Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
On private beach
Outdoor pool
Business center
Laundry facilities

Located in Western Abu Dhabi Emirate, Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Sir Bani Yas Island Beach and within a 15-minute drive of Sir Bani Yas Island Pier. This 64-room, 5-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with a private beach, a full-service spa, and 3 restaurants. It's near the airport and also within a 15-minute drive of Arabian Wildlife Park.

Dining

There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including The Palm, which specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, and Amwaj with its ocean views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.

The 64 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. LCD TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with wired Internet and free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Minibars, espresso makers, and free bottled water are also standard.

Rooms

Guests of Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours), as well as limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a children's pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and an outdoor tennis court.

Property features

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Private beach

Highlights

Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Step outside to unwind on the white sand beach. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa like a complimentary children's club and an outdoor pool.

Dining is available at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This luxury hotel also offers a children's pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a 24-hour fitness center.

Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa has designated areas for smoking.

  • Poolside bar 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Total number of rooms - 64 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 8 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • On private beach 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Year Built 2009 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Conference center 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Children's pool 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis court  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wired internet access ( AED 100 per night )

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Wired high-speed internet ( AED 100 per night )

Room Amenities

Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa offers 64 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

This Sir Bani Yas Island hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and laptop-compatible safes. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Room service 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Espresso maker 

Where to Eat

Amwaj - Overlooking the ocean, this seafood restaurant specializes in seafood and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open daily.

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

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge.

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

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

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

A private beach and an outdoor tennis court are featured at the hotel. An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Horse riding/rental on site 
  • Mountain biking on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Game drive on site 
  • Safari nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Spa Services

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

  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Thai massage 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Number of treatment rooms 4 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Massages on beach 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AED 350 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Tourism fee: AED 15 per accommodation, per night
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

Fee for buffet breakfast: AED 130 per person (approximately) Fee for in-room wired Internet: AED 100 per night (rates may vary) Fee for wired Internet in public areas: AED 100 per night (rates may vary) A late check-out fee will be charged Rollaway bed fee: AED 350 per night
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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

We should mention

Guests must transfer to the property via boat and must arrange the transfers by contacting the property before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. 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.


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