue des grandes villes - Le personnel Spa au top - La réception/Check-in et check-out au top avec un petit massage pour nous détendre de la longue route. - La piscine à débordement en front de mer (magnifique couché du soleil). Les points négatifs: - La restauration n'est clairement pas digne d'un 5* à peine un 3* - Petit déjeuner à peine digne d'un 3* Le plus gros point négatif est le service. Il y avait un manque chronique de personnel à la restauration. Amwaj entre 30 et 40 min entre entrée et plat principal dans un restaurant loin d'être plein. Au petit déjeuner, un serveur en salle pour servir le café et 20 minutes pour obtenir un simple café qui était horrible. 3 tables occupés. Très loin des standards 5* aux Emirats. En conclusion, prix de vente beaucoup trop élevé pour cet hôtel qui conserve les mêmes prix en saison basse alors qu'eux même envoie tout le staff en congés. Si prix 40% moins cher, je conseillerai fortement mais en gardant ce prix et avec un hôtel qui tourne au ralenti, vous trouverez mieux dans les environs au même prix voire moins cher.

    Brahim, 1 night romance trip, Jul 23, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very nice experience in Sir Bani Yas Island. Safari is nice and very good animals. Hotel rooms are good, common areas could be better. Seafood BBQ at night was amazing

    1 night trip, Mar 22, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Tyst, lugn & skönt !

    Fantastisk plats, bästa servicen vi upplevt ! Maten var kanon och de guidade turerna var jättebra ! Vi stannade 2 nätter och hade gärna tagit ytterliggare 2 nätter. Bra att kontakta hotellet minst en vecka innan så man kan boka aktiviteter och få information om hur man tar sig till båthamnen på fastlandet och hur man tar sig fram till hotellet på ön Båtturen ut till ön och transport från öns hamn till andra sidan där hotellet låg ingår i priserna på rummen.

    2 night romance trip, Mar 4, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    3 night trip, Jan 21, 2020

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