Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

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Private beach, white sand, beach massages
Outdoor pool, free cabanas, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, free cabanas, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, free cabanas, pool umbrellas

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Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

5.0 star property
Sir Bani Yas Island beachfront hotel with spa and outdoor pool

9.0/10 Superb

73 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
The price is CA $351
Price available on 07/03/2022
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Sir Bani Yas Island, Sir Bani Yas Island
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Internet in the lobby
  • Free children's club
  • Free supervised childcare
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Children's pool
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (free)
  • Private bathroom
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

Getting around

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

About this property

Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa offers a private beach where you can get a beach massage, plus activities like snorkeling and kayaking are nearby. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and aromatherapy. The Palm, one of 3 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include a free kid's club, a poolside bar, and a 24-hour fitness center. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.

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).

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 64 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • 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. 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*
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite garage

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

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

Taking the kids

  • Free children's club
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Lifeguard on site

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Wildlife and game drive
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Golfing nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2009
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages spoken

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

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • LCD television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet (surcharge)
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Restaurant dining guide

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. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, and Thai massages. 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.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: AED 15.00 per accommodation, per night
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: AED 1299
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: AED 649 (from 6 to 11 years old)

Optional extras

  • 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)
  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AED 130 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AED 1020 per vehicle (one way)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for AED 350.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

Policies

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

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

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.

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

Also known as

Anantara Desert Islands
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
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

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

9.0

Superb

9.4/10

Cleanliness

9.1/10

Staff & service

10.0/10

Amenities

9.0/10

Property conditions & facilities

10.0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

OSCAR, 2-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Graham, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amenable staff, clean and spacious room condition, and nice swimming pool for kids. Worthy of staying with kids.
Wanjoo, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Syed, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Maria, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The property made you feel like you were anywhere except the desert. The staff was the most courteous and professional group of employees that I have experienced in my vast amount of travel. Thank you for the BEST staycation ever!
3-night romance trip
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